Meals on Wheels Driver/ Department: Elderly Nutrition Program: Reporting to the Transportation Coordinator, the Meals on Wheels Driver is responsible for the delivery of meals to seniors in the Greater New Bedford Area.
Duties: Keep delivery route sheet accurate and up to date. Identify meal components and understand client diet information. Keep vehicle clean and fueled. Collecting and turning in, to the office, funds from home delivered meals clients using an anonymous envelope system. Maintain a warm, patient and resourceful personality towards seniors while displaying an understanding and sympathetic attitude. Notify office if the client does not answer the door or if any other problems are discovered. Must be alert to changes in seniors health, attitude and general well-being.
Other Requirements: Must be in reasonably good health and physically fit, as duties require going in and out of homes, climbing stairs, etc. Must have ability to pass written sanitation certificate exam, as required. Attend in service training outside of regularly scheduled hours. Inform Transportation Coordinator of mechanical problems with delivery truck. May be required to perform other duties as needed. A Massachusetts’s driver’s license and good driving record are required. Must be able to read, speak and write English.
Care Manager: Reporting to the Home Care Supervisor/Manager within the framework of the Home Care Regulations; remaining responsible for assessing and identifying client’s needs and strengths. The qualified candidate will develop, coordinate and follow up on a service plan based on such assessment. The Care Manager achieves the goal of working with the total person by developing an ongoing helping relationship. A Care Manager’s objective is to promote a personal and professional development through supervision and training opportunities. This opening is an opportunity for someone who can provide high quality service and guidance to the elderly community. We are looking for a great qualified candidate who is reliable, upstanding, highly organized, diligent and able to work in a fast paced environment. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social services is preferred, as well as previous work experience in human services, or training in the field of gerontology. Bi-lingual in Portuguese and/or Spanish is preferred.
Transportation Coordinator: Reporting to the Elderly Nutrition Program Director. The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for assuring that all those involved in delivering meals receive supervision and direction. Assures meal delivery operates smoothly, safely, efficiently and in conformance with all regulations and standards. The successful leader will demonstrate dynamic leadership in resolving issues and be experienced in a high volume meal delivery service industry with a supervisory background. We are seeking a leader with great organizational skills, time management and critical thinking skills with a minimum of two years’ of experience in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge of elderly human services and community resources is favored. Must possess excellent written and verbal skills with basic computer skills. A High School diploma or equivalent is required. The honorable candidate must be dependable and make decisions that support the project goals of the Elderly Nutrition Program.
Food Service & Congregate Program Supervisor: Reporting to the Elderly Nutrition Program Director. The Food Service & Congregate Program Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision for site managers, Senior Community Service Employment Program Participants, Meal Site Volunteers and be able to provide supervisory support in the absence of the Transportation Coordinator. The suitable candidate will need to have exceptional organization and decision-making abilities to provide practical guidance in handling of staffing shortfalls. We are looking for a great qualified candidate who is energetic, as well as capable of guiding and coordinating a group, while handling the daily administrative tasks and responsibilities of the Elderly Nutrition Program. A minimum of two years’ work experience in a managerial position is required, as well as excellent written, verbal and basic computer skills. The candidate must be ServSafe Certified; Allergen Certified and have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with dependable transportation. A High School diploma or equivalent is required. The ideal candidate must be reliable and dedicated in the journey of providing nutritional care to the elderly community.
Qualified Candidates, please send cover letter and resume to
Attention: Human Resources
1646 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.