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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Help Wanted - Outreach Worker

The Town of Bethlehem is seeking candidates for the position of Outreach Worker in our Senior Services Department.  Primary duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: 

  • Advise and assist senior citizens and their family members with accessing information, services, and programs related to aging.
  • Determine eligibility and help with applying for programs to that address, medical, nutritional, financial, and issues associated with aging.
  • Maintain records, reports, and statistical information.
  • Plan and facilitate support groups, educational programs, and a congregate meal program. 
  • Collaborate and maintain working relations with a variety of organizations, both public and private, to expand services for senior citizens.
  • Supervise full year internships with graduate students from the Internships on Aging at the State University of Albany.
  • Help coordinate the operation of the Bethlehem Food Pantry. 
  • Administer a medical equipment loan program.
  • Assist with daily operations of the Senior Services Department inducing transportation and social programs.

Minimum Experience and Training: (Either)

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited, or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, gerontology, sociology, nursing, or other closely related field, and one (1) year of experience in the coordination of services for the aging; OR,
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited, or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in nursing, gerontology, social work, sociology, or other closely related field, and three (3) years of experience in the coordination of services for the aging.

Town Benefits include paid vacation, holidays, sick time, medical and dental insurance, and New York State Retirement.

Please send resume, completed employment application, and cover letter by January 22, 2021 to: Mary Tremblay-Glassman, Director of Human Resources, Town of Bethlehem, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York 12054.

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