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Elder Advocate

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai, AK

  • Expired: August 28, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Elder AdvocateDept./Program: Elders' ProgramDivision: Tribal ProgramsReports To: Elders' Program ManagerEmployment Status: Full TimeFLSA Status: Non-ExemptSchedule: 40 hours/weekPreference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638Revision Date: 06/14/2018Job SummaryThis position is responsible to plead and/or act on behalf of an individual elder or group to obtain a service. The Elder Advocate assists elders to obtain their rights and to obtain their objectives including: respite care, in-home chore services, and other activities as needed.

The Elder Advocate will assist the elders that are in need of assistance with their instrumental activities of daily living (IADL's).Elder Advocate completes in-take assessment identifying need for service/resources available, for elder's general health, financial, transportation, isolation, intervention/abuse risk, nutrition, respite and other needs.Ongoing case management and collaborating with appropriate KIT/Community programs ensuring... services obtained and ongoing needs are provided as planned.Schedules regular Tyotkas services i.e. Chore Service, home visits, shopping, regular transportation, respite care and additional services as supported by current grant/funding requirements.Elder Advocate works with families and refers elders to the Adult Protection Team, Tribal Court Team, Dena'ina Wellness Center, and ADRC, as needed and works as an integral part of the team providing follow up and referral.Elder Advocate is responsible for arranging germane training and information for elders such exercise, budgeting, estate planning, and partner with DWC to provide nutrition, exercise opportunities.Quarterly follow up calls to elders receiving services for quality assurance and improvement..Assist with IADL's as needed, limited chore service, meal preparation and eating assistance.Perform basic first aid procedures.Assist elders with obtaining medications as directed by a medical provider.Assist with medical appointments, motion & transfer, shopping, banking, paperwork, chore service.Mentor and assist the elder advocate(s) as needed to perform elder care duties.Provide documentation as required for coordinating services as directed.Assist in setting up elder functions and activities as needed.Vehicle related duties include purchasing fuel, arranging for maintenance, visual inspections, vehicle related janitorial and vehicle condition reports.Maintain records of transports provided.Respect Tribal equipment to include vehicles.Treat elders with respect and courtesy.Transportation service as needed.Reports incidents of suspected elder abuse and or neglect according to State law.Participates in Emergency Preparedness Plan.Maintains confidentiality in accordance with the Tribe's policy.It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.

The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.Working ConditionsLifting RequirementsMedium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Physical RequirementsStand or Sit (Stationary position)Walk (Move, Traverse)Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)Pushing or PullingRepetitive MotionHazards and Atmospheric ConditionsExposure to FumesExposure to DustExposure to Extreme Tem

Kenaitze Indian Tribe


Kenai, AK



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