Case Management/Social Services, Marketing/Outreach/PR, Medical & Health
AgeOptions is committed to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older adults and those who care about them – through leadership and support, community partnerships, comprehensive services, accurate information and powerful advocacy. AgeOptions is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and helping to deliver innovative community-based resources and options to older populations in transition and through our network of community agencies, serving approximately 200,000 people annually. AgeOptions receives federal, state, private, foundation, and individual charitable contributions.
Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Oak Park near the Lake Street L Green line and Union Pacific west Metra train station. We offer a casual work environment with competitive salaries and strong benefit packages. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website at: www.ageoptions.org.
Under the leadership of the Manager of Community Programs, the Caregiver Coordinator provides leadership on family caregiver awareness, services and policy for the suburban Cook County region. The Caregiver Coordinator oversees the suburban Cook County Caregiver Program and special initiatives such as the Caring Together, Living Better program. This position is responsible for grant proposal preparation, reporting, outreach initiatives, legislative and policy review, caregiver training and education programs to individuals, groups, and organizations; and supporting, guiding, and training Caregiver Program grantee agencies.
About the Role:·
Design, develop and maintain initiatives to support caregivers with attention to diverse groups such as African Americans, Latinos, and the LGBT populations, etc.
Develop and maintain local and regional partnerships to support caregivers.
Prepare grant proposals, reports to funders, and plans for caregiver programming under the area plan on aging.
Supervise staff and coordinate with community partners to implement and maintain caregiver initiatives.
Oversee outreach projects targeted to specific audiences.
Responsible for Community wide outreach of the Caregiver Program to community organizations, corporations, disease organizations and caregivers.
Assist Caregiver Specialists in coordinating caregiver conferences, expos, and/or caregiver forums in their service areas, as appropriate. Assist local agencies in the development of volunteer programs and peer-mentoring programs for caregivers, as appropriate. Assist with volunteer recruitment. Conduct special volunteer trainings for various programs as needed.
Work with local caregiver agencies to establish common goals and consistent programming in our service area, particularly in the delivery of respite services, providing training, education, and outreach to clients, gap-filling services, and case management (assessment of caregivers’ needs).
Responsible for Caregiver program delivery. Provide plans for Caregiver specialist vacancies as well as monitor service units monthly for each Caregiver Resource Center.
Maintain a caregiver training curriculum for our network - includes ongoing development and adaptation of materials. Coordinate trainings and monthly calendar to meet needs, as appropriate.
Provide clinical guidance to Caregiver Specialists to assist them as they work with caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and other older adults.
Maintain respite registry and relationships with respite vendors.
Who you are:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Counseling, or a related field, and at minimum, two years of experience in social service provision to older adults/caregivers and outreach.
Ability to work cooperatively with individuals and organizations, ability to manage programs, and ability to manage multiple priorities required.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, including presentation skills required. Ability to speak and write in Spanish, a plus.
Ability to travel within suburban Cook County on a regular basis and ability to travel outside of Cook County on an occasional basis required.
Ability to prepare written reports, grant applications and position papers required.
Program development experience and experience coordinating and conducting training preferred.
Extensive knowledge of caregivers’ needs, programs and benefits for seniors, assessment procedures, case management, and aging network services preferred.
Familiar with Microsoft office including Excel.
Qualified candidates, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements by clicking the continue to application button.
AgeOptions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 000283
AgeOptions is a nonprofit organization connecting older adults and those who care for them with resources and service options so they can live their lives to the fullest. Since 1974, our mission has been to sustain and promote independence for older persons in their own homes and communities.
As the Area Agency on Aging of suburban Cook County, Illinois, we advocate, plan, coordinate and fund services for older adults. Together with a network of community-based senior service organizations, we connect residents with vital services such as information and assistance, community dining programs and home-delivered meals, housekeeping help, employment services, access to benefits and support for family caregivers.