JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foster Grandparent Program in various Volunteer Stations as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Gerontology, Education or a related area; and 2 years’ experience working with volunteers and/or program coordination experience, particularly with the elderly population or low-income population. Must have a valid PA driver’s license and current auto insurance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides general supervision and support to Foster Grandparents.

  • With Volunteer Station staff, assigns the volunteers to children with special needs. Maintains required records (including child assignment documentation) pertaining to these assignments, and supervises the Foster Grandparent activities.
  • Arranges for volunteer benefits at the Volunteer Station, including meals, hours and transportation consistent with the Foster Grandparent schedule, the terms of the approved Memorandum of Understanding, and the regulations of the Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Visits each Volunteer Station on a regular basis, usually every five (5) weeks, and prepares site visit reports which are forwarded to the Project Director at least monthly.
  • Provides counseling, problem-solving assistance, and policy and regulation interpretation to volunteers and Volunteer Station staff as required.
  • Arranges for Foster Grandparent participation in Volunteer Station meetings and special trainings as required, including periodic small-group meetings.
  • Provides appropriate Program orientation, including review of teacher information packets, to Volunteer Station staff.
  • Provides counseling and referral to Foster Grandparents regarding problems of daily living, community services, and physical exams or physical problems.
  • Collects volunteer/child assignment information as directed by the Program Director.
  • Conducts a yearly formal interview with each volunteer supervised, including the following:
  • Performance evaluation completed by Volunteer Station supervisor.
  • Performance evaluation prepared by the FGP Coordinator.
  • Income eligibility redetermination.
  • An update of emergency and other personal information in the volunteer personnel file.
  • Assessment of training needs.
  • Attends Program staff meetings to provide input for the development of Program procedures, personnel policies, etc., as well as to ensure proper communication among all Program areas.
  • Assists the Program Director in the recruitment, interview, selection, orientation, and placement of volunteers. Develops local contacts for recruitment.
  • Participates in planning for and implementing special events such as in-service trainings, recognition, health fairs, children’s fairs, and Advisory Council meetings. Provides support to volunteers relative to their participation in these events.
  • With the Program Director, assists with public relations and provides Program interpretation to community agencies and Volunteer Stations.
  • Provides general clerical assistance as required.
  • Provides office coverage for other staff members as required.
  • On a limited basis, when time permits, assists with a) fund raising activities of the Advisory Council and/or Foster Grandparents, and b) Foster Grandparent planned trips and special events held at times other than work days.
  • Assist with promotion of the Foster Grandparent Program through social media and by attending community events.
  • Helps to publish a monthly newsletter and news articles that feature the Foster Grandparents
  • Uses computer programs (Word, Excel, Publisher, email and others) to accomplish job responsibilities.
  • Completes special projects, as assigned, one of which could be verification of volunteer stipend payroll.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Attends meetings and/or training as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to clearly express ideas orally and in writing, and to perform basic arithmetical operations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consumers, community leaders, and the public
  • Ability to understand and accept the needs and rights of older adult
  • Skilled in problem-solving
  • Ability to interpret policies, laws, and regulations
  • Skilled at operating office equipment
  • Knowledge of basic computer operation and of specific computer applications pertaining to job
  • Ability to teach computer basics, internet access and e-mail
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed
  • Ability to maintain composure and remain calm should consumers become aggressive
  • Ability to maintain a caseload of consumers in an effective manner
  • Ability to prepare records and reports
  • Knowledge of the effective functional, organizational, and administrative structuring of volunteer resources
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management including recruitment, selection, placement, training, and retention of volunteers
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate volunteer resources
  • Ability to organize and lead the activities of people, individually and in groups
  • Ability to manage stress

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Works indoors in a common workspace with adequate lighting, temperature and ventilation, as well as normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt, noise, stress, and disruptions. Travels to other work sites as needed, 5 or more times per week.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, and traveling as necessary to carry out essential job duties
  • Dexterity requirements range from simple to coordinated movements of fingers/hands, feet/legs, and/or torso as necessary to carry out duties of job
  • Occasional lifting/carrying of objects with a maximum weight of twenty pounds

Eligible to Telework: Yes

RATE & BENEFITS: Rate is $16.41/hour based on a 37.5 work week. Agency offers health insurance, employee-paid supplemental vision & dental coverage, vision & dental reimbursement, retirement plan, and paid time off & holidays.

Please send all cover letters and resumes no later than December 10, 2020.

EOE/M/F/SO

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.41 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Experience:

  • volunteer or social work: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • PA Driver’s License (Preferred)

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Company’s website:

  • usaaa17.org

Company’s Facebook page:

  • facebook.com/unionsnyderagingpa

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process