15 May

$50,000 – $65,000 a year


Our Agency works and assists in taking care of our senior citizens. The Adult Day Services Manager contributes to our success by making sure our seniors’ care is professional, compassionate, and executed effectively for MSSS stakeholders. Along with working with the greatest generation, you’ll be making sure our finances are spent wisely for senior services. Be a part of something great- come join us in helping our seniors.

Essential Functions

  • Through staff, directs the day-to-day operation of the Adult Day Services (ADS) program.
  • Directs the development, implementation, and coordination of information, education, activities and support services for ADS participants.
  • Directs the work assignment, evaluation, training and professional development of the ADS staff.
  • Orients clients and families to the ADS, its services, its service limitations, and clients’ rights.
  • Promotes communications, decision making, and problem-solving processes through staff meetings, telephone communications, memos, and individual supervision meetings.
  • Actively participates in statewide and local advocacy efforts in support of senior services; involves staff and seniors as appropriate.
  • Reviews operations and procedures for cost-effectiveness, efficiency and goal achievement; plans and implements improvements as required.
  • Responsible for overall organizational program development, management, and evaluation.
  • Monitors general physical and mental condition; Maintains daily and monthly progress notes and communicates concerns to the caregiver, power of attorney or legal guardian.
  • Provides educational information on programs related to health and nutrition to participants, caregivers, and staff.
  • Evaluates on-site emergency medical treatment for participants and staff.
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings; participates in decisions regarding policies, procedures, program development, and program reductions.
  • Directs and participates in short range and long range planning and goal setting for the ADS programs.
  • Reviews federal, state, and local regulations relating to Adult Day Services; and implements procedural changes, as necessary, to assure compliance.
  • Prepares accurate and timely daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required by the federal and state agencies as well as the Executive Director.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates program goals; revises goals and operations to maximize services within funding limitations.
  • Responsible for assuring that organizational rules and regulations for the maintenance of safe working conditions are followed at the ADS employees, clients, and the facility manager.
  • Represents the Agency in contacts with current and potential funding sources, governmental bodies, other human service agencies, community organizations, and the public, on local and statewide levels concerning Adult Day Services issues.
  • Assists in planning and implementing consumer questionnaires, compiling results, and preparing reports.
  • Interviews and recommends the hiring of ADS personnel and provides orientation and training.
  • Together with staff and volunteers, maintains a safe environment for participants, visitors, and co-workers.
  • Assures that Adult Day Services personnel time sheets are completed and submitted on schedule.
  • Provides conflict resolution between clients and staff. Prepares written reports of problems to the Executive Director.
  • Develops a comprehensive social history and psychosocial assessment that includes the client’s problems and strengths and preferences, including cultural, religious, and ethnic background and implications for the care plan.
  • Helps clients and their families (in their social, racial, ethnic and cultural context) cope with the immediate effects of the decision to be at ADS.
  • Involves clients and families in care planning, encouraging their attendance at care conferences.
  • Completes mandatory documentation within timelines established by applicable regulations.
  • Empowers clients and encourages client choice in matters affecting them, demonstrating receptive attitudes and sensitivity to choices based on racial, cultural and ethnic heritage, and sexual orientation.
  • Mediates issues that arise among clients, families, and staff.
  • Provides linkage with appropriate community resources by maintaining knowledge of other systems, making referrals and identifying unmet needs (e.g., recreational transportation, access, etc.)
  • Provides clients and families with crisis management services.
  • Attend health fairs, participate on panels, and other borough meetings and events pertaining to Mat Su Senior Services.
  • Develops a comprehensive discharge plan in collaboration with clients, clients’ families, and referral agencies.
  • Understands Medicaid, private pay, and grant co-pay funding mechanisms.


  • Ethical Conduct
  • Thoroughness
  • Analytical
  • High Cognitive and Aptitude Abilities
  • Organization Skills
  • Self-motivated and Self-Directed
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises the staff of Mat-Su Senior Services Adult Day Services.

Work Environment

This job will require exposure to client elements. This role occasionally uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work frequently may be required as job duties demand.


No travel is expected for the position.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health or social care or equivalency in years of experience working in the industry
  • 4 or more years of related social work experience
  • Overall business acumen in departmental operations, human resources, marketing, IT, etc.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff and support agencies.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • Social Work: 4 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off

Please apply in person at Mat-Su Senior Services
1132 South Chugach Street
Palmer, AK 99645