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Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services

Southfield, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

DEPARTMENT: Senior Adult Services

SUPERVISOR: Direct, Senior Adult Services

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Office Specialist, Direct Support Professional-Brown

Gesher Human Services is a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home, and in the community. Gesher’s workforce development, behavioral health, and inclusion programming serves all Metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.


The Site Supervisor will develop comprehensive programming, recruit/orient/train/evaluate staff, track data, and elicit feedback from participants and family members.



B.S. Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or an equivalent degree. Must be certified or working toward equivalent certification.


Two years’ experience in providing recreation therapy, including at least one year in providing services to older adults. Experience in a day care program and supervisory experience are preferred. Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with participants, public, and staff. Must be able to work with a broad range of memory-impaired individuals. Creative and flexible approach is required. Composition skills sufficient to complete required documentation and correspondence. Valid Michigan driver’s license. Driving record must be sufficient to meet safe driving standards as established by Agency insurance carrier.


  1. Recruit, orient, train and evaluate designated staff. Complete written performance evaluations as required.
  2. Develop comprehensive programming to meet the needs of Brown Program participants with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders.
  3. Maintain compliance, communication and coordinate with SMART.
  4. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to screen and onboard volunteers. Supervise student interns and volunteers.
  5. Asist in entering and tracking data to ensure that program outcomes are being achieved.
  6. Complete program outcome reports (KPI).
  7. Elicit feedback from participants and family members to enhance activities programming.
  8. Complete, submit and maintain reports as required.
  9. Work collaboratively with music therapist, other vendors and staff, volunteers, and invited guests to incorporate their specialized experience into Brown Program activities programming.
  10. Elicit feedback from participants and family members to enhance programming.
  11. Track data to ensure that program outcomes are being achieved.
  12. Complete, submit and maintain reports as required.
  13. Coordinating and leading staff meetings and trainings.
  14. Serve on Agency committee(s) as appointed.


  1. Work on special projects as identified and assigned with the Program Coordinator (i.e.: Caregiver Day Off Event, Dementia Friendly Yom Kippur service)
  2. Schedule and plan recurring events with the Program Coordinator (i.e.: Summer Family Ice Cream Social, Family Holiday Party)


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Physical requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting in required.


As appropriate and fiscally reasonable.


This position is exempt from the overtime pay provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The above job description is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties. The Agency reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Agency desires and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position. The described job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and any employment relationship remains “at-will.”

Gesher is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.