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Starting Salary: $26,087 plus benefits 

General Definition of Work                                                                                                            FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Performs human support work pertaining to the daily operation of the center /nutrition site.  Includes but is not limited to receiving food from caterers, insuring proper numbers of meals are received, inspecting quality and temperature of food, serving congregate meals, and other related work as apparent or assigned by the coordinator.  Employee is responsible for assisting in center activity coordination, planning, supervision, social interaction, scheduling and the preparation of required reports. Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Center Coordinator.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Prepares the nutrition site for the day’s meals and activities including, but not limited to, calibrating thermometers, ordering meals and utensils, sanitizing surfaces and setting out supplies before and after; Ensures meals arrive and remain at temperatures in accordance with food service standards.

Manages the daily operations of congregate nutrition program while maintaining clients & records of clients; organizes supplies and registers clients for congregate meals; tracks and reports various data.

Helps to plan educational, health and recreational activities, classes and programs for seniors..

Prepared and distributes press releases and public service announcements to publicize activities and events.

Completes various paperwork including, but not limited to, number of registrants, meals served, total amount of contributions collected and volunteer time records.

Receives calls and handles or refers to appropriate person, organization or county agency.

Assist in coordination the and transportation of participants  in centers van for day trips.

Coordinate daily with ICPTA scheduling rides for seniors requiring transportation.

Must be able to drive center van, and work occasional nights/weekends as center activities require..

Operates the various office machines and have computer skills to include, a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Successfully complete online certification to become Senior Health Insurance Information Counselor (SHIIP).

Will provide assistance to staff  preforming other duties as needed.

Over sees operations in the absence of Senior Center Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of food preparation and service; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms; prepare reports, ability to relate to older adults and demonstrated special interests in the needs and desires of senior citizens; ability to complete reports and records accurately; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, senior citizens, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

Two year degree in an area related to senior programing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking and tasting or smelling, frequently requires lifting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using measuring devices and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

Valid Driver’s License.

Contact Human Resources

Stephanie Jackson Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 314