Anchorage – IL Advocate: Wellness

 

IL ADVOCATE – WELLNESS

Essential Functions:

  • To assist persons experiencing a serious mental illness to live independently within the community of their choice and to achieve physical, emotional and economic independence.

 

  • Core Responsibilities:
  • Establishes eligibility or makes appropriate timely referrals with consistent follow-up.
  • Helps consumers develop a Treatment Plan with the Mental Health Clinician based on their Behavioral Health Assessment that reflects their individual goals and needs.
  • Structures and provides peer support activities and training based on individual goals or service requests. Services may be provided to individuals, family members or in a group setting.
  • Helps consumer’s access community resources and information including multi-agency collaboration and education regarding their rights, how to self-advocate for their needs, and how to complete processes needed to secure those services.
  • Attends community events and meetings related to IL issues and services as approved.
  • Helps provide consumers with access to Assistive Technology, Computer lab and additional Access Alaska equipment.
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and consistently enters goals, services, contacts, and demographic information in CIL Suite and AK Aims database systems.
  • Networks with community resources to ensure an understanding of Access Alaska’s services and the services available in the community for Wellness consumers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Training:

  • BS/BA degree in Social Work or related field preferred. Documented additional related training or continuing education preferred.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience that is comparable (experience may be substituted for education on a year to year basis) in human services field working with adults that experience serious mental illness; Peer support experience preferred. Direct personal or family experience with mental health issues is required. 

Learning Curve

  • 3-6 months

 

Equipment & Tools Used

Copy Machine, Fax Machine, Microsoft Office, Computer, Personal electronics 

Type

Regular Full-Time

Class

Non Exempt

Pay Range

$17.24 to $21.21

Core Expectations:

Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic

Works well in a team environment, Excellent written and communication skills

Active support of our Mission, Customer focused services

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Independent Living Stories: Frank Box

This Fall, we’re getting to know the people behind Access Alaska and exploring the many sides of independent living. In September, we shadowed Frank Box for a day. We started at Frank’s house where we had a conversation about his fight with brain cancer and life after brain surgery. He shared insights from his recovery with us and we got to meet Sasha and Boris, his Russian Tortoises. In the afternoon, we followed Frank to his job at Access Alaska, where he is an Independent Living Advocate and the Manager of the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Frank described his work this way: “When you can give somebody hope, when they have none, that’s a great job.”

Independent Living Stories: Frank from Access Alaska on Vimeo.

 

 

Mat-Su – TBI Peer Support Group

TBI Peer Support Group

First and third Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 Matsu Health Services 1363 Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK (upstairs conference room)

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information, please contact Krystal Blair 357-2588

 

Anchorage – Program Associate position

Program Associate

Access Alaska, Inc. –Anchorage

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

We are looking to fill a Full-Time Program Associate position in our Anchorage office. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the Health and Human Service fields and possess great communication skills.  This position will be responsible for assisting in operation of the Consumer Directed Personal Care Service (CDPCS) program by providing day-to-day support to Consumers and their Direct Service Providers.

Essential Functions: Establish and maintain positive professional relationships with coworkers, consumers and community agencies and programs; works cooperatively with other program staff, outside agencies, and care providers regarding consumer needs; processes new consumer intakes; assist consumers with all Access Alaska and state required paperwork; provides orientations to Direct Service Providers (DSP); assist in reviewing DSP timesheets and other program documentation for accuracy; tracks compliance requirements; attend intakes and assessments to provide support for consumers; maintain all databases with accurate consumer and track due dates for required paperwork.

 

Position Requirements: At least two years of experience working in health/human service and non-profit field. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently but also collaboratively as a member of a team.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines, while effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously.  Must comply with multiple policies and procedure related to personnel, privacy, and confidential data, information, and issues. Must be able to handle diverse and confidential information with discretion and good judgment.  Required to be highly proficient in MS Office and database management.

 

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

 

 

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Anchorage – IL Advocate: TABI

Independent Living Advocate

(Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist)

Access Alaska, Inc. –

Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to older Alaskans and people who experience a disability. Through our assistance and support individuals with disabilities can identify and obtain needed services in an effort to maintain their independence as opposed to living in an institution.

As an Independent Living Center,

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

We seek a resourceful and energetic individual to fill a Full Time Independent Living Advocate position to help TABI consumers remove barriers and acquire life skills so they can achieve physical & emotional independence. Provides various types of vocational, educational, housing and transportation information; helps develop treatment plans; networks in the community and provides necessary referrals, services & advocacy.

Minimum BS/BA with a social services or mental health concentration; BS/BA in Social Work preferred. 3-4 years of Mental Health experience preferred. Documented additional ATBI related training or continuing education preferred.

Salary $17.24-$21.21 DOE

Full Benefits package offered

Position is open until filled

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Equipment Used: Office equipment, computers, and personal electronics.
Working Conditions: Little Travel Little Injury Potential Private Office Occasionally may need to lift/carry up to 25#
Core Expectations: •    Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.

•    Active support of our Mission

•    Customer focused services

Fairbanks – SHIP/SMP Counseling & Outreach

Our Medicare Counseling and Outreach program includes:

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Our Fairbanks office has certified Medicare counselors who can help answer questions about Medicare benefits and enrollment.

To make an appointment call: 907-479-7940

Fairbanks – Direct Service Provider-Nights & Weekends

Direct Service Provider

Access Alaska Inc. 526 Gaffney Road Suite 100 Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

ARE YOU THE ANSWER TO SOMEONE’S DESPERATE NEED FOR HELP??????????? Access Alaska has consumers in desperate need of YOUR SERVICE as a DSP’s (Direct Service Provider)

As a Direct Service Provider, you will assist consumers by meeting their individual health and personal care needs.   You will be supervised by the consumer and assist them with their daily living activities as directed.

Experience with the following preferred:

  • Hoyer Lift
  • Transfers to and from bed/chair/bath
  • High level of Care
  • Nights and Weekends
  • Flexible and able to commit to shifts

 

Must be at least 18 years old, have a GED or Diploma and be able to lift more than 50 lbs.  Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification and be able to pass a Federal and State Background Check.

$16 per hour

Nights and Weekend (flexible and able to commit to shifts)

 

Please go to our website’s employment page http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/ to download a DSP application.  Email your application and a copy of your CPR/FA card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax to 907-248-0639.

You may also pick up an application in person at:

Access Alaska Fairbanks

526 Gaffney Rd, Suite 100

Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

Applications must be accompanied by a CPR/FA card.  Any applications without these will not be accepted.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.