Long Term Care Ombudsman
Starting Pay Rate: $19.41 per hour
Part Time may be available
The mission of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare, human and civil rights of people living in nursing homes and adult care facilities. Ombudsmen help long-term care residents understand and exercise their rights to good care in an environment that promotes and protects their dignity and quality of life.
- Flexible work schedule menu to include the ability to work: a four-day work week, nine-day biweekly schedule with a three-day weekend every other week, or a typical five-day work schedule.
- 16 annual vacation days, 12 annual sick days, and 11 annual paid holidays
- 401K 6% match
- Heavily subsidized health/vision/dental insurance
- Additional benefits available
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Respond, monitor and investigate resident complaints, as necessary
- Ensure program documentation, reports and records are processed meeting all compliance standards
- Participate in outreach activities, program education and public awareness
- Ensure overall program operation and compliance with Federal and State requirements
- Provide training and oversite of current volunteers and recruit new volunteers
- Ensure the ongoing implementation of certification and in-service training for Ombudsman volunteers, conducted in accordance with Program requirements.
- An associates degree in social work, human services or similar field is preferred
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Experience working with the elderly, services may include mental health and advocacy
- Strong public speaking and customer service skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Driver’s license and personal vehicle for transportation
Travel Required: Yes, within a 4 county catchment area
Location: Utica, NY
LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMEN are advocates for residents of long-term care facilities. They work to resolve problems and improve resident care, while working to bring about change at the local, state and national levels to improve care overall.
RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage.
RCIL is an equal opportunity employer, and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion or veteran status.
A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.
It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-272-2957. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.
RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.
RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities. Apply today to make a difference!