JOB OPENING – AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
Job Title: Paid Medical Escort (As Needed/Pro Re Nata/PRN)
Work Schedule: As Needed, On Call
Compensation: $18.00/hour plus mileage
Position Description: Work closely with JFS staff to assist and empower older adults by preparing them for medical appointments, escorting them to medical appointments, facilitating communication with medical staff and offering emotional support. No experience needed, ongoing training provided. Great opportunity for stay-at-home parents with daytime availability, Uber / Lyft drivers, and individuals looking to gain experience working with older adults, particularly in medical settings.
Clients: Older adults that need assistance and live in Framingham, Natick and surrounding towns.
Service area: Medical appointments take place in locations throughout Metrowest and in Boston and Worcester.
Time Commitment: On-call Mon-Fri for appointments scheduled during regular business hours; must have weekday/daytime availability. Assignments are typically 2-6 hours each. Be available on short notice (1-2 days). Typical assignment frequency is 1-4 assignments/month.
- Caring and compassionate.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Able to drive and has own vehicle in good condition.
- Must have safe driving record.
- CORI, RMV and references check.
- Annual Influenza (FLU) vaccination and vaccinations against COVID-19 in compliance with CDC recommendations and agency policies.
- Access to computer and/or email.
- Interest in working with older adults and comfortable in medical settings a plus.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to accept supervision and turn in required reports in a timely fashion.
- Willingness to transport clients to appointments in Boston and Worcester as needed.
- Individuals that are bi-lingual in Chinese Mandarin/English and Russian/English are encouraged to apply.
Training: Comprehensive, ongoing training provided.
Founded in 1979, Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest is a Framingham, Massachusetts based non-profit agency that provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. JFS is a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic organization with deep roots in both the Jewish and broader community. JFS is committed to inclusion in its service provision, recruitment and hiring practices. The agency’s annual budget is approximately $4.5 million.
The agency serves Metrowest and Greater Boston area residents regardless of religion, race, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law and promotes inclusiveness and diversity in hiring, retention, promotion and board and committee recruitment. Guided by a tradition of social responsibility and compassion, JFS is dedicated to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds, treating people with dignity and compassion, helping people achieve and sustain healthy lives and independence, providing culturally relevant services and collaborating with community partners to broaden our impacts.
JFS is governed by an unpaid Board of Directors who, with the agency’s chief executive officer and senior leadership team, oversee a staff of 75 who offer a range of vital programs targeted to strengthening children and families, helping individuals and families to “make ends meet,” keeping elders safe and healthy, supporting new Americans and building a strong community. The agency maintains cost-effective programs; utilizes over 200 trained volunteers who work in conjunction with staff.
Dynamic— with Purpose– and Impact. JFS’ leadership is committed to significant and continued organization improvement that includes constant review of programmatic and financial health metrics. Performance measurement and knowledge management at are central. The programmatic goals are to ensure that all services of the agency demonstrate clear purpose, measurable impacts, high team performance and responsiveness and relevance to the community’s rapidly changing needs and to reach those in a responsible fiscal manner.
JFS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. Women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply, click here to complete the form (resume and cover letter required.)