Join Our Team

Homebound Meals Assistant

Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Midnight 

Part-time position (24 hours per week)

Salary: $12.02 hourly

Available to assist a team with the daily packaging and delivery of meals to individuals who are homebound within the community.  Other responsibilities include preparing meal bags and containers, assisting with inventory, orienting new volunteers and senior service workers with program operations, and ensuring program requirements are met.

Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Requirements include: High school diploma; valid driver’s license and access to insured vehicle; ability to lift 45 pounds.

Assists with packaging meals for home delivery.

Delivers meals to homebound participants when necessary..mileage reimbursement is available.*** A reliable vehicle and proof of insurance is required.***** 

Assists the Homebound Meal Coordinator and Homebound Meal Program Assistant in maintaining accurate program documentation.

Provides coverage for the Homebound Meal Coordinator and Homebound Meal Program Assistant when needed.

Ensures the homebound meal site and equipment used in the packaging and delivery of the food meets sanitation guidelines.

Assists with the training and monitoring of Senior Service Workers and volunteers to package and deliver meals.

Completes ongoing inventories to assure adequate nutrition supplies are on site

Participates in the quarterly information and planning meetings for the Nutrition Program.

Participates in the planning and goal setting efforts of theADRC.

Participates in the work setting as a team player.

Has a “Duty to Report” during a community emergency/disaster according to the ADRC Emergency Preparedness Plan

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED: 
Food Service Equipment.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent

Licenses and Certifications:  
Serving Safe Food Certification
Valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
CPR/AED certification. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of quality food service standards and specifications.
Knowledge of proper food storage and food service equipment.
Knowledge of older and disabled adults’ needs.
Ability to understand and practice the confidential nature of the position.
Ability to work well with co-workers and volunteers
Ability to understand and complete written and oral instructions.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to relate to clients, with respect and address difficult situations in a tactful manner.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
Ability to lift 45 pounds.

 

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online only: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty 

Only candidates that are selected to interview or test will be contacted.Interviews will be conducted in-person following CDC and Public Health COVID Guidelines

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation at any time during the recruitment or hiring process, please inform the Brown County Human Resources of your need. ADRC is an equal opportunity employer working under an affirmative action plan.

Disability Benefit Specialist

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021
Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Midnight 

Full-time position (40 hours per week)

Salary: $23.55 hourly

Provides information, education, advocacy and assistance to persons 60 years of age or older or to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 with a disability regarding public benefits, health care financing, consumer concerns and other related areas; coordinates with other county, community and governmental agencies.

Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in social work, public administration, sociology or a related field and two years’ experience in social work or benefits counseling, or related field; valid driver’s license and access to insured vehicle.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advises and counsels persons and their families regarding eligibility rules and application procedures for public benefits; provides information and suggestions by personal meetings and through phone communications; assesses needs of individuals and records actions taken and contact made to ensure progress is made with each consumer.

Represents persons as an advocate in adverse decisions made by administrative agencies in regard to public benefits; represents persons in any appeals process in the event of a negative action; counsels with supervisory attorneys about issues and concerns; screens calls for legal counseling and lawyer referral service; provides accurate and timely information in accordance with accepted practices and procedures.

Arranges benefit related workshops on topics for the purpose of providing consumers with current and accurate information and resources; arranges facilities for workshop and promotes the function to ensure citizens are aware of the opportunity; meets with attorney or paralegal from region’s legal backup in order to review unit’s work and ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Speaks publicly to groups concerning benefit programs or aging/disability issues; develops educational workshops; prepares informational topics for the media; maintains current knowledge and awareness of benefit programs.

Provides information about other community agencies to consumers and makes appropriate referrals; networks with other related agencies and resources for the purpose of establishing effective working relationships and obtaining current information of programs.

Develops and updates distributed materials which serve as tools of information and program promotion; reads related materials in an effort to maintain current knowledge of developing and newly established changes in benefit programs, legislation, policies and procedures.

Has a “Duty to Report” during a community emergency/disaster according to the ADRC Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Participates in the work setting as a team player.

Participates in the planning and goal setting efforts of ADRC.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in social work, public administration, sociology or a related field and two years’ experience in social work or benefits counseling, or related field.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license and a satisfactory vehicle record.
AED/CPR Certification.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Knowledge of local community agencies and resources which serve older persons and/or persons with a disability and their families.
Ability to understand and practice the confidential nature of the position.
Ability to comprehend legal and regulatory information.
Ability to clearly articulate complex benefits, rules and regulations in terms that are easily understood.
Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and effectively navigating the Internet.
Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of types of persons both individually and in groups.
Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
Ability to apply research techniques to collect and analyze information.
Ability to understand and follow administrative structure and appeals processes of the Social Security System, Medicare and other public programs.
Ability to assertively advocate on behalf of ADRC consumers.
Ability to maintain accurate records and program reporting requirements.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted online only: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browncounty 

Only candidates that are selected to interview or test will be contacted.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation at any time during the recruitment or hiring process, please inform the Brown County Human Resources of your need. ADRC is an equal opportunity employer working under an affirmative action plan.

Our Vision

All people are valued, celebrated, and connected to life of possibilities.

