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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 3): Director, Care Management

Reports to: President and CEO

Hours: Full-time

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Supervises: Care Management and I&R (Information & Referral) Services Staff, Interns and Volunteers

Position Details
The Director, Care Management plans, organizes and directs all administrative and daily program operations, including supervision of care management staff, graduate interns and volunteers. The director also oversees the information & referral services of the organization as well as collaborates with colleagues in support of WISE HomeCare, by assessing and facilitating potential clients for homecare services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate all aspects of the Care Management program at WISE & Healthy Aging, including development of program goals and goals of direct reports, expectations, policies, procedures and productivity measures, budget oversight, and supervision of staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Maintain quality assurance standards as required by agency contracts with Los Angeles County Community & Senior Services, City of Santa Monica Human Services and/or other funding sources, including private foundations, to ensure that the scope of work and responsibility are consistent with requirements of all funding sources for the successful renewal of annualized funding sources.
  • Assign and monitor work performance of staff, ensuring balanced caseload assignments, adherence to timeframes, the use of appropriate resources, quality of services and monitoring of client outcomes; providing guidance, review, and approval of all client care plans.
  • Oversee the timely, accurate submission of performance-based contract hours (via the County’s web-based system), reporting of grant-related information, department statistics, timesheets and mileage reimbursement forms.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s in social work (MSW), gerontology, or related field.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work Designation (LCSW) preferred.
  • Three years minimum experience working with older adults in a community-based social service or healthcare setting in case management or related field with management-level and clinical expertise in case management services.
  • Applied knowledge of the needs of clients with Alzheimer’s disease and related-dementia.
  • Experience working with an ethnically diverse population, (bilingual language skills-Spanish, preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, with strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office software programs.
  • Transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal background check required.

Benefits & Compensation:
We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental 401(k) with employer match, 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 3): Ombudsman – LTC Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Regional Director, LTC Ombudsman

Hours: Full-time

Location: Pasadena Regional Office

Position Details
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently seeking experienced, motivated, Ombudsman to service the Pasadena Regional office and its territory.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advocate for the highest possible quality of care and quality of life for residents of long term care facilities throughout Los Angeles County.
  • Identify, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of the resident at nursing homes, assisted living and board and cares.
  • Provide continuing community presence through visits to long-term care facilities in the region.
  • Field work involving driving personal vehicle up to 60% of the time

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bilingual language skills in Armenian or Cantonese a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology, human services, social science or related area, required.
  • Three years’ (3) experience in social work, long-term care advocacy or related areas with at least two years working in gerontology, required.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred. (if Master’s prepared, then two (2) years’ experience in social work and at least one year working with older adults required).Candidates must not have worked at a long term care facility, nursing home or adult day service center for at least one year prior.

Other Requirements

  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and exercise diplomacy in interactions with others.
  • Must complete and pass a background check and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds. The position requires moving, walking, assisting (as needed) with services for clients.

Benefits & Compensation

We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental 401(k) with employer match, 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 (3 of 3): Care Manager – In Home Services

Reports to: Director of Care Management

Hours: Full-time

Location- Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details
The Care Management program of WISE & Healthy Aging will provide efficient, comprehensive, and effective care management services to senior residents which include a comprehensive assessment of the clients, development of a written Care Plan with measurable outcomes, arrangement and coordination of services, and client follow-up to monitor the effectiveness of the services arranged and assess the need for additional services.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct client intakes using the Area Agency on Aging Universal Intake Form with potential client to identify needs and determine client eligibility.
  • Conduct a comprehensive in-home assessment including a written bio psychosocial assessment for potential clients.
  • Develop a written care plan with measurable outcomes to address and implement an agreed upon action plan for client needs.
  • Identify appropriate resources and mobilize them to address client needs and resolve problems.
  • Arrange and coordinate services on behalf of client.
  • Maintain contact with client to monitor the effectiveness of the services arranged for client and assess the need for additional services.
  • Provide local law enforcement and Adult Protective Services with critical liaison services for elder abuse referral cases.
  • Educate prospective clients about WISE HomeCare services; complete initial intake and conduct home visits when required.
  • Write accurate, thorough, and specific client assessments, letters, emails, and other communication. Complete timely, accurate and thorough documentation for client files.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s in social work (MSW) or other related field strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s required in human services or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communications skills.
  • Two (2) years minimum experience working with older adults
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Previous case management experience strongly preferred; knowledgeable of community resources and needs of client population.
  • Transportation, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal background check required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

Benefits & Compensation
Comprehensive 80% paid medical, 100% paid dental 401(k), FSA, optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays and Paid time off.

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.