Archive for December 2012

Free Holiday Meals in Madison

Sarah Oestmann

Sarah Oestmann

The holidays are a joyful time for many, but can also be a sorrowful time for those who plan to spend the season alone.
Thankfully, there a few locations in the Madison area that offer a free Christmas meal for anyone in the community.

    203 Wisconsin Ave. Madison WI,
   (608) 251-4407
Meal Served:  Tuesday December 25th from 12-2pm. No advance registration needed. Unless requesting a home delivered meal. Home bound individuals may call the number above to request a home delivered meal.
       310 S. Ingersoll St., Madison WI, 53703, (608) 256-6325
Meal Served: call # above for serving times. Meal is open to everyone in the community, no advance registration needed.
    330 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 251-8405
Meal Served: Tuesday December 25th 11:30am-2:30pm. Meal is open to anyone in the community.Transportation can be provided. Advanced registration is required.  Interested individuals must call before Friday December 21st to reserve meal and transportation.
If you have questions about any of these meals, please call a Case Manager at NESCO at 243-5252 or call United Way 2-1-1.

Job Opportunity

Jim Krueger

Jim Krueger

Position:                   Case Manager (.5 FTE)

Date Posted:                 4 December 2012

Application Deadline: 17 December 2012


The North/Eastside Senior Coalition (a non-profit organization) is seeking an organized and compassionate individual who understands the aging process and quality of life issues to serve as a Case Manager. Under the direction of the Lead Case Manager, you will be an advocate for the area’s senior adults living in Madison’s north and east sides by assessing their needs and implementing plans to meet those needs. You will have frequent contact with other DaneCounty and City of Madison service agencies as well as the general public, especially senior adults.


The successful candidate will have knowledge or experience in providing human services and of the resources available for adults in the community. Show sensitivity to issues of diversity, including those relating to gender, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and disability, in delivery of services, working with volunteers and providing programs in a multi-use facility. Experience providing case management services for adults with mental health and or AODA concerns is preferred. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or a related field.  A Certified Social Worker License (State of Wisconsin) is preferred. Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and reliable transportation are required.


General: Implement advocacy activities which enable senior adults to achieve or maintain optimum independence in their community through assessment of need and coordination and monitoring of community-based services. Follow a comprehensive assessment protocol that includes a face-to-face interview with the client and assesses the needs while respecting the value and strengths of each client. Engage individual clients in the development of a service plan tailored to meet the client’s unique needs, circumstances, and preferences as determined through the assessment. Assist clients in arranging, coordinating, and monitoring services. Provides leadership and communicate the mission of the agency to others on the staff, to volunteers, and to the broader community.

Administrative: Maintain client records that include assessment, service plans, and case notes. Prepare monthly and quarterly client case management reports for Dane County and City of Madison. Assist in overseeing case management interns.

Professional Development: Represents NESCO at a variety of professional events, meetings, and other community events when appropriate. Attends continuing education programs to maintain state social worker license (if applicable).

Compensation & Benefits

The position in non-exempt and requires a variable work schedule with flexibility. Work hours generally fall between 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday but some night and weekend hours may be required. Pay is based on 50% of an FTE Salary of $31,200, plus benefits which include Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 403B Thrift Plan, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional training, free parking and a great working environment with friendly, committed coworkers.

How to Apply

Please apply by 17 December. Applications must include a completed North/Eastside Senior Coalition job application or a cover letter detailing experience related to the above qualifications, and a resume. Application materials are available by calling (608) 243-5252 or emailing

Equal Opportunity Employer