Social Adult Day, Creative Arts Coordinator
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale (HHAR) and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) were recently awarded funding by the New York State Department of Health to establish the nation’s first Medicaid eligible, LGBT-centered social model adult day health program. Set to launch in October 2014, the program model will focus on education, promoting awareness and providing direct care and support to Medicaid eligible LGBT older adults in New York City.
To that end, HHAR and SAGE are looking to bring on a team of dedicated and dynamic employees to launch this historic initiative. The Social Adult Day Creative Arts Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Site Program Manager, perform tasks associated to the day-to-day operation of the department and provide group activities to a diverse group of clients as assigned.
- Responsible for conducting and facilitating participant groups and providing direction to nursing assistants, as needed;
- Prepare materials and set up rooms as needed for recreational programs;
- Create flyers to promote programs internally;
- Complete documentation as assigned for a particular group of participants and do monthly reporting;
- Complete time limited projects as assigned by supervisor;
- Assist with food service;
- Assist participants as needed, getting on and off vehicles on the street, getting in the building and moving around inside the building;
- Attend educational and training sessions as assigned by supervisor;
- Participate in departmental committees when requested to do so by supervisor;
- Attend network events and build business relationships through a variety of methods, including social media; and
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) preferred. H.S. diploma or some college with substantial relevant experience may be considered;
- Ability to work in fast-paced, constituent-focused service role;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with older adults and their caregivers;
- Knowledge of group dynamics;
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
- Proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher and Access.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience and comfort with public speaking;
- Self-starter with strong time management and exceptional organizational skills;
- Ability to think and respond flexibly to achieve program results;
- Ability to develop and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Strongly Desired Skills & Knowledge
- Prior experience working in Adult Day Health program (social or medical model);
- Prior experience working with older adults and/or in the LGBT community;
- Understands the needs of persons with cognitive impairments;
- Ability to transfer participants from wheelchair to chair, toilet, etc.;
- Ability to recognize signs of elder abuse;
- Adept with the use of audio/visual equipment, CD players, recorders, cameras, and arts and crafts tools;
- Familiarity with arts and crafts supplies;
- Knowledge of utilizing equipment needed to perform job duties; and
- Bilingual in Spanish/English.
Job Location: NYC; mid-town.
Compensation: DOE. SAGE offers a competitive benefits package as well as an exciting and unique work environment.
Application Deadline:Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Dorothy Helston at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
SAGE believes in equal opportunity in employment. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, HIV serostatus, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight or disability.
People of color, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people, older adults, poor and low-income people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.