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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Announcement Date:  January 10, 2020

HEALTHY GENERATIONS AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Position Title: Travel Trainer

Reports to: Regional Mobility Manager

Healthy Generations Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging is seeking an outgoing, enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic to fill the role of Regional Travel Trainer. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position. The Travel Trainer, under the auspices of the Mobility Management Program known as Mobility Options is responsible for teaching and instructing a targeted regional population (older adults, persons with disabilities, transportation disadvantage) to travel safely and independently on the local fixed-route bus system known as FRED (FREDericksburg Regional Transit). Incumbent should be highly motivated, creative, and organized with good time-management and problem-solving skills. The Travel Trainer must be able to effectively work independently without direct supervision and able to travel independently utilizing the FRED transit system.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education is preferred in any one of the fields of education, counseling, social services and/or transportation. Some experience in sales and public speaking is also helpful. Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft 365/Office, Google Maps, and the internet. Ability to read and understand maps.

Responsibilities: These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and Conduct individualized and/or small group travel training sessions to successfully train customers to travel independently using the local bus service.
  • Design presentations on how to ride the local fixed-route bus system.
  • Generate outreach efforts within the community (Virginia Planning District Commission 16) to promote the use of the local FRED fixed-route system.
  • Understand and articulate the policies and procedures of the FREDericksburg Regional Transit fixed-route system to trainees of the Travel Training Program (specifically) as well as to the public in general if called upon.
  • Able to understand and articulate the safety and accessibility features of the FREDericksburg Regional Transit fleet vehicles to trainees of the Travel Training Program (specifically) as well as to the public in general if called upon.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with trainees and the public with diverse backgrounds, which may include languages other than English as well as individuals with significant disabilities (physical, developmental and/or intellectual.)
  • Be well versed in all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Advocate as necessary in the creation and implementation of Route-Deviations as applicable for trainees/passengers.
  • Attend and participate in events within the community to promote Travel Training.
  • Act as an ambassador for Travel Training as well as the promotion of local fixed-route transportation whenever possible.

Physical Requirements: Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public using a telephone, computer, and/ or in person. Able to stand, walk and travel on the FREDericksburg Regional buses for extended periods of time which may include inaccessible areas and adverse weather. Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

Valid Driver’s License required with good driving record. Criminal background check, and pre-employment drug screening required. Applications can be found at www.healthygenerations.org. Please submit application, resume, and references. Include current copy of driving record with application. EEOE. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

Job Type: Part-Time (20 hours/week)

Salary: $13.00 /hour

VICAP (Medicare) Counselor Volunteers:

Healthy Generations Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging is seeking a volunteer candidate to become a part of the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program.  VICAP offers free, unbiased individualized counseling, community outreach, and public education about Medicare and other related health insurance topics.  Volunteers for this position must have strong communication skills, be able to work independently with limited direction and supervision, be responsible and dependable to complete assigned tasks promptly, able to report and input requested data on a daily basis.

VICAP volunteers empower  adults to prevent healthcare fraud.  Volunteers receive extensive training on Medicare, Medicaid and related insurance topics, including Long-Term Care.  Volunteers, if interested, can give presentations on Medicare and VICAP services to educate the community.

We seek volunteers who are free primarily during business hours, occasional evenings and weekends. Bilingual volunteers are also appreciated.

Skills

– Sensitivity in working with vulnerable populations
– NOT a licensed insurance agent/consultant
– Strong planning and organizational skills
– Good written and oral communication skills
– Competence using the computer and the Internet

Requirements & Commitment

– Must be at least 18
– No licensed insurance agents
– Orientation and Training
– Minimum  two to four hours per week/minimum 1 year

DRIVER.IMMEDIATE OPENING. PT position. Approximately 20 – 24 hours per week. Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging is seeking candidate to transport seniors to cafés, outings in community, events, trips out of town when scheduled, etc. Valid Driver’s License required with good driving record. Criminal background check, and pre-employment drug screening required. Applications can be found at www.healthygenerations.org. Include current copy of driving recordwith application. EEOE. No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

Duties willinclude but, are not limited to:

· Transportparticipants to and from senior cafés by approved and most efficient routesbased upon daily pick-up list.

· Provide patient andcourteous assistance to participants upon entering and leaving the van and atthe café.

· Provide assistance tothose who will need some help from their door to the van and from the van totheir door.

· Operate the van atall times in a manner consistent with the health and safety of the passengers.

· Transportparticipants to designated shopping points only for the time specified unlessprior approval to vary the shopping schedule.

· Perform routinepre-trip inspection according to the pre-trip form provided.

· Maintain bothinterior and exterior cleanliness of the van with daily cleaning of theinterior.

· Return van to thedesignated area for overnight parking and secure all windows and doors.

· Keep an accuratemonthly van sheet, to be filled out daily.

· While at the café thedrivers are to get their directions and duties from the café manager. The cafémanager is in charge of the café and the drivers are to assist the café managerwhile at the café and on outing.

· Drivers will work inthe kitchen, as needed, to prepare the meals and serve meals and beverages.

· Set up and take downthe tables and chairs based on the requirements of each café.

· Assist withactivities at the café, bingo, arts and crafts, etc.

· After lunch cleanupwill be needed, sweep, wipe tables, collect trash and remove from café.

· The Café Manager willdismiss the drivers to pick up their vans and will dismiss vans when loaded.

· All Agency employeesare to refrain from over expressing their opinions and employees should notengage gossip with anyone at the café. If gossip is reported disciplinaryaction will be taken.

· If the café manageris having a one on one meeting with another driver or participant, give themanager the privacy needed.

· The café manager willbe responsible to give out any transportation or café news or changes. This maybe in conjunction with other management.

Job Type:Part-time

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour

The Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging d/b/a Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging is seeking a qualified candidate to become a part of the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance and Options Counseling Programs.  Candidate must have strong communication skills, be able to work independently with limited direction and supervision, be responsible and dependable to complete assigned tasks promptly, able to report and input requested data on a daily basis, have the ability to research  community activities, and have a passion for helping  those in need within the community . Candidate should have some understanding or knowledge of the Virginia Insurance Counseling Assistance Program (VICAP). Experience or certification as a VICAP counselor is preferred but not required.  Spanish speaking applicants preferred.  Position is part-time with flexible schedule.  EEOC.  Drug test and background screening required.  Please email resume and references.  Resumes accepted until position is filled.

Employment Application (Fillable .pdf)

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Background Screening Form (Fillable .pdf)

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Volunteer Application (.pdf)

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