Durham Partnership for Seniors Coordinator
The Durham Partnership for Seniors is embarking on an exciting endeavor and seeks an enthusiastic individual with a passion to improve the quality of life of Durham’s older adults, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. This ambitious new position requires a similarly collaborative and energetic individual.
Please submit a resume, cover letter and application form which can be found at:
The Durham Partnership for Seniors (Partnership) links resources within the community through a collaborative of health and human services providers who serve older adults, adults with disabilities and their families. By forming a Community Resource Connections (CRC) and strengthening relationships between existing providers through partnerships and referral protocols, hence providing a “no wrong door” approach, streamlined information, referral, awareness, assistance and access to services and support options will be facilitated, as will transitional support.
This part-time position is responsible for facilitating the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the work of the community-based coalition- Durham’s Partnership for Seniors. The primary focus will be the creation of a CRC in Durham. Required functions include coordinating participating agencies in the collaborative to provide information, referral and awareness about long-term support options; assistance in identifying preferences and navigating options, access to public and private pay long-term support options for older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers and; facilitation of transitional support, creating linkages between and among critical pathways that people travel while transitioning from one setting of care to another, or from one public payer to another.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working collaboratively with the Durham Partnership for Seniors, partner Collaborative Operating Entities (COEs) and the Triangle J Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, the Coordinator will:
• Provide leadership to the Partnership for the development of a strategy for program growth and
• Develop and implement policies and procedures for the effective operation of the CRC.
• Implement memorandums of agreement (MoA’s) between lead agencies and other community partners. Assure that all points of MoA’s are fulfilled.
• Work to develop a system that provides information and referral, intake and screening, options and benefits counseling and access to public and private long-term care services.
• Convene regular Partnership meetings and other membership meetings as deemed necessary, maintaining records and providing follow up on action items.
• Assist in recruiting volunteers and partnering agencies to coordinate trainings with COEs.
• Coordinate and make available informational materials used by partner agencies.
• Ensure cross-training curricula and materials are developed and staff training is coordinated with liaison at partnering COEs.
• Administer and oversee the acquisition of appropriate data.
• Serve as liaison between CRC standing sub-committees and the Partnership.
• Ensure ongoing evaluation to assess the collaborative’s success in accomplishing intended goals and meeting performance measures.
• Work with the Partnership to pursue funding to sustain the position and the CRC, as well as support other services needed in the community to enhance the lives of older adults and people with
• Work with the Partnership for a Healthy Durham Coordinator to ensure that useful information about seniors and people with disabilities is included in the Durham County Community Health Assessment (CHA).
• Lead with integrity and without conflict of interest.
• Report directly to the Director of the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging and the Partnership.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
• A passion to improve the quality of life of older adults and individuals with disabilities.
• Knowledge and experience regarding issues related to older adults and individuals with disabilities and the long term care services continuum.
• Experience working with older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers and service
• Commitment to collaborative community building in order to provide more coordinated care for older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers of all cultures, socioeconomic background, ages, gender and races.
• Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus among stakeholders.
• Management/supervisory, data management, financial management and customer service
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; computer literate.
• Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Desired Education and Experience
• A master’s degree in a field of study related to human services and/or public administration with at least two (2) years experience providing services to persons with disabilities and/or those in the aging community; or
• A bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to human services with a least four (4) years of experience providing services to persons with disabilities and/or those in the aging community.
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, teaching, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
• Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push pull of otherwise move
• Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and use data or figures, operate a computer terminal and other office machines and equipment, and do extensive reading.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.