PROGRAM: Fallon Tribal Health Center GRADE: GS-13
SUPERVISOR: Community Health Nurse RANGE: $19.39 – $23.16 (hourly)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Non-Exempt Public Safety TYPE: Regular Full-Time
This position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing a variety of services to enhance the quality of life and the well-being of the tribal member senior citizen and all senior citizens residing on tribal lands and activities/programs designed to meet the needs of the aging population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans, directs, coordinates and implements a wide range of activities tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the elderly.
- Designs programs that address the social, physical and emotional needs of the senior population; the programs include various activities, both at the senior center and for homebound elders, geared toward enhancing their quality of life.
- Coordinate and develop social/recreational and health programs for elders including, but not limited to, focusing on areas such as:
Exercise Classes Annual Flu Clinics (multiple days)
Swim/Aerobic Classes Monthly Blood Pressure Screening
Bingo/Card Games Glucose Screening
Cultural Activities (beading, basket making) On-Site Wellness Clinics
Annual Senior Fun Day
- Solicits informational and educational materials to promote public awareness and participation in services at the Senior Center.
- Encourages participation at the Senior Center to minimize isolation and enhancing the quality of life of seniors and promoting intergenerational programs with the local schools, education and cultural programs, etc.
- Provides guidance and, where necessary, assistance, in a wide variety of personal service areas involving the elderly population (i.e. housing, social security, Medicare, welfare, food stamps, or similar programs).
- Organizes and directs volunteer participation by the seniors in the center and/or tribal community.
- Organizes and monitors the scheduling of a transit services for senior for congregate meal programs, trips for special events/activities, and shopping for seniors to ensure accessibility of programs and services.
- Maintains direct contact with other Tribal, Local, County, State, and nationwide senior centers and agencies that provide information and services to the senior population.
- Establishes and maintains liaison with various officials, community leaders and groups to obtain their cooperation and support of programs and services and coordinates these services with other tribal programs and community agencies.
- Assesses the needs of the aging population, from the frail elderly to the active senior; supervises and maintains all necessary records, reports, and statistical data pertinent to their well-being;
- Designs publications and monthly calendars to keep participants informed of events and activities, meals, and/or changes in the senior center and its operations.
- Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- College graduate preferred with a degree related to the services in the areas of geriatrics, gerontology, human services, or medical.
- Two years’ experience in related field, some knowledge of activity program/occupational therapy.
- Must have or be able to obtain CPR or BLS certification within 3 months of hire and maintain such.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
(To perform this position, an individual must be able to perform the requirements listed below which 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.)
- Act as an approved Mandatory Reporter of suspected incidents of child/elder abuse or neglect.
- Knowledge of social, medical, economic and recreational needs and concerns regarding the senior population and types of activities suited to tribal elders.
- Knowledge of health and social care systems, community agencies and organizations that provide services to tribal elders, senior centers, and health care programs.
- Knowledge of the principals of Federal and other applicable regulations governing programs for elders.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with subcontractors, community and corporate leaders, and tribal departments.
- Ability to motivate and encourage individuals.
- Ability to prepare written material and effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail, and database software.
- Willingness and capacity to understand and act on the problems of the elderly.
- Possess patience, tact, initiative, and resourcefulness for the duties of this position.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, etc.).
- Must be able to work with American Indian people and be sensitive to their culture.
- Maintain strict confidentiality and safeguard the privacy of elders.
- Sedentary with generally lifting not more than 10 lbs. maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as ledgers, files and small items.
PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AT FPST.ORG/EMPLOYMENT/ TO APPLY.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.