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Peninsula Agency On Aging Is Hiring For Various Positions

NEWPORT NEWS-The Peninsula Agency On Aging (PAA) is hoping to fill multiple positions within the nonprofit organization, including van driver, volunteer care coordinator, and counselor.

The van driver’s position is part-time and handles picking up senior citizens for meals and returning them to their homes. The new hire will assist participants in and out of vehicles, transport senior citizens to doctors’ appointments and outings, and transport meals and supplies while maintaining passenger lists, trip records, and other information as required. The position is responsible for performing pre-trip vehicle inspections and ensuring vans are properly fueled and maintained. A commercial driver’s license is not required.

PAA’s Caring Neighbor Program is looking for an individual to fill its part-time volunteer coordinator position. This role is responsible for promoting volunteer opportunities, recruiting and training volunteers, and maintaining volunteer records. Applicants should be experienced in working with volunteers and older adults, computer savvy, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

The nonprofit is also seeking someone to serve full-time as its options counselor for the organization’s Veteran’s Directed Care Program. The new hire will provide case management and service coordination for eligible clients. This role is instrumental in advising veterans and caregivers of available services and resources to support aging in place. The position conducts interviews to screen and complete assessments, provides counseling options, and develops comprehensive plans of care for veterans.

Candidates for the counselor’s position should have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, human services, or related field. Applicants should be experienced in working with seniors and/or disabled adults, case management, possess excellent interviewing, oral, and written communication skills, and be proficient with computers.

Peninsula Agency on Aging has been providing services that have empowered seniors to live independently since 1974. Its mission is to support the independence and quality of life of Peninsula residents, primarily 60 years and over, by advocating, arranging, and providing fundamental human services.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply on PAA’s website.

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