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Employment Opportunities

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The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Attn: Human Resources Administrator
11890 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120-1053
Fax: 216.373.1810

E-mail resume or any questions to: cdysart@benrose.org

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Open Positions

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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, HOME DELIVERED MEALS- (40 hrs/wk)

Margaret Wagner House
2373 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Executive Director/VP Rose Centers for Aging Well

Responsibilities:

The Home Delivered Meals Program Administrator reports to the RCAW Executive Director and Vice President. This position will be responsible for the management of the jumpers/drivers, the HD Fleet, outreach and community engagement, data entry and intake process.

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Areas of Responsibilities

  • Intake all telephone calls and correspondence related to the HDM Program and handle appropriately.
  • Responsible for receiving and verifying the daily meal count.
  • Responsible for accepting food order.
  • Responsible for ordering meals using the Valley Foods ordering process.
  • Assists in maintaining home delivered meal client files as required by funding source.
  • Responsible for home delivered meal reservation system.
  • Responsible for daily/weekly/quarterly nutrition reports as required by funding source.
  • Provides orientation for participants in the Home Delivered Meals Program so they are aware of time, donation reservations system and nutrition guidelines.
  • Manages community supplemental food program and supportive services as needed.
  • Works closely with the Valley Services Food Service Director for the purpose of daily operations.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates HDM staff in accordance with agency personnel policies and funder requirements.
  • Ensure all jumpers/drivers have ongoing safety training.
  • Oversee Fleet manager and the maintaining of trucks and equipment to insure proper and safe usage.
  • Responsible for My Tracker system documenting the fleet maintenance and alerts.
  • Reconcile route sheets daily, including needed signatures.
  • Maintain appropriate manual records or WRAAA and other funding sources.
  • Schedules work hours for Drivers, Jumpers and Fleet Manager.
  • Prepare and print route sheets weekly, including special notations as needed.
  • Maintain the Consumer Information on SAMS and maintain up to date files for each client.
  • Maintain a waiting list of prospective home bound clients who have inquired about the HDM program.
  • Work with the Social Worker(s) to follow up on the inquiries. This list should be maintained in an electronic format and include basic information needed for the Social Worker to follow-up.
  • Follow up every other week on Title III clients who are temporarily not receiving meals (e.g. in the hospital) to determine if they are back home and needing meals.
  • For PASSPORT and County Options correspondence, date when information is received, process and file appropriately.
  • Be responsible for PASSPORT and County Options clients for Rose Centers. This includes insuring that Rose Centers is compliant with all regulations governing the home delivered means delivered to those clients. This includes preparing for audits, providing a shelf staple meal for new Options clients, and distributing reheating instructions to PASSPORT clients.

General Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets for PASSPORT and Options clients.
  • Send in the food orders weekly to Valley Foods.
  • Develops and maintains an atmosphere conducive to effective team performance.
  • Maintains supply inventory.
  • Represents Rose Centers on organization committees, project teams and community events as assigned.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly office area.
  • Performs duties of HDM staff as needed.

Job/Educational Qualifications

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency.
  • Minimum two (2) years' administrative and supervisory experience.
  • Strong verbal, written, oral and electronic communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of computer programs (Microsoft Outlook and Office).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management and financial software support.
  • Experience in working with older people, strongly preferred.
  • Background check, motor vehicle check and drug test conducted. 
  • Valid Ohio driver's license. 

Physical Work Considerations

  • General computer work, sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stand, stoop, kneel, bend at the waist and reach on a daily basis.
  • Able to perform general office activities.
  • Able to travel locally to multiple locations routinely, nationally occasionally.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills.

Mental Work Considerations

  • Regular and on-time attendance.
  • Some flexibility with work hours.
  • Ability to effectively work with people, routine and complicated business files, personnel concerns/problems, and the computer system. 
  • Working in a Business Work Place Environment with other team members, must be a team player and leader.
  • Be able to function effectively in stressful situations.
  • Be able to interact with Valley Foods staff, public officials, BRIA staff and program participants in a positive manner.
  • Oral, written and mathematical skills are essential.

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HOUSING MANAGER, MARGARET WAGNER APARTMENTS- (40 hrs/wk)

Margaret Wagner House
2373 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Senior Vice President & COO

Responsibilities:

The Housing Manager is a member of the property management team and reports to the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.  The Housing Manager is responsible for overall operations and management of Margaret Wagner Apartments, 60 HUD, Section 202 Supportive Housing for Seniors and Independent Living Units.

 

Essential Areas of Responsibilities:

 

 

 

Understand amd perform the following components of a Certified Occupany Specialist:

  • Eligibility for assistance
  • Eligibility for admission
  • Marketing and Tenant Selection
  • Certifying Tenant eligibility
  • Calculating Tenant Rent
  • Leasing, Deposits and Termination of Tenancy for lease
  • Recertification, Interim Adjustments and Termination of Tenancy for Fraud
  • Billing for Assistance Payments
  • Excess income and occupancy reporting requirements
  • Completing HUD Form 50059
  • Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS)
  • Fair Housing

Understand and perform the four components of a Certified Housing Manager:

  1. Occupancy

  2. Community Management

  3. Maintenance

  4. Personnel and Financial Management

General Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversees that adequate supply levels for department are maintained and ensures no lapse in needed equipment/supplies.
  • Keeps BRIA Administration informed of the activities of Margaret Wagner Apartments and any problems that arise.
  • Ensures cleanliness of property.
  • Ensures adequate pest control program.
  • Maintains property in safe, good repair.
  • Maintains a professional attitude, conduct and appearance.
  • Handles information with strict confidentiality.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with all staff, tenants and vendors.
  • Develops department philosophy and objectives in keeping with the mission and objectives of Benjamin Rose Institute (BRIA).
  • Serves as staff liaison and provides professional leadership to the MWA Board of Directors and assigned committees.
  • Oversees maintenance of all program files according to agency policies and procedures, HUD and funder requirements.
  • Generates administrative reports, statistical documentation and funding accountability within specified time frame
  • Works closely with all agency support departments for effective program operations and to support quality improvement (e.g. IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting, etc.)
  • Leads and encourages program development and collaboration with other agency programs and departments.
  • Represents or assigns staff to represent Benjamin Rose on organization committees, project teams and community events.
  • Collaborates with the Center for Research and Education (CRE) on the design and implementation of evaluation designs for home and community based services as needed.
  • Additional projects or responsibilities to support organizational initiatives as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years Housing and/or Property Management Experience.
  • Associates Degree in related field. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Must obtain certification as an Occupancy Specialist or within 12 months of employment.
  • Must obtain certification as a Housing Manager or within 24 months of employment (dependent upon availability and location of the course).
  • Knowledge of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of laws and standards that apply to property management, such as Fair Housing Laws, Landlord-Tenant Law, OSHA Standards, local and state building codes.
  • Experience working with older adults, strongly preferred.
  • An insured car and a valid Ohio driver's license are required.
  • Background check and drug test required.

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MENTAL HEALTH WORKER, Level III- (40 hrs/wk)

BRIA Headquarters

Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services

Responsibilities:

The Mental Health Case Manager-Level III will be a Licensed Social Worker. Is a member of the Behavioral Health Services Department, responsible for providing in-home mental health services to a caseload of clients aged 55 and over, and diagnosed with a mental illness. This position directly reports to the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services and the Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Services.

 

Qualifications:

 

 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Must be a Licensed Social Worker [LSW].
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in mental health.
  • Must have a current and valid Ohio driver's license and insurance.
  • Must have excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of computer programs (Microsoft Outlook and Office).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management of electronic health record
  • Strong planning and organization skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential, as are abilities to prioritize work and consistently meet deadlines, and to work as a team player with all departments.
  • Background check and drug test required.

BRIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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RESEARCH SCIENTIST (40 hrs/wk)

BRIA Headquarters

Senior Vice President for Research and Education

 

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA) is a premiere, not-for-profit research and service organization in Cleveland, Ohio. For over 50 years, BRIA's Center for Research and Education (formerly the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute) has been a nationally and internationally recognized leader in aging and caregiving research. We are excited to invite applications for a full-time position as a Research Scientist in the Center for Research and Education.

Successful candidates will have recently received a PhD, and will be expected to establish a competitive, impactful program of grant-funded research. He/She also should be committed to translating research into useful programs, information, and products for older adults and/or their caregivers. Of particular interest, are candidates specializing in health and wellness, active aging, and/or social engagement. Candidates also should be interested in collaborating with health and social service organizations and programs, including BRIA's community services and senior centers.

Qualifications:

The desired candidate will have:

  • Recently received a doctoral degree in Sociology, Psychology, Gerontology, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Human Development, or related fields
  • Some experience with and a strong interest in grant writing; publishing; and presenting research to local, national, and international audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A commitment to building a career in the field of applied aging research
  • A commitment to translating research into useful programs, products, and/or information
  • A high value for team-based research that involves professionals from various disciplines and degree-levels.

Interested Applicants:

Interested persons should submit one combined PDF that includes:

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1 page summary of research interests and rationale for seeking a position in a non-university setting.
  • 3 names of professional references who can be contacted for recommendation letters
  • Up to 3 samples of published or unpublished articles or book chapters.

BRIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER INFORMATION (40 hrs/wk)

BRIA Headquarters

Senior Vice President for Research and Education

Position Purpose:

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRIA) is a premiere, not-for-profit research and direct service organization in Cleveland, Ohio. The Director for Consumer Information is a new position within BRIA's Center for Research and Education that will oversee the creation and launch the "Consumer Information Initiative." This Initiative will provide all types of information resources to empower older adults and family caregivers to:

  • Maintain health, wellness, social engagement, and active aging
  • Effectively managing chronic health conditions, and/or the demands of caregiving
  • Live as independently as possible in all types of housing or residential settings
  • Make informed decisions on any aging-related situation, life-event, challenge, or opportunity.

The Initiative will use innovative approaches for disseminating information including the full range of current and emerging technologies. The Initiative also will be designed to reach diverse populations, including those with limited experience and/or access to electronic resources.

The overall goal is to have a strong local, national, and international impact on the quality of virtual, in-person, and print information available to and accessed by older adults and their families. This will include developing, testing, and broad-scale dissemination of information materials and programs that have proven positive impacts on consumer outcomes.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Research and Education. Although based in the Center for Research and Education, the Director for Consumer Information will collaborate closely with all BRIA departments in creating and executing activities within the new Initiative. The Initiative is an organization-wide activity that is integral to the BRIA Strategic Plan.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with BRIA's Senior Management to develop and launch the Consumer Information Initiative.
  • Build an innovative program of quality information that reflects BRIA's role as a leader in the dissemination and development of local, national, and international resources for older adults and families facing all types of issues of aging.
  • Plan, develop, and disseminate informational materials through local, national, and international conferences and events; webinars; the BRIA website; and collaborations with member- and service-organizations in the field of aging.
  • Translate research findings into informational materials for older adults and family members.
  • Conduct research to determine the best approaches for providing quality information that align with the preferences of older adults and their family members.
  • Provide information and training for professionals who work in the field of aging to facilitate high quality services and supports for older adults and their families.
  • Disseminate information that promotes improvements in society's ability to meet the needs and preferences of the growing population of older adults and family caregivers.
  • Seek funding to support new efforts to develop, test, and disseminate informational resources that research indicates are most useful for older adults, their families, and professionals who serve them.

 

Qualifications:

 

 

 

  • Advanced degree (e.g., masters, PhD) in education, gerontology, a behavioral or social science, business, communications, marketing, social work, nursing or related field.
  • Professional expertise with issues of aging and/or family caregiving.
  • Experience with planning, developing, and disseminating informational resources through activities such as conferences, in-person and/or online events, print materials, and websites.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals from various disciplines and backgrounds. This includes the ability to effectively supervise staff.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in use of technology for information dissemination.
  • Experience with grant writing, and the ability to conduct and/or collaborate in research on access to, and use and impact of information.

Interested Applicants:

Interested persons should submit one combined PDF that includes:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three names of professional references who can be contacted for recommendation letters

BRIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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DRIVER/JUMPER - As Needed (PRN)
Rose Centers
Non-Exempt

Responsibilities:

 

Drive a light truck to deliver meals to residents around the Cleveland area and assist jumper in delivery of Home Delivered Meals.

Qualifications:

 

 

HS diploma or GED preferred. College courses a plus. Experience in driving a van and/or light truck required. Significant amount of physical mobility required in the form of standing, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs. daily required. Must be able to climb at least twenty (20) steps carrying hot and cold food. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, read city maps and route schedules. Criminal background check, drug test and physical required. Valid Ohio driver's license and motor vehicle record check also required.


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HOME CARE AIDE — Flexible (PRN)
Weekday rate: $9.25; Weekend/Holiday rate: $10.25
Non-exempt
Director of Home Care

Responsibilities:

 

The Home Care Aide, a paraprofessional worker, performs personal care and homemaking services in the homes of elderly clients in cooperation with and under the clinical supervision of a Community Services nurse or social worker. Serving both the east and west sides of Cuyahoga County.

Qualifications:

 

 

High School diploma or equivalent with the ability to read, write and understand instructions. Must have home health certification or STNA including 75 hours of clinical training and be able to pass competency evaluation. Previous home care aide experience desirable. Must be able to communicate effectively with elderly clients and their caregivers. Reliable transportation helpful.

 

   


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