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 35,000 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:
  • Adult Day Services - ADS

    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).

  • Administration-IT

    Level 2 Technical Support
    • Provides direct technical support and training to internal customers on software. Provides hands on support for equipment. Responsible for resolution of technical issues.
    • Minimum Qualifications: At least two years of technical support experience or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field; asset inventory management for IT multi location environment and one year of experience in a customer service role. Bilingual in English and Chinese preferred.
  • Employment Training & Economic Development

    Project Assistant-Part-time
    • The Project Assistant is responsible for assisting the SCSEP Coordinator, Alameda in recruitment, assessment, case management, vocational training, on-the-job training, job coaching, job placement and retention of older workers in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in Alameda County.
    • Minimum 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. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work with diverse populations and low-income older adults. Bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish is required.
    Project Coordinator SCSEP-SF
    • Responsible for recruitment, assessment, case management, vocational training, on-the-job training, job coaching, job placement and retention of older workers in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties.
    • Minimum 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 business, employment training, government-funded workforce development programs, customer service, or education preferred. Bilingual and biliterate in English and Cantonese; Mandarin or Toishanese is a plus.
    Career Advisor
    • Responsible for providing employment counseling, case management, WIA eligibility determination, certification and assessment, training, placement, and retention services to Neighborhood Access Point (NAP) participants.
    • Minimum 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.
    Director of Employment Training and Business Development
    • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates program staff; develops and implements a marketing and business development plan and department budget; and manages day-to-day program operations with an emphasis on business development.
    • Creates marketing and business plans to achieve annual minimum revenue and profitability growth in the high single digits for ETED. Works with Senior Management to generate profitable businesses and improve operational efficiency for ETED.
  • HICAP-San Mateo

    Program Coordinator
    • Responsible for answering phones and scheduling client appointments, financial record-keeping, equipment inventory, data entry, and performs other program and clerical duties for San Mateo HICAP.
    • Minimum Qualifications: High school graduate with one year of experience working in an office setting. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Bilingual in English and Chinese/Spanish preferred.
  • HomeCare and Hospice

    Administrative Assistant- Temp/On-call

    • Provides administrative support to the department.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Prefer college degree with at least one year of medical office experience; or high school graduate with at least two years of medical experience. Bilingual in English and Chinese preferred.
    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.
    Physical Therapist (Per Diem)

    • Provides physical therapy services to patients according to a written individualized plan of care.
    • Must be currently licensed to practice as physical therapist within the state. At least two years of appropriate experience as a physical therapist is required. Home health/ hospice experience is preferred.
    Hospice Registered Nurse - Per Diem

    • Provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Hospice patients and families.
    • Must be currently licensed by the CA Board of Registered Nurses. Preferred minimum one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or sub-acute care. Experience with oncology or hospice preferred.
    Chaplain-Part Time

    • 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.
    • Minimum 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. Bilingual in English and Chinese.
    RN Intake Coordinator

    • Receives and evaluates inquiries for services from referrers, including assessment that patient’s needs can be safely addressed in the home, and that the patient qualifies for the service. Coordinates clinical staff schedules. Acts as point of contact with referrer until patient is assigned to a staff member. Prepares referral tracking and management reports monthly, or as requested.
    • Minimum qualifications: Must be currently licensed by the CA board of Registered Nurses. Prefer one year prior professional nursing experience. Home health and/or hospice experience a plus.

    Hospice Registered Nurse (prefer Bilingual in English and Chinese)
    • Provides skilled nursing assessment, planning and care in order to maximize the comfort and health of Hospice patients and families.
    • Minimum qualifications: Must be currently licensed by the CA Board of Registered Nurses. Prefer minimum one year professional nursing experience in home health, hospice, acute or sub-acute care. Experience with oncology or hospice preferred.
    Registered Nurse Quality Coordinator
    • The Performance Improvement Coordinator is a professional, registered nurse responsible for all the quality activities of the organization. The Performance Improvement Coordinator has accountabilities for the monitoring, implementation and evaluation of process and programs to meet regulatory, accreditation and standards of practice.
    • Minimum qualifications: Must be currently licensed by the CA board of Registered Nurses. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program by the National League for Nursing is preferred with three (3) to five (5) years of clinical nursing experience (emphasis in home care/hospice nursing is preferred).
  • Nutrition San Francisco

    Transportation Coordinator
    • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative support of SFMTA and DAAS Transportation Program.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Psychology or Human Services related field; and two years of administrative experience. Must be bilingual in English and Chinese.
    Group Van Driver
    • 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
    • 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 bi-literate in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).
    Center Coordinator - Part time
    • Manages the daily operation of activities and services at a senior center.
    • Minimum Qualifications: College degree preferred or high school graduated with at least three years work experience in community services.
  • Social Services

    Program Assistant

    • Responsible for assisting the Emergency Short-Term in Home Care Program and Housing Services Program, and performing office duties for the department.
    • A high school graduate with relevant housing experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.Must be bilingual in English and Cantonese. Biliterate in English and Chinese a plus.

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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