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Health Promotion & Care Transition Program Coordinator - 345-03-20

    • Job Tracking ID: 512378-728795
    • Job Location: Salem, OR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 23, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

If you 

  • know health promotion is the key to disease prevention and good health;
  • want to help seniors & people with disabilities learn the value of health promotion;
  • have great people skills, compassion, intergrity, are organized and a great coordinator;
  • and believe in providing excellent service;

Then WE want YOU!

We look for individuals in our organization who are passionate about our mission and values.

We value our employees, working closely with them to help them be successful.

We value the people we provide services to, ensuring they receive the highest quality customer service.

Bilingual English/Spanish skills are a big plus, but not required.


Recruitment #: 345-03-20

Closes: April 6, 2020 

Location: Salem, Oregon
Salary: Starting at $20.77 per hour with  EXCELLENT benefits

30 hours per week, Limited duration through March 31, 2021

Agency Sponsored: Medical/Dental paid for employee (prorated part-time) including contributions toward dependent premiums: generous Paid-time off, Public Employee Retirement (PERS), Employee Assistance Plan, Long Term Disability, great culture.

Employee paid: Deferred Compensation, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Colonial Life Supplemental Plans, Legal Shield.



Purpose of Job


Meets Agency mission by coordinating Fall Prevention Programs such as the OTAGO Exercise Program and TaiChi: Moving for Better Balance, for older adults and people with disabilities throughout the Agency and with other Agencies throughout the State, in order to improve consumer independence and safety in their home of choice.  In addition, this position coordinates Care Transitions from one setting to the next, e.g. acute hospital to home.




This is a one-year limited duration position, April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.



Essential Functions

  1. Work with the Manager of the Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) Evidence-Based Programs to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention programs and care transition programs.

  2. Promote ADRC concept, services

  3. Promote excellence and person centered services

  4. Protect clients and reduce Agency risk

  5. Exhibit excellent customer service in a professional manner


  6. 1.  Work with the Manager of the Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) Evidence-Based Programs to implement and sustain evidence based fall prevention programs and care transition programs.

  • Conduct initial consumer screening

  • Determine eligibility for services based on program requirements

  • Serve as a facilitator among disciplines involved with a case, such as between physician and referral source, physical therapist and trainers to ensure program standards are met 

  • Facilitate care transition involving the discharge planner at the hospital, the primary care physician, the hospital and/or home health coach

  • Identify and make appropriate referrals for additional or more comprehensive services

  • Conduct or oversee data collection, analysis, and reporting on program outcomes

  • Oversee program expenditures to make sure they are within budget

  • Supervise the program implementation by independent contractors

  • Orient and train any new personal trainers unfamiliar with the Otago program or the Care Transition program.


 2.  Promote ADRC concept and services

  • Educate self and others of private and public resources available for populations served

  • Consult with colleagues, community partners and resourcing electronic and written materials about resources and current issues and trends

  • Share education obtained by providing updates for ADRC resource database, building relationships with community partners, participating in networking


  1. Promote excellence and person centered services

  • Embrace and exhibit the Agency Mission and Core Values

  • Providing excellent customer service, following through, meeting deadlines, and interacting with others in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner

  • Maintain skills and knowledge to perform the job

  • Educate self and others of resources available for populations served, including researching electronic and written materials

  • Respect and consider consumer choice in providing information and services


3.  Protect consumers and reduce Agency risk

  • Follow policies, regulations and requirements of programs and Agency

  • Provide documentation as set forth by Federal, State, funding regulations, and Agency policy

  • Serve as a Mandatory Reporter of suspected abuse of vulnerable populations according to, and as required by policy and regulation

  • Maintain and share information according to privacy


5.   Provide excellent customer service in a professional manner

  • Apply the required knowledge and skills

  • Exhibit sound decision making and problem solving

  • Meet quality standards in accuracy and timeliness

  • Follow policies and procedures

  • Work independently, but seek and offer assistance as needed

  • Exhibit the technology skills related to the required work (word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet research, mail, email and IM communications, phones, copiers, assessment programs such as CAPS, Oregon Access, etc.)

  • Exhibit a positive attitude towards consumers, co-workers, supervisors, and other constituents

  • Regular attendance to meet the demands of this job and provide necessary services


Supervisory Responsibilities



Secondary Outcomes







Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required will be considered; however, the following is preferred:


  • Associates Degree in public health, health promotion and education or similar

  • 2 years of experience, preferably in a home health setting, including experience working with older adults

  • 1 year of outcome based program coordination (preferred)

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) (preferred)

  • Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) (preferred)

  • Ability to secure and maintain a driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon, or an acceptable alternative means of transportation

  • Successful completion of a background check



Job-specific skills and knowledge

  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant or Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Knowledge of the OTAGO program and other fall prevention program requirements

  • Knowledge of Oregon long term care services, agency services and community resources available

  • Knowledge and ability to conduct and document assessments through interviewing, observation, and translating to care needs

  • Knowledge of evidence and outcome based services

  • Ability to remain current in technical knowledge

  • Experience of working in the home with the elderly or disabled population

  • Maintain current certification in CPR for Adults

  • Ability to use oximeter and blood pressure cuff

  • Experience with developing and implementing policies and procedures

  • Understanding of ADRC

  • Ability to source information regarding available services

  • Ability to build relationships and network

  • Continuous learning about issues and solutions for seniors and people with disabilities

  • Ability to learn available services of Agency and other community services

  • Ability to source information regarding other available services

  • Ability to build relationships and network

  • Understanding of the role of the individual’s preferences in care success

  • Knowledge of rules around mandatory reporting and privacy and training to identify possible abuse


General Skills

  • Work effectively with individuals

  • Present information

  • Exhibit good judgment

  • Speak, read, write and understand English

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to collaborate with others


Other Requirements

  • Support the agency’s mission, ethics, and values

  • Commit to regular attendance as it is required to meet the demands of this job

  • Maintain and share information according to privacy regulations

  • Serves as a mandatory reporter of suspected abuse of vulnerable populations as required by policy and regulation

  • Complete necessary work as assigned



Work Environment and Physical Demands


This job is performed in the field and in the office. 

Field work requires frequent travel to community sites, recruiting volunteers, and visiting clients in their homes. Field work requires driving an Agency car or employee car, carrying and using a laptop computer.  Office work will be conducted using general office equipment, includes substantial sitting and is performed primarily in a cubicle environment, with noise and interruptions, being on phones and working at a computer. 


These essential outcomes require regular sitting, talking, hearing, computer use; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 25 pounds.


Contact with the public in home or office environments may risk exposure to irrational/hostile behavior, contagious diseases, or contact with domestic animals.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Classification:  Health Promotion Program Coordinator

Position Number:   345

Salary Range: R19

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Unit: Community Programs

Location: Marion & Polk counties

Reports to:  Project Manager, Long Term Care Innovation

Union Status:  Unrepresented

Last revision: February 2020





This job description is a general guide for the job to be performed and does not cover everything. Employees may be required to perform other duties, including covering for, and in, other offices. Employees are expected to follow and perform other job-related duties requested by their manager.


Reasonable accommodations will be made as needed.


Job descriptions are subject to change.





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