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Clinton--Executive Director

The Clinton Council on Aging (C.O.A.) requests interested individuals to apply for the position of Executive Director of the Clinton Senior Center. The C.O.A. is searching for a dedicated and dynamic person with the capacity to successfully initiate, implement manage and coordinate the operations, personnel, programs, and activities of the Clinton Senior Center. The nature of the position may require some evening or weekend commitments.
Responsibilities include designing, implementing and supervising both long and short term programs, grant writing, inter-agency cooperation, and budgetary process in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the C.O.A.
Successful candidates must have strong communication skills and a sincere commitment to the senior population of the community.Qualified applicants must have a masters degree in Human Services, from an accredited college with experience in the same or a related field, preferably in a supervisory capacity, or a combination of education and applicable experience.
The Executive Director Position is salaried (to be negotiated with the C.O.A. and full time with a Town benefit package.Closing date is October 10th.
To be considered, successful applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume and three current letters of reference to:
Bill Grady, Chairperson, Clinton Council on Aging
200 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
Please no emails or telephone calls.

Rehoboth--Director - 6 month probationary

36 Hours per week
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Gerontology preferred or equivalent related field
  • A minimum of three years experience providing services to senior citizens.
  • Knowledge of elderly service programs & delivery systems, state and federal grant programs
  • Duties include supervising of staff and volunteers, development and maintenance of COA municipal budget, management of all COA and Senior Center social service programs.
Applications may be picked up at COA, 55 State Road, Rehoboth or submit your qualified resume to npalmer@town.rehoboth.ma.us by September 16th 2014

Dracut--Executive Director

Town of Dracut is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Council on Aging. This position is responsible for working with the Council on Aging Board and staff to develop and implement agency policies and programs: supervise day-to-day activities of the Senior Center: provide grants development and management and complete other administrative and functions as necessary. Provide staff support to the Friends of the Dracut Elderly, Inc. and coordinates major fundraising drive(s).
College/Professional degree in public administration, gerontology, community organization or other related field. A minimum of three years administrative experience in a Senior Center environment. Demonstrated experience in volunteer administration. Demonstrated experience researching and preparing proposals for funding, obtaining and managing grants from various sources. Demonstrated experience dealing with meeting the needs of the elderly through community programing. Demonstrated administrative skills including providing effective supervision. Ability to represent the Council on Aging effectively and to advocate for elders in a variety of situations requiring knowledge, negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact.
Salary: $59,612.37 - $71,180.29 Apply by Sept.19, 2014 for more information please contact humanresoures@dracut-ma.us

Chelsea--Health and Elders Affairs Advocate

Salary $40,529.89 - $52,699.53
DUTIES: The Health and Elders Affairs Advocacy Coordinator (HEAAC) provides guidance, support and resources to elderly individuals and their families. The HEAAC conducts a professional assessment of the needs and desires of the elderly client and creates a services plan. The HEAAC helps locate local community resources to meet the plan and often assists in arranging the services. The HEAAC monitors and provides on going assessments and support to the family and elderly client attending the Chelsea Seniors Center, making adjustments as necessary. Provide a comprehensive assessment of the needs and desires of the elderly client. Assessment will include medical, social, and environmental factors. Prepare a comprehensive services plan for the elderly client and family members. Plan includes action steps and the resources in the community needed to carry out the recommendations in the plan. Assist the client and/or family members with determining eligibility for assistance and resources. Maintains effective communication among family members, resources and services, and client. Act as a liaison to families and long distance caregivers. Possess knowledge of community resources related to medical issues, housing issues, financial, and social issues for dealing with the client's care. Makes referrals to other professionals. Monitor plan of care and make adjustments as needed. Provide crisis intervention. Implements seniors volunteer work programs. Other duties as assigned.
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Plainville--Van Driver-Per Diem

Plainville Council on Aging is seeking a per-diem van driver for staff member's sick and vacation days. Van carries (9) people. Training will be provided, special licensing not needed. Contact: gnadeau@plainville.ma.us

Boston--Director of Adult Day Health

Recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the 2013 Top 100 Places To Work, Bay Cove Human Services is a private, not-for-profit corporation that provides a wide variety of services to individuals and their families who face the life-long challenges of developmental disabilities, aging, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction. We have a wide variety of programs available to our clients including residential services, employment support, and day habilitation programs. Bay Cove's 1,400 highly trained employees serve more than 12,000 individuals and their families each year at more than 100 different program sites throughout Greater Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.
We are currently seeking a Director for our Adult Day Health. Below are the qualifications and responsibilities of the position within our Kit Clark Senior Services.
The Director of Adult Day health will provide requisite clinical, programmatic, and administrative leadership in the operations of all programs within the Department of Adult Day Health. Provides such supervision and leadership in a manner that promotes excellent quality care; participants' stability, dignity, and growth; and employees' acquisition of needed skills to perform their work effectively, facilitates professional development and positive morale. This is an exempt position. Supervises the Program Manager's of five Adult Day Health Programs.
Master's level preferred. Experience managing adult day health and or day habilitation services.
Apply online by going to http://www.baycove.org/apply/index.cfm?pid=5709


