Thank you for your interest in working at ACCA!  


Are you ready to bring your talent and expertise to an innovative non-profit organization providing quality services to the largest growing segment of our population? Do you seek work that is challenging, meaningful, and fun? Does your best day at work include knowing that what you’ve done has made a measurable difference in someone’s life?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, ACCA is the place for you! At this time, our open positions include:

Program Coordinator, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Health and Activity Aide, Adult Day Health


Program Coordinator, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Are you ready to bring your talent and expertise to an innovative nonprofit organization providing quality services to the largest growing segment of our population? Are you an advocate that ensures the voice of those you serve is being heard? Do you seek work that is challenging, meaningful, and fun? Does your best day at work include knowing that what you’ve done has made a measurable difference in someone’s life?

We are looking for a compassionate, organized leader to serve as the full-time Coordinator of our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. This program provides case management and supportive services to approximately 60 kinship families each year. The program offers support groups for caregivers, personalized assistance, family activities, parent education and workshops, and emergency assistance with utilities and groceries. The Coordinator supervises the Program Specialist and student interns, and reports to the Vice President/Director of Operations.

ACCA’s mission is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education, and support. Serving northeast and east Georgia, ACCA is the nonprofit providing a comprehensive resource of expertise and opportunities for adults and families who need and desire the essentials to age and live well.

Our Core Values demonstrate our culture and our approach to engaging and serving our community.

What is it like to work at ACCA? According to our most recent staff survey working at ACCA means working in a supportive culture where you are respected and feel a sense of accomplishment in your work. In fact, 98% of employees say they would recommend working at ACCA.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program in Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Walton counties. This includes:

  • overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring compliance with agency and funder rules and regulations.
  • providing and supervising case management services.
  • planning and implementing regular caregiver support groups, parent education, family events, and special events.
  • providing supervision, coaching, and guidance to the Program Specialist and student interns.
  • completing annual contract renewals and grant applications and researching additional funding opportunities in support of the program and agency.
  • planning and conducting regular community outreach to relevant populations and groups.

This position establishes and maintains strong working relationships with relevant community agencies and organizations to provide support and resources for clients. These include the Department of Family and Children Services, Social Security Administration, Action agencies and other appropriate agencies.

Essential Requirements:

  • We work hard but love to have fun, so a good sense of humor is a must!
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This position works with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and needs the ability to quickly establish a rapport.
  • Public speaking skills and experience are a plus, as this position represents both the program and the agency in the community.
  • A Bachelor of Social Work, Child and Family Development, Counseling, or other human service field from an accredited college or university is required. Master’s Degree highly preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in a related social service role, preferably in a community-based program, with demonstrated growth and success.
  • At least two years of experience in program operations, including supervising staff, program planning and delivery, budgeting and general management functions.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Able to successfully pass all required criminal history checks.

Benefits:

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health insurance offered for full-time employees
    • Dental insurance offered for full-time employees
    • Vision insurance offered for full-time employees
  • Peace of Mind
    • Company-paid life insurance for full-time employees
    • Company-paid long-term disability for full-time employees
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Support
    • 403(b) with up to 5% agency match, after one year of service, for full-time employees
    • ACCA Scholar Program, providing scholarships to employees and dependents
    • Employees are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), the federal student loan forgiveness program
  • Work-Life Balance
    • Annual Leave, beginning at 2 weeks per year, for full-time employees
    • Sick Leave, beginning at 2 weeks per year, for full-time employees
    • 10 paid holidays annually, and a paid day off for your birthday
    • High performing employees are eligible to apply for our sabbatical program after ten years of service

In all its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.

To be considered applicants must complete an agency application form. Our online application can be found here: ACCA Employment Application. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy, please contact Nita Norris at nnorris@accaging.org. Hard copy application packets may be dropped off at our office: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.

 


Health and Activity Aide

The Athens Community Council on Aging is looking for a full time Health and Activity Aide to provide support and care to our Adult Day Health (ADH) members.

Adult Day Health provides a therapeutic and supportive environment for adult participants with physical or cognitive impairments, while also providing respite for family caregivers.

We have a full-time (40 hours per week) position open at our Athens location, and a part-time (20-25 hours per week) position open at our Winder location. Work hours are Monday through Friday, with NO NIGHTS or WEEKENDS.

ACCA’s mission is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education, and support. Serving northeast and east Georgia, ACCA is the nonprofit providing a comprehensive resource of expertise and opportunities for adults and families who need and desire the essentials to age and live well.

Our Core Values demonstrate our culture and our approach to engaging and serving our community. You can find them on our website here: www.accaging.org/about-us

What is it like to work at ACCA? According to our most recent staff survey working at ACCA means working in a supportive culture where you are respected and feel a sense of accomplishment in your work. In fact, 98% of employees say they would recommend working at ACCA.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Provide exceptional care to our members.
  • Assist with the planning and leading person-centered activities.
  • Provide physical support for members with personal care. This includes bathing, toileting, general hygiene, hair and nail care, eating, and walking.
  • Assist with the preparation and serving of meals and snacks.
  • Maintain accurate and current records on clients’ meal consumption, and vital signs, and evaluate the general health condition of participants every day and report information to RN.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for participants.
  • Keep all participant-related information confidential.
  • Evaluate the general health condition of participants every day and report information to RN.
  • Work as a member of the ADH team, providing support and coverage as needed.
  • We stay busy but like to have fun! A great sense of humor is a must! This position demands comfort with public speaking and a healthy dose of silliness.
  • High School diploma or equivalent. Nursing Assistant Certificate preferred. Some job-related experience working with older persons preferred.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills, with the ability to quickly establish a rapport. Ability to communicate with and engage individuals with communication limitations, including hearing loss, aphasia, and dementia.
  • Ability to motivate others toward achieving goals.
  • The ability to make sound decisions under pressure is required. This position works with confidential information and the ability to use sound judgment regarding this information and maintain confidentiality is required. Ability to work independently with a strong sense of focus is required as well as be task- oriented, non-judgmental with a clear sense of boundaries.
  • Ability to talk, hear, and communicate with clients and caregivers and the ability to see and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents is required.
  • Physical demands include occasional lifting may be heavy and awkward over 50#. Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline:

We are currently accepting applications and will schedule interviews on a rolling basis.

Benefits:

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health insurance offered for full-time employees
    • Dental insurance offered for full-time employees
    • Vision insurance offered for full-time employees
  • Peace of Mind
    • Company-paid life insurance for full-time employees
    • Company-paid long-term disability for full-time employees
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Support
    • 403(b) with up to 5% agency match, after one year of service, for full-time employees
    • ACCA Scholar Program, providing scholarships to employees and dependents
    • Employees are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), the federal student loan forgiveness program
  • Work-Life Balance
    • Annual Leave, beginning at 2 weeks per year, for full-time employees
    • Sick Leave, beginning at 2 weeks per year, for full-time employees
    • 11 paid holidays annually, and a paid day off for your birthday
    • High performing employees are eligible to apply for our sabbatical program after ten years of service

In all its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.

To be considered applicants must complete an agency application form. Our online application can be found here: ACCA Employment Application. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy, please contact Nita Norris at nnorris@accaging.org. Hard copy application packets may be dropped off at our office: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.

 


ACCA is An Equal Opportunity Employer

In all of its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.

Online Agency Employment Application

Printable Agency Employment Application


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