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At Senior Neighbors, we work together to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in our community. Senior Neighbors is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.

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Grand Rapids Senior Center Activity Assistant

Grand Rapids Senior Center
Posted: June 16, 2017

Energetic and creative person to assist the Senior Center Coordinator in planning and implementing center activities (individual & group) with an emphasis on new and innovative programming. View Job Description >

Date Available:  Immediately

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Promote volunteer opportunities to help with the assistance of running the senior center.
  1. Applicant must be organized.
  1. Understand the needs and wants of the senior population.
  1. This position coordinates the activity programs, special events and encourages growth for the center.
  1. Computer knowledge.
  1. Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D. or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Salary: $10.00/hour

If you are interested in this position you can send a resume to Senior Neighbors, 678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 205, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, or fax (616)459-6953 – NO PHONE CALLS

Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Housing Case Manager

Central Office
Posted: June 9, 2017

Part time (24 hours) bachelors level position in the Housing Coordination program. Duties include completing intakes and assessments that identify and determine client’s needs and housing goals. View Job Description >

Facilitate client’s efforts to find or maintain the best housing options available. Update housing list for subsidized housing, independent apartments, and identify emergency housing options. Assist clients with the completion of housing applications, and in obtaining necessary verification and documentations for landlords. Assist clients with general housing needs, obtaining furniture, and identifying moving options. Provide periodic trainings and educational opportunities to promote service in the community, and attend periodic trainings that help improve knowledge and improve services to the seniors we serve.

Date Available:  Immediately

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  1. Ability to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining appropriate housing and shelter.
  1. Training and experience in the area of providing housing interventions on behalf of others.
  1. Have a basic understanding of mortgages, home ownership responsibilities, rental services, and tenant rights.
  1. Desire to work with older adults.
  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  1. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to understand and effectively work with a wide variety of human dynamics and behavior.
  1. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  1. Knowledge of area resources preferred.
  1. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
  1. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  1. Adequate computer skills.

Hourly: $15.38/hour

If you are interested in this position you can send a cover letter and resume by email to toosterbaan@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to Senior Neighbors, Attn: Tom Oosterbaan at 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

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Case Manager

Central Office
Posted: May 19, 2017

Full time position to link older adults on a one-to-one basis with agency and/or community resources, and assist them in ways that enhance independent living in the community. View Job Description >

Date Available:  Immediately

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field preferred.
  1. Experience working with older adults preferred.
  1. Experience in financial planning helpful.
  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  1. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  1. Knowledge of area resources preferred.
  1. Must be willing to take agency determined training on Medicare/Medicaid insurance options in order to be qualified to help agency clients assess for appropriate health insurance coverage.
  1. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards, to use on agency business.
  1. Strong written and oral communication skills. Willingness to speak in public preferred.
  1. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to understand and effectively work with a wide variety of human dynamics and behavior.

Salary: $31,990 annual

If you are interested in this position you can send a cover letter and resume by email to toosterbaan@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to Senior Neighbors, Attn: Tom Oosterbaan at 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

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