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

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Representative, Athens

Program Specialist, Part Time, AmeriCorps Seniors

Program Specialist, Part Time, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

 


 

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.

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Long-Term Care Ombudsman Representative

Program and Agency Overview

ACCA is looking for a compassionate and driven individual to serve as a Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Representative. Our LTCO Representatives work to improve the lives of residents in personal care homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living residences through regular visits, complaint investigation, and community education.

The Representative reports to the LTCO Program Coordinator and supervises local volunteers.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. This position is based in our main office in Athens, Georgia.

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.

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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Promote the well-being, quality of care, and quality of life of residents in long term care facilities.
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and personal care homes.
  • Provide information and referral services to residents, their families, facility staff, ACCA staff, and the public concerning, at a minimum:
    • Georgia Ombudsman Act, Patients’ Rights, Older Americans Act, and state/federal regulations affecting the LTCF residents.
    • The Long-Term Care system including services available, selection criteria, and the aging network.
    • Referrals to other agencies, programs, etc. if information or service is needed outside the scope of the LTCO program.
  • Receive and document resident complaints. Upon completion of certification, investigate and resolve complaints.
  • Assist in an on-going LTCO Community Education program:
    • Develop materials and provide information on LTC issues and the LTCO program for distribution or presentation to residents, community organizations, groups and agencies.
    • Perform public and community relations activities for the LTCO program and the Athens Community Council on Aging.
    • Assist with the organization of Resident and Family Councils as requested.
  • Provide staff assistance to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Advisory Council.
  • Assist with inter- and intra-agency coordination, maintaining active working relationships with agency and community programs.
  • Assist the Coordinator in providing recruitment, selection, supervision, orientation, and evaluation of volunteers as appropriate in the execution of their duties.

Essential Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university.
  • A minimum of two years professional experience, with at least one year in aging, long term care or related fields.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Must be an independent self-starter! This position is responsible for visiting and serving residential facilities across the 12-county northeast Georgia region.
  • Ridiculously detail oriented.
  • Able to quickly establish a rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • Great memory for detail.
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills.

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 will receive and review resumes through June 24, 2022.
  • We will schedule interviews as qualifying applications are received.
  • Finalists may be invited to a second-round interview, and we will make an offer shortly after.
  • Ideally, the selected candidate will start no later than August 1, 2022.

 

To be considered applicants must complete an agency application and submit a cover letter and resume.

 

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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.

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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service or health-related field preferred. Associates Degree or exemplary experience combined with a High School degree will be considered.
  • A minimum of two+ years’ relevant experience, preferably in working with older adults and persons of all socio-economic backgrounds.
  • 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 May 13, 2022.
  • Interviews will be scheduled beginning May 18, 2022
  • Finalists may be invited to a second-round interview, and we will make an offer shortly after.
  • The selected candidate will start no later than June 13, 2022.

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

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Program Specialist, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Part Time

The Athens Community Council on Aging is looking for a part time Program Specialist to provide case management and support for the kinship families in our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

The Program Specialist works with the Program Coordinator and student interns to connect families with agency and community resources as they progress toward their care plan goals. The Specialist also assists with the coordination of the program in Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, and Walton Counties.

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

Case Management

  • Provide case management for assigned families including intakes, reassessments, and exiting paperwork, creation and implementation of case plan goals and evaluations of meeting assigned goals, home-setting visits, telephone meetings and family education and support.
  • Arrange for other social and casework services to assist in resolving client problems such as those available through county Department of Family and Children Services, Social Security Administration, Action agencies and other appropriate agencies.
  • Coordinate and implement client activities such as support groups, education classes, and special events.
  • Serve as a liaison and advocate between client, agency, family and community for outreach, general inquiries and education contacts.
  • Prepare and file letters, memos, address labels, forms and reports as requested by the Program Coordinator.
  • Assist with transportation, nursing, emergency aid, and other services.

Program Operations

  • Assist the Program Director in supervising intern students working within the program. This includes supervising the interns’ involvement in the planning and implementation of support groups and activities, assisting with weekly individual and group supervision, and monitoring and evaluating the case notes of interns.
  • Assist the Program Director with preparing contract renewal proposals, competitive bids and proposals for current and additional funding sources needed for the program.
  • Assist the Program Director with funding source and ACCA paperwork including monthly and annual reports.
  • Monitor adherence to approved budget by approving all program expenditures in consultation with the Program Director.
  • Assist the Program Director in ensuring that forms and files are maintained accurately and submitted monthly, semi-annual, and annually as required by ACCA Board of Directors, PSSF, and various funding sources.
  • Maintain active working relationships and ensure that outreach is being conducted on a regular basis with community agencies and groups through program attendance at health and information fairs, network meetings and serving as a member of appropriate community committees.
  • Obtain program supplies as needed and ensure that supplies and equipment are set-up and ready for all program activities.
  • Ensure that participant information data for purposes of program reporting and scheduling is gathered within required time frames, based on agency and funding source regulations. Assist with frequent monitoring of record-keeping to ensure compliance with ACCA and regulatory agency requirements.

General Responsibilities

  • Completes all appropriate forms including timecards, travel sheets, and purchase orders within deadlines.
  • Attends staff meetings, annual agency meeting, training programs, and other appropriate meetings and conferences related to position, and represents the ACCA on coordination and planning bodies in the service area, as requested.
  • Assists in the overall fundraising needs of the agency and supports the Director of Development and Communications in the planning and coordination of fundraising and awareness events directly related to GRG. Participates in fundraising committees and attend events.
  • Accepts other responsibilities as assigned by GRG Coordinator, VP/Director of Operations, and CEO.

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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Relevant experience, preferably in working with families and persons of all socio-economic backgrounds.
  • 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 accept and review applications through May 13, 2022.
  • Interviews will be scheduled beginning May 16, 2022.
  • Qualified candidates may be invited to second round interviews, and the selected candidate will start no later than June 13, 2022.

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.

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.

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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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