Careers

Japanese caregivers and senior in the field caregiverWho we are?

Self-Help for the Elderly promotes independence, well-being and dignity for older adults through culturally aligned services and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. We envision a world where all elders have the respect, care, and support to lead dignified and vibrant lives.

Founded in 1966, each year we serve over 40,000 older adults in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties by providing a compressive range of multicultural and multilingual services to empower seniors to help themselves and others. Over 90% of our clients come from low-income minority community.

What we do?

We currently have nine service departments specializing in Adult Day Services, Affordable Housing for Independent Seniors, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Home Health Care Program, Hospice Care Program, Employment Training & Economic Development, Nutrition and Senior Centers, Social Services, and Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP).

Why Self-Help?

At Self-Help, we are firmly committed to the senior’s security, freedom, and peace of mind. If you enjoy working with seniors… if you believe in giving back to the community… if helping others makes you happy… come join us in making a difference together!

Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

Self-Help for the Elderly is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer and we welcome diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We participate in E-Verify.

San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

Qualified applicants with criminal history will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Americans with Disabilities Act

We may provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please email us at hr@selfhelpelderly.org or call (415) 677-7600 for special assistance.

Benefits Package:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a multiple range of medical and dental plans, commuter benefits, flexible benefits plan, retirement plan, paid time off, paid holiday, and etc.

We are seeking the following positions:
  • Adult Day Services - ADS

    Psychiatric Consultant
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Psychiatric Consultant responsible for providing counseling, consultation and training to staff and participants.
    • Qualifications: Must be a licensed psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, psychiatric licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), or psychiatric nurse (i.e., a registered nurse with a graduate degree in psychiatric nursing and one year of psychiatric nursing experience within the past five years, or a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing and three years of psychiatric nursing experience in an acute psychiatric setting or a psychiatric health facility, one year of which should have been within the past five years). Previous experience in working with the elderly or the chronically ill. Experience in home health, public health, or acute care and/or experience in working as a member of a multidisciplinary team highly desirable. Bilingual in English and Cantonese preferred. Must pass health screening for TB clearance.
    Social Worker
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Social Worker Responsible for assessing the social, emotional, and economic needs of Adult Day Services’ participants and providing social services to meet these needs.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work with two years of experience providing social services in the field of aging, health, or long term care services; or master’s degree in social work, psychology, gerontology, or counseling and at least one year of work experience in the field of aging, health, or long term care. Knowledge of the physical, mental, and social needs of the elderly and disabled adults and demonstrated aptitude for working with frail older adults. Experiences in adult day services, counseling, and conducting assessments for individuals affected by dementia highly desirable. Experience in and/or ability to facilitate support groups. Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Bilingual in English and Cantonese; Mandarin a plus. Must have TB clearance within 12 months prior to employment and maintain clearance annually thereafter. Must acquire CPR and First Aid certificates within 6 months of employment and maintain current certificates thereafter. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Physical Therapist
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Physical Therapist to instruct participants in a therapeutic regime to maximize function of body parts and muscles and to maximize endurance.
    • Qualifications: Licensed by the California Board of Physical Therapist. One year of experience working with the frail elderly or the chronically ill. Experience in home health, public health, or acute care and/or experience in working as a member of a multidisciplinary team highly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Bilingual in English and Chinese preferred. Familiar with different patient transferring techniques. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift up to 401bs from floor to waist level. Must have TB clearance within 12 months prior to employment and maintain clearance annually thereafter. Must acquire CPR and First Aid certificates within 6 months of employment and maintain current certificates thereafter. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
  • Employment Training & Economic Development

    Registered Nurse
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Registered Nurse to provide skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Home Care patients and families.
    • Qualifications: Current California Licensed Registered Nurse. Minimum one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or sub-acute required. Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Current CPR certification. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination, and background check. Knowledgeable of OASIS. Bilingual in English and Cantonese. Mandarin & Toishanese a plus. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal/department vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Home Health Aide - Full Time/Part Time
    • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise. Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
    • Qualifications: Must be a graduate of Self-Help for the Elderly’s Home Health Aide Training Class. Must have a Home Health Aide Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health. Ability to communicate in English preferred.
    • Must have current CPR & First Aid certifications. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: must be able to lift items up to 30 lbs; able to move heavy and bulky items up to 50 lbs during the course of cleaning. Must be able to walk, sit and stand for 8 hours when required. Must pass health screening for TB clearance and background check.
    • Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal/department vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
  • Fund Development

    Fund Development Specialist
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Fund Development Specialist responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Fund Development Department; managing the donor database and donor gift processing, conducting prospect research, writing proposals for funding, and participating in fundraising events.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or related field. Experience in Fund Development strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Great attention to detail, good organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Proficient in MS Office and the Internet. Familiarity with Chinese word processing strongly preferred. Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Chinese. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs occasionally. Must pass a background check. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
  • HomeCare and Hospice

    Medical Social Worker
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Medical Social Worker Responsible for assessing social and psychological needs of patients/families, and developing a plan of care to assist patients and families/caregivers to cope with the social and emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient’s illness. (It is currently anticipated that approximately 75% of time will be spent in HomeCare and 25% in Hospice)
    • Qualifications: Master of Social Work degree from a school of social work accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work Education. Coursework in oncology, death and dying, and grief counseling preferred. Has a baccalaureate degree in social work from an institution accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or a. Baccalaureate degree in psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work and is supervised by an MSW; and b. Has 1 year of social work experience in a healthcare setting; c. Has a baccalaureate degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is employed by the agency before December 2, 2008, and is not required to be supervised by an MSW. Minimum one year of social work experience in a health care setting. Home Health or Hospice experience a plus. Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it affects patient and family functioning. Knowledge of community resources and understanding of the influence of culture on health care. Comfortable in working with families in crisis, the frail elderly, the disabled and the terminally ill. Excellent oral and phone skills, and written documentation skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to engage and work collaboratively and harmoniously with others, including patients, patients’ families clinical team members, and community resources/partners. Knowledge of MS Office and internet, and knowledge of/able to learn and proficiently use electronic health records software. Currently CPR certified. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination, and background check. Bilingual in English and Cantonese. Mandarin & Taishanese a plus. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal/department vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Home Health Aide
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Home Health Aide responsible for providing hands-on personal care to patients and assisting with activities of daily living in order to maintain the patient’s health or to facilitate treatment of the patient’s comfort, illness or injury.
    • Qualifications: California Certified Home Health Aide. Current CPR Certification. Ability to recognize the needs of patients, family members and patients with both limited and terminal illness and to maintain good relationships in dealing with them. Bilingual in English and Cantonese Familiar with different patient transferring techniques. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift and transfer patients over 110 lbs. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination and background check. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal/department vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Registered Nurse Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Registered Nurse Coordinator who is is a professional, registered nurse responsible for all the clinical and quality activities of the organization. The Registered Nurse Coordinator has accountabilities for the monitoring, implementation, evaluation of processes and systems of the home health and hospice programs to meet regulatory, accreditation and standards of practice.
    • Qualifications: Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing preferred. Three (3) to five (5) year's clinical nursing experience. (An emphasis in home care/hospice nursing is preferred). Excellent understanding of all aspects of clinical home health and hospice standards and practices including performance improvement, quality assessment, and utilization management. Is self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision. Has excellent coordination and communication skills. Must pass health screening for TB clearance and physical examination. Must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for performance of job duties. If driving, must have and maintain a valid CA driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
  • Housing Services

  • Social Services

To apply: Please click on the job title to complete an online application.

For more information: Contact Human Resources Department at HR@selfhelpelderly.org.

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