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CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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

 Bulk Food Driver - Albany - Part Time  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
The employee in this position works under the direction of the Nutrition Services Manager with assistance from the Senior Center Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Delivers bulk food and supplies to the Senior Center as assigned.
2. Cleans the commercial kitchen, cleans coolers daily, cleans cambro when spills occur and thoroughly every Friday.
3. Washes van exterior every two weeks.
4. Reports any mechanical/maintenance problems to the Senior Center Manager.
5. Keeps food delivery vehicle clean and clear of clutter on a daily basis.
6. Assists cooks as needed, when picking up bulk food.
7. Unloads bulk food pans at the Senior Center and places the pans in the steam table.
8. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other appropriate management.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

EXPECTATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to establish support and communicate effectively with the staff and clients to be served by the nutrition program.
Education and experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Any combination of training and experience which would have enabled an applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position in food service.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or email your completed application to HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employment can be found on our website under the Jobs section.

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+



 
 
 Cook - Albany  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
The employee in this position will work under direct supervision of the Nutrition Services Manager and/or other assigned staff. The employee is responsible for the preparation, cooking, storage and care of all food items, and is also directly responsible for quality and quantity control.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Maintain kitchen and equipment to ensure 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:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to establish support and communicate effectively with people to be served by the program, and to report observations.
Education and experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Any combination of training and experience which would have enabled an applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Experience in cooking for 50 people preferred.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or email your completed application to HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employement can be found on our website under the Jobs section.

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+



 
 
 ADRC Lead Counselor  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
Under direction of ADRC Program Manager, performs work of considerable difficulty in the professional assessment, screening and placement in community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities. Also, will participate in program development, provision of information and assistance, and coordination of area-wide information on services available to older adult community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs intake, assessment, screening, and placement for older adults and people with disabilities in aging services programs in the 14-county Southwest Georgia region.
2. Provides information and assistance to senior citizens and their families.
3. Maintain essential / confidential records.
4. Identifies needs and desired services as stated by referral source or applicant.
5. Provides technical assistance to aging services contractors for new and existing aging services programs.
6. Assists with statistical data compilation.
7. Conducts quarterly assessments of waiting list(s) for aging services to be provided to frail and/or disabled older adults, i.e., home-delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, respite care, and the Community Care Services Program.
8. Functions as liaison to EDWP care coordination team in conjunction with the placement of appropriate clients.
9. Functions as staff liaison to community inter-agency groups providing aging or supportive services as needed.
10. Assists with advocacy on behalf of older residents of Southwest Georgia.
11. Responsible for the oversight of the ADRC counselor team. Manages schedules, workflow, calling queue, referrals, and other daily operational tasks to ensure effective time and resource management as well as programmatic goals and objectives are met. Makes recommendations to the ADRC Manager as necessary.
12. Participates in ADRC advisory council and Health Network meetings to gain a better understanding of community resources available to support those in the community.
13. Fulfills a customer service role, ensuring that the consumer experiences a welcoming atmosphere and consumer satisfaction is achieved.
14. Logs all contacts and referrals into DDS database.
15. Exhibit the technology skills related to the required work (word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet research, mail, email, phones, copiers, etc.)
16. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public.
17. Occasionally schedules appointments for face-to-face interview with prospective client at client’s residence.
18. Interviews clients, consumers, and family members to evaluate situations presented and determine the extent and need of services and supports.
19. Perform Options Counseling utilizing a person-centered approach to providing services to individuals.
20. ADRC counselor will attend all training events, agency meetings, and conferences required and/or hosted by DAS as required for the job role.
21. Attends all agency meetings as required for the role, to include team lead, marketing, and planning meetings.
22. Attends meetings
23. Make referrals for HCBS services through DDS.
24. Approve Timesheets and notify ADRC Manager of unexcused absences, tardiness, and/or other concerns.
25. Assist with training/coaching new and existing ADRC counselors on a regular basis.
26. Performs other duties as directed.
This job description is a general guide for the job to be performed and does not cover everything. Employees are expected to follow and perform other job-related duties requested by their manager.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge: of aging services programs to include transportation, housing, insurance counseling, legal assistance, nutrition programs, and community-based in-home services. Also, must be familiar with computer software, survey and/or other information-gathering techniques, and database manipulation.

