Details: Depends on Qualifications
The Berkeley Age Friendly Continuum
Job Description -- DRAFT
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: Gateway is a peer-based, wellness-focused, prevention and early intervention program utilizing primarily home visits to assess, educate and offer linkages to older adults for social and logistical needs to support wellness and independence. These issues, if addressed in a timely manner, will prevent or reduce unnecessary medical and mental health decline, and will support community engagement and active living for older adults for as long as possible.
JOB TITLE: Gateway Program Manager – Full or Part-Time
MAJOR FUNCTION: The Program Manager will help to design and develop the new Gateway Program offering prevention/early intervention-focused home visits conducted by trained peers for older adults in Berkeley. This position is responsible for piloting and fully implementing all aspects of the program including hiring, training and supervising peer home visitors, development and maintenance of the content, protocols and materials for home visits, development of referral resources, and providing limited direct services for complex clients. The Manager will foster relationships in the community and participating agencies. This position will not carry a caseload but rather, will support peer elders in their home visiting and step in to address occasional critical situations.
REPORTS TO: Berkeley Continuum Program Developer
% TIME AND DURATION: This position is grant funded. Funds are guaranteed for the pilot phase (9-12 months) and tenure is expected to extend or continue indefinitely depending on availability of funds. Start-up period may be part- or full-time with full-time participation expected upon full roll-out of the program.
· Refines and tests design for pilot in collaboration with Program Developer and Gateway Team
· Designs content of home visits and defines/collects materials needed
· Researches and reaches out to community providers to identify and leverage existing resources to offer older adults receiving home visits
· Researches, builds and continuously updates a package of materials to share/leave with home visit recipients
· Identifies gaps in resources and works with team to ID and leverage creative solutions
· Refines design and conducts pilot outreach and home visits in collaboration with Program Developer and Gateway Team
· Engages partners and potential partners to refer clients to the program as well as to accept referrals to supports and services
· May hire, train and supervise 1-2 older adult home visitors to expand pilot efforts
· Works with any home visit recipients needing follow-up from single visit for completion of service or referral to more comprehensive resources in community.
Full Program Implementation
· Integrates pilot experience into a full program design and manages implementation including hiring and training of home visitors, management of I&R resources and giveaways, and management of partnerships and referrals.
· Implements ongoing evaluation of effort as designed with Program Developer
· Serves as ambassador for program in the community
· Provides direct service to home visit recipients where complex or ongoing support is needed.
- Minimum 3 years of experience working with community-based health or human service programs
- Experience in taking a new community-based program from design to implementation
- Experience and willingness to conduct extensive outreach and the networking required to build a strong partners network
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Experience hiring, supervising and providing management leadership
- Ability to be flexible and re-order priorities in a changing work environment
- Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently
- Valid California driver’s license, automobile and auto liability insurance
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health or similar field
- Experience working with older adults
- Familiarity with the service community in Berkeley and Alameda County
Minimum Education Required