Our Mission

Empower and enrich the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

Our Values

Z

We Put People First

Every Story Matters. We work to elevate each other.

Z

Cultivate Joy

We live our passion and share gratitude in everything we do.
Z

Build Connected Relationships

We foster partnerships through meaningful sincere interactions, together we are stronger.
Z

Inspire Innovation

We disrupt the status quo to envision and create our future.

Z

Ignite Action

We drive change that we want to see in our community
We are the spark that lift people and ideas off the ground
We are a catalyst for change

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application at access.wisconsin.gov. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

The Homestead Tax Credit Program

Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-home.

Income Tax Assistance Programs

Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program - (WHEAP)

Provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy related crisis situations. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. There are a number of different programs a household can apply for.

Brown County Health and Human Services is the place to apply for these programs. This Home Energy Assistance Programs link will take you to a website outlining the types of programs as well as application information or call the ADRC Benefit Specialists for more information.

Operation Community Cares (OCC)

Website for non-profit organized to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Volunteers available to pick-up and deliver food and basic needs for persons unable to get to the store and/or pantry.  Find registration information at the buttons below. If you are having trouble ADRC staff can help you register, call (920) 448-4300. 

OCC is also looking for volunteers.  See Volunteer button for more information.

Basic Needs

Basic Needs Brown County Community Resources

Booklet with descriptions of and contact information for service providers for persons who are looking for services to meet their basic needs. Includes food, shelter, childcare, employment, medical, transportation, etc.

Government Free Cell Phone Program

A program called Lifeline that provides free and discounted cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

The Homestead Tax Credit Program

Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-home.

Income Tax Assistance Programs

Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.aspx.

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application at access.wisconsin.gov. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

Advocacy Resources

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin

ABC for Health

AARP

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Medicare Rights Center

Wisconsin FACETS

De"MEN"tia Support Group - Virtual

1st Tuesday each month

9 - 9:45 am  Join by computer or phone!

Call: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 626 878 367
Password: 1234

Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

Support for men caring for loved ones with dementia.  Men often have different perspectives and experiences as caregivers.  Join this group, specifically designed and led by men to share successes and challenges of caring for a love one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

Go to this Men's Support Group Flyer for details.

Dementia Support Group for Women - Virtual

3rd Thursday each month

9 - 10 am  Join by computer or phone!

Call: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 624 337 538
Password: 1234

Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

Don't miss out on connecting with fellow caregivers during this time.  Join this group to share successes and challenges of caring for a loved on with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Go to this Women's Support Group Flyer for details.

Grief Group

2nd Wednesday

2 pm

Learn about natural and normal grief responses, and tips for coping with loss. Have questions? Call Mandy 920-339-9065

Healing Through Grief - Life After Caregiving

3rd Wednesday

4 - 5:30 pm

A monthly meeting for spouses, partners, family members, and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Download this Healing Through Grief flyer

Hispanic Support Group

Date To Be Determined

 ¡El ADRC legustaria anunciar la adición de un grupo de apoyo en español! Una vez al mes, reuniremos a personas que experimenten cualquier tipo de discapacidad, física o mental, para proporcionar un lugar seguro para hablar, escuchar y simplemente estar allí para ayudarnos.  No hay obligación de hablar, está bien simplemente venry escuchar mientras buscamos unir más a la comunidad hispana aquí en el Condado de Brown. ¡Hasta pronto!

Low Vision Support Group

2nd Tuesday

2 pm

Anyone with low vision join us to share your experiences and learn from others. Covers technology and other information of interest.

Mug Club - Virtual

2nd Wednesday

6 - 7 pm

Join by computer or phone.

Call: 1-414-655-0003
Access Code: 161 715 6921
Password: MugClub2020

Call Teri Bradford 920-448-4320 or email teri.bradford@browncountywi.gov if you are interested in joining!

A monthly gathering for families, friends, partners and other informal caregivers. Sponsored by Brown County Caregiver Coalition. Download this Mug Club flyer.

NAMI

1st Monday

6:30 pm

Support group for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Open to families and caregivers.

Northeast Wisconsin RSD/CRPS Support Group

2nd Tuesday

6 - 8 pm

Voices Behind the Fire. Our goal is to create a safe place for those diagnosed with RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Family, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals are encouraged to join our group.

Parkinson's Support Group

2nd Tuesday

12:30 pm

Caregivers are welcome.

Alzheimer's Assoc On-line Family Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association hosts teleconference or on-line support groups for Family Caregivers. 

There are a number of options for caregivers of persons with dementia, including Spanish speakers.  Click this Alzheimer's Association Support Group Flyer link for more information.

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman St., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

ADRC Menu

Take a look at the menu. Monthly menus include a variety of meals for every taste. (ADRC Menu for Homebound meal delivery, Community Cafes and Pick-up.)

Food Resources

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

Food Delivery & Pick-up

List of grocery stores offering on-line and phone ordering with at store pick-up or delivery.

Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency

List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency.  Includes school age free meal locations.

Fully Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Door

List of meal prep and delivery services. Order meals for weekly delivery.

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition.  It helps income eligible individuals and families purchase the food they need for good health.  The application process includes a phone interview with Bay Lake Consortium and filling out an online application at access.wisconsin.gov.  Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

WP Feedback

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly