The Salvation Army

Director of Senior Services (Senior Center - Freeport Corps )

Job Locations US-NY-Freeport
Job ID
Community and Social Services
Salary is $26.50/HR
Regular Full-Time


  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a Senior Center in accordance with the Nassau County and The Salvation Army.
  • Oversee all aspects of The Salvation Army Senior Center, including congregate care program, Home delivered meals, and the SNAP program.


  • Maintain a Foodservice operation according to Nassau County guidelines with the assistance of the cook manager.
  • Coordinate safe delivery of meals to homebound participants according to county guidelines
  • Responsible for overseeing all staff and fostering a sense of teamwork.
  • Responsible for completion of monthly reports and statistics for the Department of Senior Citizen affairs and The Salvation Army.
  • Coordinate the planning of all social activities and programs for the center.
  • Responsible for overseeing the production of the monthly activity calendar.
  • Provide emotional support for seniors with recommendations to social workers and other referrals as needed.
  • Responsible for outreach to seniors in the community to keep the program growing and vital.
  • Attend training sessions as assigned by sponsoring agency.
  • Responsible for timesheets of all staff.
  • Ensure all invoices are given to the accountant for payment.
  • Maintain proper information on the state social assistance management system (SAMS) for every senior consumer, with registration information and nutritional assessment.
  • Complete 48-page SAMS assessment for all home delivered meals.
  • Responsible for all correspondence.
  • Conduct once yearly in-home assessments for Home delivered meals and 6 months follow up by phone.
  • Keep communication open with Corps Officer regarding any improvements, problems, or developments that happen in the Senior center.

 Position Description Personnel Section

  • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, and programs.
  • Has respect and consideration for the people being served.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in the organization of workflow.  Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need for direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the workplace and towards the job.
  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and its clients. Is willing to make an extra effort to help build quality and caring senior program.


  • Compassion and understanding for working with senior citizens.
  • Training in the geriatric field.
  • 5 years of work experience with seniors.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social services.


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