Careers

CARIE was founded in 1977 primarily as an advocacy organization for the frail elderly. The organization is recognized throughout the region and the country as a resource for a wide range of people and institutions seeking to resolve elder care issues. CARIE currently employs 22 staff with an annual budget of about $1,750,000. The work environment is best described as ambitions, congenial, and flexible.

Office Manager

This is a part-time position that requires a highly organized individual who can prioritize well and handle a wide range of responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with outside contractors, vendors, etc.
  • Assist in preparation for Board of Directors meetings
  • Data-entry as needed
  • Manage daily office operations including network operations
  • Other related duties as assigned

Educational/Experience/Skill Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education, a plus but not required
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and computer proficiency
  • Highly organized
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced, dynamic and ever-changing environment

Required Screening:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Professional References

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Must work well under pressure and have the ability to be creative and analytical.
  • This position supports all agency staff and must be able to communicate and respond to a variety of requests.
  • Lifting of 10-20 pounds may be necessary.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and out-of-pocket expense reimbursement for travel related to the job.

Please mail or email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: 

Diane A. Menio

CARIE

2 Penn Center 1500 JFK Blvd. Suite 1500

Philadelphia, PA 19102

menio@carie.org

No phone calls please 

 

CARIE currently has 3 direct service advocacy positions available!

 

Position #1: Advocacy in Medicare fraud prevention in Pennsylvania, primarily via volunteer coordination and outreach.  Position requires significant phone work as well as travel across the state of PA, and attendance at conferences that are held out of state.

Position #2: Advocacy and complaint handling in long term care settings in Philadelphia. Requires travel on public transportation in Philadelphia to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, domiciliary care homes and older adult day programs. Must be free of conflict of interest from employment in any long-term care facility in the last twelve months. Must be able to walk upstairs.

Position #3: Advocacy in a multitude of issues ranging from Medicare and Medicaid issues to troubleshooting problems paying rent and/or utilities as well as advocacy in long term care settings. Fifty percent of the time is in office over the phone and fifty percent is in the field in long term care facilities. Must be free of conflict of interest from employment in any long-term care facility in the last twelve months. Must be able to walk upstairs.

 

Staff Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to calls providing information about elder care issues and assist consumers in resolving complex complaints
  • Provide advocacy as necessary on behalf of elders to various stakeholders and make referrals to appropriate agencies
  • Provide information about elder services and issues in the community through speaking engagements, on-going involvement with other organizations, hearings, etc
  • Coordinate corps of volunteers, including screening, training, scheduling outreaches, and ongoing support
  • Schedule and provide presentations and trainings on health care fraud to professional groups
  • Initiate contact with senior centers, libraries, continuing care communities and other locations to offer project materials and/or presentations
  • Attend meetings as needed including across the state of Pennsylvania and at national conferences
  • Represent CARIE on committees and workgroups, attend meetings, as well as required trainings
  • Review literature (reports, articles, studies, etc.) on a regular basis to stay current on long term care issues
  • Maintain documentation in database, maintain and update internal tracking documents  and adhere to documentation guidelines
  • Analyze public policy affecting elders and assist in developing comments, writing occasional reports, articles, or other materials
  • Other related duties as assigned

Educational/Experience/Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work or related field such as a social justice background
  • Motivation to advocate on behalf of elders and a willingness to learn
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of aging policy, Medicare/Medicaid, resources for older persons and their caregivers, and navigating the aging system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to remain objective and impartial while providing education and investigating complaints
  • Public speaking/training expertise
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and accomplish a range of tasks
  • An interest in working as part of a team

Required Screening:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Professional References

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Must work well under pressure and have the ability to be creative and analytical
  • Must be able to operate office equipment including but not limited to computer, telephone, fax, copier; move freely around the office; sit or stand at a desk and telephone for long periods of time; communicate in person, and over the telephone, with individuals and groups
  • Some lifting of 10-20 pounds may be necessary

Salary:

Competitive salary/excellent benefits/travel reimbursement.

 

Send resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:

Lori Walsh, Program Manager

walsh@carie.org

215 545 5372 fax

No calls please

CARIE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

walsh@carie.org

http://www.carie.org