DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine work involving assistance and care of the elderly, in support of a variety of Office for Senior Resources activities and programs. Work may take place at a variety of locations throughout the County. Incumbents of this position do not perform home visits. Duties include providing both social and physical aide services to elderly clients. Support services performed by incumbents of this position are essential to enabling senior citizens to remain at home and avoid institutionalization. Work is performed under direct supervision. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only).
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of geographic area served by the Office for Senior Resources and its social conditions; working knowledge of the characteristics, needs and interests of the elderly; ability to understand and carry out non‑technical oral and written directions; ability to communicate with elderly people who may have physical or language difficulties; ability to relate to and motivate elderly people; empathy in handling sensitive human problems; dependability; neat appearance.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Access to transportation is required to perform field work responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
12/81; 9/97; 9/06; 10/06; 1/09; 5/14
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512