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Careers at SMAA

Resource Specialist (Per Diem)

Southern Maine Agency on Aging has openings for Per diem (up to 16 hours per week) Resource Specialists - Offsite Team based in our Scarborough, Maine office to directly assist with grant-funded programs. This position will work as a member of Community Services and perform functions such as information and referral for resources, options counseling, education and training, individual and group support to older persons, adults with disabilities and caregivers. Offsite Team provides home visits to homebound clients as needed, who cannot meet with a Resource Specialist any other way and develop with client a short term outcome-focused plan that reflects client goals.

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 community resources and benefit programs
  • Understanding and adherence to the concept of client-centered support and assistance
  • Critical thinking skills such 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 RS will interact with a wide variety of staff, consumers, family members, caregivers, community service providers and other agencies.
  • Initiative and sound judgement to work independently and be accountable for accurate and timely service, follow-up, documentation, and reporting.
  • Computer capable and proficient in all traditional office equipment

Please send a cover letter and recent resume by e-mail to jobposting@smaaa.org. Please note, applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Or mail to:

Job Posting
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 U S Route One
Scarborough  ME  04074

This position open until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer.