Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

At Area 10 you can use your talents to make a difference in the community and gain valuable experience at the same time. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please contact us at (812) 876-3383 for additional information.

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Public Transit Driver

Full-Part Time Starting pay-$10/hr.
This position reports directly to Dispatcher with access to the Assistant Transit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Safe transportation of passengers in agency vehicles. Routes will be designated, most of which are diversified in nature because they are demand-responsive and include door-to-door service for patrons as assigned through the Dispatcher.
  • Assistance of passengers including individuals confined to wheelchairs.
  • Maintenance of records for the program including collecting and recording of data, filling out appropriate forms.
  • Routine inspection and basic maintenance of vehicles (i.e., checking oil and gas levels, maintaining proper tire pressure, washing vehicles, etc.), reporting any problems with the vehicle and keeping the vehicle clean at all times.
  • Collection of and accounting for fares and donations, sale of tickets and passes and handling of these monies and daily deposit of funds.
  • Successful completion of training including First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Safety, and Sensitivity Training with disabilities, Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with passengers and staff.
  • Promote public transit services and increase passenger trips.
  • Abide by all FCC rules regarding radio communication.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Commercial Drivers License, Class C or above, with passenger endorsement may be required. Able to assume the job responsibilities outlined above. Demonstrated vehicle driving skills, safe driving record, good physical condition, no criminal convictions. Satisfactory physical exams and drug and alcohol testing required as a condition of employment.

Characteristics:

Important personality traits are cooperation, loyalty, dependability, safety-mindedness, politeness and ability to work without direct supervision. Also necessary are a neat appearance and respectful demeanor.

Mechanic

DESCRIPTION:

This position reports directly to the Fleet and Facilities Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs vehicle maintenance and ensures vehicles are reliable and safe for public transportation
  2. Performs preventative maintenance program for each Rural Transit vehicle which includes oil changes, spark plugs replacement, tune-ups, filter replacement.
  3. Performs repairs on all vehicles, as well as 5,000 mile, 10,000 mile, and 15,000 mile inspections.
  4. Makes diagnosis to determine if repairs are needed.
  5. Performs minor maintenance and repairs in and around the garage.
  6. Maintains maintenance records and submits maintenance reports to Fleet Manager on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  7. Initiates purchase of parts needed for repairs.
  8. Certifies vehicle safety.
  9. Responds to road calls.
  10. Maintains contact with drivers to discuss vehicle problems and to respond to road calls.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Able to assume job responsibilities as outlined.  Licensed mechanic preferred.  Experience is essential in vehicle safety and maintenance, with Ford engines preferred.  Excellent knowledge of brake systems and suspension systems is required.  Experience with electrical systems is highly desired.  Must pass fitness for duty and drug and alcohol screening prior to start date.  Must have and maintain a good driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently.
  2. Must be able to frequently bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push and pull.
  3. Must have normal hearing, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
  4. Must have normal vision, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
  5. Must be able to drive as needed.
  6. Must be able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  7. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  8. Must be able to stand and walk frequently.
  9. Must be able to climb and/or maintain balance.
  10. Must be free from fainting spells, blackouts, dizziness, or seizures.
  11. Must have the ability to tolerate exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes and chemical compounds and solutions.
  12. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Cognitive Requirements:

  1. Must be able to read parts manuals; to analyze, diagnose and repair equipment failures.
  2. Must have knowledge of appropriate IOSHA/OSHA guidelines.
  3. Must possess strong organization skills.
  4. Must have the ability to analyze and solve problems.
  5. Must have the ability to effectively communicate.
  6. Must have the ability to evaluate and determine the proper course of action in situations that pose a safety risk.

CERTIFICATION:

  • CDL with passenger endorsement within six months of hire date

CHARACTERISTICS:

Important personality traits are the ability to relate well to drivers and Area 10 staff and to work well with selected local mechanics and supervisors.  The individual should be dependable, cooperative, responsible and able to perform work independently.

Options Counselor

TITLE:

Options Counselor, full-time non-exempt.

DESCRIPTION:

The Options Counselor serves as a critical team member of our ADRC, which serves as the single entry point for individuals in need of long term care supports and services. Options Counselor helps individuals identify and obtain the supports and services to assist them in meeting their needs. Counselor acts as advocate by providing information and referral services so individuals can make informed decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide person-centered planning in Options Counseling
  2. Assess individuals, determining needs, and refer them to appropriate resources based on their preferences
  3. Understand all available public and private resources
  4. Ensure compliance of state and federal guidelines related to Options Counseling service
  5. Develop initial person-centered plan of care, following individual’s preferences
  6. Advocate on behalf of the individual’s interests
  7. Serve as a team member on the ADRC team with cross-training and implementation of all ADRC related services, including phone counseling, face-to-face counseling, Money Follows the Person, and PASRR.
  8. Perform record keeping and data collection activities
  9. Ensure confidentiality of individual information
  10. Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards
  11. Area 10 Options Counselor will follow Code of Ethics as stated in Rule 21 of IAC 460 1.2-21-1

CERTIFICATION:

Options Counselor must be eligible for Care Management certification by the Division of Aging. Basic requirements follow. Additionally, become SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor certified within one year.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Gerontology, or Nursing; OR

-Registered Nurse with one year experience in human service; OR

-Bachelor’s Degree in any other field with a minimum of two full-time, direct service experience with the elderly or persons with disabilities. The experience must include assessment, care plan monitoring: OR Master’s Degree in related field may substitute for the required experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to self-driven and organized, working equally individually and within a team environment. Excellent communicator who is comfortable visiting individuals in their home. Computer literate.

