The Franklin Senior Center is looking to hire a kind, compassionate, patient professional to serve as the full‐time Respite Coordinator. The Respite Coordinator manages the day‐to‐day operations of the Supportive Day Program, the Companion Caregiver program and other programs for the Franklin community.
The Supportive Day Program is a structured program for frail elders with mild to moderate dementia or cognitive decline, who are often socially isolated. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m daily and includes reminiscence groups, games, creative projects, gentle exercise, health clinics, and social events. The Respite Coordinator manages the overall program and facilitates the program at least three days per week (another employee runs the program the other two days).
The Companion Caregiver Program is designed to provide a regular break (respite) for the caregivers of elders, age 60 and over. Trained companions visit elders with diagnoses of Alzheimer’s, dementia, or chronic medical conditions. The Respite Coordinator performs outreach to caregivers, performs client assessments, and coordinates companion schedules.