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JOB TITLE:†Program Aide / Driver - Austin Adult Day Health Center
Starting Salary
: $10.20/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, as necessary.
  • Assist program participants in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they reach the center safely.
  • Perform and document daily safety check on the vehicle you are driving.
  • 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 the Program Director at the site in which they are working.† Establishment and maintenance of team-building relationships with supervisor, staff, volunteers, clients, and families is expected. †

Required 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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Heidi Fischer (hfischer@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).† Email submissions are preferred.† Please, no phone calls.†Updated 2/17/2017.

 


JOB TITLE:†Memory Connections Program Associate
Starting Salary
: $15.00/hour

General Description:
Assist Program Director in administering all aspects of cognitive intervention program for people with early memory loss (Memory Connections Program, formerly known as Early Memory Loss Support Program).††

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and facilitate weekly therapeutic and psycho-educational group sessions at designated program sites to assist clients in coping with early memory loss.†
  • Collaborate with Program Director to provide ongoing information about client goals and progress and program status.
  • Assist Program Director with planning and facilitating brain exercise activities at designated program sites.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with program stakeholders and community partners, including, but not limited to:† program participants, caregivers, volunteers, and host site personnel.
  • Monitor program effectiveness and program fidelity.† Assist in creating, distributing, and compiling surveys administered to program stakeholders to evaluate efficacy of program.
  • Remain current on research regarding supportive interventions for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.
  • Coverage for responsibilities of Program Director on an as-needed basis.†
  • Represent AGE at program and community events, as needed.
  • Conduct client intakes and ongoing assessments, as needed.

Authority:
The Memory Connections Program Associate 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 Memory Connections Program Associate is selected by the Memory Connections Program Director and is responsible to him or her.†† Frequent and open communication with the Program Director is necessary in order to ensure smooth program delivery at program sites.† The Memory Connections Program Associate is expected to establish and maintain relationships with program stakeholders and community partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience working with seniors and individuals who have dementia or memory loss.
  • At least 1 year of experience in facilitating support groups.
  • A masterís degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, social work, or other mental health related field.
  • Professional licensure in respective field (LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT).
  • Candidates will be considered with a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, social work, or other mental health related field, 2 years of experience working in a human service or medically-related program, and LBSW licensure.

Hours of Work:
This is a non-exempt position of 20 hours per week.† Local travel to program sites is required, including Georgetown.†

Characteristics Helpful to the Job:

  • Advanced level of oral and written communication skills.†
  • Ability to present a confident, professional image to the clients, the community, and co-workers.†
  • Knowledge of human behavior and individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • Leadership, collaboration, and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the purpose, objectives, values, and goals of the agency.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and multi-task. †Attention to detail and proactive.
  • Knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products.

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:
Please send a cover letter and resume to K.C. Lawrence, LMSW (klawrence@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).† Email submissions are preferred.† Please, no phone calls.Updated 1/16/2017.

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