Social Isolation Project Manager & Social Media Specialist

Social Isolation Project Manager Job Description (appx 3/4 time):

The Social Isolation project for older adults was designed in partnership with the U of I Human Factors and Aging Laboratory / CHART to focus on using smart technology, such as Amazon Echo, to increase social connectedness, individual autonomy, and happiness to reduce social isolation and loneliness and improve the lives of older adults.

The project manager will oversee the project, including the following responsibilities:
• Manage communication with the senior housing complexes in Champaign and Vermilion counties
• Provide staff for training on Amazon Echo device capabilities
• Develop process and vehicle for capturing participant information
• Distribute Amazon Echo devices to participants
• Administer follow-up contact with participants to collect pre and post data
• De-identify and share participant data with CHART (with participant consent)
• Provide UCLA Loneliness Scale (including a pre-assessment and post assessment for comparison)

Social Media Specialist Job Description (appx 1/4 time):

The social media specialist will assist the Director of Communication with creating and implementing the marketing plan and executing on tactical communications and advertising, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
• Manage the creation and collection of all marketing and advertising materials
• Manage social media sites and their continuous messaging
• Monitor and foster communication through social media sites
• Maintain and promote calendar of events
• Maintain knowledge of marketing trends, developments, and best practices

Minimum Qualifications
• Some college in related field
• Demonstrated familiarity with video/voice-assisted technology
• Experience working with older adults and technology
• Experience in using social media as a marketing platform
• Access to reliable transportation
• Ability to pass background check

You must successfully pass a background check and all occupational health employment physical requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity
We take great pride in being an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours/week
Rate of Pay: $17.00/hour

If you are interested, please contact:

CRIS Healthy-Aging Center
309 N Franklin St, Danville, Illinois 61832
217-443-2999

Adult Protective Services Investigator/Caseworker

Full-time

Minimum Requirements:                           

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license, dependable transportation with current vehicle insurance
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have a working knowledge of the judicial system to include the requirements and process of Orders of Protections and Guardianships
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Essential Functions:

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Type a minimum of 40wpm with a familiarity with Excel and Microsoft office
  • Become AIRs A/D certified when CRIS offers testing.
  • Have the ability to assess needs through nonverbal means, such as environment, body language and appearance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess situations to provide protections to the alleged victim/victim by implementing Early Intervention Services to meet the immediate needs in the areas of housing, medical, food, utilities, etc. to ensure the abuse has been decreased and/or alleviated.
  • Use investigative skills and techniques to assess the needs of the victim and abuser to change/eliminate the abusive situation during case work and follow up periods.
  • Refer abusive situations in which the victim needs the court system, law enforcement or removal from a dangerous situation.
  • Complete accurate and relevant paperwork that supports the decisions made.
  • Meet all training requirements that are outlined by IDOA Standards as well as the CRIS proposal
  • For the Adult Protective Services Grant. Complete monthly and quarterly reports as stipulated in grant requirements and requested by the Director of Outreach Services.

EOE

If you are interested, please contact:

CRIS Healthy-Aging Center
309 N Franklin St, Danville, Illinois 61832
217-443-2999

Senior Information Coach

Are you an enthusiastic person that enjoys working with the senior population and adults with disabilities? CRIS Healthy-Aging Center is hiring a full time Senior Information Coach for Champaign County.

Responsibilities:

  • Initial contact for clients to assess their needs
  • Making referrals for services
  • Answer and process requests for information regarding services for the older populations, age 60 and over as well as individuals, age 18-59 that have a disability.
  • Organize and prioritize caseload to meet required standards of the Older American’s Act and standards placed by ECIAAA
  • Provide in-house, site and outreach activities including the completion of forms and follow-up on Social Security, Insurance, Circuit Breaker, Energy Assistance, Tax relief, action plan if applicable and ongoing assessment of client needs.
  • Complete case notes and documentation on all clients.

Requirements:

  • Experience in Social Work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer skills
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation with insurance

If you have the above requirements, we want to talk to you. Your work schedule will be Monday – Friday with occasional weekend availability. Send resume to CRIS Healthy-Aging 309 N Franklin St, Danville, IL 61832 or email AprilB@agestrong.org  EOE

For a printable CRIS Healthy Aging Center Application: CLICK HERE


All candidates for a position with CRIS Healthy-Aging must undergo a criminal background check and a drug screening test to be considered for employment. CRIS Healthy-Aging Center and CRIS Rural Mass Transit are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Send resume to CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N Franklin St, Danville, IL 61832 or submit resume to hr@agestrong.org