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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 Teacher Assistant – Wabash (full-time) 

Assists the Lead Teacher 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. Must be reliable, patient & caring with children ranging from 3-5 years old.  Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required, Area Five is willing to assist with the cost of obtaining CDA. 

Outreach and Enrollment Specialist – Logansport (part-time) 

Assists individuals and families requiring the assistance of a social service agency to connect them to and determine eligibility for community resources, including health insurance coverage.  Provides support to the other program areas within the Agency, as needed.  This position is office based and requires the individual to respond to requests for information over the phone.  This position requires frequent outreach in the community.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make recommendations is a must.  This requires the ability to maintain current program and resource knowledge and integrate this information into resolutions for callers. Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. 

Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP) Project Coordinator – Logansport (part-time) 

VEAP is a national program administered at a local level to facilitate information about and access to vaccines, specifically Influenza and Covid-19. This position is responsible for daily program activities, community outreach, communication in both English and Spanish to city residents, information distribution, equipping community leaders with knowledge, cultivating partnerships with local health department and hospital, planning community events, reporting activities and outcomes to Program Manager. Other related duties as assigned.  This position is ideal for someone who is comfortable interacting with the public, who develops and carries out creative engagement strategies for outreach to underserved, low-income, and racial and ethnic minority populations. Flexible work schedule. Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Bilingual ability (Spanish/ English) preferred. 

Nutrition Site Manager – Wabash (part-time)

Scheduled shifts are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Facilitates 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 Lead Teacher - Logansport (full-time)  

We're looking for someone to teach a Head Start preschool classroom in Logansport for kids ranging from 3-5 years old.  Full time with benefits.  In addition to having an Associate's degree, must be reliable, patient and caring.  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. Pay depends on experience and education. 

Head Start Teacher Assistant – Logansport (full-time) 

Assists the Lead Teacher 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. Must be reliable, patient & caring with children ranging from 3-5 years old.  Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) required, Area Five is willing to assist with the cost of obtaining CDA. 

EAP Client Service Specialist- 1 Cass, 1 Howard, 1 Miami, 1 Tipton (part-time)  

No supervisory responsibilities.  Bi-lingual applicants are preferred for Cass positions; however not exclusively. Individual is responsible for taking EAP applications, data entry, providing Energy Education and secretarial duties as needed.  Work with clients and negotiate with utility vendors.  Individual must have interpersonal skills which allow for effective communication with clients and utility vendors, maintain good organizational skills, and are able to calculate income efficiently.  Some travel may be required.  Other duties as assigned and/or necessary to get the required jobs done.  Please apply by September 2, 2022 

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.

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)