JOB TITLE: CaregiverU Program Associate

Starting Salary: $17.00/hour

Job Type: Full time

General Description:
This position improves the lives of older adults and family caregivers in central Texas by supporting the CaregiverU collaboration and actively participating in program planning and service delivery. .

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Remote interview process.
  • Personal protective equipment provided.
  • Plastic shield at work stations.
  • Temperature screenings.
  • Social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Virtual meetings.
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place.
  • We are following all CDC guidelines for safety in regard to COVID-19 procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Building Community Relationships:
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with current and potential Class Leaders, Partner Agency Representatives, nonprofit partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Present CaregiverU information effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Educating Collaborative Partners, Older Adults, and Family Caregivers:
  • Assist with preparations for training events and, as certifications are earned, co-lead training.
  • Assist with preparations for classes by ensuring that class leaders have all the necessary teaching materials.
  • Teach classes according to established guidelines.
  • Data Management:
  • Collect and maintain CaregiverU data and supporting documents.
  • Ensure client database is current.
  • Complete administrative tasks on an ongoing basis to ensure proper and organized record-keeping, working with staff members when/if necessary.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Program Director.
Required Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Experience teaching or facilitating small groups.
  • Qualifications That Are Assets to the Position:

  • Experience working in a multicultural setting.
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of aging and caregiving issues.
  • Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to build trust and connection with other nonprofit professionals as well as a wide variety of individuals in the public.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.
  • Possess a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of AGE of Central Texas.
  • Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and presentations.
  • Ability to effectively impart information orally and be comfortable making presentations in front of live and virtual groups. This requires clearly addressing issues in a manner that can be understood by a wide demographic and being engaging and informative with people on a number of educational levels.
  • Spanish language skill is an asset.
  • Mathematical Skills:

  • Math reasoning and ability to calculate figures and amounts.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation is an asset.
  • Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems in situations with limited standardization finite resources.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent time management skills with good prioritization.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results.
  • The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must.
  • Mid-level computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and related computer software.
  • Ability to operate standard business equipment, including copiers, and fax machines.
  • Can work independently and as a team member, as necessary for each task.
  • Work Conditions:
    This is an hourly non-exempt position of 40+ hours per week. General work hours are Monday-Friday during normal business hours. Occasional week nights and weekends are required. Periodic local travel to community meetings and events is also required. Depending on community conditions and job requirements, work may be performed onsite in the office, virtually, or a combination thereof.

    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 Faith Unger(funder@ageofcentraltx.org; fax: 512-853-6086; phone: 512-600-9279). ).  Email submissions are preferred.

    Updated 4/16/2021.

     


    JOB TITLE: Activity Director - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

    Starting Salary: $16.00/hour

    Job Type: Full time

    Schedule:
    Full time; 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Day (no weekends)

    General Description:
    Coordinate and administer a planned program of entertainment, recreation, exercise, validation, and socialization that meets members’ social needs and interests. .

    COVID-19 Precautions:

    • Remote interview process.
    • Personal protective equipment provided.
    • Plastic shield at work stations.
    • Temperature screenings.
    • Social distancing guidelines in place.
    • Virtual meetings.
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place.
    • We are following all CDC guidelines for safety in regard to COVID-19 procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Plan and execute daily activity programming which includes at least a variety of three social activities per day and which is posted on a monthly activity calendar.
    • Create a list of backup activities for those members not participating in group events. Also must educate volunteers and interns on these activities and how they work.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of the activities, and update as necessary to satisfy clients’ ever-changing and diverse needs.
    • Be aware of all standards, contracts, and licensing information related to the activity program.
    • Provide excellent customer service.
    • Maintain relationship with all paid entertainment, including booking, confirming availability, and coordinating the payment process with the AGE Finance department.
    • Oversee and coordinate individual volunteers, ensuring policies and procedures are followed.
    • Must be proficient at delegating and overseeing activities involving volunteers and interns.
    • Oversee and coordinate volunteer groups, including creating a project agenda, arranging for necessary materials, and communicating event details with the AGE Development department.
    • Gather supplies, equipment, and materials to carry out activities within budgetary limits.
    • Keep the activity room clean and organized.
    • Encourage members to participate in group activities and assist them as necessary.
    • Work individually with members as necessary.
    • Assist members with direct care, incontinent care, and toileting as necessary.
    • Complete monthly activity assessment for each member, taking into account his/her physical, mental, and emotional condition. Must oversee the Activity Assistant updating this information in the Eldersuite computer tracking system.
    • Participate in continuing education in-service trainings, workshops, and seminars as instructed.
    • Must show strong time management skills.
    • Perform other duties as directed by Program Director.