Part-time, 30 hours/week new position to maintain the community relations initiatives of HESSCO.
Responsible for HESSCO volunteer program management through recruitment, training, retention, tracking & reporting of volunteers for all programs, and be responsible for organizing Annual Volunteer Dinner.
Also responsible for HESSCO's largest fundraising event, our 5K Road Race and other fund development initiatives. This person will demonstrate previous large-scale event experience with an exceptional eye for detail. Successful experience in securing sponsorships is necessary. Duties also include maintaining donor database and securing gifts through our Annual Direct Mail Appeals.
Reporting to the Director of Planning & Community Development, this position may support additional projects including communications and social media efforts, community outreach, website maintenance and grant proposal writing as needed.
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Pepperell--COA Director

Town of Pepperell seeks energetic individual with proven supervisory and organizational skills, as well as flexibility and ingenuity. Responsible for program planning and execution, budgeting, and overall supervision of the function and effectiveness of all matters within the purview of COA. Grant writing and communication skills, substantial computer knowledge required. Must be CPR certified and possess a Food Handler Certificate.
Bachelor's degree in human services, gerontology, or related field strongly desired; three or more years experience working with the elderly, including supervisory experience required - public sector experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range $51,762 - $58,213, DOQ. Please send cover letter and resume to: Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, One Main St., Pepperell, MA 01463 by September 12, 2014. EEO.

Wellesley--Activities Assistant

The Town of Wellesley's Council on Aging (COA) is currently seeking a part-time Activities Assistant to work with the Senior Activities Coordinator in planning and implementing social, recreational and educational activities that the COA sponsors for Wellesley's senior citizens. Reporting to the Director of Senior Services, the Activities Assistant's work requires strong organizational and time management skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Work hours are flexible, depending upon program schedules. The incumbent must be available for evening and weekend work as needed. Requires a High School diploma or equivalent; excellence in interacting with the general public, specifically the senior population; punctuality; and a valid driver's license. This position is a 15 hour per week position and the rate of pay is $12/hour. This position is funded by a grant currently scheduled to expire on June 30, 2015. To apply, submit a Town job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 29, 2014. EOE/AA
A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

Chicopee--Social Service Coordinator

To provide one on one case management to elders and/or their families. This person makes and receives referrals as appropriate. The coordinator oversees the outreach conducted by the council. The person is responsible for writing and administering some grants, reports and appropriate press releases. This position is also the contact for the support groups, peer support and Senior Companion Program. 35 hours per week/$25.3411 per hour. Applications may be made online at the city's web site, www.chicopeema.gov. Resumes should be sent to Director, Chicopee Senior Center, 7 Valley View Court, Chicopee, 01020. Deadline is August 18th.


10 hours a week at $11.23 an hour
The Templeton COA seeks qualified applicants for Building Custodian responsible for maintaining the Templeton Council on Aging building (Senior Center & Food Pantry) keeping the facility safe, attractive, clean, and comfortable for COA employees, volunteers, clients, and participants. Qualified candidates should have basic knowledge of systems operating within a commercial building (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc). Other requirements include ability to operate outdoor power equipment, hand/power tools, janitorial tools/equipment, good organizational skills, with an eye for detail, ability to budget time, materials, and future facility needs, and the ability to interact positively with COA clients/patrons. High school education or equivalent required. Valid professional trade license a plus (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.) A motor vehicle driver's license and access to an automobile is required. CORI check and pre-employment screening to be performed. Position hours will typically be 2 hours an evening M-F, with the specific hours to be worked out between applicant and COA Director. Occasional weekend hours may be required. 10 hour a week position to start in October 2014. Opportunities for employment prior to October may be available and can be discussed between applicant and COA Director. To apply or for a complete job description email hyoung@templeton1.org. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

Templeton--Activity Coordinator

19.5 hours a week at $13.07 an hour
The Templeton COA seeks qualified applicants for Activity Coordinator. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing COA events, activities, classes, and trips based on the needs and interests of Templeton elders. Complete all administrative duties associated with activity planning, marketing activities, seek out and support both volunteer and paid activity instructors. Bachelor's Degree in human services or related area of study; three years experience as an activity professional and coordinator of large and small group activities and/or experience in social services, health, or related field (preferably with the elderly); or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in supervising volunteers or staff. Training and/or experience in public relations and experience with Microsoft Publisher a plus. Excellent communication skills, and professionalism is a must. A motor vehicle driver's license and access to an automobile is required. CORI check and pre-employment screening to be performed. To apply or for a complete job description email hyoung@templeton1.org. Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.


Responsible for assisting with general preparation of food at Council on Aging including cooking, preparing, serving and proper food storage and handling; assisting in and using proper procedures for placing, receiving and storing orders; assisting with weekly inventories and maintaining proper cleaning and sanitation procedures. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in food preparation in an institutional environment, the ability to follow recipes and lift up to forty (40) pounds. Starting salary for this part-time ( eighteen hours per week ) position is: $13.00 per hour.
To apply for this position, please send a resume or complete an application on line and send to: Human Resources, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, 26 Central Street, West Springfield 01089. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.


