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:

Health and Activity Aide, Adult Day Health

Aging Services, RN, Adult Day Heath

 


 

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 full-time (40 hours per week) positions open in our Athens and Winder locations.
The 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
    • 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

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.

 


Aging Services, Registered Nurse

 

Position Overview

ACCA is looking for Registered Nurses to support our Adult Day Health Centers in Athens and 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 dementias or needing assistance with activities of daily living. The RN provides general nursing care to ADH clients and works as a member of the care team to ensure our participants’ experience days 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!

We are seeking applicants interested in full-time, part-time, or PRN hours. Working hours are flexible within our hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm.

The Registered Nurse reports to the Adult Day Health Director and supervises ADH staff in the provision of clinical care for clients.

About Us:

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. We do this by offering programs and services that address basic needs, such as food and transportation, and personal fulfillment gained through building relationships, expanding knowledge, and making meaningful contributions to the community. For more than 50 years, ACCA has been helping people navigate – and celebrate – life’s second half, positively impacting their health and well-being, and making their communities an even better place to live.

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.

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

Essential Responsibilities

This position provides and initiates daily preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as needed for Bentley Adult Day Health clients’ care and safety.

  • Implement, direct, supervise, and evaluate all nursing care rendered to the client, and supervise the maintenance of the therapeutic environment.
  • Work collaboratively with ADH nursing staff to provide nursing services. This includes assessing the health needs of clients through routine monitoring of vital signs, symptoms, and medication compliance, regular review of progress notes related to nursing care, and through communication with physicians, family members, and caregivers.
  • Perform the initial assessment and evaluation of ADH clients and periodic evaluation of their nursing needs.
  • Implement and develop a Comprehensive Care for each client. Review and revise the care plan as needed, and at least every 30 days, and communicate all revisions to appropriate ADH staff.
  • Complete progress notes and review staff entries as required. Complete and maintain handwritten RN Supervisory Visit notes in accordance with funding source standards.
  • Coordinate client care with other service providers, including contracted agency providing specialized therapies (OT, PT, ST). Instruct and supervise Health/Activity Care Partners in the provision of these services and assist the ADH Director and LPN with the evaluation of their performance.
  • Notify the client’s physician, family member(s) and/or care coordinator of any changes in the client’s condition or care plan.
  • Provide health-related education to meet client’s needs, including teaching ADH staff.
  • Provide RN coverage to the Winder ADH program in the absence of the Winder ADH RN.
  • Review and sign activity participation, client service, and daily attendance records for completion and accuracy.
  • Maintain all client records to standards set by funding sources and self-monitor charting at least once a month. Complete and maintain records such as: attendance, meal counts, vital signs, weights.
  • Teach, supervise, and counsel the client and family members regarding nursing care needs and other related problems of the client.
  • Coordinate client discharge planning in accordance with the care plan, and in consultation with the client, family member and/or care coordinator, client’s physician, ADH staff, other involved agencies, and appropriate community resources.
  • Coordinates with the ADH Director and ADH nursing staff in the implementation and scheduling of in-service and staff development activities.

Agency Responsibilities

  • As needed, performs public and community relations activities for the Adult Day Health programs and the ACCA, and provides information to staff, volunteers, and student interns.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with subcontract agencies well as other community organizations.
  • Assist all ACCA program staff and clients during client medical emergency situations.
  • Complete all appropriate forms including time sheets, travel sheets, and annual/sick leave forms.
  • Attend the ACCA Annual Meeting, ACCA staff meetings and participate in ACCA staff development programs as required. Attend trainings as required by ACCA, the funding source(s), or as requested by the ACCA Administrative staff.
  • Accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the ADH Director, VP/Director of Operations and the Chief Executive Officer.

Position Requirements

  • Registered nurse with a current Georgia license.
  • Current First Aide/CPR certification.
  • At least one year of experience in a health or social services field, and at least one year of supervisory experience.
  • 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.
Our Hiring Process & Timeline
  • We will accept applications until the positions are filled.
  • Interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates as applications are received.

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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