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Protective Services Worker

Protective Services Worker

Blair Senior Services, Inc.

Our Agency is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time older adult Protective Services position located in our Altoona office.  In this position you will investigate reports of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and self-neglect for consumers over the age of 60.  You will respond to emergency and crisis situations, conduct home visits, complete assessments of capacity and functional abilities as well as arrange for the delivery of services to alleviate substantiated allegations.

This position requires a strong desire for producing quality and accurate work with a results-oriented focus.  The work involves critical and technical thinking and problem solving based on detailed knowledge of all pertinent facts and thorough analysis of relevant details.  There is an intense focus on complex, independent problem solving and self-direction.  The selected candidate must have a positive response to pressure and challenge, be a critical, creative thinker and problem solver who is able to work in a faster than average paced environment, and manage multiple priorities.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and at least one year of social service or health care related experience.  In addition, applicants must be a strong consumer advocate who can maintain a balance of objectivity and empathy while dealing with consumers living in stressful or crisis situations, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working as a team providing support to other staff.  Advanced computer and documentation skills, the ability to work under strict timeframes, continuous access to a fully-insured vehicle, a valid PA driver’s license and a proven safe driving record are also required.  The starting hourly wage will be $18.29 to $21.94, based on experience.  Excellent benefit package includes an optional 4 day work week, a generous amount of paid time off available immediately upon hire, a retirement plan with an annual contribution rate of 7.5% beginning on the first anniversary date, and group health insurance with a low monthly premium.

Interested applicants should send a completed application (see link below), or a resume with three work-related references to:

Blair Senior Services, Inc.

1320 12th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601-3308

or via email to:

humanresources@blairsenior.org

Applications and resumes will be accepted through October 15, 2021

EOE/M/F

To apply for this job email your details to rneely@blairsenior.org

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05/20/2021

​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced that older adults who will soon be turning 65 and are not yet enrolled in Medicare can attend a free virtual event to learn about their healthcare coverage options when enrolling for Medicare.

 

The "Welcome to Medicare" event on June 23, open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature national presentations from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage options. Representatives will be available to answer questions and assist older adults with information to enable them to make choices on Medicare coverage that best meets their needs and lowers their costs.

 

In Pennsylvania, this program is known as APPRISE. Throughout the national presentation, staff from APPRISE will host an exhibit for Pennsylvania and will respond to Medicare questions and provide information about the program. The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Pennsylvania's Senior Medicare Patrol – also will join APPRISE to discuss Medicare fraud prevention.

 

"We encourage anyone who is turning 65 soon to join our Virtual Welcome to Medicare Fair. Pennsylvania's Medicare Counseling Program is here to help older adults learn about signing up and navigating the complexities of Medicare, avoiding late enrollment penalties, and preventing fraud," said Susan Neff, APPRISE director. "We also invite those who attend to visit the Pennsylvania-specific virtual exhibit at any time during the event. The APPRISE and CARIE staff look forward to chatting with seniors about their Medicare enrollment concerns."

 

Older adults can register for this event here

 

The APPRISE Program has nearly 800 trained counselors in the commonwealth who provide free, confidential, objective, and easy-to-understand information about original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans, and allows Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans and determine what best meets their needs and save them money.

To learn more about the APPRISE Program or becoming a volunteer, click here or call the APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 .

MEDIA CONTACT: Jack Eilber, agingcomms@pa.gov

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Department Of Aging: June 23 Medicare Event Welcomes Future Beneficiaries With Information On Eligibility, Coverage Options