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Date Posted:               May 18, 2017
City/Organization:      Hanover, MA
Title:                           Council on Aging Director
Category:                   Social Services

Council on Aging Director - Hanover, MA

Job Description:

The town of Hanover is seeking an experienced, Council on Aging Director for the Hanover Senior Center who will be responsible for the management, planning, direction, administration and program planning for all Senior Center functions and services to effectively meet the needs of a growing senior citizen population who reside in the Town of Hanover. The successful candidate will authorize policies, programs and activities provided by the Council on Aging in compliance with Federal, State and local legislation, regulations, and by-laws. Coordinate successful activities and programs and ensure staffing levels are maintained to provide essential services promptly. Identify needs of the local elderly population and make appropriate referrals when necessary. Provides or oversees direct services, including transportation, information, referral, emergency assistance, counseling and other support or assistance on a timely basis and in accordance with the town bylaws and the policies of the Council on Aging Advisory Board.  Maintain direct link with service providers (health, meals, transportation, etc.) including arranging for activities (e.g. recreation) and/or supervises others as appropriate (e.g., meals/van reservations); initiate peer/caregiver support groups to ensure services are provided promptly. Must be able to respect/preserve confidentiality and empathize with seniors. Coordinate seniors that participate in the Senior Work-Off program with Town Departments. Plan agenda and attend monthly Council on Aging Advisory Board meetings. Research, recommend and implement innovative projects to Board. Advise Board on needs, problems, and progress relative to policies, operations, programs, activities, personnel and fiscal matters. Prepare/distribute monthly newsletter and schedule of events to Town Departments. Prepare and monitor annual Council on Aging budget and present budget with the Council on Aging Advisory Board to the Advisory Committee. Supervise, train and schedule staff, recruits volunteers (including CORI/ SORI checks), and oversees volunteer activities. Coordinate and schedule all activities, health screenings, speakers, socials, and classes. Serves on the Old Colony Elderly Services and Old Colony Elderly Planning Council Boards. Directly supervises five employees at the Council on Aging under the direction of the Director of Community Services. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services, gerontology, public relations, health studies, or a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of relevant experience, one year of which must include the supervision of personnel, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid Massachusetts driver's license is required. The starting rate of pay will commensurate with experience; the deadline for applications is June 9 or until filled. Please submit a cover letter and a resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover St., Hanover, MA 02339 or e-mail:

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Job Post Expiration Date;   June 10, 2017

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