ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR 3670
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The employee in this class develops and implements a program designed to enhance the social skills of the frail elderly population, promoting clients' independence and increasing their productivity. Duties include responsibility for developing and monitoring therapeutic recreational activities and counseling programs for frail senior citizens. Supervision is exercised over therapists and Senior Citizen Aides engaged in program activities. Work is performed under administrative and clinical supervision through conferences, submission of reports, assessment of program development, and achievement of objectives. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Designs and implements a program capable of increasing the social skills of physically handicapped, Alzheimer and infirm clients;
Assists senior citizens by advising them or referring them to sources of assistance with problems they encounter in housing, health care, nutrition or legal matters;
Maintains statistics of program activities and client participation;
Supervises therapists engaged in promoting the recreational and physical activities of frail senior citizens;
Ensures compliance with local, State and federal regulations related to the elderly and infirm;
Assures that activities and services are provided in accordance with participants' needs;
Trains personnel in the handling of physically handicapped clients;
Prepares reports on program activities and recommends changes.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of senior citizens' activities, programs and interests; knowledge of geriatric psychology and the physical capacities of senior citizens; knowledge of applicable state and local laws related to senior citizen programs; ability to plan and establish programs which are effective and helpful to senior citizens; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the State, clients and staff members; ability to keep accurate records and write periodic reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in gerontology, social work, nursing, health or a related field, or;
(b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience in the delivery of health, social, educational or community services, at least two (2) years of which must have involved working directly with a frail elderly population, or;
(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Adult Day Care Program Supervisor.