Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities

Employment for older workers

Coastline is committed to enhancing the lives of older adults by assisting them to remain independent through a range of quality services. We are always recruiting Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Human Services Providers to join our team of dedicated professionals.

Coastline offers a generous employee benefits program including flexible schedules, medical, dental, life and disability insurances, participation in our employer sponsored 403(b) plan, and much more!

Home Care Manager

In this new full-time position reporting to the Director of Homecare, you will provide operational oversight and professional supervision to a staff of Case Managers. Requires demonstrated management experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Healthcare related fields.  Master’s Degree and LICSW desirable.

Geriatric Support Services Coordinators (Bilingual: Spanish/Portuguese)

Our GSSCs are responsible for coordinating support services as part of the Senior Care Options Primary Care Team, assisting eligible older adults to obtain services which will enhance their quality of life and allow them to live independently.  Full-time positions available.  Bachelor’s Degree preferably in social services or relevant discipline, and LICSW or 2 years professional experience with adults over 60, with at least one year in a hospital, nursing facility, community health agency or interdisciplinary program with an ASAP required.

Skills Trainer

The full-time Skills Trainer instructs Consumers on all aspects of the Medicaid PCA program.  The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, valid driver’s license and daily access to a dependable vehicle, High School graduate or equivalent. Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred.

Resident Services Coordinator

This part time position provides general case management and referral services to older adults and family members, serving as a link between housing development site management and service providers in the community.  Bachelor’s Degree in human services, excellent interpersonal skills and prior human services work experience required. Valid driver’s license and daily access to a dependable vehicle required.

Qualified Candidates, please send cover letter and resume to Coastline Elderly Services, 1646 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.  Attention Human Resources

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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Position Title:  PCA Program Nurse                               Date Approved:

Department: PCA Program                                              Approval:

Reports To:  Director of Homecare                                FLSA

Status/Classification: Non-Exempt

 POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Homecare the PCA Program RN is responsible for evaluating Consumers eligibility for programs with primary focus on the Medicaid PCA program. Assess Consumer’s ability to manage program independently and coordinate PCA program under the direction of the Director of Homecare.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Instruct consumers on PCA program regulations, policies and procedures
  • Evaluate consumer appropriateness for PCA program in conjunction with OT
  • Re-evaluate consumer’s annual
  • Respond to consumer questions and concerns
  • Provide home assessments as directed by the Director of Homecare
  • Respond to Medicaid staff
  • Maintain and submit required documentation according to program regulations
  • Participate in trainings as required
  • Maintain and understand all regulations of the Medicaid PCA program
  • Ability to meet with Director of Homecare on a weekly basis
  • Respond to initial requests and provide follow-up
  • Coordinate with Skill Trainer duties
  • Maintain DMA tracking tools and reporting requirements
  • Maintain consumer folders in accordance with DMA regulations and program standards
  • Refer Consumers for appropriate community services if ineligible
  • May be required to perform other duties as required.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop rapport with consumers
  • Experience preferred but will train
  • Good time management skills      
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of homecare programs
  • Valid Massachusetts RN license
  • Bi-lingual helpful
  • Driver’s license and car
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Good typing skills 

Jennifer DaCunha, Human Resource Secretary

 jdacunha@coastlinenb.org

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Position Title: Homecare Nurse                                                

Department: Nursing Unit                                                                      

Reports To:  Nursing Supervisor                                                                                              

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Nursing Supervisor, the Homecare Nurse participates as an integral member of a home care team which, along with case managers and other related personnel, is responsible for assessing and/or authorizes services to be delivered by long term care agencies with the aim of promoting coordination and cooperation in the formation of cost effective and quality service plans. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • In conjunction with case manager team members, participates in client appropriateness for specific service options, promotes cost-effective service substitutions; establishes the frequency, scope and duration of services; jointly authorizes Medicaid and home care funding for service packages;
  • Participates in assessment and interdisciplinary review of cases; consults with involved caregivers and document findings;
  • In conjunction with case manager team members, assists clients in the referral process; coordinates service plans and participates in ongoing   review of plans efficacy;
  • Provides consultation to providers and other community agencies.  Conducts training and workshops as needed;
  • Maintains records and prepares reports as requested.
  • Will review the assessment and care plan done by case managers of each person determined in need of personal care.
  • May make a home visit for purpose of initial assessment whenever deemed necessary by the nurse or case manager.
  • Will monitor the appropriateness, frequency, and quality of personal care through home visits every six months.
  • Assess and authorize community MassHealth services
  • May be required to perform other duties as required. 

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: 

  • The Homecare Nurse must possess a valid Massachusetts license to practice as a registered nurse
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or Associates of Science degree in Nursing and at least one (1) year of clinical experience and/or nursing in a community or long term care setting.    
  • A Diploma RN and two (2) additional years of community-based nursing experience or long term care direct service experience.   
  • The Homecare Nurse must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and possess a working knowledge of community resources and reimbursement systems for health and social services.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have familiarity with computers.
  • Ability to relate to elderly individual.
  • Characteristics of friendly, sensitivity, dependability, flexibility, objectivity, and positive linking to older people. 

