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Community Advocate

Location:Fairfield, CT
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Institute on Aging
Unit/Shift Hours:Days

To advocate, counsel, and coordinate needs of community based clients of the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention (the Center), and conduct outreach and education activites about elder abuse. prevention.

Reports To: Program Director, Institute on Aging

Titles Supervised: N/A
Duties:Essential Job Functions:

1. Creates and conducts outreach and education on elder abuse, geriatric services and other related topics for the Center with particular attention to building relationships with community partners and agencies.
2. Manages intake and coordination of needs for all shelter clients. Coordination may include field trips with the client to outside agencies and organizations, such as the bank, court, or to purchase personal items.
3. Coordinates needs and advocates for Center clients not appropriate for shelter, including but not limited to an initial assessment, social service referral, medical care coordination, senior living needs planning, court advocacy, caregiver support, and crisis intervention.
4. Identifies potential new elder abuse initiatives or needs, plans them in conjunction with Program Director and implements new initiatives with appropriate community partners to prevent elder abuse in Connecticut.
5. All other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master of Social Work, Nursing, Public Health or related degree preferred.
Experience: Requires at least 1-2 years of geriatric care experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within geriatrics as well as senior.

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