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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:
  • Administration-IT

    Computer Instructor - (Chinese or Spanish)
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Computer Instructor who is responsible for teaching seniors to use computers, smart devices, and the Internet at SF Connected Technology Labs throughout San Francisco and through virtual programming.
    • Essential Functions: Conducts training and workshops for seniors to learn to use computers, smart devices, and the Internet safely; answers computer and technology-related questions.Conducts classroom-style lectures with groups of students as needed. Prepares and maintains lab area, equipment, materials for training and workshops, and lab or virtual programming preparation. Operates and maintains audiovisual equipment; maintains computers in the lab; and assists students with using hardware and software.
  • Adult Day Services - ADS

    Program Aide
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Program Aide who is esponsible for providing personal care services, conducting group activities, preparing and distributing meals to Adult Day Services participants.
    • Essential Functions: Provides personal care services (e.g. toileting, transferring, personal hygiene and dressing) to participants under the supervision of the nursing staff. Escorts participants between the group vans and the center. Monitors participants’ conditions and behaviors and reports unusual observations to the appropriate staff and/or in the morning huddle.
  • Employment Training & Economic Development

    Home Health Aide Instructor
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Home Health Aide Instructor who assists in development of Home Health Aide (HHA) training; provides instruction, supervision and evaluation during lecture and clinical training.
    • Essential Functions: Assesses Home Health Aide training classes, curricula, lesson plans and materials; assist the Director to develop new training materials such as online tutorials, educational videos, student workbooks, evaluation tools and resource guides. Conducts Home Health Aide and Caregiver training program, including clinical and classroom instruction in Nursing, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Psychi-Social, Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternity, Pediatric, and Community Health Nursing components of the Home Health Aide and Caregiver Trainings. Prepares student record, evaluate student performance and record score or grade according to the approved curriculum and assessment tools.
    Career Advisor
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Career Advisor responsible for providing employment counseling, case management, WIOA eligibility determination, certification and assessment, training, placement, and retention services to program participants.
    • Essential Functions: Provides employment and job counseling services and case management to program participants; works with participants to develop individual employment plans and to provide job readiness and job skills assessments. Identifies vocational training and employment opportunities for program participants and makes referrals accordingly; provides one-on-one and group-based assistance to participants; works closely with vocational training providers and instructors to ensure that programs run properly and satisfactorily; maintains participant database including training schedule, attendance, test results, progress reports and other required documents; conducts workshops and provides complementary services as needed.
    Outreach Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Outreach Coordinator that is responsible for a wide range of coordination of the Department programs’ outreach, day to day delivery of direct services, and develop relationships with employers, local businesses, and organizations. Provide technical assistance to small businesses in designated neighborhood as needed.
    • Essential Functions: Assist in identifying, developing, and maintaining of workforce development, small businesses, and local community based organizations partnerships. Stay on top of current resources for small businesses and workforce development. Maintain program resources database. Maintain an effective referral system with relevant City Departments, as well as local community based organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders.
  • Home Care and Hospice

