Employment

Since 1970, Elder Care’s mission and vision have been furthered by a dedicated team of compassionate and skilled individuals. As an agency, we prioritize treating each individual client with sensitivity, courtesy, and professionalism. We value honesty and respect above all. Think you would make a great addition to the team? Available positions listed below.

All positions require a mandatory pre-employment drug screen, TB test and criminal history check. ADA, EOE, Drug Free Workplace.

Applications can be submitted to our main office of Elder Care Services at 2518 West Tennessee Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 or our Elder Day Stay Location 2400 North Monroe Street Suite 11 Tallahassee, FL 32303, as well as to the email account info@ecsbigbend.org.

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

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WE ARE HIRING!


President/CEO

Elder Care Services is the unquestioned leader in advocating for and serving a wide spectrum of seniors in the Big Bend area. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their caretakers. For over 45 years, providing compassionate home-based care has been a cornerstone of our mission. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of seniors in an environment that is comforting and warm, while fostering their independence.  Our staff and volunteers are a friendly face, knowledgeable ear and strong arm for seniors throughout the area. For active seniors, we provide an avenue to stay engaged in the community through volunteering placement, made possible through a long-standing partnership with the national Senior Corp program. We are also our area's definitive source of accurate information on aging issues, services and programs affecting seniors and we actively advocate for seniors to fulfill unmet needs in the community. We serve a spectrum of seniors and our services include: In-home Care Management; Elder Day Stay; Nutrition Services/Meals on Wheels; Information & Referral & Senior Volunteer Programs.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY FOR POSITION:

  • A bachelor's degree is required. Five years of related work experience with a minimum of 2 years work experience in administration and management is required. A master’s degree in social work, business management, finance, health, social sciences, or nutrition is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The President/CEO will be responsible for assisting in the drafting and execution of both the strategic and operating plans for the agency. These plans will include, but are not limited to, providing primary executive leadership for all programmatic, financial, budgetary, and staff training and development matters. The President/CEO will be responsible for maintaining and building on the organization's programmatic success; securing a lucrative philanthropic support base; and enhancing morale through effective recruiting and retention of highly motivated employees and volunteers.  Categorical responsibilities include:

Management & Personnel

  • Inspiring trust and confidence by effectively articulating the ECS vision and attracting others to help implement the vision
  • Managing and overseeing various organizational projects and programs that are implemented.
  • Providing overall leadership that addresses the full range of organizational development responsibilities
  • Working with managers, supervisors and staff from each department to solve problems and to improve processes and services.
  • Evaluating progress of the planned outcomes and the strategic plan to grow organizational capacity and connect daily work with the vision and mission of the organization.
  • Investing in training and development to foster genuine teamwork, effective communication skills, and high levels of productivity
  • Involving the staff, Board of Directors, and Advisory Councils in periodically assessing the strategic plan to ensure all resources, programs, coalitions, and collaborations are in keeping with, and functioning in support of, the mission and vision of Elder Care Services, Inc. 
  • Addressing any legal issues with ECS counsel and informing the board accordingly.

Finance

  • Leading fundraising efforts and coordinating special finance campaigns.
  • Meeting with donors and corporate supporters to seek financial donations. Establishing a targeted private funding goal, creating a recognition system to honor donors, and aligning the fundraising goal with budgetary needs of the organization.
  • Overseeing the fundraising activities for ECS which includes planning appropriate strategies as well as implementation of various regulations. More specifically, the job requires knowing the organization’s financial needs, submitting donor proposals and taking good care of the organization’s fundraising records.
  • Submitting budget recommendations to the Board of Directors annually and ensuring the organization’s staff abides with the budget that is approved by the board members.
  • Understanding the regulations/rules for all funding sources (grant, county, State & Federal) and ensuring all record keeping and documentation adheres to those funding requirements.

Community

  • Maintaining a positive and professional image, as ECS’s reputation plays a crucial role in properly maintaining and managing individuals as well as businesses that contribute positively to the ECS organization.
  • Developing and nurturing positive relationships with other entities serving seniors, both locally, statewide and nationally, to develop opportunities for outreach and cooperation.
  • Enhancing the agency’s image in the community and being involved in the community.
  • Taking a leadership role in recruiting and maintaining volunteers for ECS’s various programs.

