Career Opportunities

Take Charge Community Health Worker

Seeking qualified individual to fill position of Take Charge Community Health Worker.  Take Charge Community Health Worker is responsible for implementing evidence based programming to qualifying patients that is geared toward patient self management of chronic diseases via teaching/modeling, self advocacy, and education on how to negotiate complex health care systems and community resources.  The Take Charge Community Health Worker will conduct assessments in the patient’s home for program appropriateness and service needs.  Patient visit will be completed in the home, hospital or rehabilitation center, and by telephone.  This position requires flexibility and an ability to work with a population that is elderly and/or frail/disabled.  Applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to work independently as well as function as a member of a multidisciplinary team.  The Take Charge Community Health Worker must have a valid driver’s license and drive their own vehicle within a 16 county North Central Florida area.   Mileage will be reimbursed at a set rate for travel.  Level Two background screen required.  BA/BS required.  Computer literacy required.  Human service/aging network experience a plus.    Salary: $33,000. Excellent benefits.  ADA/EOE.  Reply with cover letter and resume to: Elder Options, Inc. 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301 Gainesville, FL 32607.

 

Caregiver Support Coach

Elder Options is searching for a Health Educator to fill the position of Caregiver Support Coach.  Dynamic applicants with strong interpersonal skills are sought to join the existing team to promote and deliver an evidence-based caregiver training curriculum.  This training program is for persons who are caregivers for family members and/or friends with dementia.  This hire would be responsible for: 1) developing host sites, 2) recruiting participants, 3) teaching the program, 4) evaluating its effectiveness, 5) completing data entry and administrative paperwork and 6) facilitating community outreach and promotional events.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong motivation to serve the dementia caregivers of North Central Florida. The applicant must have strong organizational skills, computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint and Access), and presentation skills as well as knowledge of or experience with community organizing. Travel throughout 16 counties in North Central Florida is required. Considerable time will be spent on the phone/road for networking and coordination with other team members toward the shared goal of caregiver support.  Some lifting is required (carrying training materials and equipment).

BA/BS required.  Desirable qualities include:  experience with elder population, personal experience as a caregiver, work experience in rural Florida communities.  Background in Social Services, health and/or community education a plus!

The position is full time – 40 hours per week.  Starting Salary is $32,000.00.  Travel Reimbursement at state rate. Excellent Benefits.  ADA/EOE.  Level II background screening required.  Reply with cover letter and resume to Johnnie Jones III, Elder Options, 100 SW 75th St., Suite #301, Gainesville, FL, 32607 or e-mail jonesj@agingresources.org.