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Friendly Visiting Coordinator

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Req #:
11329

Job Location(s):
New York, NY

Zip Code:
10006

Category:
Other

Agency:
Isabella Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care

Status:
Regular Full-Time

Office:
Office-based

Located in the heart of the community of Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan is a 705-bed rehabilitation and nursing care facility with a mission to provide quality care through diverse programs and services designed to support health and independence to individuals needing short-stay or long term inpatient care.

Why work for MJHS?:

When you work with us you will receive comprehensive and affordable health and financial benefits, in addition to generous paid vacation, personal and holiday time that you won't find at our competitors. Do you receive a paid day off for your birthday now? No?  You will here!  You will also receive the training, tuition assistance and career development you desire to help you achieve your career goals.  You take care of our patients, residents and health plan members, and we will take care of the rest!

 

Benefits include:

  • Sign-on Bonuses OR Student Loan Assistance for clinical staff
  • FREE Online RN to BSN and MSN degree programs!
  • Tuition Reimbursement for all full and part-time staff
  • Dependent Tuition Reimbursement for clinical staff!
  • Generous paid time off
  • Affordable medical, dental and vision coverage for employee and family members
  • Two retirement plans! 403(b) AND Employer Paid Pension
  • Flexible spending
  • And MORE!

Responsibilities:

The Friendly Visiting Coordinator (FVC) is based at the local case management site in the community. The FVC will work with volunteers, the community, City Meals, the on-site case management team and the homebound elderly. A key role of the position is the coordination of programs that encourage local volunteers to connect with their homebound elderly neighbors on a consistent basis through friendly visiting and its variations.

FVC must recruit, interview and successfully match friendly visiting volunteers with frail homebound and elderly clients in order to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst the homebound population. 

  • Recruit local residents to visit with the homebound elderly
  • Administer the volunteer screening process including interviews and reference checks
  • Train volunteers on the needs of the homebound elderly and emergency protocols
  • Maintain ongoing communication with friendly visiting volunteers via phone calls and emails, and with the homebound elderly with in-home visits and phone calls
  • Manage the matchmaking and introduction process for the volunteer and homebound elderly senior
  • Evaluate the success of matches and program
  • Recognize local friendly visitors with emails, thank you notes and events
  • Work with Citymeals to receive volunteer referrals from our Volunteer department
  • Report to Citymeals, monthly and quarterly the total number of matches and friendly visiting hours
  • Attend Citymeals training sessions

Qualifications:

  • College Degree in Human Services a plus, bi-lingual a must
  • At least three years’ experience in the field of human services and some experience on an administrative level, preferably in the field of aging
  • Microsoft office applications, especially Outlook for email, calendar, contacts
  • Other applications helpful include Excel, internet and research tools
  • Good communication, writing, judgment, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Able to work in a fast–paced environment and handle multiple tasks, maturity, self-assurance and self-motivation     

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