Job Description
This part-time position (19 hours per week) evaluates the needs of Weston older adults referred to the COA providing information referral and counseling services; all other related work as required. Responsible for development and promotion of dementia-friendly initiatives both internally at the COA and with community groups and businesses to create opportunities for people living with dementia as well as their caregivers to feel welcome and understood as they engage with community services or social events. Strong communication and facilitation skills a must. Master’s Degree in social work; specialization in gerontology; 3-5 years of experience with older adults; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Hiring hourly range $32.42 to $38.91 DOQ. Max hourly range exceeds hiring range. Email cover letter and resume as a single PDF file titled “COA Outreach, Your Surname” to by June 28, 2024.

Agency | Organization Name

Weston Council on Aging

Special Requirements

Valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license and insured personal vehicle CORI certification

Organization Classification

Council on Aging

Job Type:


Days & Hours

19 hours per week

Education Requirements

Master’s Degree in social work; specialization in gerontology; three to five (3-5) years of experience in the assessment and evaluation of older adults; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Requirements

3-5 years of experience

Position Description

The Outreach/Social Services Coordinator provides information, referrals, and guidance in response to identified needs of Weston’s older adults.

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Assesses and evaluates the needs of Weston’s older adults as identified by and referred to the Council on Aging.Provides counseling, casework and/or care management coordination to older adults and their families relevant to their needs. Maintains appropriate records, reports, and confidential files.Assists with public benefits applications such as fuel assistance, nutrition assistance, and subsidized housing. Coordinates Land’s Sake Voucher Program.

Provides information and guidance to Weston residents and their families for support and services to address concerns related to aging. Coordinates referrals to health and social service agencies which may include mental health, protective service agencies, or other public or private service providers.

Researches and confirms appropriate referral agencies. Creates and maintains current resource lists of specialized information, networks, and community resources. This includes in-home services, professional services, and community resources.

Works collaboratively with COA staff to provide services, educational programs, and events.

Attends various meetings including interagency meetings and continuing education conferences and workshops.

Participates as a member of the Emergency Preparedness Response team as instructed by the Director of the COA. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, preparation of residents for evacuation, relocation of residents, and supporting the emotional needs of residents during a time of crisis.

Performs other duties as required.

Salary Range or Hourly Rate

Hiring hourly range $32.42 to $38.91 DOQ. Max hourly range exceeds hiring range.

Job Description


Contact Name

Joan Ingersoll

Contact Email