• Service Coordinator, Contingent, Day shift, Cheboygan MI

    Posted Date 3 days ago(10/12/2018 9:06 AM)
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    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
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    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Manage the provisions of on-site supportive services for assigned properties. Connect residents to the supportive services needed in order to continue living safely in an independent setting.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Provide direction and resources to residents to enhance their independence and safety. Assist residents with determining insurance costs, balancing checkbooks and hiring care providers.
    2. Assess residents' ability to safely maintain independence and recommend services as needed.
    3. Provide information to residents and their designee regarding available resources and access procedures.
    4. Assist elderly or disabled community clients with application requirements, linking them with services to remain independent and advocate on their behalf.
    5. Coordinate and implement wellness education and enrichment programs to educate and support healthy lifestyles of residents.
    6. Establish and maintain resident files, maintain contact notes, implement service management plan and other required documentation to monitor progress and comply with program requirements.
    7. Collect and establish a community resource directory of providers for use by staff and residents.
    8. Assist with implementation of volunteer support programs.
    9. Collaborate with management in resolving resident disputes.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology or Counseling or five years' experience in social service delivery with senior citizens and non-elderly disabled.



    • Three years' experience in social service delivery with senior citizens and non-elderly disabled.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administrative policies and current industry developments.
    • Knowledge or training related to the aging process, elderly or disability services with ability to apply principles to solve practical problems and deal with variables.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; prepares business letters, summaries and reports using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, and diction.
    • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
    • Ability to work with and demonstrate compassion with vulnerable elderly persons.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively to representatives of HUD and other federal, state and local community assistance organizations.
    • Familiarity with various local community resources.
    • Demonstrated ability to advocate, organize, problem-solve and provide results for residents served.
    • Ability to effectively represent program and center through public speaking to community and referral agencies/groups.
    • Ability to effectively utilize word processing software and American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) Online Software.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
    • Statewide travel required.
    • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record. Valid proof of automobile insurance.


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Ability to stand and move about inside and outside of building.
    • Sees and hears persons served and able to perceive all aspects of the environment of the persons serviced.
    • May lift/carry materials weighing up to 25 lbs.
    • Near visual acuity; hand-eye coordination for computer data entry.


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