AASC

Office: (276) 964-4915
Toll-Free: (800) 656-2272
Fax: (276) 963-0130
Email: cpatton@aasc.org

Employment

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check and must pass a drug screening.

Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices.

Job vacancies with AASC and Four County Transit are listed on the Virginia Employment Commission's website.

Please bring the following items for interviews: Prospective drivers must provide the agency a certificate of auto insurability. Aides should bring certifications. All applicants should bring identification such as driver's license, social security card or birth certificate.

Call 276-964-4915 for an application or download the form here.

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Applications may be e-mailed to:
resumes@aasc.org

Applications may also be mailed to:

AASC
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 765
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609


Position: Intake/Enrollment Coordinator

Description: Evaluates and coordinates potential enrollees to the PACE program, including intake and marketing.

  • Accept in-coming referrals from participants, family, and/or other sources.
  • Complete intake and follow-up documentation, including tracking referrals of potential participants – using a referral log, detailed follow-up notes, and email reports to PACE staff.
  • Interview potential participants and caregivers and gather information to verify PACE eligibility.
  • Explain PACE, its services, eligibility requirements, participant rights, enrollment and dis-enrollment procedures and other relevant information to participants and caregivers.
  • Complete home visits with potential participants, coordinating plans with other staff as needed.
  • Assist participants and caregivers with Long Term Care Medicaid applications and eligibility process.
  • Coordinate visits by potential participants and caregivers to the PACE Center.
  • Maintain excellent relations with pre-admission screening teams, discharge planners, and workers at other health and social service agencies.
  • Collaborate with other staff to educate participants and families about PACE.
  • Conduct PACE presentations in the community.
  • Participate in staff meetings and in-service training as required.
  • Work with staff to implement the PACE marketing plan and related work plans.
  • Provide liaison services between agency programs and potential participants.
  • Assist Social Workers with various tasks as needed.
  • Make referrals to community and agency resources.
  • Perform data collection and data entry as needed including maintaining referral tracking log, reasons potential enrollees did not enroll, and number of social work contacts.
  • Prepare reports as needed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all information pertaining to participants.
  • Maintain records on prospective enrollees.
  • Conduct Annual Coordination of Benefits surveys.
  • Perform other agency-related duties as required.
  • Attend training and meetings as required.
  • Demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Acts only with the scope of his or her authority in performing duties.

Requirements: Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Health Services preferred. Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written) and computer skills. Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working with the elderly. Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and screening process for long term care is a plus. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Requirements include home visiting, analytical thinking, problem solving skills, and the ability to function well on a team. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact. Must undergo a criminal background check.


Position: TRANSIT DRIVER (CDL with Passenger Endorsement and Non-CDL)

Description: Will provide needed passengers assistance on and off vehicles. The drivers will at all times be alert to passenger needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Transportation will be provided to all age riders and to various destinations. Transit drivers may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Accurate recordkeeping is mandatory for this position. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

  • Must have valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Transport riders/passengers to and from approved destinations.
  • When needed will assist riders boarding and unloading.
  • Will use proper techniques in assisting passengers, including those in wheelchairs.
  • Will assure proper vehicle maintenance is provided, keep vehicle clean and in good operative condition.
  • Observe safe-driving practices including those outlined in Four County Transit's Safe Driving Policies.
  • Pick up and return participants according to a predetermined schedule developed by the PACE Transportation Supervisor.
  • Provide updates on participant problems or concerns to the PACE Transportation Coordinator.
  • Collect fees/contributions with proper reporting.
  • Report any unacceptable behavior or the use of profanity on the vehicle.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to riders or the agency.
  • Refrain from the use of the vehicle for any personal reason.
  • Maintain accurate transportation records as identified by the supervisor.
  • Complete and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in all required training.
  • Will perform other agency-related tasks as warranted.
  • Will demonstrate and maintain good work ethics.
  • Will adhere to all applicable agency policies and procedures.

Requirements: Minimum - Must give a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Previous experience preferred. Training required, including but not limited to passenger assistance, First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires some lifting up to 75 lbs. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test and criminal background check.


Position: Business Development and Public Relations Manager

Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director, will develop and promote the overall strategic vision and oversee all business policies, objectives, and initiatives for AASC and its subsidiaries utilizing proven marketing and business development skills. Responsible for brand recognition through customer specific marketing to provide significant results and provide strong value for business customers and agency clients. Must be able to work in a changing, fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines as determined by executive management. Demonstrates initiative and works as a team player.

  • Will develop and implement a detailed marketing strategy to maximize market share and profit while ensuring customer satisfaction. Including internal/external market analysis, product positioning, identifying and executing strategies and tactics, and evaluation, under the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Responsible for brand development and management.
  • Responsible for coordinating all marketing research, marketing strategy, advertising, promotion, pricing analysis, customer relationship management, business development functions, and public relations activities to include all forms of media including social media.
  • Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization.
  • Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources. Proven ability to plan, develop and implement activities to further agency goals.
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and not-for-profit sector.
  • Plan and direct development and communication of information designed to keep public informed of organization's programs, accomplishments, or points of view.
  • Prepare and distribute fact sheets, news releases, photographs, scripts, and presentations to media representatives and other persons who may be interested in learning about or publicizing agency's activities and message.
  • Coordinate advertising and marketing efforts to promote products and services and to attract potential users.
  • Direct business development activities including updating and supplementing target lists and client profiles with current research and information. Create and implement pursuit plans for key target areas and tracking development progress.
  • Develop presentation materials that communicate the benefits of products and services in a very compelling way.
  • Assist in preparation for industry-related and other special events.
  • Assures development and writing of solicitation and proposal materials.
  • Write and edit organizational publications.
  • Inspect layout and advertising copy and edit scripts and other promotional material for adherence to specifications.
  • Handle media inquiries and maintain all social media sites to ensure brand recognition and agency compliance.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Performs other agency-related projects as assigned.
  • Attends training as required.

Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license. Bachelor’s degree in Management, Marketing or Communications required; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in executing marketing and publicity programs to targeted audiences. Understanding of federal and state guidelines for aging services. Proficient in document design, desktop publishing and social media applications.


Position: PACE – RN

Description: Responsible for assessment of health needs and contributing to the plan of care, initial implementation of nursing care plans and providing nursing care, as well as periodic evaluation of participant nursing needs.

  • Perform and document initial nursing assessments for prospective enrollees.
  • Provide treatments, medication administration, diagnostic and preventive measures and other services within the scope of a professional registered nurse.
  • Participate as a member of the Interdisciplinary team to develop and revise the participant plan of care.
  • Provide routine and episodic nursing care according to the plan of care.
  • Manage medication system at the Center by administering and supervising medication administration.
  • Complete immunization screening and ensure vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Teach participants and caregivers regarding self-help in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.
  • Conduct periodic and unscheduled assessments of each participant according to the plan of care developed by the team.
  • Coordinate referrals to community based physician offices.
  • Act as a coordinator of patient care with other health care providers.
  • Ensure timely, complete communication of referral services into the medical record.
  • Complies with HIPAA requirements and maintains strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to PACE participants and program operations.
  • Participate in on-call coverage to troubleshoot and coordinate the scheduling of participants’ care.
  • Comply with Mandated Reporter requirements reporting any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to the appropriate authorities.
  • Assist with staff development and training.
  • Participates in the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program.
  • Perform chart audits to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Collect and analyze data.

Requirements: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. License and current registration to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia. Minimum of one year’s experience working with a frail or elderly population. Valid driver’s license.


Position: Care Coordinator/Transition Coach

Description: Will assess patients meeting guidelines established through a contract agreement with Community Care Transition Program operated though CMS. Clients will be located in local hospitals that are participating in the CCTP Program. Will assess client needs and coordinate services among all providers. The Care Coordinator/Transition Coach will also develop resources to meet the older adult’s needs. Prepares reports and other materials as required. Will maintain caseload and documentation on client files; performs data entry. Routine travel in service area is required. Will coordinate and interact with assigned or appropriate staff in local hospitals that are contracted with the program. The Care Coordinator/Transition Coach will dedicate time working in local hospitals to reduce readmission rates for persons receiving Medicare. Significant public contact is required and the position requires some independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Must possess a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work or is a registered nurse. Must be trained and certified in the Coleman Model Transition Coach. It is preferred that the Care Coordinator/Transition Coach have two years of satisfactory experience in the human services field working with the elderly. Must have computer knowledge and experience.


Position: PERSONAL CARE AIDES

Description: Medicaid Personal Care Services are long-term maintenance or support services which are necessary in order to enable individuals to remain in the home as opposed to nursing home placement. Provides services designed to prevent or reduce inappropriate institutional care by providing eligible individuals with basic health related services such as assisting with ambulating/exercise, assisting with normally self-administered medications, reporting changes in client's conditions and needs and/or providing household services essential to good health in the home.
Use of therapeutic interpersonal skills in all contacts in the work setting is required. Duties may include, but are not limited to: providing nursing care for, and assistance to patients while meeting their personal hygiene needs such as bathing, feeding, lifting, turning, and positioning; assisting the physician and professional nurse in patient examinations; assisting with provisions for emotional and physical comfort and direction according to individual patient care plans, including patient teaching and encompassing cultural and emotional needs; and, other personal care duties as assigned. Specifically, personal care services means providing assistance with personal hygiene, nutritional support and environmental maintenance necessary for clients to remain in their home. Problems encountered range from routine to complex in nature; significant public contact is required and position requires independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Must possess a certificate for nursing assistant from an approved program or a Certified Nursing Assistant, licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing and be in good standing. Prefer experience in providing personal care assistance to patients.


Position: PACE TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS

Description: Will transport ambulatory and non-ambulatory participants (in wheelchairs or on stretchers) to various destinations by agency vehicle. Will provide needed participants assistance on and off vehicles. The driver will at all times be alert to participants needs and operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Must have skills to deal professionally with health care personnel and participants with chronic illnesses who may be disabled physically and/or cognitively. Transportation drivers may be required to provide necessary services as authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Accurate recordkeeping is mandatory for this position. Significant public contact is required and position requires some independent decision-making and action.

Requirements: Minimum - Must give a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. High school diploma or GED preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively. Previous experience preferred. Training required, including but not limited to passenger assistance, Personal Care Assistant (PCA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), First Aid, CPR, wheelchair lift operations, etc. Job requires moderate to heavy lifting. Must be able to pass DOT physical, drug and alcohol test, criminal background check and agency driving test. Transportation drivers will be required to have one (1) year experience with the elderly. CDL license not required but preferred with passenger endorsement. Use of radio communication equipment is preferred.