CARIE provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran or any other status protected by applicable local, state and/or federal law.
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
CARIE LINE Advocate
Reports to: CARIE LINE Manager
Benefits: PTO, Paid Holidays, 401k, Health Insurance, Optional Dental and Vision
Office based in: Philadelphia, with 80% hybrid workplace (once weekly in Philadelphia office)
Position Posted: September 13, 2023 (Note: applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis from posting)
The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elders, (CARIE) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1977 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older adults. CARIE is recognized throughout the region and the country as a resource for a wide range of people seeking to resolve elder care issues. CARIE currently has 32 staff positions with an annual budget of about $3,000,000.
The Advocate will be responsible for providing information and short-term support to older adults, their caregivers, and advocates on aging issues related to an elder’s health, safety, and dignity. This full-time position in the CARIE LINE program involves contact with older adults, their families, and caregivers, with a focus on issues including but not limited to health insurance, access to health care, transportation, housing, food insecurity, and other aging issues. Public speaking, outreach activities, and resource development are among the tasks involved with this position. This position reports to CARIE LINE Manager.
- Identify the needs of older adults through individualized interactions with consumers over the telephone or in-person
- Provide information and referrals on aging issues and available resources to help meet individualized needs of consumers
- Provide short-term advocacy assistance in helping remove barriers to needed services on behalf of consumers
- Provide Medicare and other health insurance counseling as a credentialed PA Medicare Education and Decision Insight (MEDI) counselor
- Help update and maintain CARIE’s consumer education files through independent research, networking and other resources
- Record consumer interactions into databases and help collect information needed to complete outcomes measurement
- Work with CARIE staff to identify issues and opportunities for systemic advocacy on behalf of older adults
- Help identify potential community resources and develop those relationships
- Present in-person and virtual seminars and workshops for older adults, caregivers, and professionals with a focus on Medicare and Medicaid
- Coordinate incoming requests for outreach presentations with support from CARIE LINE Manager
- Help develop educational brochures, public service announcements, and other materials
- Review literature and articles on a regular basis to stay current on Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care and other issues impacting older adults
- Attend staff meetings, appropriate community meetings and training opportunities as outlined by Program and other appropriate staff
- Assist in updating CARIE’s website and posting on social media
- Other related duties as assigned
Education, Skills, and Experience:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. A master’s degree in social work or a related field is preferred. Demonstrated ability to provide person-centered services a plus.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to:
At least 1-3 years of professional experience in direct services is required for this role. Experience in community outreach and/or aging services a plus.
- Experience in and/or knowledge of aging policy, resources for older persons and their caregivers, and health insurance
- Experience in negotiating or resolving problems
- Experience in communicating complex subject material to various audiences
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Public speaking and/or training expertise
- Experience in coordinating meetings or trainings
- Ability to exercise discretion, judgment, and work with a degree of autonomy
Typical Physical and Mental Demands:
Must work well under pressure and be creative and analytical. Will be expected to operate office equipment including computer, telephone, fax, and copier. Will be expected to move freely around the office and sit or stand at a desk and telephone for extended periods. Will be expected to communicate in person and over the telephone, with individuals and groups. This position may require occasional work outside of normal office hours.
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Name: David Johnson
Title: CARIE LINE Manager
Email: [email protected]
NO CALLS PLEASE
Equity Statement: CARIE provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran or any other status protected by applicable federal law.