Skills: Conduct client assessment, research and information gathering techniques, counseling and interpersonal skills, training, excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to learn Information & Referral computer-based software.

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelors' Degree in Social Work preferred. Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, Health Sciences, or related field acceptable.

Certification: After completion of one year of service, Certified Information and Referral Specialist – Aging (CIRS-A) must be obtained. This certification is through the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and is a requirement of the position. Must also obtain Options Counseling certification with Division of Aging Services.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or e-mail your completed appliation to: HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employment can be found on our website under the Jobs section.

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+



 
 
 ADRC Counselor  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
Under direction of ADRC Program Manager, performs work of considerable difficulty in the professional assessment, screening and placement in community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities. Also will participate in program development, provision of information and assistance, and coordination of area-wide information on services available to older adult community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs intake, assessment, screening, and placement for older adults and people with disabilities in aging services programs in the 14-county Southwest Georgia region.
2. Provides information and assistance to senior citizens and their families.
3. Maintain essential / confidential records.
4. Identifies needs and desired services as stated by referral source or applicant.
5. Provides technical assistance to aging services contractors for new and existing aging services programs.
6. Assists with statistical data compilation.
7. Conducts quarterly assessments of waiting list(s) for aging services to be provided to frail and/or disabled older adults, i.e., home-delivered meals, homemaker services, adult day care, respite care, and the Elderly Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP) (formerly CCSP).
8. Functions as liaison to EDWP care coordination team in conjunction with the placement of appropriate clients.
9. Functions as staff liaison to community inter-agency groups providing aging or supportive services as needed.
10. Assists with advocacy on behalf of older residents of Southwest Georgia.
11. Participates in ADRC Advisory Council meetings and Health Network meetings to gain a better understanding of community resources available to support those in the community.
12. Fulfills a customer service role, ensuring that the consumer experiences a welcoming atmosphere and consumer satisfaction is achieved.
13. Logs all contacts and referrals into DDS database
14. Exhibit the technology skills related to the required work (word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet research, mail, email, phones, copiers, etc.)
15. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public.
16. Occasionally schedules appointments for face-to-face interview with prospective client at client’s residence.
17. Interviews clients, consumers, and family members to evaluate situations presented and determine the extent and need of services and supports.
18. Perform Options Counseling utilizing a person-centered approach in providing services to individuals.
19. ADRC counselor will attend all training events and agency meetings required by the DAS when applicable to job role.
20. Performs other duties as directed.
This job description is a general guide for the job to be performed and does not cover everything. Employees are expected to follow and perform other job-related duties requested by their manager.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge: of aging services programs to include transportation, housing, insurance counseling, legal assistance, nutrition programs, and community-based in-home services. Also, must be familiar with computer software, survey and/or other information-gathering techniques, and database manipulation.

Skills: Conduct client assessment, research and information gathering techniques, counseling and interpersonal skills, training, excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to learn Information & Referral computer-based software.

Education: Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelors' Degree in Social Work preferred. Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, Health Sciences, or related field acceptable.

Certification: After completion of one year of service, Certified Information and Referral Specialist – Aging (CIRS-A) must be obtained. This certification is through the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and is a requirement of the position. Must also obtain Options Counseling certification with Division of Aging Services.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or e-mail your completed application to: HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employment can be found on our website under the Jobs section.



