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Coordinator of Elder and Disability Services

Job Description
Organization: 
The Center on Colfax
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

 

The Coordinator of Elder and Disability Services is an onsite full-time salaried position responsible for assisting with SAGE of the Rockies daily facilitation of older adult programs and supports. This position will also assist with the implantation of programming that is focused on supporting individuals with disabilities. This position will report to the Director of Elder Services. This position requires skills and background in gerontology, disabilities, crisis intervention, counseling, knowledge of the issues specific to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender aging, and awareness of and relationship with community services available and appropriate to individuals who are older and/or have a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activity. This position requires effective communication skills and the ability to work closely with Center staff and the public. This is not a clinical counseling position.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Assist with organization and facilitation of groups.
  • Setup and takedown of groups.
  • Work alongside the director and assist with program development.
  • Address consumer concerns and assist with conflict resolution.
  • Assist with outreach and community engagement.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of projects and programming.
  • Develop and implement programming that is focused on LGQTQ+ disabled individuals.
  • Connect participants to resources within the community.
  • Handle confidential and sensitive information without breach.
  • Assist with the management of SAGE volunteer programming.
  • Ensure timely and accurate record keeping and documentation.
  • Work closely with Center stakeholders for information exchange including the Vice President of Programs & Community Engagement, Director of Elder Services, Front Desk & Volunteer Manager, Friendly Visitor participants, community volunteers and SAGE of the Rockies program participants. 
  • Represent The Center in the community, i.e. senior fairs, outreach events.
  • Attend appropriate agency and department meetings.
  • Assist with the development of flyers, newsletters, programs, etc. to market program.  
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with collaborating agencies and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field.
  • Knowledge of group functions, formation, facilitation, principles, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience and/or education aging populations.
  • Experience in disability services, programming and supports.
  • Have acquired 1-2 years professional work experience with seniors, in both direct and indirect practice.
  • Experience with community organizing, including forming and facilitating committees.
  • Experience with data collection, matrix keeping and survey administration.
  • Knowledgeable of LGBT culture.
  • Possess knowledge of local, senior serving community resources in the Denver Metro Area.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation and report writing
  • Experience facilitating discussion and activity groups.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and diverse workload.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite and/or ability to learn new computer skills as needed.
  • Commitment to addressing social inclusion for the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the Center and its constituents.
  • Must possess a proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving.
  • Must possess an energetic and enthusiastic attitude to work with the LGBTQ population while exercising patience and understanding.
  • Must possess a willingness to be part of a team and work cooperatively with all Center staff.
  • Passing a criminal history background check.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and required to provide valid proof of vaccination. Reasonable accommodation available.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required. Work in a loud, fast paced and continually evolving professional environment.
  • May work in outside areas.
  • Occasional lifting up to 35 lbs. with reasonable accommodation.
  • Able to bend, twist and stand for extended periods.
  • Able to lift chairs and move tables.
  • Must be able to work onsite.
  • Frequent giving, receiving, and analyzing of information. Frequent talking, writing,
  • Frequent use of computers, standard office equipment and Microsoft Office software on PCs.
  • May involve some travel in and around the Denver Metro Area.
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed.
  • Must be available to work Denver PrideFest on the fourth weekend of every June.
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

$46,000 to $49,000 annually, based on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: 

PTO, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Short term disability, Long term disability, and 403 (b) retirement plan. 

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, summarizing your skill sets and desire to work at the Center along with your resume to jeatonlynch@lgbtqcolorado.org  

 

Closing Date:     February 2, 2022 

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