Employer: SeniorsPlus
Internship Number: 459
Internship Title: Aging and Disability Resource Center 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 information, advocacy, counseling, and assistance to older adults and adults with disabilities and their families in identifying and accessing support services in the community and planning for long term support services.

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:
  • Providing information,
  • Assessing needs,
  • Educating about long term support options,
  • Assisting clients and families in planning for the future,
  • Counseling clients and families in planning, making appropriate referrals and linking to services,
  • Advocating for consumers,
  • Educating consumers and the community on long-term care planning,
  • Serving as a collaborative liaison with community health and human service organizations to identify programs and services,
  • Performing initial screening to assess potential eligibility for various social services and assist with application and referral processes for all benefits and services to which the client is entitled,
  • Establishing and maintain credibility with community social services organizations by participating in meetings and community forums as a SeniorsPlus representative,
  • Nutrition Services. Assisting in eligibility assessments (phone/home visit) and assisting in the process and production of nutritional meals for homebound older/disabled adults,
  • Assisting in the general dissemination of health and human service information to the general public,
  • Providing support to special projects.
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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