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+



 
 
 Kitchen Assistant Grady Co. Senior Center Part-Time  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
The employee in this position works under the direction of the Nutrition Services Manager with assistance from the Senior Center Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Delivers bulk food and supplies to the Senior Center as assigned.
2. Cleans the commercial kitchen, cleans coolers daily, cleans cambro when spills occur and thoroughly every Friday.
3. Washes van exterior every two weeks.
4. Reports any mechanical/maintenance problems to the Senior Center Manager.
5. Keeps food delivery vehicle clean and clear of clutter on a daily basis.
6. Assists cooks as needed, when picking up bulk food.
7. Unloads bulk food pans at the Senior Center and places the pans in the steam table.
8. Take care of food when delivered to site and see that prescribed temperature is maintained until served. Portion out individual servings of food according to directions on menu and serve to participants, take out the trash, etc.
9. Put up stock foods and supplies using the first-in/first-out method. Keeps stock rooms neat, clean and in order.
10. Complete inventory of all products on a weekly basis and documents supplies.
11. Help maintain cleanliness of entire center – sweeping and mopping, etc.
12. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other appropriate management.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

EXPECTATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to establish support and communicate effectively with the staff and clients to be served by the nutrition program.
Education and experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Any combination of training and experience which would have enabled an applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position in food service.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702
Or e-mail your completed application to: HR@soegacoa.org
The appliation for employment can be found on our website under the Jobs section.

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+



 
 
 Senior Center Assistant Site Manager – Dawson - Full-time  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: POSITION SUMMARY:
Works under direct supervision of the Site Manager. Duties will vary depending on the size of the center and the number of volunteers, community workers and others recruited to assist in the Senior Center Operation. Hours of work will vary per need and benefit of the Senior Center Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Assist with planning and carrying out meaningful and well-rounded educational, social, and recreational programs designed for the benefit of older adults.
2. Assist with necessary paperwork needed for agency reports; including, transportation, meal service logs, wellness logs, weekly reports, etc.
3. Data input of confidential clientele information for clients; this includes daily trip orders and cancellations on the TRIPS$ computer program.
4. Maintain congregate and home delivered meal client folders and files.
5. Answer incoming telephone lines courteously and speedily; and operate office equipment, including fax, copier, computer, and printer.
6. See that the facility is clean, inside and outside and orderly at all times. Restrooms must be sanitized daily.
7. Take care of food when delivered to site and see that prescribed temperature is maintained until served. Portion out individual servings of food according to directions on menu and serve to participants.
8. Wash serving pans and utensils to be picked up by food vendor and clean serving and eating area when kitchen assistant is out.
9. Other duties as assigned.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or GED, and/or work experience, paid or volunteer, in a human service organization, or some other appropriate combination of work experience and/or education. Preference will be given to those with college education.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or e-mail your completed application to: HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employment can be found on our website under the JOBS section.

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+



 
 
 Kitchen Assistant Bainbridge Senior Center Part-Time  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position works under the direction of the Nutrition Services Manager with assistance from the Senior Center Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Delivers bulk food and supplies to the Senior Center as assigned.
2. Cleans the commercial kitchen, cleans coolers daily, cleans cambro when spills occur and thoroughly every Friday.
3. Washes van exterior every two weeks.
4. Reports any mechanical/maintenance problems to the Senior Center Manager.
5. Keeps food delivery vehicle clean and clear of clutter on a daily basis.
6. Assists cooks as needed, when picking up bulk food.
7. Unloads bulk food pans at the Senior Center and places the pans in the steam table.
8. Take care of food when delivered to site and see that prescribed temperature is maintained until served. Portion out individual servings of food according to directions on menu and serve to participants, take out the trash, etc.
9. Put up stock foods and supplies using the first-in/first-out method. Keeps stock rooms neat, clean and in order.
10. Complete inventory of all products on a weekly basis and documents supplies.
11. Help maintain cleanliness of entire center – sweeping and mopping, etc.
12. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other appropriate management.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Ability to follow oral and written instructions, to establish support and communicate effectively with the staff and clients to be served by the nutrition program.
Education and experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Any combination of training and experience which would have enabled an applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position in food service.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

Please mail a completed application with your resume to:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Or e-mail your completed application to: HR@sowegacoa.org

The application for employment can be found on our Website under the Jobs section.

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+



 
 
 Job Application  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

Please download and complete the employment application. Please submit a resume with your application. Employment Application

Applications can be mailed to:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

or you may drop off your application & resume at:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
335 W Society Ave.
Albany, GA 31701

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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