Productive with assistance with Senior Citizen Employment Training
Intake Specialist/Facilitator (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – July 4, 2016
Enrolling 55 and older individuals in the Senior Community Service Employment, determined eligibility of participants using screening procedures, maintained files and program documentation and assigned seniors in my assigned areas, collaborated with community agencies, businesses and educational institutions. I learned that by listening sometimes is all that is needed to provide assistance. Management was very supportive and understanding. Co-workers were very informative and helpful with new workers. Hardest part of the job was obtaining required paperwork from participants. The most enjoyable part of job was entering the data into the computer and keeping the files organized.
Learning the inner workings of a county Govt office has proven rewarding
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – April 7, 2016
This is a training program sponsored by the US Dept of labor to introduce senior citizens into the workplace. There is no salary, just a weekly stipend. IT has been a fulfilling experience and the extra money has come is very handy
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Wheeling, WV – February 26, 2013
As a receptionist, answering the phone and greeting people is a big part of my day. I have interacted with a variety of people from the homeless to CEO's. People want to work, they want to feel needed, and NCOA helps fulfill this need. It's very rewarding to help someone get on the program. I will take information needed to pass on to our Employment Facilitators who meet with potential participants. Having a good rapport with my co-workers is very important and I have been lucky in that area. I work with a great group of people.
The hardest part of the job can also be the most enjoyable part of the job; when talking with people who are down on their luck, from a widow with no money coming in to a man who's been homeless and is trying to get back on his feet. Another aspect is when someone wants to get on the program and they make too much money and don't quality.
This program provides individuals 55 and older on-the-job training to assist them in obtaining gainful employment. It's very rewarding to know that you have helped another person find something that will allow them to support their-selves.
I am the Facilitator for 24 people in two different counties.It can be challenging, but rewarding when you see all your efforts pay off.
I am a case manager at NCOA. I have 25-30 participants from all walks of life: Ex-felons, homeless, low income-poverty, low prospects of finding work, and all over 55 years old. My position is to find them training so they can go back to work. This takes patience, follow-up and organization.
rewarding when the goal isd accomplished
Many dissappoionments and unreliable information from participants
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, New Jersey – February 14, 2012
National Council on Aging is a Federal funded training program for senior, to receive work training with a non-profit employer. A senior must meet all requiements to get into the program. I have enjoyed training in this program, fullfilling my duties and advancement of the experience, knowledge and training on a work site.
payment bi-weekly by ncoa and free lunch
requirement is 4 hour training day, no week-ends and some holidays off
Rewarding job that helps older Americans re-enter the workplace
Recruiter (Current Employee) – 120 W. Danville St., South Hill, Va. – June 28, 2013
I start my day at 9:00 A.M. I make phone calls to participants, host sites and potential employers. I schedule meetings to sign up new participants. They are then placed in host sites to receive training. I sign up non profit agencies to become host sites. I set up training for participants at area agencies. I make appointments for participants to interview with employers. The hardest part of my job, is knowing my participants interview for a job and a younger person ends up with that job! I enjoy placing my participants in jobs. They have trained hard for a position and when they finally get a job, that makes this job exceptionally gratifying.
limited resources, so i can't help more individuals