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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): Regional Director, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Vice President of Elder Abuse Prevention & Ombudsman Services

Hours: Full-time

Location: Santa Monica headquarters of WISE & Healthy Aging

Position Details:

The Regional Director, Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program must use strong leadership and clinically-sound capabilities to direct the Santa Monica regional area for the City and County of Los Angeles LTC Ombudsman Program. This includes the supervision of staff, graduate level MSW candidate interns and volunteers who advocate on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities. The RD will also assign and provide guidance to Ombudsman staff, stay abreast of local, state, and federal regulations concerning long term care facility issues. The position will conduct ombudsman and elder abuse awareness presentations to consumers and professionals. Additionally, the position will coordinate the countywide graduate student internship program.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct preliminary investigations of reports of alleged elder and dependent adult abuse in long-term care facilities in a timely manner.
  • Train, recruit, assign and supervise Ombudsman staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Ensure that all complaints are being handled according to program guidelines.
  • Ensure that facility coverage plan is implemented by coordinating schedules and field visits.
  • Collect and report accurate statistical data on a monthly basis in conformance with established procedures.
  • Provide community education presentations, ongoing Public Relations and development with community partners like law enforcement and local fire departments.
  • Conduct monthly in-service meetings for volunteers and staff.
  • Conduct annual volunteer recognition activities to promote volunteer retention.
  • Engage in legislative advocacy in district and at the State Capitol.
  • Use of personal vehicle to visit LTC facilities approximately 30% of the time.
  • Attend monthly Ombudsman Program Directors meeting, agency meetings, and represent the program at several countywide multidisciplinary team meeting.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's in social work (MSW) for two years required, LCSW preferred.
  • Three years minimum experience in one or more of the following areas: gerontology, complaint investigation, mediation, negotiation, health care delivery, long-term care and/or advocacy.
  • Previous experience in volunteer management and staff supervision/management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Experience working with an ethnically diverse populations.

Other Requirements

  • Candidates must not have worked at a long term care facility or adult day service center for at least one year prior to application.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must travel throughout Los Angeles County/City and to Sacramento biannually.
  • Transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and satisfactory criminal background check required.

Benefits & Compensation:
We offer competitive salaries DOE, plus comprehensive benefits: 80% company-paid medical, 100% company-paid dental, 401(k) plan with employer matching, 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 – Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Reports to:  Regional Director

Hours: Full-time

Location: Montebello Regional Office

Position Details:

The City and County of Los Angeles Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, bi-lingual preferred (Spanish language) Ombudsman to service the Montebello 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 – Care Management

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 provides 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.

This Care Manager position will be primarily providing case management services in Supervisorial District 3 which includes portions Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.

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.