STAR-C – Coach 

A new consultation service to help caregivers of older adults with dementia with behavioral challenges

The STAR-C program was designed to help family caregivers who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  The program was clinically tested and proven to lower depression in caregivers and decrease problem behaviors in the person with dementia. This might be behaviors such as repeated questions, resistance to care, wandering, or being up at night.

This program is ideal for caregivers who want to keep their loved one at home for as long as they can. We are excited to be able to offer this program at no cost to the caregiver or their loved one!

Are you interested in becoming a STAR-C Coach?

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience working with cognitively impaired adults and their caregivers
    • Successful applicant will be trained to deliver a manualized evidence-based treatment.
    • Access to reliable transportation
    • Ability to pass background check
    • This position includes vacation, sick pay and paid holidays for full time employees.
    • Contact with caregivers will be via remote technology until COVID restrictions are lifted.

Part and Full time positions available in our Danville and Urbana offices.

 If you’re interested, and willing to provide this service, please contact

CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 217.443.2999

CCU Case Aid

Are you interested in the rapidly-expanding aging services field? Do you have a burning desire to help others? Are you known for going above and beyond to help people in your professional and personal life? We’ve been looking for you!

Your role is assist clients with their needs, provide support to case managers, maintain case files, take initial intake interviews to determine a client’s needs, and provide wellness calls. CCU Case Aides are client advocates that form ongoing, collaborative relationships with clients and local community service providers to help improve a person’s lifestyle for the better.

You will spend a majority of your time speaking with and connecting to clients within the home setting to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their needs and concerns and coordination fundamental services and resources needed for clients to be successful in reaching their highest level of functioning.

What does it take to be a successful CCU Case Aid?

  • Demonstrate sensitivity, empathy, and cultural competency towards older adults
  • Provide excellent service and care
  • Be detail oriented, organized, accurate and flexible
  • Able to multi task
  • Success oriented and goal driven
  • A passion for helping others

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • A desire to learn and a positive attitude
  • Previous experience in customer service or social service setting
  • Competency in typing and data entry
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

Full-time benefits include 10 vacation days, 6 sick days, and 14 holidays. You must successfully pass a background check, complete mandatory IDOA training programs, and be able to physically perform all duties assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour

Community Care Case Manager

A Community Care Case Manager at CRIS Healthy-Aging provides broad-spectrum care coordination by linking our local elders with the vital programs and services they need to achieve their highest levels of success and functioning.

Your role is to support and assist clients by developing an individualized care plan with goals to obtain the resources the individual needs to improve upon their physical, social, and financial well being.

Community Care Case Managers are client advocates that form ongoing, collaborative relationships with clients and local community service providers to help improve a person’s lifestyle for the better.

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • RN or Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Previous experience in customer service, social service, or nursing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency in typing and data entry
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

Work Hours: 35 hour work week with rotating hours between 7:30AM – 5:00PM Monday – Friday: with once monthly weekend call rotation.

As a full time employee, you will earn 10 days vacation and 6 sick days.

You must successfully pass a background, complete mandatory IDOA training programs, and be able to physically perform all duties assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Case Worker/Investigator – Adult Protective Services

Primary job responsibilities include the assessment of abuse, neglect, or exploitation reports, casework and follow-up of substantiated abuse cases, and competition of documentation and paperwork related to APS cases. Must meet Illinois Department on Aging intake, assessment, casework, and follow-up required timelines. Preferred education of bachelor’s degree in health, social sciences, social work, health care administration, gerontology, or criminal justice with one year experience in health and human services

Essential Functions:

  • Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in conducting investigations and protective services to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation to elderly individuals, people with disabilities (ages 18-59) and their families following the Illinois Department on Aging and Area Agency on Aging Adult Protective Services (APS) program standards and reporting procedures.
  • Complies fully with all APS regulations and program plan requirements which may include required time frames for priority level cases, and substantiated cases, and all service activity. Utilizes a variety of clinical modalities to engage and intervene with client, family members and others involved.
  • Prepares comprehensive initial intake, investigation reports, quarterly reassessment and closeouts on Adult Protective cases through manual/computerized assessment, case notes, and forms according to contract, funder and agency requirements.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate client files and databases, as required by agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing or accrediting bodies.
  • Provides thorough client updates during supervision as well as immediately notifying the supervisor of any risk of harm issues related to the client. Works with the Multi-Disciplinary Team Advisory Group and utilizes their input in case work.
  • Refers clients for required services, advocates for their needs, and ensures timely follow up regarding their receipt of services.
  • Completes all required and applicable training to maintain APS certification.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation with current vehicle insurance
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Bachelor’s degree in health, social sciences, social work, health care administration, gerontology, or criminal justice

The rate of pay commensurate with experience. Benefits include earning 10 vacation days and 6 sick days per year. Please send resume to KimS@agetrong.org or mail to CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin, Danville, IL 61832. 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