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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 2): Regional Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Vice President of Elder Abuse Prevention & Ombudsman Services

Hours: Full-time

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details:

The Regional Director, Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program must use strong leadership and clinically-sound capabilities to direct the Santa Monica regional area for the City and County of Los Angeles LTC Ombudsman Program. This includes the supervision of staff, graduate level MSW candidate interns and volunteers who advocate on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities. The RD will also assign and provide guidance to Ombudsman staff, stay abreast of local, state, and federal regulations concerning long term care facility issues. The position will conduct ombudsman and elder abuse awareness presentations to consumers and professionals. Additionally, the position will coordinate the countywide graduate student internship program.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct preliminary investigations of reports of alleged elder and dependent adult abuse in long-term care facilities in a timely manner.
  • Train, recruit, assign and supervise Ombudsman staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Ensure that all complaints are being handled according to program guidelines.
  • Ensure that facility coverage plan is implemented by coordinating schedules and field visits.
  • Collect and report accurate statistical data on a monthly basis in conformance with established procedures.
  • Provide community education presentations, ongoing Public Relations and development with community partners like law enforcement and local fire departments.
  • Conduct monthly in-service meetings for volunteers and staff.
  • Conduct annual volunteer recognition activities to promote volunteer retention.
  • Engage in legislative advocacy in district and at the State Capitol.
  • Use of personal vehicle to visit LTC facilities approximately 30% of the time.
  • Attend monthly Ombudsman Program Directors meeting, agency meetings, and represent the program at several countywide multidisciplinary team meeting.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's in social work (MSW) for two years required, LCSW preferred.
  • Three years minimum experience in one or more of the following areas: gerontology, complaint investigation, mediation, negotiation, health care delivery, long-term care and/or advocacy.
  • Previous experience in volunteer management and staff supervision/management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Experience working with an ethnically diverse populations.

Other Requirements

  • Candidates must not have worked at a long term care facility or adult day service center for at least one year prior to application.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must travel throughout Los Angeles County/City and to Sacramento biannually.
  • Transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal background check 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.

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 2): 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