Annual Report out now, Annual Meeting 11/16/17


 


Four educational events set in coming weeks at SOWEGA Council on Aging


 


A recent change in policy called the Standard Medical Deduction could mean more food stamps for seniors & people who get Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income disability benefits.


 


12th annual Comedy Night fundraiser /10 @ 6:30pm



 

 


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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are current job opportunities that exist with SOWEGA Council on Aging.
 

 Cook @ R.S. Boney Senior Center; Leesburg  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position will work under direct supervision of the Food Service Director and/or other assigned staff. Is responsible for the preparation, cooking, storage and care of all food items. Is directly responsible for quality and quantity control. The following is a list of responsibilities the Cook will be accountable for, and by no means is a complete listing. Employee will also be on a 6 month work test.

1. Maintain kitchen and equipment to insure safe, orderly and sanitary conditions in accordance with local and state public health laws and codes.

2. Must abide by all local, state, and federal laws in the preparation, storage, and handling of food.

3. Must have all food prepared in a timely fashion.

4. Must ensure that all appropriate recipes are followed.

5. Responsible for monitoring food temperatures to ensure hot items remain above 140 degrees and cold items below 45 degrees.

6. Must label any food items. Leftover bulk food not storable must be thrown away.

7. Requisitions food, condiments and supplies on a timely basis.

8. Maintain record of daily usage, amounts and brands of all foods and items used in preparing meals and submits recordings to the Food Service Director for use in computing a daily meal cost.

9. Must make sure that the cleaning of the kitchen (floors, pots, pans, stove, etc.) is completed daily.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Knowledge: Must have good written and verbal skills.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED preferred. Some experience in cooking for at least 50 people preferred.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 
 Long – Term Care Staff Ombudsman in Waycross, Ga  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position works under the direct supervision of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Coordinator to promote the well-being and quality of care and life of residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF’S) by: receiving, documenting complaints / problems and requests for information; providing information and referral on long-term care (LTC) to residents and their families; and identifying LTC issues which may require statutory, regulatory or policy changes and referring them to the LTCO Coordinator.

JOB DUTIES:

A. Complaint – Processing

1. Receive and investigate complaints / problems with consent of resident.
2. Negotiate resolution with LTCF Administrator, if possible.
3. Refer complaint to LTCO Coordinator if resolution is not possible.
4. Follow – up on resolution (2) or referral (3).
5. Document complaint resolution process with appropriate forms.
6. Follow procedure to ensure resident’s / complainant’s confidentiality.

B. Information and Referral

1. Provide information on Georgia Ombudsman Act, Patients’ Rights, and state / federal regulations affecting LTCF residents.
2. Provide information on LTC (egs. services available, criteria for selecting a LTC facility, etc.
3. Make referrals to other agencies, programs, etc., if information / service needed are outside scope of LTCO program.

C. Issue Advocacy

1. Identify issues affecting the quality of life of LTCF residents and refer to LTCO coordinator.
2. Recommend changes needed to improve LTCF residents’ quality of life.

D. Community Education

1. Provide information on LTC issues and the LTCO program to residents, community organizations, groups and agencies, etc.
2. Attend LTCO Program Advisory committee meetings at request of LTCO Coordinator.
3. Assist LTCO residents, as required, to organize resident and / or family councils.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the processes of aging – biological, psychological and sociological; of characteristics of institutionalized elderly; of long-term care system; of state / federal statutes and regulations pertaining to long-term care; of Older Americans Act / Georgia Ombudsman Act; of complaint identification / processing / documentation; and of community resources including aging network and legal services.

Skills: Issue identification and analysis; development / implementation of complaint resolution strategies; complaint documentation; written and oral communication, including interviewing, negotiation and representation.

Education: Graduation from high school and two years of professional experience, with at least one of those years in the field of aging. Comparable education and / or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the State LTCO, upon the recommendation of the LTCO Coordinator.

Certification Requirements: Successful completion, as determined by the State LTCO, of certification requirements approved by the Georgia Department of Human Resources pursuant to the Georgia Health Code, chapter 88-19A: Ombudsman Program in Long-Term Care Facilities.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
|SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 
 Application Form  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 

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