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At Senior Neighbors, we work together to make a difference in the lives of seniors living in our community. Senior Neighbors is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.

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Home Maintenance

Central Office
Posted: April 9, 2018

Part time person needed to do minor repairs in seniors’ homes including seasonal lawn mowing and snow removal.  Knowledge of Plumbing & Electrical helpful.  Record keeping, paperwork required.  Participate in staff meetings and trainings as directed.  Other duties as assigned.  Salary $13.75 per hour. View Job Description >

Goal: To complete light repairs and maintenance for older adults living in their own homes.

Supervisor: Client Services Director

Responsibilities:

  1. To effectively accomplish home maintenance, home repair and yard work assignments in an efficient and timely manner.
  2. Record and report units of service completed.
  3. Participate in staff meetings and trainings as directed.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Experience in home repair work.
  2. Ability to understand written and oral communication.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  4. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  5. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
  6. Must have access to tools (i.e. plumbing wrenches, wood-working tools).
  7. Ability to perform medium strenuous activity.
  8. Ability to work in inclement weather.
  9. Ability to lift seventy pounds.
  10. Ability to fill-out required paperwork.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day.  They employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 70 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

If you are interested in this position or know of someone who may be interested please send cover letter and resume to Tom Oosterbaan by email to toosterbaan@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to Senior Neighbors Inc., 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

“Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and anti-racism in the workplace and our community.”

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Nutrition/Activity Aide

Sparta Senior Neighbors Center
Posted: March 6, 2018

Part time, 20 hours per week, at the Sparta Senior Neighbors Center. An energetic and creative person is needed to assist the Senior Center Coordinator in the daily operations of a nutrition program for independent senior citizens. Applicants should be computer literate, creative, and organized. View Job Description >

Date Available:  Immediately

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the setup, serving and cleanup for the nutrition program.
  • Assist in the supervision of volunteers and/or staff in the meal program/kitchen and specific center projects as directed, making sure they stay compliant of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for the Sparta Senior Center.
  • Assist in clerical and statistical reporting of the nutrition program and other center activities as directed to the Central Office and Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan (MOWWM).
  • Daily ordering of lunches in compliance with the rules and regulations from MOWWM.
  • Maintain a healthy and pleasant relationship with MOWWM. Please Understand that MOWWM is our customer and not the other way around and needs to be treated with the utmost respect.
  • Maintain a well-organized, clean and safe kitchen and be compliant of all SOP’s for the Sparta Senior Center kitchen at all times.
  • Report to the Center Coordinator and if necessary Case Managers at the Central Office if any changes in clients’ health or well-being are noticed.
  • Attend staff trainings and meetings as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must meet agencies standards for background check.
  • Be ServSafe Certified within the first year of hire date. Staff are allowed three attempts to pass the ServSafe Test. Failure to pass the third attempt will lead to job termination. Senior Neighbors will provide the materials and cover the cost for the first of the three attempts. (ServSafe Certifications expire after five years.)
  • Experience working with older adults preferred.
  • Must be able to work with computers effectively.
  • Ability to take initiative and complete tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
  • Dress in an appropriate manner.

Salary: $9.25/hour

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Gebben by email at ngebben@seniorneighbors.org. Call 616-233-0745 with questions.

Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Transportation Provider

Central Office
Posted: January 1, 2018

On-call position available to provide transportation for seniors in Kent County for essential services when a driver is absent. Proper completion of paperwork and some computer knowledge required. View Job Description >

Date Available: Immediately

Work Schedule: 7:00am-4:30pm, various days Monday-Friday. No weekends or evenings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Experience working with older adults preferred.
  • Ability to understand and take direction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  • Must have satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards, to use on agency business.
  • Must be able to pass MDOT drug and alcohol testing.
  • Chauffeur’s License.

Job Type: Part-time (On-call)

Salary: $10.35 /hour

If you are interested in this position you can send a cover letter and resume by email to dbentz@seniorneighbors.org or by mail to Senior Neighbors, Attn: Darlene Bentz at 678 Front Ave NW Suite 205, Grand Rapids MI 49504.

Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community. “An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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