SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM SUPERVISOR                                                     3717

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class develops and oversees a program, which meets the needs and interests of Senior Citizens and encourages their participation in the program.  Work in this class differs from that of a Senior Citizens Program Director in that the Director has responsibility for an entire Senior Citizen's division, while the Program Supervisor is responsible for one (1) program or one (1) area of Senior Citizens activities and may assist the Senior Citizens Program Director with general oversight of the entire Senior Citizens division.  Progress is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through oral and written reports, and supervision may be exercised over numerous personnel.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Depending upon assignment: directs an educational program for Senior Citizens which provides pertinent information regarding health services, legislation, nutrition, consumer rights, etc; organizes and implements a special events and trip program; manages a transportation system specifically for eligible Senior Citizens; coordinates activities for various Senior Citizen's Clubs;

            Evaluates the effectiveness of an existing program and recommends changes and/or additions;

            Maintains statistics and/or financial records of program activities;

            Provides training to a staff that will implement a program;

            May prepare and administer a budget for a Senior Citizen program;

            Establishes community relationships with local civic groups regarding Senior Citizen's activities, events and problems;

            May investigate and determine availability of funds contained in current and proposed state and federal legislation and prepare applications for funds as necessary.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of Senior Citizen's activities, programs and interests; some knowledge of geriatric psychology and the physical capacities of Senior Citi­zens; some knowledge of applicable state and local laws and funds which are available for 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 state and local officials and clerical and professional personnel; 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Either:

            (a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology or a related field, and one (1) year of experience working with programs of the aged; or in the delivery of health, social, educational or community services; or in the field of counseling; or,

           

            (b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and five (5) years of experience working with programs of the aged; or in the delivery of health, social, educational or community services; or in the field of counseling; or,

           

            (c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

 

            PROMOTIONAL

            Either:

            (a) One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Senior Citizens Center Manager; or,

            (b) Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Senior Citizens Center Manager.

 

 

R9/28/17

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive