Employment and Internships
We are seeking a highly self-motivated individual who can also function effectively in a team environment to serve as a Program Coordinator for the Senior Companion Program. You will have an opportunity to use communication and facilitation skills to assist in training older adults and interacting with community members. You will recruit older adults to serve as friendly visitors to homebound seniors. We are looking for people who can balance logistical duties with relationship building and community activities such as in-home visits. If you have managed to find a balance between being empathetic with people of all backgrounds and pairing that empathy with effective decisions that achieve positive outcomes, you will fit well on our team.
The Program Coordinator, Senior Companion Program is a full-time position responsible for recruiting, training and managing a volunteer program for low-income senior who serve as friendly visitors to homebound seniors. This program provides an opportunity for the volunteer to remain active and earn a tax-free stipend while assisting other older adults who have difficulty with activities of daily living such as shopping or paying bills. This program helps adults remain independent in their homes instead of having to move to more costly care. Additionally, Senior Companion volunteers develop friendships and emotional ties with their volunteers.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. This position is primarily daytime hours. A valid drivers license/insured vehicle, strong computer proficiency and confidence in public speaking are required. This position will be cross-trained with other volunteer programs. This position is based in Family Services' North Penn Office (Kulpsville, PA).
Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Tricia Reedy Jones at email@example.com.
We are not accepting student interns at this time.