Employer: SeniorsPlus
Internship Number: 458
Internship Title: EIM Care Coordination Intern
Location: Lewiston, with possibility of some work from the Farmington, Maine office
Period of Engagement: Available Each Term – Spring, Summer or Fall
Compensation: Unpaid
 Description of the Internship:
SeniorsPlus helps adults make informed choices about aging well and living independently and safely at home. Our variety of services is provided by two divisions, SeniorsPlus Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and EIM.  The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities.  SeniorsPlus believes in supporting the independence, dignity and quality of life of those they serve.

SeniorsPlus is seeking a student intern to provide EIM care coordination services to assist consumers in receiving appropriate, effective and efficient services. These services allow participants to retain or achieve the maximum amount of independence possible and positively impact and improve well being and health care outcomes for disabled children, adults and elderly who are participating in at home Long Term Care programs as prescribed.

Scheduling is flexible.  It is estimated the intern would work approximately 15 hours per week.  Depending upon the student’s and organization’s needs, the internship could range from 10 to 40 hours per week.

For more information about SeniorsPlus, visit their website at:  http://www.seniorsplus.org/

General Responsibilities:
  • Work includes the collaborative process of assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, linking and advocating for options and services to meet the consumer’s “stay at home needs.” Performs face to face consumer visits (home visits) as may be required.
  • Coordinates care adhering to a philosophy of person centered, strength based, proactive planning while using a collaborative partnership approach, promoting self-determination through advocacy, self care management and use of evidence-based practice, completing assessments, goal development, action plans, and back-up plans.
  • Ensures evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan of care, makes recommendations for care plan modifications and identifies barriers to the delivery of service and quality of life by working together with the consumer and their support persons, service providers, and other agencies.
  • Empowers the consumer to access appropriate available resources and practice self advocacy.
  • Regularly participates in case review meetings, team meetings, departmental meetings, supervisory meetings and trainings.
Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in working with older adults and adults with disabilities.
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Internship Application Form online.
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