Nursing Home Transition Intern

Abilities in Motion - Wyomissing, PA

Full-time | Internship


FLSA status: Intern, unpaid

Department: LTSS

Location: reporting to one of the following offices: Wyomissing

Reports to: LTSS Manager- NHT

Supervisory: None

Full-time or Part-time: Full-time

Written: October 2019

Position Summary: The Nursing Home Transition INTERN is responsible for observing and learning what a Nursing Home Transition Coordinator does to assist a consumer in becoming independent. The NHT Intern will work collaboratively with numerous staff in the NHT program and will observe contact with social service agencies, family members, nursing home staff, Ombudsmen and therapists to successfully plan and organize transition.

Essential Functions (Primary Duties):
Adheres to the organizations mission, vision and values.
Adheres to the organizations policies regarding time and attendance.
Complies with accepted business casual dress code and maintains a professional image.
Demonstrates reliability and trustworthiness.
Manages time and other resources to meet established goals within the agreed upon time frames.
Demonstrates flexibility in the acceptance and completion of work assignments.
Participates in the departments performance improvement activities.
Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
Be compliant with Hipaa and privacy laws.
Observes AIMs compliance policies.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:
The Nursing Home Transition INTERN will :
Learn what the Nursing Home Transition Program is and how it benefits the consumers.
Take direction and learn from the LTSS Manager for NHT on how the program works.
Observe the interactions of the NHT Coordinator with the consumer, social workers, families and other agencies.
Ensure they are able to interact with the LTSS Manger to engage in a learning conversation to ensure learning is occurring.
Be support to the NHT Coordinators to learn and understand the process, completion of forms, phone calls, and other tasks to ensure a successful discharge of the consumer.

Job Specifications:
Travel is required to reasonable geographic areas
Must have a valid PA drivers license in order to provide services to consumers in their home or community.
Personal vehicle must be insured and registered.
Shall function as part of a team, working cooperatively with LTSS Manager and NHT Coordinators.
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, and data entry using Web-based systems.

Education/Relevant Work Experience: Must be actively enrolled in an approved college or university pursing a Bachelors degree in Human Services or other relevant field of study. Some experience in social work, counseling or aiding individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance is helpful.

Work Schedule:
The NHT Intern work week is 15 hours. This position is unpaid. Typically, the schedule is Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30am-4:30pm with a 30 minutes unpaid meal break.
Travel to meet with consumers and outside business contacts is required.

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

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, the intern is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental Demands: Stressful due to time constraints and multiple tasks//procedures occurring at the same time.
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Manual Dexterity Required: Must be able to manipulate small electronic parts and controls.

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: AIM is an equal opportunity employer.

Must be pursing a degree in Human Services or Social Work and in pursuit of an internship to complete your internship for graduation
Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better
Must have a relaible vehicle, valid driver's license, car registration and car insurance
Must comply with attendance and dress code policies
Must have or be willing to obtain Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance,
Must be willing to attend required training
Must be willing to submit to drug/alcohol swab test on your first day.