Adult Day Care Coordinators

Adult day care coordinators, also called adult day services coordinators, direct day service programs for adults who have physical or mental impairments or both. Clients of these programs are usually the elderly, although younger people with impairments, such as those recovering from strokes, may also participate in these programs. Coordinators oversee staff members who provide care, meals, and social activities to day care clients, and they serve as liaisons between their centers and their clients' families.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Adult Day Services Coordinators
Duties Direct day service programs for adults who have physical or mental impairments or both; manage staff members who provide care, meals, and social activities to day care clients; serve as liaisons between their centers and their clients' families
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large cities
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Experience Several years of experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Adult Day Care Owner or Social Worker
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Assistant Adult Day Care Coordinator

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