Health Navigator Program Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: Ensures statewide navigator consortium work plan is implemented to achieve program goals.  Responsible for maintaining and increasing capacity of the community action network to participate in statewide Community Action Navigator Consortium, and for coordinating education and outreach focused on Health Care Reform implementation.  Provides project-specific training to all 10 Maine community action agencies.  Assists with agency marketing and development strategies related to statewide program.    Serves as the expert in healthcare reform implementation.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:  Certification or license required. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, or combination of education and six years relevant professional experience in community health, nonprofit, or social services. Must successfully complete federal Health Navigator certification training.  Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills. Must be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills related to research and analysis of complex legislation and policy.  Experience working independently, time management, balancing multiple priorities, and working in a team environment. Experience isolating and solving complex problems and exercising independent judgment.  Attention to detail and accuracy.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and Access, or other word processing, data collection, spread sheet and email software.  Ability to relate well to people in a professional manner and work effectively in an office environment with limited privacy, and frequent distractions. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license also required.  Work requires nearly daily travel throughout Maine.  Frequent evenings and weekend assignments.

 

CONTACTS:

Internal: Agency and program employees.

External: Program funders, employees of other social service agencies, including community action agency staff, organizational partners, other grantees, and clients.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Frequent travel on weekly basis, working in remote office locations. Basic office setting, intermittent walking, sitting and standing. Extensive computer use.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Primarily office setting with mild to moderate physical exertion, limited privacy, and frequent distractions.  Travel required to community action agencies statewide, and to attend meetings, or provide training. Frequent interaction with community members providing outreach and education.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None internal.  External monitoring of program volunteers.

 

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Full Charge Bookkeeper

Responsible for the fiscal record keeping and processing of program records, and the accuracy, and timeliness of internal financial statements, and for insuring that all reporting requirements are met as stated by funding sources. Assembles information for external auditor, maintains the chart of accounts, enters budgets, participates in financial meetings with program managers,

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Certification or license required.

Associates degree in Accounting plus four years bookkeeping experience in a computerized, non-profit setting or a six year combination of education and experience.  Ability to work well with people, excellent communication skills required.  Previous experience in budget development, financial preparation and analysis.  Thorough knowledge of accounting processes from purchase/billing through general ledger posting and financial statement preparation.  Prior proven experience in spreadsheet development and use.  Excel preferred.  Proficient in MS Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook and Abila Fund accounting software a plus.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must have strong organizational skills.  Ability to work independently.

Must be able to work within deadlines on a variety of tasks, be organized, flexible, and timely.  Facility with computer, calculator, copier, and other office equipment.

 

CONTACTS:

Internal: All agency and program staff.

External: Auditors, vendors, Federal, State and local funding              source employees.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Primarily an office job with intermittent walking, sitting and standing.  May need to lift up to 20 pounds on a periodic basis.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Valid Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, some travel.  May be asked to attend an evening meeting.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 

 

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WMCA 50th Anniversary Celebration ‘Talkin Maine’

Fen Fowler, Executive Director meets with Senator Tom Saviello to talk about WMCA’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration.  To view click on:

http://mtbluetv.org/program-talkin-maine.html

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Annual Report

annual Report

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Model Neighborhood Project

New program off sets cost of pellet boilers

Grant money is being made available to help homeowners ditch their oil furnace and get one that burns wood pellets instead.

One of the programs using that grant money is the “Model Neighborhood Project” which is now working with homeowners in Farmington and Wilton get up to 8-thousand dollars in rebates to install a wood pellet boiler.

Right now, wood pellets are providing the same amount of heat for anywhere between 40 to 50-percent lower than oil. Richard Wilde of Farmington, is one of the first homeowners to take advantage of the program.

He got more than 6-thousand dollars in rebates to offset the installation cost of his wood pellet boiler system… which cost a little more than 19-thousand dollars. Wilde says, in January alone, he saved 268-dollars in fuel costs.

‘Everybody is trying to save money. This was really a good idea, it looks like we will be saving about 12-hundred dollars a year putting this in,’ said Wilde.

More information about the program is available by contacting William Crandall at wcrandall@wmca.org or 860-4451 and online at www.northernforest.org/model_neighborhood_project.html.

 

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Learn about WIC

Watch this video and learn more about our WIC program

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War on Poverty

Fifty years ago, on January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Act that signaled the beginning of the War on Poverty. The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 provided for community-based local solutions to poverty and included a foundation for effective local organization focused on ways to address issues identified as barriers to economic self-sufficiency. Now, 50 years later, there are statistics and data to demonstrate the degree to which “poverty programs” have had an impact. The War on Poverty, a blog in the Washington Post, provides historical background, and a wealth of information, including statistical data.

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WMCA’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Tee up with
WMCA’s Housing and Energy for the 4th Annual Golf Tournament. Scramble format
September 8, 2013 12pm
Wilson Lake Country Club
Click here for more info

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Rangeley Elder Independence Project Kicks Off with Planning Meeting

WMCA is hosting a Rangeley Elder Independence Project planning meeting on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Church of the Good Shepherd from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting is a follow-up to an informational listening session held on July 12, 2013.

The goal for the August 14th planning session is to gather a group of Rangeley residents together who’d like to learn more about the project, and who might be willing to commit some time to organizing and implementing new volunteer-based community resources. Contact Janice Daku at 207-860-4461 to RSVP, or for more information, or email her at jdaku@wmca.org. Light refreshments will be served.

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UMF Student Intern Volunteer Helps Elder Services

Lacey Tatosky

Lacey Tatosky is a rising senior from Sanford Maine. A Psychology major, Lacey is passionate about helping initiate change in the lives of those who may need a little extra guidance or assistance.
Her internship with Western Maine Community Action will give her an opportunity to be involved in a project that will help elder individuals create positive changes in their lives.

During her internship this summer, Lacey will be developing a resource directory that will provide information older adults need to maintain their independence. The directory will also be used as a reference guide for older adult volunteers who work with their peers in the community to help ensure the seniors they are assisting have the information and resources they need to remain independent. Lacey plans on applying for the Counseling Master’s program at US after graduating from UMF.

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