Senior Center Services Tech

posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:27 AM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Senior Center Services Tech                                                       Job Code:              231

Division:          Operations                                                                                 Effective Date:    01/16

Department:     Senior Services                                                                          Last Revised:       

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Performs services for the seniors at Socorro, Magdalena and Veguita Centers as needed in various capacities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Senior Services.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

1.        Provides the transporting of food to customers; counts and loads food in containers into vehicle; delivers meals to assigned destination.

2.        Delivers catered meals to Senior Centers on a daily basis; returns cooking pans to main center;

3.        Reports immediately to appropriate organizations, such as 911, Adult Protective Services, or law enforcement, dangerous or unsafe observances.

4.        Inspects vehicle, checking lights, tires, horn, emergency equipment and exterior for damage. Reports equipment damage or failure. Fuels and cleans vehicle. Provides maintenance of vehicle and vehicle monthly logs.

5.        Informs customers of other Aging Services opportunities and services.

6.        May assist with preparing lunches for home deliveries.

7.        May assist with custodial duties such as cleaning the centers,

8.        May assist in the kitchen with cooking duties

9.        May assist with office paperwork

10.     May complete other errands.

11.     Performs other related duties as required

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.             Education and Experience:

 

A. Six (6) months of work experience in a position with related driving.

           

OR

B.  An Equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Knowledge of defensive driving techniques and traffic laws; vehicle maintenance needs and mechanical operations; related technology, such as two-way radios, GPS units, or other mobile devices; food handling.

Ability to exercise good defensive driving techniques; operate a variety of vehicles; work effectively during periods of inclement weather and/or adverse road conditions; drive safely and effectively in high stress situations involving traffic or customers; exercise good analytical judgment; follow operating policies and procedures; relate to customers of diverse backgrounds; sense direction and location of addresses; follow written and oral instructions; work independently; perform moderate record and data keeping tasks; provide conflict resolution; communicate clearly and professionally with internal and external customers.

 

3.             Special Qualifications:

 

                Must pass FEMA/NIMS and ICS courses as required for the position, within a time frame designated by administration

                Must possess a New Mexico Driver’s License and undergo periodic State DMV license status verification.

                Must possess or obtain a current Food Handler Permit.

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                Do to the nature of the work, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.

 

4.             Work Environment:

 

Working with the aging population, lifting food containers in and out of truck, and regularly lifting wheel chairs & other mobility devices in and out of vehicle. Walking on a variety of terrains while carrying items or assisting clients. Standing, walking, bending, sitting, stretching, regularly lifting 25-50 lbs.. Exposure to all types of weather. Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations.  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and guided problem solving; travel required. Irregular and extended hours may be required.
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