Under the direction of the Cook, Kitchen Helpers are responsible for helping the cook and the assistant cook produce meals as efficiently as possible; receive and store supplies;stock cupboards, refrigerators;clean food preparation and storage areas;clear tables and clean dishes;assist with food preparation. Must have a solid understanding of sanitation and safety procedures;ability to operate appropriate equipment. Prior kitchen experience required.
Please forward resume to: Human Resources, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089.

Wellesley--COA Bus Driver On-Call

The Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) is seeking applications from responsible individuals to drive the COA bus on an on-call basis. On-call drivers fill in when regularly scheduled drivers are out due to time off, illness, etc., and may also be asked to drive on evenings and weekends as needed. The COA Bus Driver provides safe transportation to medical appointments, stores, and social engagements for Wellesley's senior citizens via a 12 passenger wheelchair accessible bus. The incumbent maintains accurate passenger records and performs daily safety checks. The work requires a clean driving record, organizational and interpersonal skills and concern for the safety of passengers and equipment.
Requirements: High School diploma; the ability to read and write English; possession of a valid Massachusetts driver's license; possession of a clean driving record with no moving violations in the past five years; patience with and interest in senior citizens; and basic familiarity with personal computers and spreadsheet software. Candidates must pass a CORI check and participate in pre-employment drug screening. Mandatory training will be scheduled. The position is not eligible for benefits. The hourly rate of pay is $15.
To apply, submit a Town job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document of PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 8, 2014. AA/EOE
A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

Framingham--Customer Service Manager

Join a terrific team at the Callahan Center in recruiting, training and supervising staff and volunteers. Oversee several programs with direct involvement with older adults. Position interacts with several other municipal departments. Full time with benefits, salary range of $40,955 to 43,466.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and three to five (3-5) years of office experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience supervising volunteers is preferred. Please see full job description on Town website: www.framinghamma.gov and follow instructions for applying through Human Resources Department.

Norfolk County RSVP--Recruitment Coordinator

The County of Norfolk is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Recruitment Coordinator for the Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer program.
Principal responsibilities include recruitment and placement of volunteers age 55+ in community assignments throughout Norfolk County. Programs include reading and tutoring, meals on wheels, food pantries, and other municipal and charitable programs. There is a strong emphasis on providing services to veterans and their dependents.
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Holliston--Senior Center Director

The Town of Holliston is seeking a full time Director for its well established twenty-five year-old Senior Center. The town is located mid-way between Boston and Worcester. The Director works with the Council on Aging to identify and provide for needs of citizens age 55 or older; helps recruit, train, supervise and encourage paid and volunteer staff; responsible for daily operation and function of the senior center; prepares and submits required paperwork including grant requests; functions as liaison to the community and state and federal agencies. Bachelor's degree in human services or related field; ability to foster warm, friendly, flexible atmosphere. Information available at www.townofholliston.us. Compensation range is $53,000 to $70,000 at Grade M-4, depending upon experience and qualifications; competitive benefits package. Resumes and inquiries to Town Administrator, Town Hall, 703 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746 on or before September 15, 2014. EO/AA employer.

Natick--COA Director

The Town of Natick is seeking qualified candidates for the above opportunity. The successful candidate shall possess the leadership and vision to direct and manage all operations of the Town of Natick's Council on Aging necessary to meet the social, emotional, and economic needs of Natick's senior population.

This highly visible position will oversee and coordinate all activities and programming to insure the development of plans, policies, and procedures necessary for the establishment and maintenance of services. This person will be responsible for researching and developing all grant submissions, and monitoring all funding reporting, as well as, the assignment of duties and review of work of both staff and volunteers. In addition to preparing departmental budget, he/she will be responsible for maintaining all records of activities, and preparing periodic reports as needed. Furthermore, he/she will be responsible for assisting with periodic newsletter, and other related publications, as well as, working collaboratively with both the Friends and Board of Council on Aging.
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Groton--Activity Coordinator

The Town of Groton Council on Aging is seeking qualified applicants for 25 hours per week.
The Activity/Volunteer Coordinator works closely with the COA Director developing and implementing the Senior Center's activity and volunteer programs which are designed to promote and enhance the self-image and/or to improve or maintain the functioning level of participants. Additionally, the position is responsible for posting and marketing programs to the senior community through newsletter, cable, and local newspapers.
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Salem--Activity Coordinator

The Activity Coordinator (AC) is responsible planning, promoting, scheduling and facilitating social, recreational, educational, leisure and cultural activities of the Salem Senior Center, as part of the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department. Activities planned include monthly gatherings, exercise, recreational, music educational and other activities for seniors. The AC must have a positive, upbeat personality while also being firm in implementation of programs. Must be an innovative thinker, able to think outside the box. . Not afraid to try something new.
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