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:

LPN, Winder Adult Day Health

Health and Activity Aide, Adult Day Health

AmeriCorps Seniors Program Specialist, Part Time


 

 

Licensed Practical Nurse
No Weekends! No Nights! No Holidays!

ACCA is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to support our Adult Day Health Center in Winder. Adult Day Health provides a therapeutic, supportive, and joyful* environment for members living with cognitive or physical impairments, as well as providing respite and support to family caregivers. Our centers are a community-based alternative to nursing home placement. For those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia or needing assistance with activities of daily living. The LPN provides daily nursing care to ADH clients and works as a member of the care team to ensure our participants’ experience days that are fun and meaningful.

*Yes, joyful! At ACCA we celebrate aging, and our Adult Day Centers are ground zero for that celebration! While providing basic support and care we integrate fun through games, field trips and new friends. We learn about and from our members to create a meaningful offering of activities and services to ensure they and their caregivers are Aging and Living Well!

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 7:30-3:30.

The LPN reports to the Adult Day Health Registered Nurse and supervises direct care staff in the provision of personal care for clients.

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

  • Under supervision of the RN, provide daily nursing care to participants, including checking and recording vital signs and blood glucose levels, and reporting all abnormal findings to RN immediately.
  • Coordinate personal care services for participants, including bathing, general hygiene, hair and nail care.
  • Provide physical support for participants with personal care as needed by the participant. This includes bathing, toileting, general hygiene, hair and nail care, and eating.
  • Administer medication to participants as ordered by physician.
  • Maintain all participant records to standard set by funding sources, and self-monitor charting monthly.
  • Track participant attendance and follow up as required on participant absences.
  • Maintain and updated tracking sheet to ensure participants required screenings are completed within the required time frame.
  • Ensure that daily record keeping is current, accurate and complete. Prepare needed nursing paperwork/forms for the following week, ensuring forms are updated to reflect current participant enrollment.
  • Assist the Activity Coordinator with the planning and implementation of the person-centered, therapeutic activities program.
  • Coordinate the preparation and serving of snacks, breakfast, and lunch.
  • Coordinate mandatory annual trainings for ADH staff.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean and welcoming environment for participants and guests.
  • Coordinate with nursing staff to ensure all ADH staff are aware of participants dietary needs and restrictions and ensure that all participants receive food that is appropriate.
  • Evaluate the general health condition of participants and reports information to RN daily.
  • Assist with safe transfers and lifting procedures. Provide physical support for participants who need assistance walking.
  • Ensure that all universal precautions are being followed.
  • File completed documents in participants’ charts at least monthly.

Agency Responsibilities

  • Participate in and help plan ADH staff meetings and participate in ACCA staff development programs as appropriate.
  • Attend ACCA staff meetings, annual meeting and other appropriate training.
  • Complete all appropriate forms including timecards, travel sheets, and purchase orders within deadlines.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of ACCA special events as required.
  • Accept other responsibilities as may be required in performance of the job and/or as may be assigned by the ADH Director, VP/Director of Operations, and Chief Executive Officer.

Requirements

  • Licensed Practical Nurse with a current Georgia license.
  • Current First Aide/CPR certification.
  • At least one year of experience in a health or social services field. Experience working in the aging field preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to pass all mandated background checks.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

Benefits

Health and Wellness

  • Health insurance offered
  • Dental insurance offered
  • Vision insurance offered

Peace of Mind

  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Financial Support

  • 403(b) with up to 5% agency match, after one year of service
  • 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

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applications are received.

Applicants must fully complete an agency application form and submit a cover letter and resume in order to receive consideration. Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.

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.

 


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.

 


AmeriCorps Seniors Program Specialist, Part-Time

ACCA is looking for a part-time Program Specialist to join our AmeriCorps Seniors team. This position works closely with our AmeriCorps Seniors Coordinator to support the older adults volunteering in our Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs.

Our AmeriCorps Seniors staff work with people who are looking to make a difference in their community while also being able to earn a small stipend for their volunteer work. These AmeriCorps Seniors programs improve the lives of isolated older adults and children that need some extra attention in the classroom.

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.

Reports To: AmeriCorps Seniors Coordinator

Supervises:  Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers, AmeriCorps Seniors interns

Essential Responsibilities

Volunteer Recruitment and On-Boarding

  • Assist the Coordinator in planning and implementing a variety of recruitment efforts and events.
  • Receive and follow up on inquiries from potential volunteers.
  • Guide new volunteers through the onboarding process, ensuring they meet program requirements and complete their application in a timely manner.
  • With the support of the Coordinator, conduct regular volunteer orientation sessions that educate the volunteers on agency and program policies and regulations.
  • Maintain required documentation of the application and enrollment process.

Volunteer Training, Recognition and Placement

  • Assist the Coordinator in conducting orientations and monthly training sessions for volunteers.
  • Communicate identified training needs to the Coordinator and assist with finding appropriate training resources.
  • Work with the Coordinator and ACCA Volunteer Coordinator to plan and implement meaningful volunteer recognition events and efforts.
  • Recruit volunteer stations and assess station needs; recommend volunteers who could fill those needs.
  • Assist with clerical tasks of station management and maintain collaborative relationships with stations.
  • Provide oversight of the volunteer and volunteer station performance.
  • Ensure the interests of the volunteers, clients, stations, and the program are maintained.
  • Collect necessary data to assist in the preparation of required reports and ensure all volunteer and station files are current, accurate, and complete.
  • Ensure the satisfaction of volunteers, clients, and station staff with assignments, directing concerns to the Coordinator as needed.
  • Ensure volunteers and clients are aware of and connected to ACCA services as needed.

Program Compliance and Operations

  • Assist the Coordinator with required record keeping and reporting.
  • Stay up to date on ACCA and AmeriCorps Seniors policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the AmeriCorps Seniors programs.
  • Assist with operations of the AmeriCorps Advisory Council.
  • Assist with AmeriCorps Seniors activities as needed, including special events such as national days of service, and Ameri Corps Seniors Week.
  • Assist with inter-and intra-agency coordination. Maintain active working relationships with ACCA and program staff, administration and Board of Directors, other community agencies, and student interns.

Essential Requirements

  • Able to quickly establish a rapport with a wide variety of people, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficient in Zoom. Possesses the skills needed to navigate online resources and platforms with ease, and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Associate degree in social service or related field preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • At least two years of relevant experience. Experience working with older adults and/or in a community-based setting is preferred.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to pass a Federal and state background check.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will receive and review applications and resumes through October 27, 2023..
  • Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.
  • The selected candidate will start work in late November 2023.

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 and submit a cover letter and resume. Our online application can be found here: ACCA Employment Application


 

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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