Senior Center Coordinator
St. James Parish Government is hiring a Senior Center Coordinator for the Department of Human Services/Elderly Services.
This is an administrative level position with responsibility for effecting all plans of organized services in St. James Parish generally and specifically at an assigned elderly center. The Center Coordinator shall have the ability to direct and facilitate the provisions of services in accordance with Federal, state, and parish laws, regulations, and policies. This position is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural disasters and exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustration of the various types of work performed in this position. Absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
· Attend staff meetings, council meetings, training, and conferences as required
· Perform special and related duties or assignments as requested
· Establish and maintain an accurate filing system
· Assist as necessary in the preparation of financial records and reports, programmatic records and reports, budgets, and narratives
· Be directly involved with the delivery of services to the elderly as needed
· Supervise staff and volunteer workers
· Provide information on the elderly
· Implement a parish-wide network of services for the elderly in compliance with the Area Plan
· Supervise all center activities
Must have a high school diploma. Experience and or education related to human services or elderly services preferred. Some managerial experience is necessary as well as the ability to relate to people in need. Must have a valid La. Class “D” driver’s license or ability to obtain one.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proficiency and comfort using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Etc.)
- Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
- High level of self-motivation and initiative
- Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs/services and recommends improvements
The physical demands described here 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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close-distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.