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Senior Center Specialist (Third Ward) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Sheltering Arms Senior Services division of BakerRipley. offers a continuum of care to older adults and their caregivers to ensure they have the support needed to live with dignity, independence and quality of life. Seniors value meaningful relationships and are eager to continue making contributions to their communities.  Above all, they wish to age in place within their homes and neighborhoods- in familiar surroundings. Our work throughout 17 senior centers, a dementia-specific day center and throughout the homes of hundreds of older adults is committed to their health and well-being and to giving seniors access to opportunities that support their aspirations.



Supervises senior center site to ensure that the program is operated with high quality and in compliance with the Area Agency on Agency (AAA) contract and any other funding source requirements.



  • Supervise a senior center attended by older adults to receive a noon meal and participate in a range of on-site programs and activities. Observe and monitor clients attending the program
  • Maintain AAA program compliance which includes, but is not limited to, submitting weekly and monthly meal and center utilization reports to the Senior Center Coordinator, creating monthly calendars that include required nutrition education, conducting annual client eligibility assessments and satisfaction surveys and ensuring compliance with annual health inspections and fire drills
  • Recruit, train and directly supervise participant volunteers
  • Seek community collaborators to provide health education, nutrition education, exercise and other resources that promote a healthier lifestyle and attract seniors to senior center programs
  • Develop, create and maintain a clean, safe, and inviting environment that promotes comfort and socialization among clients including but not limited to: food temperature safety, serving meals, clean up, etc.
  • Work with community and internal agency partners in a manner that promotes a positive image of the agency and the Senior Health and Wellness programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


High school degree or equivalency



1-3 years experience working with older adult population



Valid Texas Driver’s License and good driving record

City of Houston Food Manager Certification, First Aid/CPR



Microsoft Office



Bilingual Spanish skills preferred



  • Good Communication
  • Meets deadlines
  • Organizational Skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to multitask
  • Has their own personal transportation (for travel to meetings and to drop off paperwork)
  • Basic math
  • Attention to detail