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.
 

 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+



 
 
 Kitchen Worker @ Decatur Senior Center  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position will work under direct supervision of the Director of Senior Center.


JOB DUTIES:

1. Clean the commercial kitchen (floors, coolers, cambrio (daily), equipment, pots and pans, and mats (daily).

2. Put up stock foods and supplies using the first-in/first-out method. Keeps stock rooms neat, clean and in order.

3. Complete inventory of all products on a weekly basis and documents supplies.

4. 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.

5. Help maintain cleanliness of entire center – sweeping and mopping, etc.

6. 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: The employee in this position must be able to follow oral and written instructions. Some heavy lifting required.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED preferred. Some experience in food service area.

 
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:

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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