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Are you interested in a position with our team at Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc.? We provide home-delivered meals to clients throughout the Salinas Valley and so much more. 

 

 

JOB TITLE: PROGRAM ASSISTANT  

 

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Inc. provides home-delivered meals to its clients in the Salinas Valley as well as monthly congregate meals at specific sites throughout Monterey County. The person in this position works 32 hours a week and may also be assigned to work on weekends, evenings or holidays.  Assignment of work is the responsibility of the Executive Director.

 

Objective:  To be responsible for a variety of duties to support our Home-Delivered Meal program (HDM) to clients in the geographic area we currently serve, and SOCOS/NOCOS monthly congregate events.

 

Accountability:           To the Marketing/Operations Director

 

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, take messages, check voicemail, and accept inquiries from prospective clients.
  • Complete client intake forms, enter and maintain all pertinent client data in ServTracker database, keep client files current and updated as needed such as delivery changes, cancellations, restarts, etc.
  • Assist Program Manager by maintaining client and volunteer information in ServTracker database.
  • Conduct client intake assessments and quarterly reassessments.  Make any needed referrals to the Program Manager.
  • Process client donations in ServTracker and prepare bank deposit for donations.
  • Drive MOWSV truck to pick up food at Food Bank as needed.
  • Drive MOWSV truck to deliver meals to clients and volunteers in South Monterey County on Wednesdays.
  • Maintain a list of volunteers, their route assignments and other capabilities they may be able to contribute to the program.
  • Attend training, seminars, classes, and other meetings assigned and/or approved by the Program Manager.
  • Assure that MOWSV delivery van is kept clean and in good working condition.
  • Distribute USPS mail to internal staff and order office supplies as requested by staff.
  • Maintain petty cash fund in office.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • B.A or B.S degree and/or qualifying experience in health or human service delivery.
  • Proficiency using a PC and Microsoft Windows XP, including Word, Access, and Excel.  Must have excellent word-processing and database skills.
  • Possession of a reliable vehicle, a valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Must understand and speak Spanish fluently.

Personal Qualities:

  • Possess a professional appearance and demeanor with an ability to work independently; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and to handle confidential information.  Ability and desire to work and communicate with all groups within a multi-cultural community; and a genuine interest in, understanding of and concern for the elderly; ability to work with volunteers and co-workers in a transparent and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized.

Conditions of Work:

  • Non-exempt position. Full time, 32 hours a week.
  • May require assignment on weekends, evenings or Holidays.

Physical and sensory requirements:

 

The physical and sensory abilities required for this position include:

  • Physical effort such as lifting and carrying boxes of frozen meals, produce boxes or outreach materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Repetitive arm, hand, finger, and wrist motion; coordinated, skillful movements of fingers, hands and arms to operate a variety of office equipment such as a desktop computer, iPad, copier and calculator/adding machine.
  • See well enough; hear and speak sufficiently, and physical dexterity to function in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to reach, stoop and bend to file forms and put supplies away, etc.
  • Mobility and dexterity to operate a motor vehicle to transport self, others or meals or materials.
  • Mobility and dexterity to operate the MOWSV delivery van, including loading and unloading meals from the cargo area.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Medical, vision, life insurance, retirement 403(b) as specified in the Personnel Policies. 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) as specified in the Personnel Policies.
  • Hourly rate: $28.00 DOE

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter AND résumé to Regina Gage, Executive Director, at [email protected]. or Laurie Bend, Marketing/Operations Director at [email protected]  No phone calls please.

 

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