Careers

Japanese caregivers and senior in the field caregiverWho we are?

Founded in 1966, Self-Help for the Elderly is a community-based organization committed to promoting the independence, dignity, and self-worth of seniors. Each year the agency serves over 40,000 seniors in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties by providing a comprehensive range of multicultural and multilingual services to empower seniors to help themselves and others. Our vision is to be the premier provider of senior services in the San Francisco Bay Area with a commitment to excellence and achievement. 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, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, licensed HomeCare & Hospice, Nutrition & Senior Centers, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Senior Employment & Training, Senior Housing, Social Services and Technology Information & Empowerment.

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:
  • Administration-IT

    Computer Instructor - Russian Part Time
    • Responsible for teaching seniors to use computers and the Internet at SF Connected Technology Labs throughout San Francisco.
    • Qualifications: Must have high school diploma; teaching and/or training experience preferred. Current working knowledge of PC computer technology/equipment, smartphones, tablet computers, MS Office software applications, internet, online communication and social media platforms.
    • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with older adults as well as individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to effectively instruct senior learners on basic computer use and online programs using PC platforms.
    • 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. Must be available to work at least three days a week. Must be bilingual in English and Russian.
    Chinese Computer Instructor - Regular, Part-time
    • Responsible for conducting trainings and workshops for seniors to learn to use computers and the Internet, and answers computer and technology related questions. Prepares and maintains lab area, equipment, and materials for trainings and workshops; operates and maintains audiovisual equipment; and maintains computers in the lab. Assists students with the use of hardware and software, and maintains training and workshop schedules and attendance records.
    • Minimum Requirements: High school diploma; teaching and/or training experience preferred, current working knowledge of PC computer technology/equipment, smartphones, tablet computers, MS Office software applications, internet, online communication and social media platforms, excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with older adults as well as individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, ability to effectively instruct senior learners on basic computer use and online programs using PC platforms. Must be bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin); biliterateracy in Chinese is a plus.
  • Adult Day Services - ADS

    Program Director
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Program Director in its Adult Day Services department to supervise the overall management and quality assurance of the Adult Day Services program.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must have two years of experience working in an adult day health care, social day, or Alzheimer’s day care program with knowledge of the physical, mental and social needs of the elderly and demonstrated or potential competence in working with frail older adults. At least one year of management and supervisory experience is required.
    • Ideal candidates will have the ability to operate programs in a licensed environment and to comply with complicated state and local regulations and requirements. They will also possess excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as the leader of a multidisciplinary team. Bilingual in English and Chinese a plus.
    Administrative Assistant
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking an Administrative Assistance in its Adult Day Services department to handle reception and administrative duties such as answering phones, processing mail, tracking attendance, and etc.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must be high school graduates with at least one year of reception and/or administrative experience. Proficiency in MS Office, Chinese Word Processing, and the internet is required.
    • Ideal candidates will have great attention to detail, good organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks. They will be bilingual in English and Cantonese, and be able to lift, push, and pull boxes up to 50lbs.
    Registered Nurse - Full Time
    • Provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Adult Day Services participants.
    • Qualifications: Current California Licensed Registered Nurse with previous nursing experience working with the elderly or the chronically ill, or experience in home health, public health, or acute care preferred. Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team.
    • Familiar with different patient transferring techniques. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job prior to employment and every 2 years thereafter. Ability to transfer participants of up to 120 lbs, stand, walk, bend/twist/turn the neck/waist, reach, grip/grasp, pinch/squeeze, exercise fine manipulation of the hands and wrist movements, kneel, squat, and push/pull up to 75% of time.
    • Must have TB clearance within 12 months prior to employment and maintain clearance annually thereafter. Must pass health screening for physical examination. Must acquire CPR and First Aid certificates within 6 months of employment and maintain current certificates thereafter.
    Physical Therapist
    • Instructs 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. 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 license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Licensed Vocational Nurse- Part Time
    • Under the direction and supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, provide direct nursing care and to maximize the comfort and health of Adult Day Services participants.
    • Minimum qualifications: Current valid California LVN License. Previous nursing experience working with the elderly or the chronically ill, or experience in home health, public health, or acute care preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Cantonese.
    Psychiatric Consultant- On Call
    • Responsible for providing counseling, consultation and training to staff and participants.
    • Minimum 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).
  • Employment Training & Economic Development

    Caregiver - Full Time/Part Time
    • Performs non-medical Caregiver duties including companionship, housekeeping and personal care assistance to maximize the comfort of Self-Help for the Elderly clients.
    • Qualifications: Minimum one year of experience as a Caregiver or related field, or completion of a Caregiver training program. English preferred. Cantonese, Mandarin & Toishanese a plus.
    • Must pass a health screening for TB clearance. Must pass a background check. 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 travel within San Francisco via public transportation or personal automobile for the performance of his/her job duties. If using personal automobile, must have and maintain a valid CA driver license and automobile insurance 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.
    Registered Nurse - On-Call
    • Provides 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. Current CPR certification. Knowledgeable of OASIS. Bilingual in English and Cantonese. Mandarin & Toishanese a plus.
    • 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 license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Career Advisor
    • Responsible for providing employment counseling, case management, WIOA eligibility determination, certification and assessment, training, placement, and retention services to program participants.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, education or a related field or high school graduate with at least two years of relevant work experience. Previous work experience in a Neighborhood Access Point or Career Center, community services, career counseling and development, vocational training, human resources, WIOA funded program, and local and federal vocational training programs strongly preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese or Russian is preferred. Proficient in MS Office and the internet. Must pass a 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.
    Security Guard Full-Time
    • Responsible for ensuring the safety of staff and clients at designated location. Maintain a safe and secure environment for staff and clients by patrolling the Chinatown Neighborhood Access Point (CNAP), Portsmouth Square Clubhouse and other designated location as needed. Maintain accurate and detailed sign-in and attendance sheet for program participants
    • Minimum Requirements: Must possess and maintain valid State of California Guard Card, and must be a high school graduate with at least one years of relevant work experience. Previous work experience with diverse population and non-profits organization is strongly preferred.
    Community Outreach Specialist
    • Responsible for planning, development and implementation of the Greater Chinatown Corridor Project; develops, coordinates, and implements activities, meetings, and special events. Also responsible for acting as point person between City and Chinatown community representatives.
    • Minimum Requirements: Must have a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, marketing, public relations, social work, urban planning, human resources or a related field. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be bilingual and biliterate in English and Chinese.
  • Fund Development

  • HICAP San Mateo

    Program Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Program Coordinator to answer phones and schedule client appointments, keep financial records, maintain equipment inventory, and perform data entry and other clerical duties.
    • Qualifications: High school graduate with one year of experience working in an office setting. Must complete HICAP counselor training and/or registration within 6 to 12 months of employment, depending on program needs.
    • Preference given to candidates with excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills who are bilingual in English and Chinese and/or Spanish.
    Volunteer Coordinator
    • Responsible to recruit, screen and train new volunteer counselors for San Mateo HICAP.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training with a minimum of two years of experience working in senior services, preferably in a non-profit setting. Experience in counseling and/or working with volunteers preferred. Proficient in MS Office and the internet.
    • Must complete HICAP counselor training and/or registration within 6 to 12 months of employment, depending on program needs. Knowledge of Medicare, Medi-Cal, Medigap, managed care, long-term care insurance and health care delivery systems preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; and experience in group presentations. Bilingual in English and Chinese/Spanish preferred.
    • Must have and maintain valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help’s policy.
  • HomeCare and Hospice

    Social Worker
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Social Worker in its Home Care & Hospice department to assess the social and psychological needs of patients, and to develop plans of care to assist patients and their caregivers. It is currently anticipated that approximately 75% of time will be spent in HomeCare and 25% will be in Hospice.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must possess a 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 grief counseling is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of one year of social work experience in a health care setting. Home Health or Hospice experience a plus.
    • Ideal candidates possess knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it affects patient and family functioning. They will be comfortable working with families in crisis, the frail elderly, the disabled, and the terminally ill. They’ll be bilingual in English and Cantonese. Mandarin & Toishanese a plus.
    Medical Social Worker

    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Medical Social Worker to provide case management services for a caseload of 17-22 clients.
    • Qualifications: Master's degree in social work required with at least one year of experience working with disabled and/or elderly adults.
    • Preference given to bilingual candidates who speak English plus Cantonese and/or Mandarin. Candidates must also be computer literate, able to lift 25 lbs, and detail-oriented.
    Chaplain - Regular On-Call

    • Provide spiritual care services to patients and their families, and hospice caregivers and staff, either directly or through coordination of care with other spiritual counselors. Develop and implement the bereavement plan of care.
    • Qualifications: Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology (BD, MDiv or equivalent theological degree), or degree in pastoral care. Comfortable in an interfaith setting, and able to accept different lifestyles, beliefs and values. Ability to network with community spiritual care leaders and places of worship. Must be comfortable with death and dying and providing spiritual guidance in a hospice setting either at home, or at a SNF or Board and Care home. Demonstrate excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications.
    • 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 license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy. Bilingual in English and Chinese.
    Physical Therapist - Regular On Call

    • The physical therapist contracted or employed through the organization is responsible for providing physical therapy services and for adherence to all conditions outlined in the Service Employment Agreement.
    • Qualifications: Possesses a degree from a baccalaureate or Masters program in physical therapy approved by an accredited organization. Meets personnel qualification stated in §418.114(b)(7). Licensed to practice as physical therapist within the state.
    • At least two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist. Home health/ hospice experience is preferred. Possesses and maintains current CPR certification. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination and background check. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift up to 40 lbs from floor to waist level.
    • Bilingual in English and Chinese is a plus.
    Occupational Therapist - Full-Time

    • Provides occupational therapy services to maximize the patient’s independence in activities of daily living by training them in motor, perceptual and cognitive skills.
    • Qualifications: Licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy. Experience in home health, public health, or acute care preferred. Bilingual in English and Cantonese. Mandarin a plus. Current CPR Certification. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination and background check.
    • Familiar with different patient transferring techniques. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift up to 40lbs from floor to waist level.
    • 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.
    Registered Nurse- HomeCare Full-Time

    • Provides 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 with minimum one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or subacute required. 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.
    Registered Nurse - Hospice On-Call

    • Provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Hospice patients and families.
    • Qualifications: Must be currently licensed by the CA Board of Registered Nurses with minimum one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or subacute care. Experience with oncology or hospice preferred. Must be able to cope with patient and family emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles without judgment. Currently CPR Certified. Must pass health screening for TB clearance, physical examination and background check. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, and ability to use electronic health record software. Knowledgeable of Medicare regulations. 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.
    Registered Nurse - Hospice (Full-time)

    • Responsible for providing skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Hospice patients and families. Assesses and identifies patient and/or family needs and provides appropriate physical and emotional support in accordance with physician’s orders and plan of care. Responsible for developing, evaluating, and revising patient’s individualized plan of care in collaboration with Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician and Director of Patient Care Services, and other members of the Interdisciplinary Group and patient’s primary care physician.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Must be currently licensed by the CA Board of Registered Nurses and bilingual in English and Cantonese, with Mandarin & Taishanese as a plus. Must be able to cope with patient and family emotional stress and be tolerant of individual lifestyles without judgment and currently CPR certified.
    Licensed Vocational Nurse (Temp, On-call)

    • Performs the nursing care plan as directed by the Registered Nurse to maximize the comfort and health of Home Care patients and families.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Current California Licensed Vocational Nurse and at least one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or sub-acute preferred. Bilingual in English and Cantonese preferred. Mandarin & Toishanese a plus.
    Speech Therapist (Per Diem)

    • The speech–language pathologist, contracted or employed, is responsible for implementation of standards of care for speech language pathology services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service Agreement.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Possesses a degree that includes an internship from an approved Master program in Speech- Language Pathology, or as required by applicable law and/or regulation. Meets personnel qualifications stated in §418.114(b)(4). A minimum of one year clinical experience in Speech–Language Pathology.
  • Housing Services

    Custodian
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Custodian in its Housing Services department to be responsible for assisting in the operation of the Center and providing support to tenants during evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must be patient and able to work with seniors. Candidates must also be able to work on holidays, weekends, evenings, and overnight shifts. They must pass a background check with a national sex offender screening. They will also be able to pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Ideal candidates will be bilingual in English and Cantonese. They will also be able to work independently and as a team, and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
    Janitor
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Janitor in its Housing Services department to perform janitorial duties at the Lady Shaw Senior Center.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must have received basic janitorial training and possess knowledge of using manual or electric cleaning equipment and cleaning agents. At least one year of work experience in janitorial and cleaning services is required. Candidates must be available to work weekends and evenings as needed.
    • Ideal candidates will be able to communicate in Cantonese and simple English. They must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job prior to employment and every two years thereafter. They’ll be able to lift up to 30 pounds from floor to waist level, and withstand physical activities such as pushing, pulling, stooping, standing, walking, etc.
    Home Health Aide - Regular On Call
    • Provides personal care services, supervision and domestic housekeeping services, and implements activities for residents in accordance with State regulations.
    • Qualifications: High school graduate and adult care experience preferred. Home Health Aide Certificate highly preferred.
    • Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds particularly the elderly population. Familiar with different resident transferring techniques. Ability to communicate with simple English. Chinese language preferred but not required.
    • Must pass health screening for TB clearance, and have or obtain criminal record clearance and First Aid Certificate. Must have and maintain valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and automobile insurance coverage as specified in Self Help’s policy.
  • Nutrition San Francisco

    Administrative Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a full-time Administrative Coordinator in its Nutrition and Senior Centers. The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative support to the department and substitutes for Center Coordinators as needed.
    • Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field, and one year of experience in office administration, financial administration, or business management.
    • Must have an in-depth knowledge of MS Office and be a self-motivated team player. Additionally, candidates must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for the performance of job duties and work weekends and evenings as needed. Must be bilingual and bi-literate in English and Chinese.
    Director of Nutrition and Senior Centers - Full Time
    • Responsible for the overall program management, supervision and quality assurance for the agency’s senior center and programs in San Francisco.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, social work, human services, business administration or a related field; master’s degree strongly preferred. Five years of experience working with older adults in a senior center or social service setting, and three years of program administration/management experience required. Must be bilingual in English and Cantonese.
    • Must be available to work evenings or weekends as needed. Proficient in MS Office and the internet. Must have and maintain a valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help’s policy.
    Center Coordinator - On Call
    • Manages the daily operation of activities and services at a senior center.
    • Qualifications: At least three years work experience in community services, self-motivated with leadership skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and the internet. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with older adults as well as individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Must be bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin). Must pass health screening for TB clearance and a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift up to 35 pounds.
    • Must acquire CPR and First Aid certificates within 3 months of employment and maintain current certificates thereafter. Must obtain certification in food safety (ServSafe) within 3 months from the date of employment. 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 license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.
    Meal Site/ Home Delivery Worker-On call
    • Responsible to package meals, deliver meals to homebound elderly, and perform other duties at the senior centers.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Minimum one year of experience in community and food service. • Must be bilingual in English & Cantonese. •
    Group Van Driver - Full Time
    • Transports program participants.
    • Minimum Qualifications: At least two years of work experience required. Experience working with the elderly preferred. Must have and maintain a valid CA Commercial Class B driver license. Minimum of two years of driving experience with satisfactory driving record.
    Community Service Manager - Full Time
    • Responsible for the overall planning, development and coordination of activities and fundraising events, and the supervision of Program Assistants and volunteers.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Liberal Arts or a Human Services field; or college education with a minimum of three years of work experience in implementing social, recreational or educational activities with older adults. Must be bilingual and biliterate in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and able to demonstrate cultural awareness.
    • Must be able to work weekends. Must pass health screening for TB clearance. Must obtain First Aid and CPR certificates by the end of the 3-month introductory period. Must have and maintain valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and automobile insurance as specified in Self Help’s policy.
  • Nutrition San Mateo

