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Northwest Focal Point Senior Center

Gerontological Counselor

N.W. Focal Point Senior Center

City of Margate

General Statement of Job

Gerontological counseling provides emotional support, information and guidance, through a variety of modalities including mutual support groups for older adults who are having mental, emotional or social adjustment problems that have arisen as a result of the process of aging. The counseling services shall be conducted either in individual or group sessions. These services may be provided in the Counselor’s office, or other appropriate locations in the center or the community.

Essential Job Functions

  • The counselor will provide individual counseling, support groups and home visits with the goal of assisting seniors and their families in maintaining or improving their quality of life. The person in this position will be a support to families who are the caregivers for their parents or grandparents.
  • The counselor will develop an education and support program for caregivers, with the goal of alleviating stress and assisting elders to remain in their homes. This is a confidential position reporting directly to the Project Director or designee.
  • Offers information; makes referrals to other community agencies for needed services; and assist in obtaining services.
  • Counselor may perform home visits for assessments or to deliver services for homebound seniors.
  • Will provide crisis counseling as needed.
  • Will provide follow up as needed, to ensure clients are complying.
  • Assists in program activities as required.
  • Interacts and communicates with immediate supervisor, other departmental supervisors and employees, other City personnel, clients, and the general public.
  • Maintains written confidential client records and provides all required documentation to Supervisor when indicated.
  • The counselor shall maintain a summary note for each contact, copy of the assessment, and the treatment plan.
  • Prepares and maintains correspondence, case notes, narrative and program reports, and related documents using computer-based applications.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable regulations, laws and statutes.

Additional Job Functions

  • Operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a Bachelors degree; with a major in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other field closely related to the area of assignment; and a minimum of 1 year experience with a geriatric or similar population. Appropriate licenses in counseling or social work required. Computer software applications experience required. Experience working with senior citizens desired. Must obtain First Aid and CPR certifications within 3 months of hire. Bi-lingual preferred.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements: Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work. Must be able to lift/carry weights of up to twenty-five pounds.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors. Includes group process skills.

Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, maps, schedules, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, records, logs, etc., with proper format. Must be able to speak with poise, voice control and confidence and to articulate information to others.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations. Requires the ability to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information and the ability to comprehend and implement basic office machinery functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, co-workers and the general public.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to determine percentages and decimals, to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using communications machinery; to operate motor vehicles.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items including office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency or tight deadline. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone.

Salary and Benefits

Part Time position, 25 hours a week. The NW Focal Point Senior Center is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Employment applications are available at the Senior Center. Completed applications must be submitted to NW Focal Point Senior Center, 6009 NW10th Street., Margate, FL 33063, not later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2017.


Northwest Focal Point Senior Center

Receptionist

N.W. Focal Point Senior Center

City of Margate

Nature of Work

Part time position. The Receptionist, as the first point of contact for persons inquiring about or attending programs at NWFP, therefore must present an outstanding positive attitude, be courteous, and compassionate. Position is responsible for answering the switchboard, providing information for a broad range of inquires, and directing callers to the appropriate departments.

Typical Duties

  • Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
  • Directs visitors to the appropriate staff member, special events, activities and/ or services. Maintain employee and department directories.
  • Maintains security by following procedures; monitoring logbook by having them sign in and sign out the Guest or Volunteer Registry and notify the appropriate NWFP personnel, if needed.
  • Maintains telecommunication system by following Centers instructions for console operation.
  • Maintain the supply of material available at the front desk and in the lobby area in a current and neat manner.
  • Attend training sessions and workshops as deemed appropriate by the Project Director.

Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; some lifting and carrying objects of light to moderate weight (5-15 pounds).

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions. Requires the ability to convey a sense of authority through spoken language. Requires maintaining confidentiality.

Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in Standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with a multicultural population in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform duties when confronted with individuals acting under stress.

Transportation: Requires reliable transportation to and from work.

Additional Job Functions

  • Performs other job related tasks as assigned by the Operations Manager or Project Director.
  • Performs emergency response duties as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required to Perform

High School Diploma or GED, Must have a minimum knowledge of Word and Excel software programs. Must demonstrate a cordial and pleasant demeanor and the initiative to resolve issues and questions. Bilingual preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Part Time position, 25 hours a week. The NW Focal Point Senior Center is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Employment applications are available at the Senior Center. Completed applications must be submitted to NW Focal Point Senior Center, 6009 NW10th Street., Margate, FL 33063, not later than 5:00 PM, Friday, March 17, 2017.


Northeast Focal Point Senior Center

Assistant Director of Senior Services

N.E. Focal Point Senior Center

City of Deerfield Beach

Description

Deerfield Beach, Florida seeks a “people first, task second” oriented individual to assist the Director in the operation of the Dept. of Senior Services. Deerfield Beach, with a population of 77,659, is located on Florida’s southeast coast, just north of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The City operates under a Commission/City Manager form of government.

The Department of Senior Services provides a comprehensive assortment of programs and services designed to enhance the independence and quality of life for seniors, adults, and children of the City and in northern Broward County. In the early 1980’s, the City partnered to develop the Northeast Focal Point Senior Center. Since then, the N.E. Focal Point Senior Center has grown and now operates an Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, Senior Center, Adult Day Services Center, a Multicultural Adult Day Services program, a Preschool and a Thrift Shop. For additional information on the Department, visit: http://www.deerfield-beach.com/40/Senior-Services-NE-Focal-Point.

Under the direction of the Director, The Assistant Director of Senior Services helps plan, organize, and direct day-to-day activities and functions of the Senior Services Department. Ideal candidates will possess a broad background of experience in senior programing/services/recreation, grant development/administration, budgeting, fundraising, and volunteer coordination.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public policy, finance, business or related degree, with a minimum of four (4) years of upper level management experience. A master’s degree or other advanced certification is highly valued. In addition, candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, good judgment and decision-making skills, effective public speaking, and strong leadership skills to serve as a positive role model. The starting salary will range from $75,000 - $95,000 depending on skills and experience. If you desire a meaningful career that directly changes lives, then we encourage you to apply immediately, but no later than October 7, 2016 with cover letter, resume and contact information for five (5) professional references to www.GovHRUSA.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Mark J. Morien, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847.380.3240.


Quality Assurance/Grants Manager

Aging & Disability Resource Center

Nature of Work

  • Provide quality assurance and oversight of State of Florida and Federally funded programs.
  • Manage providers.
  • Collaborate actively in quality assurance and oversight of data and data integrity.
  • Review consumer information and assess needs to verify appropriate use of funded services.
  • Comply with State, Agency, and Program policies regarding client confidentiality.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Participate in coordination and execution of trainings, conferences and other events.
  • Periodic travel with Broward County.

Qualifications

  • Outgoing and detail-oriented.
  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, gerontology, or related social services field, plus one year of related work experience.
  • Strong writing abilities and spreadsheet skills.

Hours and Compensation

Thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday through Friday. $27,500 annually with benefits.

Application Process

Please send resume to adrcprograms@gmail.com. All applicants will need to complete a comprehensive computer skills test when interviewed.