Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging–Helping Older Adults since 1976

We’re hiring! We currently have two open positions at our Topeka office.

Fiscal Manager

  • Minimum associate degree in business or accounting
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
  • Excel spreadsheet proficient
  • QuickBooks proficiency preferred
  • Maintain necessary ledgers, journals and resulting financial reports
  • Provide expenditure information to program and administrative staff
  • Reconcile billing and payment information
  • Ability to develop and monitor $3-4 million in budgets meeting required percentages
  • Ability to educate and assist providers with monthly financial reporting
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass background and credit check

40 hours a week

$52,000/year salary

Health/Life Insurance

KPERS retirement

Paid Leave

Job Type: Full-time

send resume to sharris@jhawkaaa.org

Community Services Navigator

Community services information, referral, and intake point of contact for older adults, persons with disabilities, family caregivers, and community professionals. Provide information, education, and support to older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals who seek assistance in making self-determined informed choices about short and long-term care needs as well as general information and resources, completing referrals to community service providers as necessary, and intake for JAAA provided services. Provide community and agency education through presentations, resource fairs, and other community engagement events.

  • Provide information, assistance and referrals to older individuals, persons with a disability as well as families and caregivers of aging or disabled individuals, and professionals either in person, over the phone, through the mail or by electronic means.
  • Analyze the needs of customer determining appropriate supports to meet the complex needs of the customer, caregivers and professionals.
  • Based on determination of need, make appropriate referrals to providers of community services available both privately and publicly funded including internal services provided by agency.
  • Provide Options Counseling service to individuals, caregivers, and professionals
  • Assess the physical, social, emotional, and financial situation and needs of individuals considering nursing facility placement, those currently residing in nursing facilities, and those hospitalized awaiting discharge via a person centered interview in order to learn about the person’s values, strengths, preferences and concerns
  • Advise the individual of agency, community, and informal supportive services in order to assist with future planning for long term services and supports (Planning)
  • Assist with referral as needed and the explanation of applications for publicly funded programs. (Access to community supports)
  • Provide SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) information and resources regarding Medicare to all categories of Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Initiate one-on-one contact to customers to inform them of available services and encourage the use of services in the community.
  • Maintenance of an organized system of information and resources including resource directories, hard copy materials, and electronic resources that are beneficial to aging and disabled individuals, caregivers, and professionals.
  • Provide public information and outreach on aging and disability issues staying abreast of needs and concerns related to the aging and disabled populations

40 hours a week

$15.25/hour

Health/Life Insurance

KPERS retirement

Paid Leave

Job Type: Full-time

send resume to lthompson@jhawkaaa.org

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging offices are open, however an appointment is strongly encouraged.  We request that you contact by phone or email for assistance.

Call us 785-235-1367

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

We have over 40 years experience administering and coordinating services for older adults.   As the population has changed over time – with people living longer but facing chronic illness and frailty – JAAA services have evolved to meet these new and more challenging needs. JAAA strives to maximize service potential and avoid duplication of effort, while also collaborating with other groups to sponsor events of interest to older adults and their caregivers. The mission of JAAA – to make it easier for older persons to live independently in the comfort of their own surroundings – is not only cost effective, is the preferred choice for hundreds of older adults in Shawnee, Jefferson and Douglas Counties.

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Programs and services available to Kansas seniors

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA) has been assisting seniors for almost 40 years. JAAA can provide assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities needing various levels of support. JAAA will help individuals maintain their independence by providing programs and services such as information and assistance, in-home services, minor home repair, case management, and much more. These programs and services, among others are available in Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee Counties in Kansas. If you do not live in these three counties you may find help through an Area Agency on Aging in your county.

JAAA can help if you.

  • Are overwhelmed with caring for a loved one?
  • Need information about community transportation?
  • Are you looking for options on improving your health?
  • Are you becoming overwhelmed with daily tasks?
  • Are you looking for education opportunities?
  • Are you looking for housing options?
  • Are you considering nursing home or assisted living placement?
  • Are you looking for volunteer or social opportunities?
  • Are you burdened financially with the cost of prescription drugs?
  • Have questions about Medicare or Medicaid?
  • Have you recently lost your health insurance and are looking to replace it (Affordable Care Act)?
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