Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

At Area 10 you can use your talents to make a difference in the community and gain valuable experience at the same time. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please contact us at (812) 876-3383 for additional information.

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Public Transit Driver

Full-Part Time Starting pay-$11/hr.
This position reports directly to Dispatcher with access to the Assistant Transit Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Safe transportation of passengers in agency vehicles. Routes will be designated, most of which are diversified in nature because they are demand-responsive and include door-to-door service for patrons as assigned through the Dispatcher.
  • Assistance of passengers including individuals confined to wheelchairs.
  • Maintenance of records for the program including collecting and recording of data, filling out appropriate forms.
  • Routine inspection and basic maintenance of vehicles (i.e., checking oil and gas levels, maintaining proper tire pressure, washing vehicles, etc.), reporting any problems with the vehicle and keeping the vehicle clean at all times.
  • Collection of and accounting for fares and donations, sale of tickets and passes and handling of these monies and daily deposit of funds.
  • Successful completion of training including First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Safety, and Sensitivity Training with disabilities, Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with passengers and staff.
  • Promote public transit services and increase passenger trips.
  • Abide by all FCC rules regarding radio communication.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

Commercial Drivers License, Class C or above, with passenger endorsement may be required. Able to assume the job responsibilities outlined above. Demonstrated vehicle driving skills, safe driving record, good physical condition, no criminal convictions. Satisfactory physical exams and drug and alcohol testing required as a condition of employment.

Characteristics:

Important personality traits are cooperation, loyalty, dependability, safety-mindedness, politeness and ability to work without direct supervision. Also necessary are a neat appearance and respectful demeanor.

Options Counselor

TITLE:

Options Counselor, full-time non-exempt.

DESCRIPTION:

The Options Counselor serves as a critical team member of our ADRC, which serves as the single entry point for individuals in need of long term care supports and services. Options Counselor helps individuals identify and obtain the supports and services to assist them in meeting their needs. Counselor acts as advocate by providing information and referral services so individuals can make informed decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide person-centered planning in Options Counseling
  2. Assess individuals, determining needs, and refer them to appropriate resources based on their preferences
  3. Understand all available public and private resources
  4. Ensure compliance of state and federal guidelines related to Options Counseling service
  5. Develop initial person-centered plan of care, following individual’s preferences
  6. Advocate on behalf of the individual’s interests
  7. Serve as a team member on the ADRC team with cross-training and implementation of all ADRC related services, including phone counseling, face-to-face counseling, Money Follows the Person, and PASRR.
  8. Perform record keeping and data collection activities
  9. Ensure confidentiality of individual information
  10. Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards
  11. Area 10 Options Counselor will follow Code of Ethics as stated in Rule 21 of IAC 460 1.2-21-1

CERTIFICATION:

Options Counselor must be eligible for Care Management certification by the Division of Aging. Basic requirements follow. Additionally, become SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor certified within one year.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Gerontology, or Nursing; OR

-Registered Nurse with one year experience in human service; OR

-Bachelor’s Degree in any other field with a minimum of two full-time, direct service experience with the elderly or persons with disabilities. The experience must include assessment, care plan monitoring: OR Master’s Degree in related field may substitute for the required experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to self-driven and organized, working equally individually and within a team environment. Excellent communicator who is comfortable visiting individuals in their home. Computer literate.

Area 10 Agency on Aging shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment or any matter related directly or indirectly to employment because of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, gender identity, or expression, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry. Area 10 Agency on Aging complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, as applicable, and all other non-discrimination regulations of the U.S. Government.