Board Communication

  • Working with the Board to set short- and long-term organizational goals. Goals should include community outreach, organizational capacity, fundraising and capital improvements.
  • Scheduling and assisting in the development of the agenda for Board meetings. Creating an agenda that includes financial reporting, personnel updates, community outreach and progress reports from each standing committees and division managers. Reviewing the ECS work plan and conducting semi-annual employee evaluations.
  • Maintaining open communication with the organization’s board of directors; informing board members regarding any significant changes in the organization’s status and advising members on the most preferred resolutions and strategies to meet their goals and objectives.

Compensation:
Competitive compensation and benefits provided. Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact Information:
Submit resume, desired salary and cover letter by September 27, 2019 to both Tom Kirwin and Sue Weeks at slyk@comcast.net and sweeks@craarchitects.com respectively. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IN BOLD IN YOUR COVER LETTER:

HIGHEST EDUCATION LEVEL COMPLETED
NUMBER OF YEARS OF RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
NUMBER OF YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Resume submissions will be held in the strictest of confidence.


Senior Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Foster Grandparent Program

Full Time Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: To recruit, provide placement and maintain volunteers in the Foster Grandparent Program and act as a liaison between volunteer, agency, and placement during course of service.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience in the field of aging, volunteerism or social services.
  • Computer data entry and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ready access to personal transportation.
  • Ability to work as a team member.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruits and selects volunteers as needed for the Foster Grandparent Program.
  • Prints NSOPW checks and initiates Level 2 background checks before a volunteer is compensated through the program. Receives results of Level 2 background checks before a volunteer is allowed to serve with vulnerable populations.
  • Plans and provides monthly In-Service training for program participants.
  • Arranges for transportation related to volunteer activities for the volunteer as needed.
  • Responds to volunteer concerns in a timely manner, particularly when their health or safety is threatened.
  • Serves as a liaison between volunteer stations and the sponsor.
  • Promotes the agency and Senior Volunteer Programs through presentations and outreach.
  • Provides information, referral, and assistance to volunteers.
  • Works with volunteer stations to maintain positive working relations. Coordinator provides annual Station Training, Orientation Training for volunteers, makes station visits, assists Director with updating MOU's and maintains current knowledge of volunteer job status.
  • Attends and participates in Advisory Council meetings. Assists Advisory Council and Director with planning and implementing the Annual Volunteer Recognition.
  • Attends conferences, meetings, staff training, and any other activities related to the position, including those sponsored by CNCS.
  • Maintains program documentations including program forms and Volunteer Reporter.

LPN/RN

Full Time Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

Performs medication administration and other health care needs for clients at Elder Care Services Adult Day Care Center.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITY REQUIREMENTS           

  • Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse by the State of Florida
  • A reliable personal vehicle available and a good driving record
  • Experience working with the elderly, particularly in an adult day care setting (preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to stoop, lift, bend, and move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to use proper body mechanics in assisting clients to transfer
  • Must pass a level II criminal history check and drug screen prior to employment

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES       

  • Monitor medical needs of Elder Day Stay Clients.
  • Perform medication administration/ management and other health care activities as ordered by client’s physician and maintain medical records.
  • Supervise, train and instruct all CNAs in medical issues to maintain consistency and quality of medical aspect of the Elder Day Stay program.
  • Act as liaison between physician, Elder Day Stay and family to maintain continuity of care and provide support for medical issues.
  • Perform client assessments as directed by the Director of Elder Day Stay.
  • Conduct wellness and nutrition activities to benefit the participants and assist in planning other daily activities.
  • Respond to medical emergencies as needed.
  • Assist individual clients in ambulation, eating, and toileting needs.
  • Attend staff meetings, staff trainings, and other activities integral to Elder Care Services as required.
  • Maintain and complete all required records, reports and other client activities.
  • Serve as the acting director when Director and Assistant Director are not present in the building.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Elder Day Stay and/or the President/CEO.

Applications can be submitted to our main office of Elder Care Services at 2518 West Tennessee Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 or our Elder Day Stay Location 1600 North Monroe Street Suite 11 Tallahassee, FL 32303. **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

All positions require a mandatory pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and criminal history check. ADA, EOE, Drug Free Workplace.