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JOB TITLE:Memory Connections Program Associate

Starting Salary: $16.00 per hour

General Description: 
Responsible for implementing all aspects of Memory Connections cognitive intervention program on-site at various program locations.  Program serves individuals living with early stage memory loss.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and facilitate weekly therapeutic and psycho-educational group sessions at designated program sites to assist clients in coping with living with early stage memory loss. 
  • Assist with planning and facilitating various brain exercise activities at designated program sites.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with program stakeholders and community partners, including, but not limited to:  program participants, care partners, volunteers, and host site personnel.  Lead team of volunteers and interns, as needed.
  • Conduct potential participant intakes and assessments.
  • Monitor program effectiveness and program fidelity.  Assist in creating, distributing, and compiling surveys administered to program stakeholders to evaluate program efficacy.
  • Remain current on research regarding supportive interventions for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.
  • Represent AGE at program and community events, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 master’s 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 or LPC-I, LMFT or LMFT-A).
  • Candidates will be considered with a bachelor’s 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.

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.

Hours of Work:
This is a non-exempt position of 40 hours per week.  Local travel to program sites 3 days per week is required, including Georgetown.  Opportunity for work flexibility outside of required program hours.  Mileage will be reimbursed according to agency policy.

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.  Work closely in a team of 3 with open communication. Enjoys working independently.
  • 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.

Benefits of Working at AGE of Central Texas:

  • You can earn up to 160 Hours of PTO (Paid Time Off) in the first year of employment
  • AGE observes eight (8) paid holidays a year
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance options kick in after first 90 days of employment

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 4/27/18.

 



JOB TITLE:LVN - Austin Adult Day Health Center

Starting Salary: $21.87 per hour

This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position, with no evenings or weekends.

General Description: 
The nurse coordinates and participates in the delivery of health care services to AGE Adult Day Health Center members. Specific responsibilities include administering physician-ordered treatments and medications to members and maintaining 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:

  • Complete, implement, and revise as necessary an Individual Service Plan (HHS form 3050) for each member.
  • Assess, observe, evaluate, and document member health status in accordance with the Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 members' care, including requesting Physician Orders for medications and treatments (HHS 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.
  • Participate in intake assessments for potential new Day Center members.
  • 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 Texas Health and Human Services.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings. Schedule and conduct supervisory meetings with staff as needed.
  • Maintain staff in-service records in accordance with HHS 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.
  • Possess strong leadership skills

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

Authority:

  • 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

Working Relationship:
The LVN 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. 

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 Lauren Duerksen, Program Director (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-853-6086).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. Updated 3/22/18.

 


JOB TITLE:Nurse Aide / Driver - Austin and Williamson County Adult Day Health Centers

Starting Salary: $10.60 per hour

This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position, with no evenings or weekends.

General Description: 
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming. The position is available at both the Williamson County (Round Rock) and the Austin Adult Day Health Centers.

Essential Functions:

  • Be prompt and reliable to agreed upon work schedule of agency
  • Transport members to and from the day center in agency vehicle
  • Assist members in boarding and departing from vehicle and assure that they arrive at home or at the day center safely
  • Assisting on field trips and other special outside events as scheduled
  • Become familiar with and responsive to clients and their individual needs
  • Assist clients with personal needs so that they can fully participate in and enjoy activities at the day center (including personal hygiene, toileting, incontinent care, walking and transferring, eating, and participating in activities)
  • Perform and document daily safety checks on the vehicle you are driving
  • Spanish fluency not required, but desirable
  • Perform other duties as directed

Qualifications:

  • Possess a good driving record and a current drivers license
  • 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

Benefits of Working at AGE of Central Texas:

  • You can earn up to 160 Hours of PTO (Paid Time Off) in the first year of employment
  • AGE observes eight (8) paid holidays a year
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance options kick in after first 90 days of employment
  • Eligible for a 3% pay raise after 90 days of employment, with satisfactory performance evaluation

Authority:
The Nurse 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 Nurse 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. 

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 Lauren Greenwade, Program Director (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. Updated 3/22/2018.

 


JOB TITLE:Program Aide / Driver - Williamson County Adult Day Health Center

Starting Salary: $10.60 per hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.  This position floats between the Williamson County (Round Rock) and the Austin Adult Day Health Centers, according to staffing and census levels.

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

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

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. 

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 Lauren Greenwade, Program Director (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. Updated 7/6/2017.

 


JOB TITLE:Program Aide / Driver - Austin Adult Day Health Center

Starting Salary: $10.60/hour

General Description:
Assist day center clients so that they are able participate fully in each day’s 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 Annette Juba (ajuba@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. Updated 7/6/2017.