Program Compliance Specialist (Nutrition)

AgeSmart Community Resources
Job Description
AgeSmart Community Resources
Job Description
Job Title: Program Compliance Specialist (Nutrition)
Reports To: Grants/Planning Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Responsible for monitoring specific Older Americans Act grantees to assure proper service operation and utilization of resources and assisting with program development with a specialty in Nutrition, Transportation, and Elder Rights by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Monitors performance, coordinates communication and trains with AgeSmart grantees.*
2. Provides technical assistance to services providers in establishing and implements plans to meet local needs.*
3. Fulfills the reporting requirements to IDOA and others unforeseen and as assigned.*
4. Responsible for the maintenance of core services including nutrition, transportation, and elder rights.*
5. Provides input on development of the annual service provider evaluation instrument, site-evaluation instrument, and other survey instruments, as directed.*
6. Communicates clearly with AgeSmart staff, formally and informally, seeking clarification and information regarding policies, rules and regulations governing services for which providers are funded.*
7. Implements and maintains National Aging Programs Information System (NAPIS) reporting program, including gathering monthly data from service grantees in electronic form, processing data in electronic form for the Illinois Department on Aging, providing technical assistance with the NAPIS software to grantees, and generating necessary database reports for grantees and AgeSmart staff.*
8. Maintains confidentiality in handling client records.*
9. Assists in the grant application review process of AgeSmart.*
10. Completes goals and conducts activities as required by the area plan.*
11. Works closely as a member of the Program Department’s professional team.*
12. Performs other related duties as assigned, including temporary assistance with other programs as required.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Math Ability:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and AgingIS database software.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A. / B. S.) from four-year college or university; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specialized Training:
• Long term care Ombudsman training
• Adult protective services training
• Food services sanitation training

Certificates and Licenses:
Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
• Ability to work with community leaders and state and federal service agencies.
• Ability to understand needs of older persons and to work toward meeting those needs.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally
• Ability to perform within timeframes and be flexible to change
• Ability to carry out responsibility with self-initiative and minimal supervision

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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