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  • Friday, August 26, 2022 1:30 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Bring your furry friend(s) along and join Winter Growth's residents and Day Program participants for an end-of-summer Pet Parade & Ice Cream Social. The parade will kick-off at 1:45pm, at 5460 Ruth Keeton Way - Columbia 21044. Email colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org to let us know you can make it.

  • Friday, August 12, 2022 5:00 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)
    Showcase your business with an ad in the COGS Guide to Services for Seniors Directory!  Spaces are filling up quick so reserve your spot today!  Click HERE for more info!
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:57 PM | Kristi Mroz

    We hope you can join us on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson for Connected Conversations: Navigating the Dementia Journey.

    Our conference sessions will include topics such as:

    • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: The Other Public Health Crisis
    • Alzheimer’s, the Brain and the Soul
    • Firearms, Driving and Sexuality: Safety in Dementia Care
    • Exploring the Unique Challenges of Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

    Visit our website for a full agenda and reach out to me if you would like additional information!

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 6:03 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)


  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:46 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    The Option Group (www.theoptiongroup.net), based in Hunt Valley, MD provides care management, placement, and advocacy services in MD, DE, and PA. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

    * Full-time Care Manager in Maryland

    * Part-time to full-time Care Manager in Lancaster Pennsylvania

    Prefer a Master’s in Social Work or a Nursing Degree with some case management/coordination experience.

    Please forward your resume to: Ellen Platt, eplatt@theoptiongroup.net, or call 410-667-0266.

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 6:51 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)


  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:35 PM | Kathy Wehr

    POSITION SUMMARY/CLASS DESCRIPTION

    Working under the direct supervision of the Age-Friendly Division Manager, the primary responsibilities of this position are to assist in the coordination and organization of Age-Friendly and Livable Communities activities to enhance livability for all ages in Howard County. 
    With extensive community and stakeholder input, assist with the implementation, monitoring and updating of the Age-Friendly Action Plan. Guide and monitor associated work groups. Additionally, the position is responsible for management and oversight of the Senior Assisted Living Subsidy (SALS) and County Subsidy programs.  Work with current and prospective assisted living facilities that have been licensed by the Maryland Department of Health.  The SALS Program ensures compliance with Code of Maryland Regulations 10.07.14 and 32.03.03 by monitoring the care of residents of subsidy-approved assisted living facilities.  Provides information to residents/families on the state and county subsidies and provides referrals to other programs.
     
    STARTING SALARY HIRING RANGE:
    $28.29 - $32.81
    $58,842 - $68,257

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:
    Performs intermediate professional level human services work, which may include supervisory responsibility, under general supervision from an administrative or technical superior.  Work includes administering human service programs or providing specialized health and human services targeted to a special population; assists in formulating policies and developing goals and objectives; and providing a full range of counseling and referral services.  Work may also include identifying and investigating complaints of unfair and deceptive practices and violations of local and State laws; and administering criminal justice and alternative sentencing programs. 

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Age-Friendly Howard County: 

    • Represent the Department, the Office on Aging and Independence, and Age-Friendly Howard County at outreach events, community events, neighborhood gatherings, and other community engagement forums which will require day/evening work hours, also occasional weekend hours. 
    • Provide public presentations about Age-Friendly and Livable Communities activities
    • Coordinate age-friendly/livability activities, such as trainings and events, with internal and external partners, including County departments, community-based service providers, and other community-based organizations. 
    • Plan and facilitate meetings with collaborators/local stakeholder groups to ensure program progress and encourage ongoing commitment and support. 
    • Responsible for data collection, evaluation and reporting of achievements and progress made toward each of the eight domains of livability using continuous quality improvement.
    • Responsible for research of age-friendly activities across the region, nationally and internationally to incorporate into Howard County’s Age-Friendly plan, as appropriate and feasible.
    • Participate in AARP’s regular trainings and webinars on Age-Friendly and Livable Communities. 
    Subsidy Programs:
    • Responsible for ongoing understanding of COMAR 10.07.14 Assisted Living and COMAR 32.03.03 Senior Assisted Living Subsidy Program.
    • Responsible for day to day operations and budget management of the Senior Assisted Living (SALS) and County Subsidy Programs
    • Responsible for the supervision of the Housing Monitor 
    • Serves as Housing Monitor in absence of Monitor
    • Develop and facilitate provider agreements, authorize provider payments and submit reports for state reimbursement of SALS funds.
    • Monthly reports and annual monitoring, grant application, and attend meetings with Maryland Department of Aging regarding SALS regulations and procedures
    • Coordinate and lead quarterly meetings with all Assisted Living Providers in the County
    Work and cooperate with co-workers and supervisors at all levels. 
    Learn and perform all essential job functions accurately. 
    May require work some evenings and weekends.
    Participate in Department’s Emergency Management function as requested, including work outside normal business hours.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Supervise designated Human Services Specialist I (Housing Monitor) or other designated positions.  MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor's degree and one year related experience. 

    PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Community Planning, Public Health, Marketing, Communication, Administration or other relevant field; experience in stakeholder engagement.

    Public speaking and presentation skills required.

    Project management experience preferred.

    Ability to read and interpret regulations; knowledge of Code of Maryland Regulations.

    Experience working with data development, collection, collation and evaluation preferred.

    Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with ethnically diverse populations.

    Strong computer proficiency especially with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database management and spreadsheet applications necessary.

    Proficiency in virtual platforms and use of technology for human services delivery.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
     
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Employee must be able to drive to assisted living facilities, meetings, etc.
     
    This is a field/technical position with work performed in both office and community settings and requiring the ability to maneuver in and around such settings. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS, MATHEMATICAL SKILLS AND REASONING ABILITY:
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
     
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
     
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

    Possession of a valid driver's license. 

    AgencyHoward County Government

    Address3430 Court House Drive

    Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043

    Phone410-313-2033
    410 313 0819

    Websitehttp://www.howardcountymd.gov


  • Thursday, June 09, 2022 12:41 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    Human Services Specialist I- Services for Older Adults Program (SOAP) Case Manager 

    Click Here for more information and to APPLY

    Salary 

    $47,909.00 - $87,084.00 Annually

    Location 

    MD 21046, MD

    Job Type

    Full Time

    Department

    Community Resources and Services

    Job Number

    22-00395

    Closing

    6/17/2022 11:59 PM Eastern


  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:31 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    MARKETING COORDINATOR

    Residences at Vantage Point, a life care senior living community in Columbia, MD that’s committed to providing excellent service seeks a Marketing Coordinator to assists the Marketing office and coordinate the moves of new residents and moves within the community. The Marketing Coordinator will also provide administrative support for the Director of Marketing and Sales Counselor using their creative abilities for graphic designs brochures, invitations, announcements, etc. The ideal candidate must have professional telephone voice with command of the English language; as well as, exp. working in a marketing environment. The successful candidate should have exp. communicating with older adults while maintaining a hospitality mindset; have excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task is essential. Highly proficient computer skills with using Microsoft Office suite as well as other software to perform duties is required. Min 2 year college degree, preferred. We offer a competitive salary w/some benefits. All qualified candidates may apply in person at 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044 or send resumes w/cover letter to: VPHR@vantagepointresidences.org or FAX to 410-992-1304. EOE


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