General Statement of Duties
This position is responsible for programmatic, operational and administrative activities associated with a congregate/home delivered meals nutrition site for the aging population.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class is responsible for management of a congregate/home delivered meals nutrition site. Work includes the serving of meals to older adults both at the congregate site and to homebound clients, daily opening and closing of the site, overall sanitation of the site, completion of necessary reports, and annual reevaluations of program participants. Work is evaluated by the Nutrition Program Director and is reviewed through periodic conferences and through analysis of effectiveness; review input is received from federal and state agencies. Employee performs work largely independently.
Illustrative Examples of Work
Ensures the nutrition site is operated and closed within required time frame.
Schedules information and supportive service programs.
Posts a calendar of monthly activities.
Collects and safeguards client contributions and submits reports to supervisor.
Serves meals to congregate site and home delivered meals program participants.
Ensures meals served meet the client portion and meal pattern guidelines.
Maintains site cleanliness with assistance of volunteer workers.
Recruits and trains volunteer workers in duties necessary to keep nutrition
Registers clients for the congregate nutrition program and reevaluates annually.
Maintains accurate records.
Ensures that unserved meals are maintained at a nominal level.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to work independently.
Must possess good decision making skills; organizational skills, critical thinking and analytical skills.
Must possess written and oral communication skills.
Must have a willingness to work extended hours and variable schedule when necessary.
Must have the ability to work cooperatively under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Considerable knowledge of spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.
Ability to recruit and work with volunteers.
Ability to work with older adults.
Ability to complete home-delivered meal routes as needed.
Position should possess the ability to perform climbing, stooping, walking, fingering, grasping, talking (including presentations to groups of individuals), and hearing.
Position should possess the ability to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
Position should possess the ability to perform visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, view a computer terminal, and excessive reading.
Position should have the ability to be subject to inside environmental conditions involving temperature changes and to atmospheric conditions that may involve fumes, odors, dusts or mists.
Position should have the visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle.
Desirable Education and Experience
High School graduate, GED, or an equivalent combination of experience or training required. Prefer at least one year’s experience.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.