Program Coordinator, Time Out Respite Program

Posted by on December 15, 2008

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Program Coordinator, Time Out Respite Program

Interested in mobilizing college students to provide in home respite to caregivers of the frail elderly?  The Time Out Respite Program is an innovative, intergenerational respite program that trains students to provide in home companionship and supervision to the elderly. This nationally recognized program is designed to reduce caregiver stress, reduce the isolation of the elderly and provide students with experience in geriatrics.  The Time Out Program is coordinated by the Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning (CIL), a national leader in strengthening communities by bringing generations together to meet the needs of individuals and families throughout the life cycle (

The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director.
Major responsibilities include:
•    Recruiting, training, and supervising students
•    Conducting phone assessments of service requests
•    Matching students with prospective families through home visits
•    Providing care management and communication/support to students and families
•    Administering evaluation surveys to families and students

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, gerontology, or related fields and have a minimum of three – five years experience. Candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement, and tuition remission.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Temple University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is interested in the recruitment of diverse faculty and staff.

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