Please submit resume & cover letter to   Jennifer DaCunha, Human Resources Secretary;

                  jdacunha@coastlinenb.org

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Position Title:  Skills Trainer (Full-time)                                                 

Department:   Personal Care Attendant Program                             

Reports To:      Director of Homecare


POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Homecare, the Skills Trainer is responsible to instruct Consumers on all aspects of the Medicaid PCA program and assess Consumers ability to manage program independently under the direction of the Director of Homecare.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Instruct consumers on PCA program regulations, policies and procedure
  • Evaluate consumer appropriateness for PCA program
  • Instruct consumer on managing program aspects
  • Respond to consumer questions and concerns
  • Provide home assessments as directed by the program
  • Develop working relationship with Fiscal Intermediary and consumer
  • Respond to Medicaid staff
  • Maintain and submit required documentation in a timely manner
  • Participate in training’s as required
  • Maintain and understand all regulations of the Medicaid PCA program
  • Ability to meet with Director of Homecare on a weekly basis
  • May be required to perform other duties as required

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop rapport with consumers
  • Experience preferred but will train
  • High School diploma with human service experience
  • Bi-lingual helpful
  • Current driver’s license and car

Submit cover letter & resume to:    Jennifer DaCunha, Human Resources, Secretary 

                                           jdacunha@coastlinenb.org

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Position Title:  Home Care Manager (Full-time)                                            

Department:     Homecare                                                            

Reports To:    Director of Homecare                                              

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Homecare, the Homecare Manager will provide operational oversight and professional supervision to the Case Managers and Case Management function, within the Home Care Department.  The Homecare Manager is responsible to supervise Case Management staff; approve and monitor service plans; and initiate and implement protocols and procedures assuring compliance with contract regulations while collaborating with all departments and staff. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Provide Case Management staff with operational and professional supervision through individual and group meetings; including supervision for LICSW staff and those staff preparing for such licensure.
  • Review, approve and monitor service plans ensuring EOEA programs and mandates are implemented including timelines for visits and program eligibility.
  • Provide oversight and direction for performance improvement activities, utilization review, general outcomes management, and consumer satisfaction initiatives performed within the Case Management function of the Homecare Department.
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources on the selection of staff, screening potential candidates, interviewing, and formulating hiring recommendations. 
  • Evaluate staff, providing ongoing feedback and identifying resources and educational needs.  Organize and distribute pertinent information to assist staff in maximizing work efficiencies.
  • Monitor staff performance and exercise discretion in matters of corrective action.  Formulate recommendations on disciplinary actions, terminations of employment, promotions or other changes in employment status.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as requested.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

 Bachelor’s Degree and LICSW required; Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred.  A minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in human services and/or case management required. 

 Strong leadership or supervisory ability and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other departments, outside agencies, and staff at all levels within the organization.  Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

 Submit cover letter & resume to:   Jennifer DaCunha, Human Resources, Secretary 

                                                 jdacunha@coastlinenb.org

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Position Title: Bilingual Geriatric Support Services Coordinator (Full-time)  

Department:   Senior Care Option (SCO)                                                                    

Reports To:     Senior Care Options Supervisor                                     

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the SCO Supervisor, the GSSC is responsible for coordinating support services as part of the Senior Care Options Primary Care Team.  The GSSC’s basic function is to assist eligible elderly persons to obtain services which will enhance their quality of life and allow them to live as independently as possible with dignity and respect.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains an on-going caseload
  • Management of case files and related information
  • Maintains case records up-to-date as required by the agency, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Senior Care Organization.
  • Records all statistical data required by the agency.
  • Participation in staff development programs
  • Meets with supervisor on a weekly basis, or as needed to review cases and problem solve and participate in self assessment of skills and performance.
  • Participate in Group Supervision to discuss problem cases and agency issues.
  • Meet with supervisor to review and discuss written probationary evaluation and annual thereafter.
  • Participates in in-service training, courses and workshops.
  • Participates in special projects within the agency.
  • Accepts other duties as required by Management.
  • Community coordination/advocacy
  • Develops professional relationships with SCO team members.
  • Provide information and referral for existing community services.
  • Identifies gaps in services for the elderly both within and outside the ASAP network and advocate accordingly.
  • Works cooperatively with the aging network to meet individual and group needs.
  • Meets monthly with SCO team members to review cases.
  • May be required to perform other duties as required.
  • Conducts an initial assessment for the need of service intervention.
  • Assesses client’s physical, social, emotional and environmental status to determine needs which are not met by informal or other formal supports.
  • Develops a service plan based on assessment and presents/submits plan to SCO team members.
  • Implements service plan by referrals to vendors and other appropriate community agencies.
  • Monitors needs and service plan on an on-going basis through telephone calls, home visits, case conferences, and team meetings with SCO members.
  • Reassesses client’s eligibility by assisting with MassHealth application & redetermination form.
  • Arranges for Crisis Intervention services when necessary.
  • Provides information about agency’s programs and other community resources.
  • Advocates for client in obtaining benefits and services when client or others are unable to do so.
  • Complies with regulations governing ASAP’s as set forth by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Senior Care Organization.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • B.A. from an accredited college or university, preferably in social services or relevant experience.
  • Licensed Social Worker or 2 year professional experience with elders over 60 with at least one year in a setting where elders receive health care services (such as a hospital, nursing facility, community health agency or interdisciplinary program with an ASAP).
  • Knowledge and skills to work successfully in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Desire and commitment to working with elders.
  • Ability to keep accurate records, document clearly, and to communicate effectively all within a fast paced environment.
  • General data entry skills.
  • Use of a car with a current license to drive.
  • Fluency in English/Portuguese

 Submit cover letter & resume to:    Jennifer DaCunha, Human Resources, Secretary 

                                                 jdacunha@coastlinenb.org

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Jennifer DaCunha
Human Resources, Secretary
1646 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
jdacunha@coastlinenb.org
T: 508-999-6400 ext. 221
F: 508-993-6510