    Working Relationship:
    The Activities Director 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:
    Must be a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus one year of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
  • 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program; or
  • Completed a state-approved activities director's course, plus two years of full-time experience in working with the elderly or people with disabilities in a human service or medically-related program.
  • Other Required Qualificatoins:
  • Ability to learn first aid and become CPR certified.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including, but not limited to, computers, multi-line telephone system, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Excellent computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate courteously and effectively (verbally and in writing) with the public, fellow employees, members, families, or caregivers on a daily basis.
  • Ability to interact with members using patience, tact, and respect.
  • A current Texas Driver’s License.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks during shift of duty requiring stooping, bending, lifting, and carrying items weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Able to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred).
  • An understanding of a nonprofit service organization and the impact that has on the culture and operation of the program.
  • Benefits of Working at AGE of Central Texas:
  • This is a full-time, Monday-Friday position, with no evenings or weekends.
  • SYou 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 after first 90 days of employment.
  • Eligible for a 3% pay raise after 90 days of employment, with satisfactory performance evaluation.

    Education and/or Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor’s degree, Associates Degree, and/or High School Diploma. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in working with nonprofit organization and volunteers is strongly preferred.

    Language Skills:
    Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    Mathematical Skills:
    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

    Reasoning Ability:
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Skills & Abilities:
    Excellent management skills are essential. Must have demonstrated ability to plan, organize, staff, delegate, motivate, monitor and achieve results. Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must. The ability to work in a flexible schedule that involves evening and weekend hours is necessary. Knowledge of accounting and budget preparation is required.

    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 (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.

     


    JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

    Starting Salary: $14.00/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness 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.
    • 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 CNA / 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 CNA / 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 Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.


    JOB TITLE: CNA / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Round Rock

    Starting Salary: $14.00/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness 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.
    • 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 CNA / 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 CNA / 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 Lauren Greenwade (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.


    JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Round Rock

    Starting Salary: $13.50/hour

    Job Type: Full time

    Schedule:
    Full time; 8 hour shift Monday to Friday Day (no weekends)

    General Description:
    Assist the AGE Thrive Social & Wellness Center members (clients) so that they are able participate fully in each day’s programming.

    COVID-19 Precautions:

    • Remote interview process.
    • Personal protective equipment provided.
    • Plastic shield at work stations.
    • Temperature screenings.
    • Social distancing guidelines in place.
    • Virtual meetings.
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place.
    • We are following all CDC guidelines for safety in regard to COVID-19 procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Maintain a driving record that indicates a pattern of responsible driving.
    • 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.
    • Become familiar with and responsive to members and their individual needs.
    • Assist members 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).
    • Assist with cleanliness of the Thrive Center by performing such duties as taking out the trash, cleaning table tops, etc.
    • Perform other duties as directed.

    Characteristics Helpful to the Job:
    Spanish language skills preferred.

    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:
    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Be on the State of Texas Nurse Aide Registry.
  • Be flexible, versatile, and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Possess a good driving record and a current Texas Driver’s License.
  • Be sensitive to the needs of older adults and those with cognitive impairment, using patience, tact, and respect.
  • Previous experience with older adults is desirable.
  • Able to accomplish multiple tasks during shif t duty requiring stooping, bending, and lifting.
  • Able to lift 130 pounds safely and with assistance.
  • Possess a commitment to the purpose, objectives, and goals of the agency
  • Education and/or Experience Requirements:
    Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree, and/or High School Diploma. One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in a non-prof it organization and with older adults is strongly preferred.

    Language Skills:
    Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, volunteers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to effectively communicate with Thrive Center members and their care partners.

    Mathematical Skills:
    Ability to calculate figures and amounts for grant reporting and record keeping purposes.

    Reasoning Ability:
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to lift and/or move up to 130 pounds; stoop, kneel, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Skills & Abilities:
    Communication skills, especially in public speaking and writing, are necessary. Working knowledge of personal computers. The ability to positively handle a multitude of tasks and challenges is a must.

    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 (lgreenwade@ageofcentraltx.org).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2021.

     


    JOB TITLE: Program Aide / Driver - Thrive Social & Wellness Center, Austin

    Starting Salary: $13.50/hour

    General Description:
    Assist Thrive Social & Wellness 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 Lauren Duerksen (lduerksen@ageofcentraltx.org; fax 512-451-3110).  Email submissions are preferred.  Please, no phone calls. 

    Updated 4/01/2020.