Chena Ridge Fairbanks: DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

NOW HIRING DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

$16.00 PER HOUR

 

Chena Ridge- 8 hours per day for 3 days per week from 8AM-5PM. Prefer candidate that is familiar with elder care, range of motion, and stroke diagnoses. Must be physically able to do standing transfers, toileting, dressing, personal hygiene, provide meals, and more. Ability to work without supervision and have great communication skills is a must.

 

 

ACCESS ALASKA’S MISSION: To encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability, and older Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

 

 

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Do you have a current CPR-FIRST AID card, or can you get one?
  • Can you pass a criminal background check?
  • Do you consider yourself a compassionate, competent and committed individual?
  • Are you in a place where you are able to serve your community members with a flexible schedule while earning a competitive wage?
  • Do you have experience working with elders and individuals experiencing a disability?

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/.  Please submit an application & current CPR-First Aid Card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Or call 907-479-7940 and ask for the Program Manager

 

 

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.

 

Downtown Fairbanks: DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

NOW HIRING DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

$16.00 PER HOUR

 

Downtown Fairbanks- Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 9AM-11AM and 7PM-9PM. More hours may be available but aforementioned schedule are the minimum requirement. Must be able to use a gait belt to assist with transfers, have cooking skills, and be familiar with individuals who have had a stroke. Duties will also include light housekeeping, bathing, laundry, dressing, and assistance with medication

 

ACCESS ALASKA’S MISSION: To encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability, and older Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

 

 

THIS IS WERE YOU COME IN

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Do you have a current CPR-FIRST AID card, or can you get one?
  • Can you pass a criminal background check?
  • Do you consider yourself a compassionate, competent and committed individual?
  • Are you in a place where you are able to serve your community members with a flexible schedule while earning a competitive wage?
  • Do you have experience working with elders and individuals experiencing a disability?

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/.  Please submit an application & current CPR-First Aid Card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Or call 907-479-7940 and ask for the Program Manager

 

 

 

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.

College Road Fairbanks: DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

NOW HIRING DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

$16.00 PER HOUR

 

College Road- Seeking a reliable caregiver to work 16 hours per week, schedule will be discussed at time of interview. Must be familiar with range of motion, be motivated, and a self-starter. Consumer is a wheelchair user and will also need assistance with dressing, hygiene, exercise, and light housework.

 

 

ACCESS ALASKA’S MISSION: To encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability, and older Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

 

 

THIS IS WERE YOU COME IN

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Do you have a current CPR-FIRST AID card, or can you get one?
  • Can you pass a criminal background check?
  • Do you consider yourself a compassionate, competent and committed individual?
  • Are you in a place where you are able to serve your community members with a flexible schedule while earning a competitive wage?
  • Do you have experience working with elders and individuals experiencing a disability?

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/.  Please submit an application & current CPR-First Aid Card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Or call 907-479-7940 and ask for the Program Manager

 

 

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.

East Fairbanks: DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

NOW HIRING DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

$16.00 PER HOUR

 

East Fairbanks-Seeking caregiver who is willing to learn and care for an individual who has a high level of need. Duties will include mechanical and manual transfers, supervised eating, range of motion, g-tube care, toileting, bathing, and more. The right candidate will be coach-able and able to follow a daily routine, clear instructions, and have exceptional communication skills. Must be detail oriented and attentive to changes in consumers health.

 

ACCESS ALASKA’S MISSION: To encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability, and older Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

 

 

THIS IS WERE YOU COME IN

  • Are you at least 18 years of age?
  • Do you have a current CPR-FIRST AID card, or can you get one?
  • Can you pass a criminal background check?
  • Do you consider yourself a compassionate, competent and committed individual?
  • Are you in a place where you are able to serve your community members with a flexible schedule while earning a competitive wage?
  • Do you have experience working with elders and individuals experiencing a disability?

 

Applications can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/.  Please submit an application & current CPR-First Aid Card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these documents to (907) 248-0639.

Or call 907-479-7940 and ask for the Program Manager

 

 

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.

Executive Director Position

Access Alaska Executive Director Job Announcement

 

Access Alaska is seeking an Executive Director to lead the agency as it redefines the agency’s mission, operations, and fiscal challenges.  Access Alaska is a consumer directed Center for Independent Living based in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, MatSu, and rural Alaska that serves over 500 consumers.  Our mission is to encourage and assist individuals experiencing disabilities and elders to live independently in the community of their choice.

The Executive Director works with a volunteer Board of Directors and with a staff of 45 located across the state.  This position directs all administrative, grant, fiscal, program, public relations, and human resource activities within organization.  The Executive Director supports both the mission and vision along with partnering with the board to determine and execute strategic plans and goals.  The ideal candidate will manage the budget and oversee all financial reporting; will implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures for state, federal, and local government regulation. Will serve as the organization’s spokesperson and liaison with the communities it serves.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 7 or more years in a leadership role in personal care or independent living programs and have life experiences related to disabilities, both evident and not evident.  Knowledge of rural Alaska communities and an awareness of Alaska Native culture is preferred.

The candidate will have a strong background and knowledge of program development and management.  Also requires extensive budget development, and fiscal management experience, as well as an understanding of change management and collaborative decision making. The position requires a Federal and State of Alaska background check.

The ideal candidate will be a leader who works with the staff and the Board of Directors to develop, implement, and adjust operations as needed to meet the mission and the fiscal challenges being experienced by Access Alaska.

The position will be open until filled.  Please send a resume with cover letter to Access Alaska, Attention: EvaJo Henning, HR, 1217 E. 10th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 or email to ehenning@accessalaska.org.  Salary range $100,000 – $120,000 and competitive benefits package.

Access Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Deaf Persons survey March 2018

Hello, I am a deaf doctoral candidate at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, doing my dissertation on the social experiences of deaf/Deaf or hard of hearing people in social interactions. The purpose of this study is to understand social experiences that deaf children have had, and how those experiences affect them as adults.

 

I am distributing this survey to deaf/Deaf and hard of hearing people who are in regular contact with hearing people, have had hearing impairments before the age of three, and live in the United States and Canada. The survey will take around 25-35 minutes to complete. I understand that your time is limited, and your participation is appreciated.  Your participation would be voluntary and anonymous. There will be a drawing for five people to win a $50 Amazon gift card for participating. The odds of winning are between 3% and 7%, depending on the number of responses.  

 

To take the survey, go to this link:

 

https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0iT0aLUx6MyNf37

 

There will also be an opportunity for U.S. participants to participate in an email interview to talk more about their experiences, after they have completed the survey. You will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for participating in the email interview. If you are interested in participating in the email interview, or have questions about the study, please contact me. I can be reached at hsiegrist@alliant.edu

 

To learn more about the study, you can also visit this website:

 

https://hsiegrist47.wixsite.com/deaf-experiences 

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Holly Siegrist, M.A., M.S.

Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Doctoral Candidate

California School of Professional Psychology

Alliant International University

San Francisco Campus

 

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 Connection, 777 N Crusey St, 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