THE NEIGHBORHOOD SELF HELP BY OLDER PERSONS PROJECT, INC.
975 Kelly Street, Suite 401, Bronx, New York 10459-3477 T: (718) 542-0006
Position: NORC Program Aide (Part Time)
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project (SHOPP) is a non-profit social services agency founded in 1980 serving minority older adults throughout the Bronx. SHOPP’s mission is based on the philosophy of self-help. We believe that older people are capable of helping themselves and helping others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges they face as they age.
SHOPP has several service programs in the Bronx that includes Senior Network Group Work Program; Community Care Network Program; VIP Elder Abuse Program and Crime Victims; NY Connects of the Bronx; Casa Boricua, Leon, Guess and Soundview Older Adult Centers; Case Management & Friendly Visiting Program; Caregivers Program and Lafayette Estates NORC Program.
SHOPP’s staff must be prepared to utilize the agency’s philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance to enable participants to gain and express positive, psychological, and social well-being as an outcome of their involvement in SHOPP programs. SHOPP participants are provided with opportunities to: access benefits and entitlements; serve as volunteers; join planning and support groups; take advantage of training programs, participate in nutritional, educational, recreational and health promotion activities; and participate in community service and leadership development.
The Program Aide is responsible for providing clerical and program support to the NORC Program staff. Duties include handling telephones, reception area supervision, typing letters and preparing reports, providing Information and Referral (I&R) , data entry in DFTA database system and assisting with program activities. The Program Aide reports directly to the Program Director. The position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent, computer literacy in Microsoft Office application and database systems. Excellent people skills, knowledge of community resources for Information and Referral. Spanish language fluency preferred.
The Program Aide is specifically responsible for the following tasks:
To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: Diana Delgado, Neighborhood SHOPP
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