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AmeriCorps Elderly Services Caseworker

Christian Appalachian Project
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Elderly Services Caseworkers help seniors without other sources of support access the services, medical care, and human connection that would otherwise be absent.

Service Activities

--Performs home visitations and transports for participants; easing the effects of isolation and allowing homebound elderly persons to
remain at home for longer periods of time.
--Develops visitation and transport schedule to conduct home visits and assist participants in getting to medical appointments and/or run
errands.
--Serves on a team that plans and prepares program-wide group activities.
--Provides services designed to enhance elderly person’s abilities to function at home in a safe, healthy manner.
--Networks with other community agencies to maintain effective relationships to support referrals and supports for participants.
--Serves in other CAP and AmeriCorps programs when doing so does not interfere with the above duties.
--Participates in additional training and enrichment opportunities as assigned.

Community Need Addressed

Corps members provide access to socialization, healthcare, and other services to help seniors in under-resourced communities remain in their homes longer.

Position Outcomes

Corps members will increase the socialization and access to healthcare and other critical services for home-bound senior citizens.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

In addition to the benefits described above, members also receive access to free mental health counseling. All food and housing is provided for members who choose to live in a CAP volunteer community house. Members who choose to live on their own receive an increased living allowance in lieu of room and board.

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma

CPR, First Aid

Skills you will gain

communication, awareness of rural geriatric issues.

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Disability
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Organization primarily serving older adults, Religious Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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