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ADRC Specialist - 332/348

    • Job Tracking ID: 512378-843810
    • Job Location: Salem, OR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 29, 2023
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

We look for individuals our organization who are passionate about our mission and values, and providing excellent customer service.

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 of customer service.

Special skills are required for this job to gather information and provide resources for people needing service. Working with a wide variety of people and many requests in a fast paced environment.


Recruitment #:    332/348 (2 Open Positions)

Closes:                Open Until Filled

Location:             Salem, OR

Salary:                Starting at $3,793 per month with excellent benefits. (Please see below).

Agency Sponsored: Medical/Dental 100% paid for employee and 90-98% for dependents, 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.


Meets Agency Mission by serving as an entry point for the Agency providing information, referral, and assistance to individuals seeking information about aging and disability services and resources.

Essential Functions

1. Provide Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) services

2. Provide initial screening for Agency services

3. Educate community about ADRC, Agency, and community resources

4. Help to ensure ADRC Online is accurate and updated

5. Maintain and update Agency area of ADRC Online

6. Facilitate confidence in ADRC Specialist, and therefore the Agency and programs

7. Protect consumers and reduce Agency risk

8. Provide excellent customer service in a professional manner


1. Provide Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) services

  • Serve as initial contact for the Agency/Department

  • Provide information to individuals seeking assistance with aging and disability services via phone or in person

  • Gather information , determine needs and provide referrals to Agency or community services to help meet identified needs

  • Document contacts

  • Follow-up on referrals to ensure that connections are made

  • Provide advocacy for consumers, to ensure connection to applicable services

2. Provide initial screening for Agency services

  • Determine if individual is appropriate and meets criteria for specific services and programs

  • Assign screening to appropriate Agency staff

  • Complete documentation

  • Conduct initial Options Counseling

3. Educate community about ADRC, Agency, and community resources

  • Participate in community outreach events, such as fairs, health events, senior center events, community service events, etc.

  • Conduct presentations about Agency services

  • Identify opportunities and recommend outreach activities for identified populations

  • Participate in community meetings to provide information and to remain informed of available resources

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other human service organizations and agencies serving seniors and people with disabilities

4. Help to ensure that ADRC Online is accurate and updated

  • Understand and utilize the database

  • Identify any challenges with usage

  • Share information about changes to community services, availability, eligibility, etc.

 5. Maintain and update Agency area of ADRC Online

  • Ensure that information in ADRC Online is current for all counties served by NWSDS, including other information assigned to NWSDS

  • Research and verify changes

  • Track changes provided by other staff/individuals

  • Provide accurate data entry of information

 6. Facilitates confidence in ADRC Specialist, and therefore the Agency and programs

  • Embrace and exhibit the Agency Mission and Core Values

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Meet the needs of consumers by following through, meeting deadlines, and interacting with others in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner

  • Maintain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively perform duties

  • Provide suggestions for improvement

 7. Protect consumers and reduce Agency risk

  • Follow policies, regulations and requirements of the program and Agency

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

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

 8. 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

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications - Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)

A qualified applicant will have at least two (4) years of equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required will be considered:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in social services or related area

  • Two years of relevant work experience dealing with the public, and some exposure and understanding of working with seniors and people with disabilities

  • Must be able to pass Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Certification (training provided)

 Work Environment and Physical Demands

 ADRC Specialists typically work in an office environment. They must be able to:

  • Use a computer, telephone, and other office equipment

  • Tolerate and be able to work where the noise level is that of a typical office

  • Encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday

  • Regularly sit, talk, or hear

  • Use repetitive hand motions

  • Handle objects and sustain a sense of touch

  • Stand, walk, reach, and bend

  • Lift up to 25 pounds

  • Field work involves infrequent travel to consumers in a variety of settings, homes, facilities, etc. of varying level of cleanliness and repair.  It involves driving an Agency or personally-owned car.

  • Field work could also require going to events and setting up/tearing down a small display unit, carrying laptop computers and projectors, standing for a period of time and public speaking.

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

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Classification: ADRC Specialist

Position Number: Varies

Salary Range: R18

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Location: Varies

Reports to: ADRC Program Manager

Union Status: Represented

Last revision: November 2022


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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