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Long Term Care Ombudsman - Michigan Elder Justice Initiative - Lansing

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The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI), a project of the Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services (MSAS), is seeking an advocate for its Long Term Care Ombudsman and Elder Justice programs. The staff person would be housed in the MEJI office but would be required to travel in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for residents in licensed long term care facilities. Ombudsmen receive, identify, investigate and resolve complaints, including reports of elder abuse and neglect, from or on behalf of residents. The advocate will make routine facility visits, interview residents, provide information on long term care and residents’ rights, negotiate with facility staff regarding resident concerns, provide support to resident and family councils, collaborate with legal staff on appropriate cases, and prepare written reports. Additional responsibilities may include policy research, advocacy on a variety of issues of concern to vulnerable older adults, collaboration with other advocates, participation in interdisciplinary task forces or committees, preparation of articles and materials for consumers, and outreach presentations on elder abuse and long term care issues,

This is a part-time position for 25-27 hours/week and hours are somewhat flexible. Successful applicants will possess strong problem-solving skills, an ability to work independently, and excellent people skills. Experience advocating for older people and people with disabilities is preferred. Applicants must possess reliable transportation and a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in social work, health care administration, public administration, or a related field.

MEJI/MSAS is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to the following address. Email submissions are preferred. The deadline for applications is close of business on June 20, 2018.

Shelby Coolbaugh
Administrative Manager
Michigan Elder Justice Initiative

Date Posted: May 30, 2018