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8/20/2013 - Senior Citizen Program Aide (part-time as needed)


Job Opportunity

County of Cumberland

790 E. Commerce St.  Bridgeton, N.J. 08302  856-453-2121

August 20, 2013


Department of Aging and the Disabled

(Meals on Wheels)

Senior Citizen Program Aide (Part-Time As-Needed)

Starting Salary:  $25,678 (Prorated at $14.0547/hour for hours worked) 


Duties:          Reports to the Meals on Wheels Project Director; serves as a back-up driver for home delivered meals; drives, loads vehicle and delivers meals to client homes; assists in packing and preparation, ordering and counting of food for delivery; maintains responsibility for delivery of meals; reports any unusual circumstances to supervisor; undergoes training as necessary to enhance efficiency; operates County gas pump to put fuel into County vehicle each afternoon or evening as needed at 800 E. Commerce St. or Sherman Ave.; maintains daily driver log; completes vehicle mileage and condition reports; demonstrates full understanding of safe driving, accident reporting procedure and food handling processes; observes and assesses clients regarding their needs for meals and reports pertinent information to supervisor; collects and secures client contributions in accordance with policy; makes referrals for clients for further assistance as necessary.    In addition, serves as a clerical assistant on an as-needed basis to provide routine clerical duties such as typing, filing, answering telephone, taking messages; performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Possession of a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Excellent driving record.  Ability to follow procedures and daily instructions. Ability to utilize a computer and other office equipment (i.e., fax and copy machines).  Capability to carry up to 45 pounds.

Hours:         As needed, four hours per day. Not to exceed 19.5 hours per week.

Note:           Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to the Sr. Personnel Assistant at or fax to 856-453-0361.  Application deadline is September 4, 2013.

The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.