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Job Title:

Senior Companion Program Coordinator

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:





Crest Hill


1st Shift


Part Time



Job Description:

Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? At Catholic Charities Diocese, of Joliet we are mission-driven, focused on positive results for people and believe that people should be treated with dignity and respect. If you feel the same way we encourage you to join us in making a difference!

If you desire a better work/life balance and can work in a fast paced environment with excellent growth potential, we would like to hear from you.

General Responsibilities:

Responsible for the recruitment, training and placements for volunteers and clients in assigned counties.
Ensures that program meets funding guidelines related to volunteer and client eligibility.
Perform other duties as assigned within the guidelines of this position.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for recruitment, orientation, training, and placement of volunteers in assigned area(s).
Coordinates and facilitates pre-service orientation and in-service instruction of volunteers.
Responsible for follow through on client referrals, completing and monitoring volunteer/client matches and or placements.
Ensures that all volunteers and clients follow established program policies and procedures.
Informs Program Manager of any challenges, problems, or concerns in a timely manner.
Review and approve volunteer timesheets, ensuring that they are ready for monthly billing process.
Maintains program records to ensure compliance with agency, funding source and accreditation standards; ensures program data integrity is maintained and monitored,
Maintains ongoing contact with clients, volunteers and program advisory council.
Represents the agency and provides information about and promotes program through active participation with community agencies/organizations; maintains cooperative working relationships with a variety of community organizations and agencies.
Assists in the formal and regular recognition of volunteers, organizations and individuals who have contributed support to the Program.
Accurately maintains appropriate computer database, client and volunteer file records.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required and one year experience in similar or related work.
All degrees must come from a regionally accredited educational institution which has U.S. Department of Education approval.
Experience working with older adults or persons with disabilities preferred.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
Passage of complete background clearance, physical and Tuberculosis (TB) Test.
Understanding and promoting the social teachings of Catholic Charities.
Ability to relate well to older adults or persons with disabilities respecting their privacy, dignity, and right to self-determination.
A valid driver’s license, reliable means of transportation and proof of liability insurance is required.



Application Instructions:

ONLY online applications are considered and accepted, please no phone calls.

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