Website Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc.
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SENIOR SERVICES OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT: Elder Assistance Services
POSITION: Caregiver Specialist Counselor
Each employee will further the goals and objectives of Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc. and will comply with policies and guidelines established by the Board of Directors and any/all funding agencies. The Caregiver Specialist Counselor will cooperate to the fullest extent with all other projects of Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc. in order to provide services that prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization of older persons and to foster their independence, dignity and an improved quality of life.
Duties include, but not limited to:
1. Provide resources to caregivers
2. Be an advocate for the caregivers
3. Carry a caseload of caregivers
4. Respond to referrals received
5. Maintain files
6. Attend the annual Caregiver Specialist conference and participate in all mandatory SSCI agency meetings and trainings
7. Assist in EAS as needed
8. Other duties as assigned
Clerical skills, experience in operation of office machines and telephone skills. Must be able to follow instructions and work independently. Must be flexible, adaptive and have good organizational skills. Experience and knowledge of the needs of older individuals in the local community is desirable. Of highest consideration is a candidate with empathy, patience, compassion and skill in developing a good rapport with older individuals and with other agency staff.
This individual reports to the EAS Coordinator
A High School diploma or equivalent with preference given to a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Sociology, Psychology or other related field work.
Monday-Friday, up to 19 hours per week, unless otherwise approved by the supervisor
Senior Services of Central Illinois is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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