The Town of Southbury is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Elder Services.

The City of Southbury is hiring a full-time Senior Services Manager to manage the Southbury Senior Center. The position is 35 hours/week and offers a full benefits package. The salary range is $75,000 to $85,000/year. This position is responsible for managing the staff, volunteers and operations of the department ensuring the City meets the needs of the senior population.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and coordinates outreach activities, such as health fairs and information forums in collaboration with community providers
  • Provides help and referrals to seniors with financial, emotional and social issues
  • Maintains data collection system that tracks usage of all program attendance, inquiries, services and consultations provided
  • Develops public relations materials, including program brochures and detailed annual reports on all department activities
  • Develops and manages the department’s budget, monitors and tracks all departmental expenses
  • Manage senior transportation and bus fleet ensuring vehicle maintenance and efficient services are provided
  • Develops new programs for seniors based on community needs assessment
  • Coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure citizens receive available services and programs
  • Assistance with requests and moves to alternative living situations including nursing homes, Life Care, etc.
  • Oversees crisis response, including in-home assessments and provision of essential services to seniors

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, principles and practices of municipal services for the elderly, municipal officers law and social service needs and practices.
  • Ability to analyze social issues, ensure appropriate advice, and develop and implement new programs and activities to address related issues.
  • Ability and desire to work effectively with older people in Southbury.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly to community groups, boards and commissions
  • Knowledge of computer technology, including Microsoft Office, scheduling systems and senior-specific programs

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, human development or health-related field
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of related experience, including at least two as a supervisor
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered

Deadline to apply:

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 21, 2022.

Applications:

Applications are available online. Please submit your completed application and resume to Claire Morris, Finance and Human Resources Administrator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They can also be returned to the Fiscal Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488.

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Details are available on the Town of Southbury Web page.