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Employment Opportunities

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.


We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.  For staff who regularly work 20 or more hours per week, benefits include 80% company-paid medical, 100% company-paid dental, 401(k) plan with competitive employer match, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), optional life and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays plus paid time-off (PTO).

Paid sick leave is available to all part-time employees who meet specific requirements.

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. 

 


Victim Advocate Elder Abuse Prevention Program (Part-Time)
Lakewood, CA & Long Beach, CA

(Exciting New 2018 Part-Time Opportunity!)  

Elder Abuse Prevention program is currently seeking a part-time motivated, assertive, Victim Advocate to service the Lakewood  office while working out of the Long Beach Police Department as well to provide field-based clinical case management and victim advocacy to survivors of elder abuse.  The Advocate will respond timely to referrals from Adult Protective Services, Police Departments and other sources.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Conduct in-home biopsychosocial assessments of elder abuse survivors
    throughout the area
    .
  2. Coordinate and advocate for survivors which includes, crisis abatement, safety planning, provisions of basic needs such nutrition and housing and linkages to additional services.
  3. Collaborate with clients to develop short and long-term care plans using a
    “strengths-based” approach
    .
  4. Provide outreach and education about elder abuse to consumers and service
    providers in the community
    .

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

Masters in Social Work (MSW) strongly preferred.
Master’s in Gerontology (MSG) may also be considered
. 

Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Two years’ experience in social work, long-term advocacy or related area and at
    least one year working with older adults required
    .

  2. Professional experience in case management and advocacy for the elderly.
  3. Knowledge of and experience with law enforcement programs and victim’s
    assistance programs
    .
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  5. Field work experience with ethnically diverse populations.
  6. Bilingual lingual language skills a plus.
  7. Must travel throughout designated service territory.
  8. Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal background
    check required
    .

  Ombudsman, LTC Ombudsman Program
Santa Monica, CA (2) openings, Pasadena, CA (1) opening, Van Nuys, CA (1) opening

(Exciting New Opportunities!)

The Long-term Care Ombudsman program is currently seeking a motivated, assertive, Ombudsman to service the Santa Monica  office and its surrounding territory. The Ombudsman is charged with advocating for the highest possible quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities throughout the service area. Specific duties include identifying, investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing homes, assisted living and boarding care homes for seniors.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Conduct investigations of reports of alleged elder and dependent adult abuse
    in long-term care facilities in a timely manner.
  2. Collaborate with and supervise interns and volunteers.
  3. Ensure that all complaints are being handled according to program guidelines.
  4. Provide continuing community presence through visits to facilities in the region.
  5. Provide case management and reporting in compliance with established procedures.
  6. Provide community education presentations, ongoing Public Relations and development with community partners like law enforcement and local fire departments.
  7. Use of personal vehicle to visit LTC facilities approximately 60% of the time.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

Master's in Social Work (MSW) strongly preferred.
Master’s in Gerontology (MSG) may also be considered.

Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Three years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: 
    gerontology, complaint investigation, mediation, negotiation, health care delivery,
    long-term care and/or advocacy, or social work.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  3. Field work experience with ethnically diverse populations.
  4. Bilingual language skills a plus.
  5. Candidates must not have worked at a long-term care facility or adult day
    service center for at least one year prior to application.
  6. Must travel throughout designated service territory.
  7. Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal
    background check required.

Care Manager, Care Mangement Program

Santa Monica, CA

(Exciting New Opportunity!)

The Care Management program is currently seeking a motivated, assertive Care Manager to service the Santa Monica office and its surrounding region.  The Care Manager will provide efficient, comprehensive, and effective care management services to senior residents which include a comprehensive assessment of 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

  1. Conduct client intakes (using the Area Agency on Aging Universal Intake Form) with potential client to identify needs and determine client eligibility.
  2. Conduct a comprehensive in-home assessment including a written bio psychosocial assessment for potential clients.
  3. Develop a written care plan with measurable outcomes to address and implement an agreed upon action plan for client needs.
  4. Identify appropriate resources and mobilize them to address client needs and resolve problems.
  5. Arrange and coordinate services on behalf of client.
  6. Maintain contact with client to monitor the effectiveness of the services arranged for client and assess the need for additional services.
  7. Provide local law enforcement and Adult Protective Services with critical liaison services for elder abuse referral cases.
  8. Educate prospective clients about WISE HomeCare services; complete initial intake and conduct home visits when required.
  9. Write accurate, thorough, and specific client assessments, letters, emails, and other communication. Complete timely, accurate and thorough documentation for client files.
  10. Use of personal vehicle to visit home-bound older adults approximately 50% of the time.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

Master's in Social Work (MSW) strongly preferred. 
Master’s in Gerontology (MSG) may also be considered.

Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Two years’ experience in one or more of the following areas:  gerontology, long-term care and/or social work.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  3. Field work experience with ethnically diverse populations.
  4. Bilingual language skills a plus.
  5. Previous case management experience strongly preferred; knowledgeable of community resources and needs of client population.
  6. Valid driver's license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal 
    background check required.
  7. Must travel throughout designated service territory.

  Co-Director of Peer Counseling (Part-Time)
Santa Monica, CA

(Exciting New 2018 Part-Time Opportunity!)  

The Peer Counseling program is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, Co-Director (a licensed mental health professional) to manage the program by overseeing support groups, conducting psychosocial assessments of clients, training, supervising peer counselors, and recruiting new clients at the Santa Monica Main office, located in downtown Santa Monica. The Co-Director will represent the organization at community sites and local and national conferences.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Oversee 8 to 10 weekly peer counseling groups, facilitated by peer counselors.
  2. Conduct initial psychosocial assessments to determine counseling objectives/plan,
    fee setting and case assignments.
  3. Receive referrals of new clients and make client assignments to peer counselors.
  4. Maintain client database of up to 200 individuals that participate in the sessions.
  5. Conduct weekly group supervision for peer counselors, and 1:1 assistance as needed.
  6. Lead presentations, trainings, classes, in-services for peer counselors.
  7. Recruit potential volunteers to become peer counselors and participate in peer counseling groups.
  8. Represent the organization at local, state, and national conferences.
  9. Provide information and referral services to volunteers, older adults
    and family members.
  10. Provide supervision to MSW staff as needed.
  11. Inputting of client data for City of Santa Monica reporting.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements

Licensed Mental Health Professional – Psy.D or Ph.D (with clinical focus), Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with therapy experience, required. Specialization in Gerontology/Aging preferred. 

Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Two years’ minimum professional experience in a mental health agency or facility.
  2. Two years’ minimum experience in group and individual counseling and training.
  3. Field work experience with ethnically diverse populations.
  4. Bilingual language skills a plus.
  5. Strong interpersonal, training and clinical supervision skills.
  6. Excellent presentation skills
  7. Must travel throughout designated service territory.
  8. Ability utilize Microsoft Office to input data and generate reports per contract requirements.