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POSITION TITLE:    Neighborhood Advisor

PROGRAM:              Senior Services                              

PART-TIME:              20 Hours Per Week

WORK WEEK:          Monday, Wednesday, Friday* | *May require some weekends

Position Summary

Neighborhood Advisor Program (NAP) provides information and assistance to adults ages 60+ with the greatest social and economic need.  They serve as a liaison between clients and resources within in the community.  The goal of the NAP program is to support the needs of older adults. Employee must demonstrate a commitment to serving Dunbar’s clients and to upholding the agency’s mission. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate a warm and friendly environment where seniors feel comfortable engaging in program activities.

  • Provide up to date information on available opportunities.

  • Provide documentation and record-keeping as required by the Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long-Term Care Services (OCDALTCS)

  • Attend trainings and in-services as required by OCDALTCS.

  • Conduct community outreach and engagement activities as required, to include:  referrals, follow-up, and community presentations.  These services should particularly be targeted to hard-to-reach, isolated and homebound populations.

  • Complete program reporting as required.

  • Develop and maintain a list of key contacts and partners within the service area.  Establish a referral system to help connect clients to available resources.

  • Develop and maintain a list of community guest speakers to provide information, opportunities, and resources with seniors.

  • Plan and implement field trips and other activities of interest to seniors.

  • Oath of Confidentiality and Comply with agency policies and procedures

  • Serve meals.

  • Wash, sanitize, and clean kitchen area surfaces, utensils, trays, serving areas and kitchen equipment.  Sweep and dust mop floors.

  • Assist with maintaining attendance and enrollment.

  • Meet regularly with community partners to match participants with opportunities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Human Services or related field with a minimum of three years related experience in Social Work or Senior Services.

Requirements and Skills

  • Ability to apply a range of software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and any business-related databases at an operational level.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience working in a mentoring or advisory role.

  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and be able to communicate ideas, advice, and feedback.

Working Arrangements

  • Must possess a valid in-state Driver’s License and car insurance.

 

Please send Cover letter, resume and (3) References to:

aharper@dunbarsyr.org

 

 

POSITION TITLE:     Community Health Worker (CHW)

FULL-TIME:              40 Hours Per Week

WORK WEEK:          Monday – Friday* | *May require some weekends

 

Position Summary

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has a remarkable understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship with the community

enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health system and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.  A CHW builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Dunbar Center Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

  2. Delivers services to vulnerable and high-risk individuals, particularly those hard-to-reach and/or with social needs, in home and community-based settings.

  3. Draws upon and uses lived experiences to provide advocacy, support and referral service to individuals assigned to their caseload.

  4. Conducts and interprets individual assessments to identify non-clinical needs and mitigate any barriers to resources and services.

  5. Improves access to health and human services for individuals through in-person interactions, telephone contacts, and coordination of referrals per protocols of ministry's specific programming.

  6. Provides basic education regarding chronic health conditions and health promotion in a way that promotes understanding and self-management by the individual. Reinforces health literacy and educational messages using appropriate tools and supplies within scope of practice.

  7. Facilitates or conducts enrollment in available federal, state and local programs to increase access to health care and support services. Examples include health coverage via the insurance marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, social security benefits, food, and housing services.

  8. Serves as a liaison between providers and patients to facilitate communication and coordination of services. Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of patients' adherence in relation to care plan objectives per protocol.

  9. Provides in-service education to service providers (including licensed health care professionals and health professions students) relative to healthcare customs/beliefs of the focus population and works cooperatively with other community agencies and clinical care teams to promote culturally appropriate services.    

  10. Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community services and resources; maintains frequent contact with community agencies serving vulnerable populations and participates in community meetings. 

  11. Completes timely and accurate documentation of services provided to individuals in electronic medical record or another platform per agency protocol. Maintains electronic files, which include consent, release of information, and applicable assessments. Documents notes, activities, service plans, and outcomes achieved by individuals in an effective manner

  12. Assists with data collection and interpretation relevant to understanding health and social service outcomes. 

  13. Practice efficient time management and document time allocation accurately (if applicable). 

  14. Other duties as needed and assigned by the manager. 

  15. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the local community based on personal lived experience and the ability to articulate the lived experience and perspective.

  2. High school diploma or GED. AAS or BA, preferred. One to three (1-3) years of community involvement experience. Must meet additional state/local requirements as appropriate. Ability to earn a CHW certificate is preferred.

  3. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

  4. Work requires ability to communicate orally and to hear or communicate with focus population. Bi-lingual skills to work with patients in their native language are preferred; certification as a medical interpreter/translator is a plus.

  5. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is preferred.

  6. Must be comfortable working and serving in a diverse and inclusive environment, and operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment with clinical supervision where applicable.

  7. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Dunbar Association, Inc.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Must be able to set and organize own work priorities and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.

  2. Must have access to timely and reliable transportation.

  3. Must be able to maintain healthy boundaries with individuals and practice self-care.

  4. Must be able to travel to the patient's homes as needed.

  5. Must be able to work from home as needed

  6. Must possess the ability to comply with Dunbar Center policies and procedures.

Please send Cover letter, resume and (3) References to:

aharper@dunbarsyr.org

POSITION TITLE:     Summer Youth Specialist (SYS)

FULL-TIME:              40 Hours Per Week

WORK WEEK:          Monday – Friday

Position Summary

For six (6) weeks, the Summer Youth Specialist will be responsible for supporting student centered youth programming for youth/teens ages 5-16, engage with parents and promote family involvement to provide quality programming that is satisfying and engaging for youth. 

Dunbar Association, Inc. represents a diverse community. Approximately 95% of our students arrive with diverse backgrounds. Our staff must exhibit successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities. In addition, our staff must demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community engagement and communication with Dunbar’s diverse population.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist staff with set up and/or take down of activities.

  • Assist staff with overall supervision of youth to ensure a safe and fun environment is maintained.

  • Interact and communicate with staff, parents, children/youth, fellow volunteers and the community, at large, in a positive and professional manner.

  • Conduct self in a manner befitting the positive image that the Dunbar Association Community Centre endeavors to convey in the community, whether at work or on personal time.

  • Oath of Confidentiality.

  • Be reliable in attendance at programs, as scheduled.

  • Exhibit effective communication skills in listening and talking to youth, as well as communicating with Dunbar staff regarding concerns with youth.

  • Ensure safety of youth and teens at all times

  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.

 

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

  • Commitment to collaboration and teaming and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.

 

Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age

 

Working Arrangements

  • Complete Employment Application form.

 

                                      Please send Cover letter, resume and three (3) References to:

                                                                        aharper@dunbarsyr.org

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