    Program Coordinator - Part Time
    • Responsible for the overall program development, implementation, and administration of the Millbrae Lunch Program.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Business Administration or a Human Services-related field, and one year of work experience with older adults and/or in program management; or college education with at least three years of managerial work experience in a human services-related field. Supervisory experience highly preferred. Bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the internet. Must be able to work some weekends. Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: able to lift up to 35 pounds. Must obtain First Aid, CPR and Serve Safe certificates by the end of the 3-month introductory period. Must have and maintain valid CA driver license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help’s policy.
  • Nutrition Santa Clara

    Meal Site Worker - Part Time
    • Provides food services and performs other duties at the senior center.
    • Qualifications: Minimum one year of experience in community and food service. Experience in food production or catering, preferred. Must be bilingual in English and Chinese. Good communication skills.
    • Must pass a strength test for physical fitness for the job: ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must pass health screening for TB clearance. Must obtain certification in food safety (ServSafe) within 3 months from the date of employment.
  • Social Services

    Case Manager
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Case Manager to provide case management services to seniors and adults with disabilities and represent the program as a member of the Elder Abuse Consortium.
    • Qualifications: Must have a bachelor's degree in health, social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, or other related fields. Case management experience may substitute for education. Must be bilingual and bi-literate in English and Chinese.
    • Ideal candidates will be effective communicators who have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assess the consumer’s need for services and perform the core functions of case management. Training in and/or experience with elder abuse issues strongly preferred.
    Information and Assistance Specialist
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking an Information and Assistance Specialist to assist in the navigation of the home and community-based long-term care system; provide assessment, information, referral and assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers; perform follow-up to ensure delivery of services; and to collect, update and share information on community resources.
    • Qualifications: must have a bachelor’s degree related to human service, or be a high school graduate with two years of related work experience. Must be bilingual and bi-literate in English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
    • Ideal candidates will have experience providing health, social, and/or aging services in the community, especially with diverse populations. They will be sensitive to the needs of the elderly and disabled adults from diverse ethnic and minority cultures.
    Elder Care Worker
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking an on-call Elder Care Worker to provide personal care, homemaking, and household chore services for our Elder Care at Home Program.
    • Qualifications: Completion of Home Health Aide and Housekeeping training is required with at least one year of related work experience.
    • Knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assess the consumer’s needs for services and to perform the core functions of case management. Sensitive to the needs of the elderly and disabled adults from diverse ethnic and minority cultures.
    • Must be bilingual in English and Chinese. Also must be able to lift 40 pounds from floor to waist level. Additionally, candidates must be able to travel via public transportation or personal vehicle for the performance of job duties. First aid and CPR certifications preferred
    Case Management Program Supervisor - Full-Time
    • Responsible for overseeing the case management program and family caregiver support program, providing case management services to seniors and adults with disabilities, and serving as the Acting Director in the absence of the Director.
    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health, social work, counseling, psychology, gerontology, or related fields with extensive case management experience and some administrative/supervisory experience. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assess the consumer’s needs for services and to perform the core functions of case management. Sensitive to the needs of the elderly and disabled adults from diverse ethnic and minority cultures.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be organized and able to multitask. Able to work independently and in a team setting. Bilingual and biliterate in English and Chinese.
    • 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 license, satisfactory driving record, and auto insurance coverage as specified in Self-Help's policy.

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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