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Assisted Living Care Coordinator

State of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Juneau, AK posted June 16, 2021.

Job Description

THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD FOR THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

The mission of the Division of the Alaska Pioneer Homes is: “Providing elder Alaskans a home and community, celebrating life through its final breath.”

This position is a member of the Juneau Pioneer Home providing person-centered support in a safe environment for up to forty-nine (49) elders.

Our division values are:

  • Positive Attitude: “We enjoy what we do.” Optimism inspires open-mindedness and creativity.
  • Love: “We love who we serve.” Out of love and respect for our residents, we put their needs before staff convenience.
  • Accountability: “We do what we say.” We are accountable to our residents, to their families and to each other. Accepting responsibility is essential as we plan and deliver care.
  • Trust: “We say what we mean.” Open and honest communication is crucial to earning the trust of our residents, their families and our coworkers.
  • Excellence: “We provide excellent care, every resident, every day every time.” Our own excellence inspires excellence in others, including residents, families and our coworkers.

What you will be doing:

Provide assistance with activities of daily living for the residents to maintain a high quality of life through independence; coordinate the delivery of services to residents as defined in each resident’s individual plan of care, perform supervisory duties of staff, and ensure residents’ safety. This position leads teams, develops and maintains daily work schedule for certified nursing assistants and assisted living aides. Also assists in the development and maintenance of the quarterly written assisted living plans for residents; and leads or coordinates follow-up communication with residents and their families.

The benefits to joining our team:

Joining our team will provide opportunities to make a positive impact on the quality of life for our Alaskan elders by providing excellent person-centered loving care and services. This position is surrounded by elder residents with many years of life experiences and wisdom who are in varying stages of their life journey.

The working environment you can expect:

This job is located in the Juneau Pioneer Home, an assisted living home at 4675 Glacier Hwy in Juneau, Alaska. The home is nestled near Twin Lakes with breathtaking views of nearby mountains, the Gastineau Channel, and wildlife such as brown bears, eagles, ravens, blue herons, kingfishers, porcupines, deer, and squirrels.

Who we are looking for:

Position-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that are desired or contribute to the success in this position:

  • Planning and Compliance: Skill and ability to plan, organize and implement staffing plans, program goals, policies and procedures.
  • Supervisory: Skill and ability to supervise the work of certified nurse aides and assisted living aides in the delivery of assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, medication assistance, and other care procedures as well as leisure, recreational, and therapeutic activities.
  • Personnel Actions: Skill and ability to exercise substantial authority in personnel actions; select employees, identify and schedule training, assign and monitor work, and evaluate the effectiveness of staff.
  • Resident Services: Skill and ability to serve as a member of the Home’s self-directed team; identify resident needs and integrate recommendations into the individual resident’s plan of care; coordinate the delivery of necessary services; communicate special needs or problems to the appropriate team member.
  • Interdisciplinary Teams: Skill and ability to lead interdisciplinary teams, develop, review, and periodically modify written assisted living plans for residents, describe residents’ functional capabilities, their needs and preferences for assistance with activities of daily living, and provide services to meet their needs; and to coordinate team reviews of residents’ assisted living plans and communicate with resident and their families regarding special needs or services.

Other Job information:

  • This position is in support of the Pioneer Home, which is a 24 hour facility.
  • This Pioneer Home is an Eden Alternative facility, where the environment includes contact with plants, flowers, and pets including cats, dogs, fish and birds.
  • Employees of the Pioneer Home receive continual screening for tuberculosis, COVID-19 (coronavirus) and criminal history.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application (including supplemental questions), will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for the Assisted Living Care Coordinator position, please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in gerontology, psychology, social work, nursing; or in recreational, physical or occupational therapy; or a closely related field.

AND

Three years of experience working with the elderly, of which one year was at the supervisory or lead level.

Substitutions:

The required education may be substituted by:

EITHER

A current license or registration as a registered nurse, psychologist, social worker, or as a recreational, physical, or occupational therapist;

OR

Four years of professional experience working with group living programs and/or providing a variety of services to the elderly.

(3 semester or 4 quarter hours of undergraduate study equal one month of work experience.)

A Master’s degree in gerontology, psychology, social work, nursing; or in recreational, physical, or occupational therapy; or a closely related field, will substitute for two years of the required work experience (2 semester or 3 quarter hours of graduate study equal one month of work experience).

There is no substitution for the one year of supervisory or lead experience.

Special Requirement:

Some positions may require possession of a current Commercial Drivers License with appropriate endorsements.

Special Note:

This job class requires a background investigation including fingerprinting.

Additional Required Information

At time of interview applicant must provide:

  • Two (2) professional references (including work/supervisor-related) and three (3) character references (personal) with current contact information.
  • Copies of last two (2) most recent work performance evaluations.

If selected and prior to hire, applicant will be asked to:

  • Submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check screening.
  • Provide current evidence to be free from active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with test results dated within the last twelve (12) months prior to start date.
  • Provide a copy of current CPR and First Aid certificate(s), if available.
  • Provide current evidence of negative results to COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing performed within two (2) weeks prior to start date. See IMPORTANT NOTE below.
  • Submit copy of current Alaska driver’s license.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As part of the employment requirement at this unprecedented time COVID-19 testing with negative results will be required prior to appointment.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

EDUCATION

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

WORK EXPERIENCE

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting “see resume or CV” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

RECRUITMENT SCOPE

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply” webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/help/

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘govermentjobs.com’ domains. For information on allowing emails from the ‘governmentjobs.com’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Marlyn Manlulu, Administrative Assistant III

Phone: (907) 780-6422 x210

Fax: (907) 780-4765 (MUST CALL BEFORE to make fax arrangements)

Email: marlyn.manlulu@alaska.gov