25 to 29 hours per week
• Requires at least four years of combined education and experience in geriatric case work or elder services.
• Must have sufficient knowledge of local resources in order to identify and secure social services for seniors in Onondaga County, and of eligibility criteria for entitlement programs.
• Must also possess a current driver license, reliable transportation.
• Must have experience using various computer applications.
1. Provide information, referrals and case assistance to senior citizens (age 60 and older), with particular emphasis on those with the greater social and economic needs.
2. Provide linkages to existing entitlement programs and social services, and assist with obtaining, filling out and submitting forms.
3. Develop and maintain a resource directory for senior services available in Onondaga County.
4. Conduct outreach efforts into the assigned community, including door-to-door outreach,
public presentations, and regular visits to senior citizen centers, congregate meal sites, senior
housing facilities, and community organizations serving senior citizens.
5. Identify isolated senior citizens through referrals from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth, PEACE, Inc. programs and other local human service agencies.
6. Make appropriate referrals to established case management services, where appropriate.
7. Follow-up to the maximum extent possible, using home visits and telephone calls, to ensure that each client receives the services needed.
8. Maintain records and data, and submit necessary reports in a timely manner.