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Posted on 06/16/2017

Older Adults Program Activities Coordinator

Outreach Community Services - Carol Stream, IL

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Job Description

The Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream (OCC)

The Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream is a multi-purpose, neighborhood resource center serving a low-income, ethnically diverse neighborhood. Services include counseling, casework, mentoring, community development, services for older adults and after-school and summer programs for children and youth.

The Activities Coordinator serves on a team of staff, volunteers and graduate level interns to provide supportive services to older adults (age 60+) in the southeast Carol Stream Community. Program services include a mood and memory clinic, support groups, transportation services, case management and a variety of activities. The Activities Coordinator is responsible for effectively engaging and developing relationships with older adults and developing and implementing a range of social activities aimed at reducing isolation, encouraging mental stimulation, physical activity, creativity and the further education of participants in the Older Adults Program. Activities are facilitated at the Community Center in Carol Stream and on-site at local senior living facilities. The Activities Coordinator is also responsible for transporting older adults, tracking participation and program reports.

Job Requirements

The position requires an enthusiasm for engaging older adults (age 60+) and an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of this life stage. Previous volunteer or employment experience with older adults. Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. Strong group facilitation skills; the ability to create and implement activities and foster growth and personal development. Previous volunteer management skills a plus. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. A valid IL driver’s license, good driving record and reliable vehicle. A commitment to Outreach Community Ministries’ Statement of Mission and Faith.

Part-time at 28 hours each week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am-3pm with remaining hours flexible based on planned activities.

The hourly rate for this position falls between $14.50 and $16.50 based on language ability, skills, and experience.

Outreach Community Ministries, Inc. (OCM) is a Christian, community service organization seeking to attract and hire a diverse staff of highly competent professional employees. 

OCM complies with all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination in employment, including nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and disability.  As a religious organization, OCM reserves the right to make employment decisions based on its religious identity, as permitted by state and federal law. 

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