    Clinical Manager
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Clinical Manager responsible for ensuring that patient care services are coordinated appropriately and for the supervision of clinical personnel. The Clinical Manager is responsible to the Director of Patient Care Services to assist with monitoring, implementing, and evaluating the process, programs, and clinical policies to meet regulatory, accreditation, and community standards of home health and hospice care practice.
    • Essential Functions: Qualified Registered Nurse, who is responsible for the oversight of all clinical personnel and all patient care services provided by Self-Help, whether directly or under arrangement, to meet patient care needs. Responsible for assuring the development, implementation, and updates of the individualized plan of care, which would entail communication with all physicians involved in the plan of care and integration of orders from all physicians involved in the plan of care including those orders related to medications. Attends patient care conferences and interdisciplinary group meetings and supports to facilitate coordination of patient care services for HomeCare and Hospice.
    Registered Nurse Case Manager
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Registered Nurse Case Manager who provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Home Care patients and families.
    • Essential Functions: Assesses and identifies patient and/or family needs and for providing supportive care (physical and emotional) in accordance with physician’s orders, plan of care, and Self-Help HomeCare & Hospice policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for patient caseload, including the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process towards desired outcomes. Develops, evaluates, and revise patient’s individualized plan of care in collaboration with Director or Patient Care Services, Medical Director, other members of the Inter-Disciplinary Group, and patient’s primary care physician.
    Intake Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Intake Coordinator responsible for implementing all aspects of the patient intake process including assessing patient needs and qualification, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with customers and referral sources, and managing the insurance verification and authorization processes. Acts as point of contact with referrer until patient is assigned to a staff member and coordinates clinical staff schedules.
    • Essential Functions: Receives, evaluates and coordinates all incoming referral calls, including review of facility documentation, to assess that patient’s needs can be safely addressed in the home, and that the patient qualifies for the service. Gathers demographic and clinical information and verifies insurance benefit information including eligibility and service authorization procedures. Maintains current knowledge of insurance companies and change in practices. Meets with supervisors to review all new referrals and confirm preliminary admission decisions.
    Medical Social Worker
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Medical Social Worker who assesses social and psychological needs of patients/families, and develops 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)
    • Essential Functions: Assesses the social and psychological needs of patients/families, evaluating issues such as patient/family coping, social service needs, caregiving plans, bereavement risk, family’s financial status and health insurance coverage. Provides social and psychological interventions, including crisis intervention, grief/bereavement counseling, problem solving, stress management and developing healthy coping strategies. Develops and implements plan of care, which assists patients and families to cope and/or restore social, emotional, financial and environmental factors, which affect and/or are affected by illness. Collaborates with patient to identify needs and develops plan of care based on mutual agreement.
    Registered Nurse (Home Care)
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Registered Nurse who provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Home Care patients and families.
    • Essential Functions: Responsible for identifying patient and/or family needs and for providing supportive care (physical and emotional) in accordance with physician’s orders, plan of care, and Self-Help HomeCare & Hospice policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for patient caseload, including the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process. Monitors and revises the plan of care, as appropriate, to changing patient and family needs. Initiates communication with attending physician, Home Care team members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient and/or family.
    Registered Nurse (Hospice)
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Registered Nurse who provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Hospice patients and families.
    • Essential Functions: 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. Develops, evaluates and revises 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 Inter-Disciplinary Group and patient’s primary care physician. Evaluates progress towards desired outcomes and updates the patient’s plan of care as appropriate to changing patient and family needs.
    Immediate Hiring for Physical Therapist - $5,000 Sign-On Bonus
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a 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.
    • Essential Functions: 1. Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written individualized plan of care. This may include, but not be limited to:
      A. Assessing and evaluating therapeutic/rehabilitative/functional status, and participation in the development of the total plan of care. Evaluates home environment.
      B. Assesses for muscle strength, mobility, gait, ROM and transfer capabilities
    Occupational Therapist
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Occupational Therapist provides occupational therapy services to maximize the patient’s independence in activities of daily living by training them in motor, perceptual and cognitive skills.
    • Essential Functions: Evaluates patient's functional level, muscle strength and coordination using functional, perceptual and neurological tests. Assists in developing and updating the plan of care. Administers direct care, using various occupational therapy techniques and modalities. Instructs patients and families in areas of activity of daily living, energy conservation, work simplification techniques and other areas of occupational therapy.
    Speech Therapist
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a 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.
    • Essential Functions: Conducts appropriate evaluative procedures, assesses home environment (as appropriate) and identifies equipment needs relative to speech/language function. Identifies functional speech defects and establishes goals and plan of care to improve patient's function and participates in the development of the plan of care. Administers speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment.
    Home Health Aide
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Home Health Aide who provides hands-on personal care to patients and assists 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.
    • Essential Functions: Assists patients with personal care such as skin, mouth, and hair care and bathing. Assists patients with using bathroom, commode, bedpan or urinal. Assists patients with getting in and out of bed/chair and assist with ambulation. Assists patients with prescribed exercises that have been taught by appropriate licensed health care personnel. Performs other activities taught by a health care professional for a specific patient. These may include changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressings, taking of vital signs, and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care.
    Immediate Hire for LVN Intake $2,000 Sign-On Bonus
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a qualified Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Intake.
    • Essential Functions: Receives, evaluates and coordinates all incoming referral calls, including review of facility documentation, to assess that patient’s needs can be safely addressed in the home, and that the patient qualifies for the service. Gathers demographic and clinical information and verifies insurance benefit information including eligibility and service authorization procedures. Maintains current knowledge of insurance companies and change in practices. Meets with supervisors to review all new referrals and confirm preliminary admission decisions.
  • Nutrition and Senior Centers

    Community Service Manager
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Community Service Manager responsible for the overall planning, development and coordination of activities and the supervision of Program Assistants and volunteers.
    • Essential Functions: Plans, develops and coordinates a wide range of educational, health, wellness and recreational activities according to client’s needs in the community. Plans, coordinates and implements all special events of the department. Designs and develops program promotional materials and activity schedules. Monitors service quality and program effectiveness; ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and policies.
    Center Coordinator
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Center Coordinator who manages the daily operation of activities and services at a senior center.
    • Essential Functions: Manages the center program operations including coordinating, developing and implementing activities, classes and special events. Ensures rooms are set up and cleaned daily according to the activity schedule and lease agreement. Monitors program quality and quantity. Ensures all governmental and agency regulations and policies are followed by the staff and volunteers. Recruits, trains and supervises center staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operation of the center. Coordinate volunteer support.
  • Social Services

    Naturalization Program Supervisor
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Naturalization Program Supervisor who is responsible for the overall management of the Naturalization Program including staff supervision, program monitoring, and service provision.
    • Essential Functions: Implements and updates administrative and operating procedures and guidelines for program implementation; revises program forms as needed. Works with the Citizenship Education Coordinator to coordinate testing in all classes and reviews results. Implements program evaluation activities and procedures for consumer feedback on services; compiles and analyzes results.
    Case Manager
    • Self-Help for the Elderly is seeking a Case Manager who is responsible to provide case management services to seniors and adults with disabilities and represent the program as a member of the Elder Abuse Consortium.
    • Essential Functions: Provides case management services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Specific responsibilities include: Conducting intake; Completing a comprehensive assessment of the consumer’s functional and cognitive capacity and limitations during a home visit; Developing a care plan based upon the assessment;

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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