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Meal Deliverer / Custodian (Substitute)


Supervisor:    Program Director


Overview:    University Settlement Senior Center, serving Manhattan's Lower East Side offers a robust menu of services to a diverse population of older adults aged 60 and older.  The multi-service program provides case assistance, lunch, health promotions, recreational and educational activities.  Under a new arrangement with the NYC Department for the Aging we have expanded our home-bound Meals on Wheels delivery area and are seeking additional staff to deliver meals by van or on foot throughout lower Manhattan.


Responsibilities:

  • Pick up meals at preparation site and load them into vehicle and/or cart.
  • Ensure safe and proper temperatures for all food items.
  • Deliver meals by van or cart to home bound elderly clients within directed time frames.
  • Collect and log any and all contributions from clients and deposit with Program Director.
  • Remain in contact with program staff via cell phone when necessary.
  • Report any changes with the client to the Program Director.
  • Maintain written route sheets and vehicle log on a daily basis.
  • Call 911 in event of client medical emergency and contact program staff immediately.
  • Handle garbage removal and basic janitorial duties, including cleaning floors, bathrooms, replacing supplies, and other basic maintenance tasks at the Center.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have valid driver's license with no violations
  • Must be able to manually move, pull, carry, push or lift heavy objects or materials (25-40 lbs).
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environments, walk up and down stairs several times, stoop, kneel, bend and reach.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English, required.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor with clients and staff essential.
  • Prior experience working with the elderly a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Must be a team player and interact well with other staff.

*This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


Hours:  Up to 35 hours per week (26 hours meal delivery/ 9 hours custodial tasks) on an    as-needed basis


Salary: $10.00 per hour


Contact:  Please send cover letter and resume to:            
        Michele Rodriguez, Program Director
        University Settlement Older Adults Program
        EMAIL: oajobs@universitysettlement.org

        (No telephone inquiries or drop-ins please)

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