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Elder Wellness Advocate - Sutton, Alaska - Chickaloon Villag...

locationChickaloon - Alaska (AK),

atAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Estimated salary $72,299 - $93,994 a year

Job Description:

We are seeking a full-time Elder Wellness Advocate who helps to ensure that the comfort, personal care, and other various care needs of Elders in the community are met.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with benefits.


Required Skills

The Elder Wellness Advocate is responsible for providing compassionate support, and attentive one-on-one care to enhance the quality of life, allowing Elders who require a helping hand to enjoy independent living. This position provides assistance with daily activities such as: guidance with dressing, bathing, meal preparation, medication reminders, running errands, laundry & light house-keeping, as well as engaging in activities like playing games, reading, and visiting. This position also provides transportation to appointments as needed.


Required Experience

Education:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED. Has preferably completed one job-related course on providing personal care services.

Experience:

  • 1 year up to 2 years of personal care related work experience is required.
  • The advocate must have knowledge on
how to safely move, operate, and store ambulatory- assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and the equipment often required for less ambulatory individuals.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Must have valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable by the Tribe’s auto insurance.
  • Must have First Aid & American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider or be willing to obtain them within 30 days of hire.
  • New hires for this position are subject to pre-hire alcohol/drug testing. This position is also subject to random alcohol/drug testing. A federal and state background check is required for this position. Background checks will be conducted every two years as a condition of employment. Hiring Preference: As allowed in P.L. 93-638, preference for employment will be given to Alaska Native and American Indian Peoples. CVTC also has a local hiring preference.

    Applicants, please submit a fully completed application & other requested documentation by visiting chickaloon-nsn.gov/employ and selecting the job link for “Elder Wellness Advocate”. Please contact Jennifer Woodward, HR Manager at 907-795-2677

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