EASTERN AREA AGENCY ON AGING

POSITION DESCRIPTION

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: State Health Insurance Assistance Program / Senior Medicare Patrol (SHIP/SMP) Outreach Volunteer

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator  

GOAL OF ASSIGNMENT: SHIP/SMP Outreach Volunteers educate seniors about health insurances including Medicare and MaineCare through the SHIP/SMP program.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position educates through substantive presentations to groups in the community, staffs information kiosks or exhibits at events and collaborates with community organizations such as medical facilities and pharmacies to share insurance information. They refer individual beneficiaries to SHIP SMP counselors when appropriate and identifies other marketing opportunities through networking.

QUALIFICATIONS SOUGHT:

 Experience and Skill Requirements: The following requirements and skills are considered essential:

· Experience with Internet and email required.

· Experience with word processing, and database computer software programs preferred

· Experience doing telephone work preferred.

· Experience in public speaking preferred.

· Must have a valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance, along with reliable transportation.

TIME COMMITMENT:

Estimated hours: Varies – depending on needs. 

Scheduling: Varies – depending on needs.