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A progressive and dedicated human services organization, provides Berkshire elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity, independence, and self-determination, and to achieve the highest possible quality of life. To fulfill our mission, we seek energetic, focused, qualified professionals for the positions described below.


Send resume and cover letter Attn. Human Resources, Elder Services, 877 South Street, Suite 4E, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email.  AA/EOE

Care Coordinator

Geriatric Support Services Coordinator

Job Developer

Volunteer Opportunities


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:


The Care Coordinator (Care Alliance of Western Massachusetts) engages in activities designed toward eliminating barriers and improving the conditions and well-being and cultural needs of enrollees. The Care Coordinator is an integral component of the community care and long-term care management system for enrollees. They engage in activities, which incorporate a variety of disciplines and funding sources. The Care Coordinator is directly involved in the processes of outreach to assigned enrollees, assessment, long term services and supports care planning and coordination, care transitions, health and wellness coaching, care team participation, connecting enrollee’s with social services and community resources, advocacy, problem solving, and gatekeeping.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services, nursing, psychology, sociology, or a related field from an accredited college. Bi-lingual preferred.

Competencies:


Geriatric Support Services Coordinator (GSSC) – (Full-time)      

Responsible for functioning as a member of the Primary Care Team (PCT) in an entity contracted with MassHealth as a Senior Care Option (SCO).  To assess the need and eligibility of applicants and clients for enrollment in the SCO programs.  To make recommendations, coordinate, implement, and monitor contracted and community services for the purpose of promoting the client's overall health, independence and to prevent premature institutionalization.

Education/Experience Requirements:  
Required: A social worker employed by an ASAP and licensed by the Commonwealth of MA, with annual continuing education units in geriatric practice; or have at least a baccalaureate degree and two years professional experience in the care of persons over the age of 65, with at least one year involving work in a setting where persons over 65 receive health-care services (such as a hospital, nursing facility, a community health agency, or interdisciplinary program within an ASAP); and have the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully in the interdisciplinary team and to provide or arrange for community long term care services and supports.

Core Competencies:


Job Developer – Part-Time – (25 hrs/wk)

Elder Services seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to promote the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The successful candidate will have experience in job development or related field. Recruit, interview and enroll eligible candidates to the program. Conduct outreach activities throughout the county. Work closely with area businesses to promote the SCSEP program and permanent employment for the participants. This individual must possess strong communication and excellent computer skills and have the ability to function effectively within a team. Bachelor Degree Preferred. Must have reliable transportation. Travel throughout Massachusetts is required.


 

Excellent Fringe Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Dental Plan
  • Three weeks’ vacation
  • Vision Plan
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Pension Plan
  • Personal Days
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Disability Insurance
  • MSW Supervision Available (if applicable)
  • Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

EEO/AAP Statement:

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.


Volunteer Opportunities

Elder Services provides volunteers with a variety of ways to serve elders from companionship to transportation. More about Volunteer Opportunities.


 

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Elder Services
of Berkshire County, Inc.

877 South Street, Suite 4E
Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 499-0524 Main
(800) 544-5242
(413) 442-6443 Fax
(413) 499-9764 TTY

Email

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST