Careers at SMAA

Resource Specialist (OffSite Team)
Southern Maine Agency on Aging has an opening for a full-time (40 hours per week) Resource Specialist- Offsite Team at our Scarborough, Maine office.  This position will work as a member of Community Services and perform functions that focus on the provision of information and referral for resources, options counseling, education and training, individual and group support to older persons, adults with disabilities and caregivers; includes health insurance counseling to those seeking unbiased information and enrollment assistance.   The Offsite Team provides  home visits to homebound clients who cannot meet with a Resource Specialist any other way and develop with client a short term outcome-focused plan that reflects client goals.   This position will also assist with grant-funded, fee for service programs, and general Community Services duties. Work schedule may include occasional evening and/or weekend work to meet community needs.

Education/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Gerontology, or related field.
  • Social Work License (preferred)
  • At least two years of community experience in working with older people, adults with disabilities and caregivers with demonstrated knowledge of resources and benefit programs.
  • Understanding and adherence to the concept of client-centered support and assistance.
  • Critical thinking skills such as analytical and problem solving skills to assess and evaluate situations and needs to resolve issues of varied levels of complexity.
  • Excellent writing, communication, listening and interpersonal skills as Specialist interacts with a wide variety of staff, consumers, family members, caregivers, community service providers and other agencies.

Please send cover letter and resume by November 27, 2017 to:
Job Posting
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
jobposting@smaaa.org

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.