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JOB TITLE: Lead Driver
Salary: Starting at†$11/hour

General Description:
This position is responsible for transporting adult day center members to and from the program in a safe and welcoming manner. In addition, as a team leader this position oversees the transportation functions of the Adult Day Health Centers, including coordinating driving routes, arranging for replacement drivers, managing vehicle maintenance, and completing required transportation reports.†

Essential Functions:†

  • Provide safely, timely, and courteous service to the passengers of AGE vehicles.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with clients, caregivers, and colleagues.
  • Remain calm and poised in all driving situations.
  • Mentor and train new drivers, and observe and coach current drivers.
  • Complete required paperwork accurately and promptly.
  • Oversee maintenance and cleanliness of all program vehicles.†

Responsibilities:†

  • Prompt and reliable attendance.
  • Perform pre-trip checks of vehicles and complete post-trip passenger and mileage counts.
  • Operate wheelchair lift and assist clients in boarding, riding, and alighting safely as needed.
  • Drive vehicles of varying sizes and complexity over designated routes in accordance with time schedules.
  • Assist with driving on field trips and other special events as scheduled.
  • Write reports and complete forms, including but not limited to passenger counts, mileage reports, and accident reports.
  • Understand and actively participate in health and safety responsibilities by operating vehicles in accordance with Texas Department of Public Safety requirements as well as local, state, and federal laws.
  • Maintain CPR certification.
  • Perform minor repairs to vehicle and assure that proper fluid levels are maintained.
  • Inspect vehicle and coordinate service and maintenance requirements.
  • Assist with additional duties in the adult day center under the supervision of the Program Director.

Qualifications:†

  • At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • Possess a valid Texas Driverís License (CDL not required).
  • Provide verification of a good driving record that would include:
    • No more than one (1) moving violation for past three (3) years
    • No (0) at-fault accidents for the past three (3) years
    • No (0) DWI/DUI for the past seven (7) years
  • Professional driving experience with daily public contact is desirable.
  • Physical Demands:
    • This position requires constant visual acuity (close, distance, peripheral, depth, and focus) when operating motor vehicles.
    • Frequent talking and sitting are required along with the need to pull and push up to 150 pounds.
    • The position also requires frequent kneeling, bending, and reaching.

Authority:
The Lead Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgement.

Working Relationship:
The Lead Driver is hired by the Deputy Director of Programs. He/she is accountable to the Adult Day Health Center Program Director for daily transportation duties, and is accountable to the Deputy Director of Programs for administrative and vehicle maintenance duties. Establishment and maintenance of cooperative relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, members, and families is expected.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter. The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Deputy Director of Programs or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:†
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Annette Juba at†ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled.†Updated 4/26/2016.

 


JOB TITLE: †Adult Day Services Director
Salary:†Commensurate with experience.

General Description:
This position directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of AGEís Adult Day Health Centers in support of the mission, vision, and values of the agency by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.

Essential Functions:†

  1. Ensure that program activities and operations are carried out in compliance with license requirements (e.g. Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Day Activity and Health Services requirements, Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements); and local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  2. Work with Day Center Program Directors to oversee budgets, monitor expenses, and supervise the procurement and management of agency assets and resources.
  3. Ensure that responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
  4. Oversee hiring, orientation, training, supervision, and dismissal of Day Center program directors and ensure that all staff are informed, that their activities are well-coordinated, and that they have the necessary resources to be productive and contribute to the goals of the agency in a positive, team-oriented manner.
  5. Monitoring the facility building and grounds to ensure compliance;
  6. Represent AGE in community initiatives and develop relationships with community groups and agencies that support the mission of AGE;
  7. Assistance with program development and strategy for the centers.
  8. Participate in cross training with and relief duties of Program Directors and LVNs as needed.
  9. On- site consultation with LVN at each location at least four hours per week providing the following types of assistance:
    • reviewing plans of care and suggesting changes, if appropriate;
    • assessing clients' health conditions;
    • consulting with the LVN in solving problems involving client care and service planning;
    • counseling clients on their health needs;
    • training, consulting, and assisting the LVN in maintaining proper medical records; and
    • providing in-service training for direct service staff.

Authority:
The Adult Day Services Director is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities as long as such action does not deviate from established agency policies, and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Qualifications:

  • Current RN license from the Texas Board of Nursing, with no stipulations.
  • Must practice in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act and rules and regulations of the Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Experience working with the elderly and/or individuals with disabilities
  • 3-5 years of experience in nursing with supervisory functions
  • Accounting and budgeting skills
  • Ability to exert average physical effort

Abilities:

  • Work independently, exercise initiative, and accomplish tasks without continuous supervision.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other members of the team and agency.
  • Communicate with clients, co-workers, volunteers and the general public clearly, courteously, and effectively
  • Pay careful attention to detail and work with accuracy and maintain neat, well-organized records
  • Computer skills and ability to operate related computer software and standard business equipment, including copiers and fax machines.
  • Maintain flexibility; working with frequent interruptions and multiple and changing priorities.
  • Maintain a good record of attendance and punctuality and a neat, professional appearance
  • Respond appropriately to the cultural differences present among the organizationís service population and staff
  • Accomplish multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Plan procedures and coordinate complex departmental operations
  • Effectively supervise employees
  • Demonstrate emphasis on improving quality of staff, systems, and environment
  • Set measurable goals and evaluate achievement of goals
  • Give and receive feedback and evaluation as an improvement tool

Hours of Work:
This is a salaried, exempt position of 40+ hours per week.† Local travel to program sites is required.

