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WISE & Healthy Aging – Equal Employment Opportunity

WISE & Healthy Aging provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, WISE & Healthy Aging complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

WISE & Healthy Aging expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. This policy also extends to include volunteers and interns. Improper interference with the ability of WISE & Healthy Aging’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Descriptions of open positions at WISE & Healthy Aging are posted on this website as they become available. WISE & Healthy Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter (required) stating your interest with your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to  (310) 395-3651.

 

Job Announcement (1 of 5): Ombudsman – LTC Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Regional Director, LTC Ombudsman

Hours: Full-time

Location: Lakewood Regional Office

Position Details:

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently seeking a motivated, assertive, Ombudsman to service the Lakewood Regional office and its surrounding territory. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advocate for the highest possible quality of care and quality of life for residents of long term care facilities throughout the service area.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of the resident at nursing homes, assisted living and board and cares.
  • Provide continuing community presence through visits to long-term care facilities in the region.
  • Field work involving driving personal vehicle up to 60% of the time.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology, human services, social science or related area, required.
  • Three years’ (3) experience in social work, long-term care advocacy or related areas with at least two years working in gerontology, required; (if Master’s prepared, then two (2) years’ experience in social work and at least one year working with older adults required).
  • Candidates must not have worked at a long term care facility, nursing home or adult day service center for at least one year prior.

Other Requirements

  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and exercise diplomacy in interactions with others.
  • Must complete and pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds. The position requires moving, walking, assisting (as needed) with services for clients.

Benefits & Compensation

We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental 401(k) with employer match, FSA, optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays plus PTO.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (310) 395-3651

 

Job Announcement (2 of 5):Ombudsman – LTC Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Program Director, LTC Ombudsman

Hours: Full-time

Location: Santa Monica Main Office

Position Details:

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently seeking a motivated, assertive, Ombudsman to service the Santa Monica Main office and its surrounding territory.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advocate for the highest possible quality of care and quality of life for residents of long term care facilities throughout the service area.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of the resident at nursing homes, assisted living and board and cares.
  • Provide continuing community presence through visits to long-term care facilities in the region.
  • Field work involving driving personal vehicle up to 60% of the time.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology, human services, social science or related area, required.
  • Three years’ (3) experience in social work, long-term care advocacy or related areas with at least two years working in gerontology, required; (if Master’s prepared, then two (2) years’ experience in social work and at least one year working with older adults required).
  • Candidates must not have worked at a long term care facility, nursing home or adult day service center for at least one year prior.

Other Requirements

  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and exercise diplomacy in interactions with others.
  • Must complete and pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds. The position requires moving, walking, assisting (as needed) with services for clients.

Benefits & Compensation

We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental 401(k) with employer match, FSA, optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays plus PTO.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (310) 395-3651

 

Job Announcement (3 of 5): Communications Specialist

Reports to:  President & CEO

Hours: Full-Time

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details:

We are seeking a Communications Specialist, who will work closely with WISE & Healthy Aging’s president and CEO (former vice president over Marketing and Public Relations at Cedars-Sinai and executive over strategic planning with UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica, UniHealth and Sisters of St. Joseph’s Health System) to oversee the communication efforts (in-house and public) for WISE & Healthy Aging. This includes written communications for various publications, social media content, the corporate website, corporate-wide communications, brand maintenance and special public relations projects. The Specialist also serves as liaison for external inquiries concerning company events and activities, as well as provides support within the Administrative suite.    

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create company literature and other forms of communication.
  • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
  • Work with advertisers and printers for timely and useable ad submissions,
  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications.
  • Design and launch email blasts and marketing material.
  • Recommend, implement and maintain website design, content and operation.
  • Promote products and services through PR and community initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the president and CEO, develop marketing communications campaigns.
  • Produce and distribute press releases, media relations content (including pitches and briefing materials), case studies, white papers, executive bios, newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals and presentations.
  • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts and customer references.
  • Research media coverage and industry trends.
  • Conduct client, volunteer and donor outreach.
  • Support the special events (fundraising, community fairs, etc.) of the organization.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related field.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a corporate communications capacity handling collateral pieces, written corporate-wide documents and content for social media sites preferably in a Non-Profit organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in graphic design and layout (InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe, Photoshop), Microsoft programs in Excel and Powerpoint, and web-based content management.
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Experience working with an ethnically diverse populations (work experience in aging field/senior services a plus)

 

Other Requirements

  • Clear criminal background check.
  • Transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance required.