PT Nutrition Site Supervisor

TITLE:

PT Nutrition Site Supervisor Monday  & Wednesday 5PM-8PM

DESCRIPTION:

Ensures delivery of meals to home bound seniors and creates friendly environment where older adults participate in activities and enjoy a meal together. Is responsible for heating pre-prepared meals, enrolling participants into the program, maintaining appropriate records and overall management of the nutrition site and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Interest in working with senior citizens and an understanding of their needs.
  2. Knowledge of food preparation and service.
  3. Ability to keep and maintain all records required by the project.
  4. Ability to drive or to arrange transportation in case it is necessary to assist in escort or delivery; must be able to provide proof of insurance and driver’s license.
  5. Ability to contribute to an effective outreach program (reach out to nearby seniors for the purposes of encouraging the use of the program services and connection to other aging services).
  6. Ability to recruit, organize and supervise volunteers working at the site.
  7. Ability to organize crafts, special events, fundraising, and social aspects of the program.
  8. Ability to speak to a group and to provide group training.
  9. Performs related duties as assigned by the Nutrition Manager.
Care Manager

TITLE:

Care Manager
DESCRIPTION:

This is a full time position. The Care Manager will work as part of the Care Management Team to connect individuals within our area to community-based resources and services to help them remain comfortably and safely at home and out of institutional care. This position reports to the Care Management Team Leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conduct assessments to ensure proper services and funding are utilized to meet the individuals’ needs. Appropriately facilitate the assessment process in a person centered manner to engage the individual with discovering their strengths, needs, goals, and preferences.
  2. Assist with planning, facilitation, advocacy, collaboration, and monitoring of the needs of each individual, under different funding sources.
  3. Development and implementation of a Person Centered Support Plan, including action and/or service plans to determine community resources to meet the individual’s functional and social needs.
  4. Monitor the progress for all services displayed on the action and/or service plans.
  5. Provide and coordinate high quality services to the individual, while promoting seamless, integrated, coordinated care.
  6. Monitoring person centered support plans will be completed by the Care Manager in a face to face contact.
  7. Complete Annual person centered assessments including eligibility and service planning.
  8. Complete all assessment tools including but not limited to incident reports in a timely manner.
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of all services through monitoring the progress from identified need to meeting goals/preferences identified by the individual, direct collaboration and coordination with providers to ensure services are within the individual’s preferences, and adjusting action and service plans appropriately to identify changing needs of the individual.

Education/Experience Requirements:

(Candidates must meet one of the below requirements)
1. Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from accredited college or university in social work, gerontology, sociology, counseling, psychology, health and human services, nursing. 
2. RN Licensure with one year experience in Human Services.
3. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of two years full time, direct service experience with the elderly or disabled which includes assessment, care plan development and
monitoring.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have effective oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, intermediate computer skills and have access to a car and a valid driver’s license/car insurance for business travel. Must be organized, dependable, and comfortable with a diverse population.  Must excel at working independently and collaboratively. Position requires human service experience and the desire to serve the elderly and people with disabilities.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Interacts with individuals in a respectful and compassionate manner with a commitment to providing excellent services.

Care Management Administrative Assistant

TITLE:

Care Management Administrative Assistant, Hourly $14.00
DESCRIPTION:

Assists Care Managers in the provision of the services necessary to implement the care plan as directed by the Care Manager. This position reports to the Care Management Team Leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist Care Managers with obtaining necessary medical and assessment information.
  2. Follow-up on RFAs (Requests for Additional Services) and acquire appropriate bids for home modifications and equipment needs.
  3. Assists clients with applications for other benefits, e.g., Medicaid, SNAP, Energy Assistance, etc.
  4. Assists Care Managers with follow-up requests and duties as assigned.
  5. Attends workshops, meetings, and trainings as directed by supervisor.
  6. Perform office assistant duties such as filing, ordering supplies, and scheduling courier services.
  7. Assist in mailing information/resources to clients.
  8. Assists in tracking of Care Management training activities and credits.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned by the Care Management Team Leader.
  10. Some travel is required.

Education/experience requirements:

Associate’s degree in Human Services or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CHARACTERISTICS:

Interacts with co-workers and individuals in a respectful and compassionate manner with a commitment to providing excellent service.

Area 10 Agency on Aging shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or any matter related directly or indirectly to employment because of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, national origin or ancestry. Area 10 Agency on Aging complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, as applicable, and all other non-discrimination regulations of the U.S. Government.