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 Specialist, AmeriCorps Seniors

Health and Activity Aide, Adult Day Health

Program Coordinator, Winder Adult Day Health Center

 


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 service-minded older adults in our Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs.

Our AmeriCorps Seniors staff work with older adults that 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 and Recognition

  • Assist the Coordinator in coordinating 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.

Volunteer Placement

  • 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.

Volunteer and Community Relations

  • 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 Senior Service Corps Advisory Council.
  • Assist the overall AmeriCorps Seniors activities as needed, including special events such as Senior Leadership Academy, national days of service, and Senior Corps 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.
  • Highly detail-oriented, with excellent organization and data entry skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Associates 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 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 December 9, 2022.
  • Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.
  • Finalists may be invited to a second-round interview, and we will make an offer shortly after.
  • The selected candidate will start work in early January 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

 


 


 

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.

 


 

Program Coordinator, Winder Adult Day Health Center

The Athens Community Council on Aging’s Adult Day Health programs serve older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers by providing a safe, supportive environment where our members spend their day socializing, engaging in activities and receiving personal care from our staff. This program promotes members’ ability to remain living in their communities while also supporting family caregivers’ ability to continue working and receive respite.

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to lead our Winder Adult Day Health Center team and help us continue to find fun and innovative ways increase our value to those we serve.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Adult Day Health Director and supervises center staff, interns, and volunteers. The Coordinator works closely with the Meals on Wheels Director and staff in the operations of the Barrow County Meals on Wheels program which operates from the Center.

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

Program Management and Supervision

The Coordinator provides direct supervision of operations for the Winder Adult Day Health program, including:

  • Direct the planning, coordination, and implementation of activities and supervise the maintenance of the therapeutic environment.
  • Supervise staff and maintain a congenial working atmosphere.
  • Develop, revise, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, and standards of performance for area of responsibility.
  • Conduct frequent monitoring of record-keeping to ensure compliance with ACCA and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Maintain all required records and submitting required reporting in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the center is properly equipped, cleaned, and maintained.
  • Communicate with Meals on Wheels staff and providing regular updates on clients, volunteers, and program needs.
  • Provide general supervision and support of Meals on Wheels volunteers in the execution of their duties.

 

Client Care

  • Work with ADH Director and WADH Activity Assistant to implement a person-centered approach to client care, including environmental design, clinical care planning, meaningful and person-specific daily activities, and opportunities for clients to engage in the community.
  • Ensure that each participant is engaged in the activities planned to the extent of their abilities.
  • Coordinate discharge planning with the RN and ADH nursing staff.
  • Accept and completes referrals for WADH and for other ACCA services as need arises.
  • Directly responsible for maintaining clients within the Center.
  • Ensure that client transportation needs are met by supervising the scheduling trips with provider.
  • Serve as a liaison between client, agency, family and community.

 

Program and Agency Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparing contract renewal proposals, competitive bids, and proposals for additional funding needed for WADH.
  • Identify new areas of need through program evaluation and needs assessments and develop new resources for implementing programs for older adults.
  • Attend ACCA, Area Agency on Aging and Department of Human Services training programs and other appropriate meetings and conferences on aging and related topics of interest.
  • Complete all appropriate forms including time and travel request within an appropriate time frame.
  • Assist, as requested, with the completion of program’s monthly reports, semi-annual, annual reports, complies and submits information for these reports and for the ACCA Connections.
  • Attend ACCA staff and management meetings, Annual Meetings, staff development programs, and other appropriate training.
  • 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, or Chief Executive Officer.

Essential Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with older adults, preferably in a community-based program, with administrative and/or supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly establish a rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Current CPR/First Aide certification preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtual conferencing platforms, at an intermediate skill level, at minimum. Possesses the skills needed to navigate online resources and platforms with ease, and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology.

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 and Timeline:

  • We are accepting and reviewing resumes as they are received and will schedule interviews with qualified applicants on a rolling basis.
  • Finalists may be invited to a second-round interview, and we will make an offer shortly after.

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.


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.

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