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Program Director: Adult Day Health

Posted: 01/03/2022

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is looking for a director to lead our Adult Day Health programs in Athens and Winder. Adult Day Health provides a therapeutic and supportive environment for adult participants with physical or cognitive impairments while also providing respite for family caregivers.
The Director reports to the VP/Director of Operations and provides direct supervision to the Winder ADH Coordinator, ADH Program Manager, RNs and LPNs, Health and Activity Aides, student interns and program volunteers.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The Athens center’s operating hours are 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and the Winder center’s operating hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

About Us: ACCA’s mission is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education, and support. Serving northeast and east Georgia, ACCA is the nonprofit providing a comprehensive resource of expertise and opportunities for adults and families who need and desire the essentials to age and live well. We do this by offering programs and services that address basic needs, such as food and transportation, and personal fulfillment gained through building relationships, expanding knowledge, and making meaningful contributions to the community. For more than 50 years, ACCA has been helping people navigate – and celebrate – life’s second half, positively impacting their health and well-being, and making their communities an even better place to live. 
What is it like to work at ACCA? According to our most recent staff survey working at ACCA means working in a supportive culture where you are respected and feel a sense of accomplishment in your work. In fact, 98% of employees say they would recommend working at ACCA.
Our Core Values demonstrate our culture and our approach to engaging and serving our community. You can find them on our website here:

Essential Responsibilities

This position directs the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of all activities of the ADH programs in compliance with agency, funding and regulatory policies and requirements, provides administrative oversight of the Bentley Adult Day Health Program and the Winder Adult Day Health Center.
Program Operations
  • Maintains a congenial working atmosphere for staff through regular conferences, evaluations, and staff, coordinator, and management meetings. Formulates job descriptions and written guidelines for staff and volunteers. Assists in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of new staff and volunteers.
  • Leads the ADH staff in the implementation of a person-centered approach to client care through clinical care planning, meaningful and person-specific daily activities, opportunities for clients to engage in and with the community, and environmental design.
  • Provides initial Bentley ADH, and Winder ADH orientation to all new staff, volunteers, and student interns.
  • Maintains all program forms and files for data collection, safety, and record keeping in accordance with funding source requirements and database needs of ACCA.
  • Prepares and submits reports as required for ACCA, Board of Directors and funding sources.
  • Assist the CEO and marketing team with the planning, development, and implementation of a continuous program of outreach including, but not limited to, a marketing plan, social media, customer communications, press releases and speaking engagements for the promotion of ADH and caregiver activities, the recruitment of new clients and volunteers, and informational service to the public.
  • Assists the CEO and VP/Director of Operations with the planning, development, and evaluation of the ADH budgets, altering plans when necessary.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of the Bentley ADH and Winder ADH facilities and grounds, furnishings and equipment, and reports issues to Personnel Manager as needed.
  • Maintains active working relationship with subcontract agencies as well as other community organization.
Program Evaluation
  • Conducts routine and scheduled monitoring of program compliance in accordance with ACCA and regulatory agency requirements. Ensures that program documentation is current, accurate and complete.
  • Oversees the evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement process for the ADH programs including annual policy review, client satisfaction surveys, employee performance evaluations, and program outcome tracking, monitoring, and documenting. 
  • Completes the annual program evaluation report for submission to VP/Director of Operations, CEO, BOD, and funding sources.
  • Responsible for the on-going evaluation of program sustainability and innovative design. Assists with the development of new programming to meet current needs of customers, the agency, and the community. Researches and prepares proposals for additional and new funding, as needed.
Agency Responsibilities
  • Coordinates with agency leadership in developing and scheduling in-service and staff development activities.
  • Assists in the overall fundraising needs of the agency and supports the Director of Development and Communications in the planning and coordination of fundraising and awareness events directly related to ADH. Participates in fundraising committees and attend events.
  • Attends monthly Management Meetings, the agency Annual Meeting, training programs and other appropriate meetings and conferences related to the position and job duties.
  • Contributes content for ACCA’s quarterly Connections magazine, upon request.
  • Complete all appropriate forms including timecards, travel sheets, and purchase orders within deadlines.
  • Accepts other responsibilities as assigned by the VP/Director of Operations and the CEO.

Essential Requirements

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two years’ experience in a related health or social service field, preferably in a community-based program. 
  • At least three years demonstrated successful experience in program operations including supervision of personnel, program planning and delivery, funding source compliance and general management functions with aging and/or social service projects.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and virtual conferencing platforms, at an intermediate skill level, at minimum.
  • Able to pass all mandated background checks.
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License and reliable transportation.


  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental and vision insurance offered
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid long term disability
  • 403(b) with 5% agency match after 1 year of service

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will accept and review applications through January 21, 2022.
  • Interviews will be scheduled between January 24, 2022, and February 9, 2022.
  • Qualified candidates may be invited to second round interviews, and the selected candidate will start no later than March 1, 2022.
In all its activities, hiring, and operations, ACCA complies with federal law, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. The Agency shall be committed to providing an inclusive environment for all clients, staff, vendors, suppliers, contractors, board members, visitors, and volunteers.
To be considered applicants must complete an agency application form and submit a cover letter and resume. Our online application can be found here: ACCA Employment Application
If you would prefer to complete a hard copy, please contact Nita Norris at Hard copy application packets may be dropped off at our office: 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.


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