Working to improve communities

Established in 1974, Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services is an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged members of North Central Indiana.

Current openings:

Head Start Substitute Food Server / Teacher Assistant – Rochester (as needed)

Serves meals to children during Head Start program by performing the following duties: Monitor temperature of food and serve food according to the serving sizes noted on the menu. Take dishes, plates, & silverware to classroom for teachers. Fill silverware containers after each meal and check on these during service to assure that there are plenty of napkins for each classroom. Fill and sanitize bottles and test the water, and clean up the kitchen equipment. Give Teacher's Assistants and or Teachers a 10-15 minute break if possible. Help staff clean up classroom by washing tables and emptying trash cans if possible. Kitchen must be cleaned daily including, sweeping floor, emptying trash, wiping counter, cart, shelves, cleaning warmer and refrigerator, and washing dishes. Check and report supply needs daily. Fill condiment containers as needed so they are full for the next time. Fill all food service requests from the teachers and teacher's assistants. (i.e. seconds on food, silverware, napkins, salt, condiments, cleaning tables, and emptying trash cans that include food.) Check to see if the teachers need anything during meals.

Options Counselor – Logansport (full-time)

Counsels and aids individuals and families requiring information and assistance.  Provides direct Options Counseling by assessing and analyzing client requests and/or needs; explores problem resolution alternatives.  Completes insurance application assistance and understanding; facilitate referrals to community and agency programs; and intervention as appropriate.  Qualifications:  A Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional who meets the requirements at 42 CFR 483.430, or; a registered nurse with one year’s experience in human services, or; a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, gerontology, nursing, health and human services, or; a bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of two years of full-time, direct-service experience with the elderly or disabled (this experience includes assessment, care plan development, and monitoring), or; a master’s degree in a related field may substitute for the required experience.

Kitchen Assistant – Logansport (part-time)

The Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services is looking an enthusiastic employee who is interested in food production.  This is an opportunity to be a part of a great culinary team who serves seniors in our six county service area.  Employee would be assisting with prepping, preparing, and packaging nutritious meals in the Logansport Culinary Facility which will be served at our meal sites.  Position is part time up to 25 hours per week starting as soon as possible.  Desirable employee will have a positive attitude, work well with others, be able to lift up to 40 pounds, and work mornings.

Facilities Maintenance Support Worker – Logansport (full-time)

Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds.  Receives written work orders or verbal instructions from supervisor to perform structural repairs to masonry, woodwork, and furnishings of buildings.  Performs grounds maintenance activities such as mowing grass, weed removal and disposal, trimming shrubs and trees, disposing of leaves and refuse.  Moves furniture and files and unloads and stores supplies to assist other departments as requested.  Repairs drywall and plasters walls, paints interior and exterior walls and trim; hangs wall paper and other finish material.  Operates snow removal equipment to maintain parking lots and sidewalks.  Maintains and repairs buildings' plumbing and electrical systems, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches and fuses.  Replaces worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring, belts, in machines and equipment.  Performs basic carpentry work using hand and small power tools.  Maintains tools and equipment in safe working condition; understands purpose and limits of all tools and equipment used.  Assembles/dis-assembles furniture and equipment as required. Assists in maintaining safety & security of facilities and staff by monitoring the fire extinguishers and exit signs; helps maintain MSDS files, and transportation and storage of hazardous materials.  Assist Facility Manager with Vehicle maintenance, repairs, and recording of such maintenance on the appropriate logs.  Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must maintain a valid driver's license and carry vehicle insurance.

ERA Housing Case Manager – Logansport (full-time)

This position is responsible for the coordination and the development of new housing opportunities provided by the IERA program through IHCDA. This full-time, at-will position determines enrollment eligibility of a client referral and assists the client in the development of an individualized service plan to enable them to become financially self-sufficient including providing mentoring/support, referrals, and follow-up to meet the objectives of the client’s service plan. Recruitment of clients may be necessary. This individual is also responsible for the timely completion and submission of applications to various current and future funding sources.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Meal Deliverer – Peru (part-time)

Assists with packaging and delivery of meals to specific individuals on assigned route.  Cleans caddies after route delivery & helps, if needed, with cleaning the meal site.  Observes while delivering for any unusual circumstances or changes in normal routine at participant homes and reports to site manager any observance that may be a matter of concern.  Must be sensitive to the needs of older adults & have a valid driver’s license.

Care Manager –  Kokomo (full-time)

Perform In-home visits to determine needs and eligibility of individuals.  Set up and monitor services on an ongoing basis.  Work with many different agencies to ensure client’s safety and well-being is met. Must have reliable transportation with valid driver’s license and insurance. Computer skills, communication skills, and knowledge of community agency programs are helpful. Education:  Requires a Bachelor’s degree (4 yr. degree) in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Gerontology, Nursing, or Health & Human Services; OR Bachelor’s degree (4 yr. degree) in any field with a minimum of two years full-time, direct service experience with the elderly or disabled which includes assessment, care plan development and monitoring; OR Registered nurse; OR A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Gerontology, Nursing or Health & Human Services may substitute for the required minimum of two full time direct services experiences; OR An Associate’s degree in nursing; OR An Associate’s degree in any field with a minimum of four year full-time, direct service experience with the elderly or disabled which includes assessment, care plan development and monitoring.

Head Start Family Service Advocate – Logansport and Rochester (full-time)

37.5 hours per week. Must have flexible schedule due to home visits & parent groups. Duties include goal setting, with following up & providing resources and support of set goals; following up on referrals, goals, wellness requirements, absences, & support if needed; parent training through information & parent groups; documenting, filing and monitoring, etc. This position requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Family Development Certification to be completed within agreed upon time.

Head Start Lead Teacher – Logansport (full-time)

37.5 hours per week. Responsible for planning and executing all component services for Head Start children and families according to the National Head Start Performance Standards and the local component plans. Associate Degree required, pay depends on experience and education.

Substitute Nutrition Site Manager – Wabash (part-time)

Substitutes for our current Nutrition Site Manager as needed by facilitating the serving of the noon meal program. Duties may include: calling in meal reservations in a timely manner, maintaining appropriate documentation and money handling procedures, following proper portion control servings, etc. Must be sensitive to the needs of older adults & have a valid driver’s license.

Head Start Teacher Assistant – Logansport (full-time)

37.5 hours per week. Assists the Teacher/Family Facilitator in planning and executing all component services for Head Start children and families according to the National Head Start Performance Standards and the local component plans. Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required, Area Five is willing to assist with the cost of obtaining CDA.

Head Start Substitute Teacher Assistant – Logansport (as needed)

Assists the Teacher/Family Facilitator in planning and executing all component services for Head Start children and families according to the National Head Start Performance Standards and the local component plans. Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required, Area Five is willing to assist with the cost of obtaining CDA.


Area Five is committed to providing equal employment and service opportunities to all qualified individuals, employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, qualified individuals with disabilities, military or veteran status, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

 

To apply for a job, contact our Human Resources Department:

574-722-4451 ext. 227
1-800-654-9421

Or complete the job application (PDF)