Job Opening – Project Director for Community Parent Resource Center

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JOB DESCRIPTION

LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center in Wasilla is seeking an energetic and caring individual for Project Director for the Community Parent Resource Center. The CPRC provides support to families with children with special needs. This is a full-time position. A driver’s license and automobile, properly insured, will be needed for this position. To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume to linda@linksprc.org by November 21, 2017.

Job Title: Project Director Community Parent Resource Center
Full Time
Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Wasilla

Title: Project Director: Community Parent Resource Center

Scope of Work:

Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead activities of the Community Parent Resource Center project to ensure that goals, objectives and all elements of the CPRC are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

Job Responsibilities

Review CPRC funding agreements and develop a plan to accomplish project deliverables.
Establish work plan for each phase of project and arrange for assignment of project personnel.
Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
Work directly with parents to support student advocacy.
Work with school personnel and other agency personnel to support student advocacy.
Organize trainings and conferences on special education and disability related topics.
Facilitate parent support groups.
Represent agency at interagency and community meetings.
Maintain data and records on work performed
Participate in professional development and agency meetings

Qualifications
Experience as a parent, guardian or sibling of a child with a disability or evidence of extraordinary understanding of parent perspective and disability issues
Successful experience leading a project
Excellent communication skills; written, oral and listening skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities and use time efficiently
Ability to understand and respect boundaries during the support process
Skills in working with families during stressful times
Knowledge of disability issues, Education and Early Start systems
Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrates respectful, cooperative and courteous manner
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to work independently
Basic computer skills

Job Opening for ADRC/HUMS Specialist

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11/9/17 We are hiring! LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center in Wasilla is seeking an energetic and caring individual to work as an Aging and Disability Resource/ HUMS Specialist. This is a full time position.  A driver’s license and automobile, properly insured, will be needed for this position.  The closing date is 4:00 p.m., August 18, 2017.

To apply please email a detailed cover letter and resume to linda@linksprc.org. The cover letter is used as an example of writing and is required.

Below is the complete job description:

LINKS Mat SU Parent Resource Center/Mat-Su Aging and Disability Resource Center in Wasilla is seeking an energetic and caring individual to work as a community health worker and aging and disability resource center specialist. This is a full-time position. This position will work with clients who are determined to be at highest risk for urgent care and emergency room visits or hospitalizations in the High Utilizer Mat-Su program (HUMS). A driver’s license and automobile, properly insured, will be needed for this position. To apply, submit a letter of interest and a resume to linda@linksprc.org by November 21, 2017.

Job Title: ADRC Specialist/ Community Health Worker Full Time Status: Non-Exempt Location: Wasilla
Summary of Position: Employee will work with clients who are at risk for urgent care and emergency room visits or hospitalizations in the High Utilizer Mat-Su program (HUMS).

Responsibilities & Duties:
Screen and assess callers to determine the need for assistance and referral
Provide information and referral to people who have disabilities, seniors, family members, and other agencies
Provide assistance with hospital discharges when needed
Provide information individually as requested or in group settings
Provide one-on-one options counseling and assistance to ensure successful linkage to services
Coordinate services with individuals consent
Provide advocacy with individuals to access services
Follow up to see if services were put in place or if more assistance is needed
Document and record services, including length of time to access services
Attend community events as representative of the ADRC program
Assist with development of forms, and tracking documents
Assist consumers in transition/diversion from institutional care to home environment
Provide public, private, community and other stakeholder presentations regarding the presence of ADRC services available
Complete reports, consumer/caller notes, and other documentation including required ADRC program reports in a timely and thorough manner
Attend Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings
Attend state quarterly ADRC Advisory meetings
Assist with fundraising activities and special events
Duties will require traveling throughout the borough
Carry out other assignments as required

Skills & Experience Required:
Ability to work independently and as a team
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Alaska driver’s license, vehicle, and insurance
Expertise with computers, including data base management
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in health and human services, with experience providing services to seniors and people with disabilities.

Alzheimer’s Resource Center Summer Trainings

Legal Issues for  Caregivers
Tuesday 

July 19th
12:00-1:00pm
Go ToMeeting
AND/OR Conference Call
Contact: Amber Smith
 
 

In this class we explore some of the legal issues faced by those who are caring for someone with dementia. Who has the legal authority to make decisions? What documents reflect that authority? When does someone lose the capacity to make their own decisions? What should you to do if abuse is suspected?
Guest Speaker:
Pamela R. Kelley, J.D.
 
RSVP required. 

Meaningful Activities and Purposeful Days

Tuesday 

August 16th
12:00-1:00pm
Go ToMeeting
AND/OR Conference Call
Contact: Amber Smith
 
 

Come and join us for an interactive and informative talk about activities from the social, physical, emotional, and even spiritual aspect. Our goal will be to identify caring approaches that motivate and support successful involvement in diverse and personally meaningful activities for men and women living with dementia.
Guest Speaker: Debbie Chulick
RSVP required. 

If I knew then what I know now, Parent Panel Discussion

LINKS will be hosting two parent panels addressing parenting experiences gained from raising children with disabilities. The first will be April 6th from 5:30-7:00pm in Butte and the second will be on April 12th from 5:30-7:00pm. There will be introduction o panel members, individual stories, a panel discussion, and then a question and answer session.