The Southern Oklahoma Development Association Area Agency on Aging (SODA AAA) is accepting applications for the position of Information & Assistance Coordinator. The Coordinator provides information and referral services for persons 60+ in the SODA ten-county service area and works under the supervision of the AAA Director.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Enters and updates data of consumer information using the Automated Information Manager System(AIMS).
  • Obtains data, answers the telephone and responds to requests for information.
  • Organizes and maintains filing system for clients and data.
  • Screens clients’ needs and makes appropriate service referrals.
  • Collects, maintains and updates resource materials, directories and files; assesses the needs of individuals/groups.
  • Maintains contacts with the public, including resource agencies and aging programs.
  • Develops press releases, handouts and/or brochures and submits to appropriate entities.
  • Compiles and submits reports.
  • Assists Area Agency on Aging staff on tasks to include but not limited to Area Plan development, Management Plan completion, and Disaster Plan.
  • Provides literature to community groups and aging programs.
  • Provides information and counseling to consumers regarding services offered.
  • Works with volunteers.
  • Works with Area Agency on Aging staff to conduct various trainings, events, and meetings.
  • Provides information and counseling to consumers regarding Medicare and Part D.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as directed.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of needs of older persons and the aging network is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; and skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with private, civic, and church groups; and in organizing and presenting facts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability is required to deal effectively and courteously with people; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations; and to present ideas effectively and accurately.
  • Ability to use computer software and to learn new computer applications.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or GED and (1) year experience in a related field. (Additional education may be substituted for the one (1) year experience.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must maintain client confidentiality.
  • Must be willing and able to perform job related travel.
  • Must be able and willing to attend conferences and show knowledge of having been trained.

Mail or email a Cover Letter and Resume to:  SODA Area Agency on Aging, ATTN: Amie Judd, P.O. Box 709, Durant, OK 74702-0709 or ajudd@soda-ok.org.

For questions or more information about this position, please call or email Amie Judd, (580)-920-1388 X112 or ajudd@soda-ok.org .