CommonBond Communities

AS Coordinator - Senior Sites

Location
Hastings, MN
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Closes
Oct 12, 2020
Ref
ASCOO01482-2_3
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It’s why we’re more than housing—we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services—because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people—families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers—call a CommonBond community “home.”  Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation, and Excellence. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team. 

CommonBond invites qualified applicants to apply for an Advantage Services Coordinator position at our Oak Ridge Manor and Oak Terrace properties. This position will provide professional mental health support, crisis intervention, assessment, referral, advocacy, and supportive services for residents of identified senior housing communities. Advantage Services Coordinator will also plan, coordinate and evaluate programs provided for residents at selected communities.

  • Oak Ridge Manor, located in Hastings, MN, offers one-bedroom apartments for qualifying seniors. Amenities include controlled access entry, community room with full kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, and more. At Oak Ridge Manor is home for seniors aged 62 or better.
  • Oak Terrace is located in Oakdale, MN and is home for seniors 62 or better. 

 

Why CommonBond Communities?:

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS

  • Coordinates a network of service providers to meet the needs of the housing community and individuals.
  • Responds to referrals for individualized services.
  • Assesses community and individual needs through resident leadership and assessment.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the referral source, the individual, other CommonBond Communities staff, and community service resource.
  • Maintains accurate, timely, and detailed documentation on casework and group-based programs in accordance with professional ethics and guidelines.
  • Responds by phone to resident referrals from the site manager or others within 24 hours and arranges for an assessment appointment within five working days.
  • Works with residents to explore options, set goals, and obtain services.
  • Consults with casework consultant and/or supervisor as directed by protocols, procedures, and Advantage Services guidelines.
  • Acts as liaison between community service providers and housing management.

Coordinates the implementation of Wellness Opportunities in housing communities

  • Maintains communications with mini-clinic, foot care nurse, and home care agency nurse case manager for each housing community.
  • Promotes and coordinates the services of wellness speakers, exercise classes, and flu shots and conducts monthly discussion groups for residents by working with appropriate agencies, institutions, residents, and families.


Promotes positive relationships within the community and surrounding neighborhood

  • Provide empowerment and encouragement that executes resident leadership.
  • Provide assistance to residents to plan and execute community-building activities.
  • In collaboration with residents, develops, plans, and implements the activities of the senior advantage center (where applicable).
  • Develops a directory of service/resources for each housing community.
  • Coordinates publication of each housing community’s monthly newsletter.
  • Maintain productive relationships with owner/affiliate boards where appropriate and with community partners.
  • Participate in ongoing interactions with the Resource Development team on volunteer recruitment and in corporate-sponsored site projects and activities.

Team Participation

  • Actively participates in Advantage Services team meetings and promotes collaborative problem solving and professional development.
  • Works collaboratively with property management staff and other departments of CommonBond Communities.

Professional Development

  • Develops an annual professional growth plan for continuing training.
  • Contributes to the professional growth efforts of the Advantage Services team.

Performs other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in related field or at least three years experience in a related field
  • Two years of experience providing individual services to a diverse population of individuals and families.
  • Experience providing mental health support services
  • Knowledge of community resources and service networks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to network and develop community partnerships.
  • Experience utilizing MS Office and web-based programs.
  • Be Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position. 
  • Training in the aging process, elder services, disability services, eligibility for and procedures of Federal and applicable State entitlement programs, drug and alcohol use and abuse by the elderly, and mental health issues.
  • Two years of experience implementing human service programs.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensed Mental Health professional
  • Four or more years of experience providing individual services to a diverse population of individuals and families.
  • Experience working with refugees and/or knowledge of immigration procedures and issues
  • Masters Degree in social work, human services, or related field.
  • Experience with employment assistance, homelessness, mental illness, chemical dependency, and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of low-income housing programs.
  • Supervision experience with volunteers, interns, or paid staff.
    Multilingual

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to file documents.
  • Ability to enter data into a computer.
  • Ability to interact verbally with internal and external audiences.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing and able to travel between sites.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as scheduled.

 

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