Benefits:
Medical insurance (available the first of the month following 60 days of employment with 85% of monthly premium paid by the agency; generous PTO; 8 paid holidays.

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† Performance appraisals will be conducted by the Deputy Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:†
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Annette Juba at ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled.†Updated 4/12/2016.

 


JOB TITLE:† Program Aide / Driver - Adult Day Health Centers
Starting Salary
: †$10.00/hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each dayís programming.

Essential Functions:†

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency
  • Drive daily routes in van
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely
  • Assist on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled
  • Assist with activities with clients
  • Perform other duties as directed

Authority:
The Program Aide / Driver is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned as long as such actions do not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment

Working Relationship:
The Program Aide / Driver is hired by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor and is accountable to him/her.† Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected.†

Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record
  • Sensitive to the needs of disabled and/or older adults, using patience, tact, and respect
  • Be flexible and versatile
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting
  • Ability to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.††

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Annette Juba, Deputy Director of Programs, at†ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled.†Updated 4/3/2016.

 


Job Title: Nurse (LVN or RN)
Starting Salary: $18.00/hour
(If LVN, an RN must be used as a consultant at least 4 hours per week)

General Description:
The nurse coordinates and participates in the delivery of health care services to AGE Adult Day Health Center members, administers physician-ordered treatments and medications to members, and maintains medical documentation in accordance with all regulatory bodies.† As the staff member with primary responsibility for the delivery of health care services, the nurse is also charged with establishing and maintaining close working relationships with attending physicians as well as members and their families.

Essential Functions:†

  • Conduct initial and supplemental health assessments, including physical, mental, and functional status (DADS form 3049), to evaluate need for AGE Adult Day Health Center services.
  • Complete, implement, and revise as necessary an Individual Service Plan (DADS form 3050) for each member.
  • Assess, observe, evaluate, and document member health status in accordance with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS) Provider Manual and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Licensure and Program Requirements for Adult Day Care and Day Activity and Health Services.
  • Communicate and consult with healthcare professionals involved in the memberís care, including requesting Physician Orders for medications and treatments (DADS form 3055) and communicating changes in health (physical, mental, and functional) status.
  • Communicate and consult with members, caregivers, and AGE Adult Day Health Center staff regarding member medical issues, health status changes, and provision of healthcare services.
  • Follow established medication procedures inclusive of proper storage and documentation (necessity, strength, and dosage), and ensure medication and treatments are administered according to State and Federal law.† Assist members with ordering, administering, and maintaining prescribed medications as needed.
  • Determine whether self-administered medications have been appropriately taken, applied, or used.
  • Assist with service coordination efforts that maintain and/or improve participant health, quality of life, and/or functioning, including assisting with activities of daily living (toileting, transferring, ambulating, eating, etc) and with daily activity programs as needed.
  • Conduct, supervise and/or monitor all health-related and personal care activities performed by AGE Adult Day Health Center staff during operating hours.
  • Ensure participant retention by maintaining high standards of customer service.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and/or appropriateness of AGE Adult Day Health Center services and make recommendations for change if needed.
  • Ensure that AGE Adult Day Health Center health services meet or exceed standards for licensing by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings. Schedule and conduct supervisory meetings with staff as needed.
  • Maintain staff inservice records in accordance with DADS DAHS Provider Manual and TAC Licensure and Program Requirements (including TB tests and CPR licensure).
  • Conduct health education programs and training for AGE Adult Day Health Center staff as requested or required. Provide orientation and attend training classes when applicable.
  • Performs other duties pertinent to program as requested or required by supervisors.

Authority:
The Licensed Nurse is authorized to take reasonable action necessary to carry out responsibilities assigned as long as such action does not deviate from established organizational policies and is consistent with sound professional judgment.

Working Relationship:†

  • The Licensed Nurse is selected by the Program Director and/or the appropriate supervisor and is responsible to him/her
  • Responsible for all personnel who are executing assigned tasks under his/her supervision.
  • Consult weekly with the consulting RN, if the nurse is licensed as an LVN.

Qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited School of Nursing
  • RNs must have a current license from the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • LVNs must have a current license from the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
  • Supervisory experience, leadership skills, and the ability to make sound decisions and work under pressure
  • Experience in direct client care and/or total client care and an interest in geriatric nursing
  • Ability to life 130 pounds safely with assistance
  • Have commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency

Evaluations:
Job performance will be evaluated at the end of the first three months of employment and at least once a year thereafter.† The performance appraisal will be conducted by the Program Director or appropriate supervisor.

General Statement:
It is understood that this document may be changed in the future in the best interest of the agency and/or the people served.† Any changes will be discussed with the incumbent.

To Apply:
All applicants must email a resume and cover letter to Annette Juba, Deputy Director of Programs, at†ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org. Calls are not accepted. Position open until filled. Updated 4/2/2016.

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