Help Wanted: City of New Bedford hiring Program Aide (Elder Programs)


COMMUNITY SERVICES Council on Aging Division

Responsible for effectively coordinating program activities at assigned site(s) according to the objectives, policies, procedures and standards of Center programs. The Program Aide is an integral part of team that delivers senior services, including communication, planning and evaluation of programs.

Observes and assists with planning/implementation of daily program activities. Interacts with patrons, encourages and supports their participation in program activities. Performs duties as required, including, but not limited to introducing programs, serving refreshments and shopping for snacks/ supplies. Maintains good working relationships with other program staff, support personnel, volunteers and instructors at all Sites. Act as liaison for visitors, special events and changes in schedule, space or daily program activities.

Support and monitor the work of volunteers, ensuring activities are focused on assisting and working on behalf of the patrons. Documents and maintains all reports of daily, weekly and monthly attendance. Provides weekly and/or daily (as applicable) verbal reports to the assigned supervisor alerting him/her to activities, progress, problems and concerns.

High school diploma/GED required. Knowledge and experience working with older adults. Must be resourceful, creative and motivating with the ability to forge positive relationships with the public and staff. Competent user of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and other computer programs as required. Ability to listen and communicate effectively with a variety of people from varying backgrounds. Reliable, willing to take initiative and work independently. Ability to travel to and from all City Program Sites. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record. Operates motor vehicle on a regular basis. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 section 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

About NewBedfordGuide

Check Also

Mayor Jon Mitchell’s FY2025 delivers budget proposal to New Bedford City Council

“Mayor Jon Mitchell delivered his FY2025 budget proposal to the City Council Wednesday night. Did …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Translate »