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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

Administrative Support Professional

Client Services Coordinator

Geriatric Support Services Coordinator

Job Developer

Volunteer Opportunities


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

 


Administrative Support Professional (Full-Time): 

The Administrative Support Professional position is responsible for scheduling and coordinating the timely delivery of services to ESBC consumers and providing administrative support to the agency as a whole.

Qualifications and Skills
High School Diploma required with 2 years office administrative experience. Associate Degree preferred. Strong Computer Skills including Microsoft Office required - especially Excel and Word.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Self-directed
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
• Integrity in dealing with confidential information

Requirements:

Qualifications and Skills
High School Diploma required with 2 years office administrative experience. Associate Degree preferred. Strong Computer Skills including Microsoft Office required - especially Excel and Word.


Client Services Coordinator

Description:                                                                                                                      The Client Services Coordinator is responsible for supporting the dignity and independence of older persons or those with disabilities in need of assistance by assessing their situations, identifying unmet needs, arranging for, coordinating and monitoring services to meet those needs, and advocating with other agencies on behalf of their client.

Requirements:                                                                                                               Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in social work, human services, psychology, sociology or related field preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor Degree in another discipline shall demonstrate experience and/or strong interest in the field of human services via previous employment, internship,
volunteer activity and/or additional studies. Valid driver’s license, travel and reliable transportation are required. Strong Microsoft Office skills are required and database experience is preferred.

Core Competencies:
• Must be able to read and write English
• Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent telephone skills
• Commitment to working with the elderly; strong sensitivity to aging issues
• Knowledge of community resources helpful
• Leadership ability; independent thinker; self-starter
• Ability to work with persons with diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities
• Excellent Clinical, Social Work, and Problem solving skills
• Accurate record keeping skills
• Good time management and organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure, with multiple interruptions and meet deadlines
• Proficiency in Microsoft office professional and experience using databases


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

This Elder Services employee works collaboratively with the Primary Care Team from Fallon Health Navicare SCO Program.  The SCO GSSC (Geriatric Support Service Coordinator) plays an integral part of the case management functioning of the agency. The SCO GSSC will provide initial assessment and ongoing assessments of the SCO client's needs including eligibility for any relevant Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.  (ESBCI) services and other community resources. Furthermore, the SCO GSSC will develop a service plan based on their assessment of member needs, with the goal of addressing areas of concern highlighted through the assessment. This position requires the ability to work autonomously, multitask, conduct home visits and family/provider meetings, telephone contact and regular documentation. The SCO GSSC is responsible for working collaboratively within ESBCI as well as externally with client formal and informal supports, SCO representatives, vendors, potential referral sources and other community agencies. SCO GSSCs actively participate in ESBCI’s organizational life. Required:  at least a bachelor 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.

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

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