Employment Opportunities in the Aging Network
As a service to professionals and organizations in the field of aging, PCA posts notices of job openings. Applicants should contact the posting organization NOT PCA. PCA has no further information about these job openings.
To submit a job opening for posting here, e-mail Alicia Colombo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information, so the job can be verified prior to posting. Job openings will be posted for up to one month, unless PCA is advised otherwise. To have a posting removed, or posted beyond the first month, please contact Alicia Colombo.
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Company: North City Congress, North Broad Street Senior Center
Position: Front Desk Receptionist (FT)
Position Description & Requirements: Responsible for greeting members, guests, and staff; answering phone; coordinating Shared Ride transportation program; performing routine clerical and data entry functions, such as mail distribution, member sign-in sheets; collecting and reconciling program fees; copying; filing; and faxing. Must have excellent customer service, phone management and computer skills. Must enjoy working with others to further organizational mission.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or call Eilene Frierson at 215-978-1300.
RSVP Philadelphia @ Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC
Position: Hunger Relief Volunteer Coordinator
Position Description: Exciting opportunity for candidate with an understanding of senior food insecurity in Philadelphia and experience in volunteer recruitment and management. Hunger is a growing problem in our community, with nearly 1 in 4 at risk of food insecurity. For older adults, the situation can be compounded by mobility and transportation issues. The Cook for a Friend and Grow for a Friend programs include volunteers who prepare nutritious meals and tend gardens from which produce is donated for cooking. The Hunger Relief Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the “For-a-Friend” project that will engage more than 600 volunteers in assisting seniors to remain independent. Principal responsibilities of this job will include:
To apply, contact:
· Volunteer outreach, recruitment and planning for all three “For-a-Friend” projects (Cook, Grow and Fix), recruiting volunteers from the community, organizations and corporations in the area
· Expand volunteer cooking groups in Center City, South Philadelphia, Germantown, West Philadelphia and other areas of the city
· Work with partner organizations to expand home and community gardening and volunteers involved with home and community gardening
· Oversee all volunteer functions for the Home-Delivered Meal Program (familiarity good, not requisite)
· Oversee all volunteer functions related to food pantry partnerships including Feast of Justice, Mitzvah Food Project and other food pantries that partner with RSVP for volunteer recruitment
· Work with Director of Community Services to implement creative strategies to increase awareness in the community about senior hunger, raise necessary funds for program operations, and increase community collaboration
Position Requirements: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with substantial experience working with volunteers, preferably in a volunteer coordination position. Ideal candidate will possess knowledge of food insecurity and its impact on the community. The candidate should also have excellent written, public speaking and computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office. This person should have the ability to work independently. Access to a car and valid driver’s license required. There will be some evenings and weekends hours.
This position requires the ability to work in seated or standing positions for prolonged periods of time, and to perform work using the computer, telephone and other office tools. This position includes field work.
Bill England, project director
RSVP Philadelphia @ Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC
10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
215-698-7300, ext. 191
Company: Catholic Human Services - St. Anne's Senior Community Center (Port Richmond section of Philadelphia)
Position: Senior Center Coordinator
Position Description: Responsibilities of this position include the following:
· Development and implementation of the senior center program
Overall operation of the senior center· Maintain and develop client base through marketing and networking
· Ensure compliance with PCA directives, contractual and grant requirements
· Fiscal responsibilities including budgets, expense and revenue management
· Prepare internal reports and documentation
· Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with minimum of two years experience in the field of aging
· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field with minimum of five years experience working with seniors
· Demonstrated capability of assuming a leadership role and growing a program
Catholic Human Services, Human Resources
To apply, send resume and salary requirement to:
Mail: 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446
Company: Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Positions: One-year AmeriCorps VISTA positions focused on reducing hunger among seniors and immigrants in Philadelphia. (Terms begin in June)
Position Description - Senior Hunger Outreach Coordinator: VISTA project to improve citywide planning and coordination around senior hunger in Philadelphia, with focus on connecting seniors to resources & building capacity in underserved neighborhoods to address unique challenges that seniors face around food security, such as mobility. The VISTA will utilize the City's Senior Hunger Task Force to guide strategic planning process to inform the long-term citywide goals to address senior hunger; improve information sharing and conduct trainings to connect seniors to existing resources; and grow the capacity of neighborhood-based resources to meet senior hunger needs.
Position Description - Immigrant Outreach Coordinator: Immigrants are among the most likely individuals in Philadelphia to be eligible for SNAP and other benefits, but not enrolled. This year, providers were trained to initiate SNAP enrollment for the clients they serve. In the next year, a VISTA would continue outreach to immigrant services organizations to train them on initiating SNAP enrollment; and convene a task force to develop and execute a plan to increase the completion rate of SNAP applications among the immigrant population, including an assessment of current obstacles. Candidates who are fluent in a second language are strongly encouraged to apply
To apply, send resumes and cover letters to: Julie Zaebst at firstname.lastname@example.org or
1725 Fairmount Ave., Unit 102, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Company: Nationalities Senior Center
Position: Activities Coordinator (Part-time, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
For full job description, go to www.nscphila.org/about/jobs/
Company: Journey's Way, a division of Intercommunity Action. Journey's Way offers resources and programs to support Philadelphians aged 55+.
Positions: Activity Coordinator (part-time) & Aging Services Program Manager
Activity Coordinator - As part of adult day service team, the Activity Coordinator will contribute to the overall quality of services for frail elderly participants. Responsibilities include: creation of monthly activities and therapeutic milieu of adult day services center, oversight of calendar, content of activities, and staff training. Requires: Bachelor's Degree in therapeutic activities, human services or gerontology; ability to work in team setting with non-routine situations; maintenance of certifications for safe serve, medications, CPR and first aid; ability to multi-task and share office (if needed); ability to assist and transfer a person weighing 100+ pounds; satisfactory physical examination at employment start and annually; and Act 169 of the Older Adult Protective Statute clearance. Minimum 2 years' experience with the elderly preferred.
Adult Day Services Program Manager - This is a leadership position that oversees the Center and is directly involved with oversight of the therapeutic milieu, supervision of staff, and direct services to adult day consumers. The Manager oversees the team that includes nursing, therapeutic recreation and social services. the Manager is the key person that facilitates family communication and care planning. Requirements: Degree in social work, nursing or therapeutic recreation with a minimum of 3 years' experience including one year as a supervisor or program manager. Geriatric experience and Master's-level education preferred. Excellent team building and interpersonal skills needed to communicate with a diverse staff, clients, families and referring agencies.
To apply: e-mail resume to Stephen Zales at email@example.com.
Company: University of Pennsylvania LIFE Program
Position: MSW Social Worker (full-time)
Position Description: Assist Living Independently for Elders) LIFE enrollees and families to support the maintenance of the client in the community, and utilize knowledge of the principles and practices of social work as applied to senior populations. Facilitate the coordination of community and financial resources in accordance with enrollees' needs and eligibility for federal and state programs; serve as advocate for enrollees; maintain knowledge of current resources and new regulations. Assist with LIFE enrollment process; facilitate discharges and admissions between hospitals, nursing homes and the home. Participate in the development and revision of the plan of care working in collaboration with interdisciplinary team; maintain timely & accurate documentation of services.
Position Requirements: Master's Degree required and 2-3 years' experience as a social worker in a hospital, long-term care, geriatric or community setting. Licensed social worker in PA highly desirable. Good verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work effectively with people from various socio-cultural backgrounds. Experience in electronic medical records essential. Physical exam and background check required.
For more information or to apply: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=197146