ElderFriends and Community Program Coordinator - AmeriCorps (2 positions)

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary
Contract

Salary

Details: Monthly Stipend of $1,307 and Education Award of $5,920

Published

09/27/2018

Start Date

10/16/2018

Application Deadline

10/15/2018

Address

Seattle
WA
United States

Description

Full Life Care is a Seattle based non-profit organization committed to creating a future where adults with serious illnesses or disabilities can be supported in the community rather than living in isolation or needing to resort to institutional care regardless of income level. We strive to ensure our clients lead independent, purposeful lives and provide for them with care and compassion.


Team Description:

Our program hosts a team of AmeriCorps members each year starting in the fall for a 10.5 month long service term. Full Life Care’s AmeriCorps members serve at Full Life Care locations and at our community partners in the city of Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region. Our members spend the majority of their time at their placement site and become valuable members at their organization. We come together at least once a month for professional development training, service projects, social outings, and other events. All of our positions are full-time 40 hours a week with a typical Monday through Friday 9-5 schedule. Our team is a State/National funded program, supported by Washington Service Corps.


Our AmeriCorps team addresses a constellation of challenges associated with social isolation by facilitating activities that engage adults in effective, evidence based programs that promote wellness and independence through increased activity and social connections. We place our team members in positions throughout a network of services for older adults and adults with disabilities. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates to serve full time in a health-focused non-profit setting, working directly with the community and gaining valuable professional experience.


*Positions are filled on a rolling basis. We highly recommend interested candidates apply as soon as possible.*


Full Life Care, ElderFriends Coordinator

Seattle (First Hill/Central neighborhood)

Create supportive 1:1 matches between elders and community volunteers to decrease isolation and increase independence. Provide outreach to low-income housing communities by engaging residents and working to prevent social isolation. Provide guidance to volunteers and elders through phone and email contact. Provide community referrals by identifying and connecting elders with community resources and support systems as needed through collaboration with social service partners. Coordinate annual social events for elders and volunteers to build deeper connections with each other. This is a great opportunity for someone to build their knowledge of social work and the network of services in Seattle.


Alzheimer’s Association, Community Coordinator

Main office in Lynnwood, travel required to various locations in King and Snohomish counties

Implement evidence-based activities and education in the chapter’s Education and Early Stage Memory Loss programs with a special emphasis on outreach in underserved rural areas in order to provide persons with the knowledge and resources to enable them to maintain their independence. Support social engagement programs such as Zoo Walks, support groups and educational presentations to elders with memory loss and their care partners. Recruit and engage volunteers to assist with these programs.

Please Note: AmeriCorps positions are contingent upon federal funding. 


Qualifications:

  • Ability to honor a 10.5 month long full time service commitment
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident
  • Willingness to serve in a flexible service environment and take on new experiences and challenges
  • A commitment to serving others, volunteer experience highly encouraged
  • Experience/motivation to work with older adults, people with disabilities, and diverse populations
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs or more
  • College education
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to pass Washington state, state of residence, national sex offender, and FBI background checks


Key words: Public Health, Health and Wellness, Social Work, Social Justice, Healthy Aging, Health Education, ElderCare, Senior services, Healthcare, Health Promotion, Seniors, People with Disabilities, Community Outreach, Disability, Accessibility,Caregiver, Gerontology

Benefits

  • Monthly living stipend of $1,307.52 pre-tax
  • Education award of $5,920 upon completion of 1700 service hours & 10.5 month long term
  • Health insurance up to date with all requirements of the Affordable Care Act
  • Loan Deferment/Forbearance on qualified federal student loans & payment of interest accrued during service
  • Subsidized childcare provided by GAP solutions inc. if qualified
  • Professional work experience at a health-focused non-profit
  • In-service orientation, trainings, service projects and team activities
  • ORCA LIFT bus pass
  • Washington State Basic Food program (Most members qualify for this assistance program.)

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

AmeriCorps@fulllifecare.org
https://www.fulllifecare.org/americorps-team/

How to Apply:

Individuals are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.We are accepting applications and filling placements on a rolling basis.


Send your resume and cover letter to AmeriCorps@fulllifecare.org

And/or

Submit an online AmeriCorps Application Here!

(AmeriCorps application will be required eventually.)


Questions can be directed to AmeriCorps@fulllifecare.org


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