We are hiring!
We are hiring 4 Advocates to join our Elder Service Connections Team! The people in these positions will provide advocacy, service linkage and case management for older adults referred from Maine Adult Protective Services.
These are full-time positions which require: a) regular remote work in a home office; b) occasional travel for client visits; c) occasional travel for staff training, meetings or gatherings in Brunswick. Each Advocate will be responsible for working in a specific region, outlined below. Applicants choose the region for which they are applying.
Region 1: Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington Counties
Region 2: Kennebec, Somerset, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo Counties
Region 3: Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin Counties
Region 4: Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc Counties
Specifically, the Advocate role employs a distinct model of intervention which includes:
Developing a collaborative working relationship with the client and family members, as appropriate;
Motivational interviewing to facilitate client openness to change;
Person-centered service planning and goal-setting;
Supported-decision making with clients, including those who may lack capacity;
Knowledge of relevant services and creation of potential referral networks;
Coordinating a teaming process; and,
Monitoring and recording progress toward client goals through internal tracking systems.
Advocates will be trained with specific skills/techniques to facilitate client engagement and develop collaborative working relationships with clients. Training will be provided in Motivational Interviewing, Supported Decision Making, Teaming, and Restorative Justice. Service plan development will involve a collaborative process with clients to create a client-led, person-centered path of intervention.
Join our team and you can expect: to be both challenged and supported; the opportunity to grow professionally and be a part of the growth of a unique program; and the promise to meaningfully contribute to the lives of others in Maine and beyond.
Position includes: health and dental insurance, and generous paid time off.