Benefits & Compensation:
We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% company-paid medical, 100% company-paid dental, 401(k) plan with employer matching, FSA, optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays plus PTO.


NO CALLS PLEASE -Due to the high number of responses from our job postings, we are unable to respond to every candidate. We will be contacting qualified applicants by phone or email.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (310) 395-3651

 

Job Announcement (4 of 5): Activity Leader/Caregiver

Reports to:  Vice President, Community-Based Services and Adult Day Services and Activity Supervisor

Hours: 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday 9:00:00AM to 5:30PM

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details:

WISE & Healthy Aging is a multi-service, non-profit organization serving seniors throughout Los Angeles County, with emphasis on low-income and/or underserved individuals. The team at WISE & Healthy Aging works to promote and improve the well-being, independence and self-esteem of seniors, and to prevent premature institutionalization whenever possible.

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and kind individual to work directly with seniors in our Adult Day Service Center. Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with the safe arrival, departure and transfer of clients
  • Prepare and lead program activities as assigned
  • Monitor, report and document behaviors, hygiene and safety concerns
  • Assist with bathroom hygienic care and showering as needed
  • Assist with meal and snack preparation
  • Communicate with family members

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of one year experience working with older adults, adults with dementia, *Alzheimer's disease, disabled or other at-risk populations
  • Certified Nurse's Assistant Certificate (CNA) preferred
  • Basic understanding of problems associated with impaired older adults including memory loss and dealing with difficult behaviors preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and anticipate the needs of clientsAbility to motivate clients to participate in the activities of daily living
  • Ability to independently plan, prepare and carry out assignments
  • Team player
  • Leadership skills to independently implement therapeutic activity program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some college preferred
  • Must be able to easily lift at least 25 pounds

Requirements

  • This position requires lifting, standing, bending, squatting, twisting and moving tables and chairs
  • Must obtain upon hire and maintain a CPR and First Aid card (paid for by the company)
  • Must complete Health Screening Report upon hire (includes proof of TB clearance)
  • Fingerprints must be submitted upon hire and pass criminal clearances background check

Benefits & Compensation

Comprehensive package includes: 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental, FSA, 401K with employer match, optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays and PTO.
Compensation: $15 - $17 per hour DOE

NO CALLS PLEASE - Thank you for your interest in this position. Due to the high number of responses from our job postings, we are unable to respond to every candidate that submits their resume. Please accept our apologies. We will be contacting qualified applicants by phone or email.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (310) 395-3651

 

Job Announcement (5 of 5): Nutrition Site Associate

Reports to:  VP of Contracts and Administration

Hours: Part-Time

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details:

Support the Congregate Meal Program and assist social activities at an assigned delivery site.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide staff support to the Congregate Meal Program
  • Register program participants and conduct daily sign-in with attendance records
  • Accurate record keeping and collection of meal donation on agency forms
  • Order meals and evaluate food quality and quantity
  • Manage meal service to all program participants including volunteers
  • Maintain all applicable policies and procedures, safety rules and regulations

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of one year experience working with older adults and/or a food service environment
  • Ability and experience working with volunteers preferred
  • Knowledge of simple mathematics and ability to count and process cash accurately
  • Ability to maintain basic record keeping procedures
  • Knowledge of food service health regulations
  • Strong customer service skills a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to easily lift at least 25 pounds

Other Requirements

  • This position requires lifting, standing, bending, squatting, twisting and moving tables, chairs and carrying hot and cold beverages and trays of food
  • Job requires rotations from nutrition site to administrative offices
  • Must obtain upon hire and maintain a CPR and First Aid card (paid for by the company)
  • Must complete Health Screening Report upon hire (includes proof of TB clearance)
  • Fingerprints must be submitted upon hire and pass criminal clearances background check

NO CALLS PLEASE - Due to the high number of responses from our job postings, we are unable to respond to every candidate. We will be contacting qualified applicants by phone or email.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

Compensation: Pay range $15.00 - $15.75 per hour

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (310) 395-3651