Job Opportunities

The Jewish Home’s more than 650 talented, dedicated employees are the most important element in achieving and maintaining our excellent standards as a premier healthcare facility.

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We provide an enjoyable and satisfying work environment, as evinced by the significant number of persons with 20 or more years of employment at the Home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in every way. Our multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi denominational staff reflects the cultural richness of the Bay Area.

We support our employees by offering a competitive benefits package that addresses a varied range of employee health and wellness needs.

Recreation Coordinator (On-call)

Position overview

Responsible for planning and conducting a meaningful activities program – to include group, one-to-one, and self-directed activities – the recreation coordinator works closely with other departments, such as nursing, dietary, rehab, volunteers, discharge planners, and case managers, to provide the opportunity for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents and patients.

Essential Functions

  • Provide opportunities for socializing and encouraging relationships among residents and patients
  • Create a positive, caring, and stimulating environment
  • Re-motivate residents and patients to become actively involved in life, through contributing toward a renewal of physical, mental, and social abilities
  • Respond to the needs and abilities of the residents and patients, which may vary, and must therefore be able to carry out activities with these differences in mind
  • Provide one-to-one relationships with the residents and patients who decline to participate in group activities, or who are unable to attend group activities
  • Fulfill important emotional needs of residents and patients, by providing support in times of crisis and helping with problems in daily living
  • Responsible for the timely completion of residents’ and patients’ records to include activity initial assessments, MDS information, activity care plans, treatment plans, discharge notes, progress, and other activity notes as deemed appropriate
  • Work closely with other Jewish Home departments, in particular nursing, dietary, rehab, volunteers, discharge planners, and case managers
  • May supervise student interns and volunteers who are involved with activities
  • Consult with the residents’ and patients’ family members
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field (recreational therapy, psychology, health care, geriatrics, social work, or recreation administration), preferred
  • Two years of experience working within a geriatric group and related field, preferred
  • At least one year’s experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital, preferred
  • Solid group work, organizational, and communication skills
  • Creative, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, resourceful, self-motivated, innovative thinker, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and within an interdisciplinary teamwork approach
  • Documentation skills
  • Sensitive to varying levels of physical and emotional health
  • Ability to work with people of diverse background, culture, religion, etc.

Director of Social Services – Acute Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital/Unit (APU)

Position overview

The director of Social Services at the Jewish Home’s acute geriatric psychiatry hospital/unit (APU) is responsible for the overall organization and coordination of social service delivery to patients and families, as well discharge planning – including the coordination of follow-up care. Areas of responsibility cover discharge planning, psycho-education and counseling for patients and families, and assisting the team with the implementation of comprehensive treatment plans.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the program director, psychiatric medical director and assistant medical director, unit manager, and all clinical staff to meet the psychosocial needs of patients and families
  • Provide individual and group counseling; communicate with families and the patients’ authorized representatives, conservators, physicians, and other health team members
  • Coordinate discharge planning, assist with advance directives, financial and legal issues, and maintain documentation of services in the medical record
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the comprehensive treatment plan
  • Provide group and individual counseling as needed
  • Report any claim of elder/dependent abuse promptly per facility policy
  • Attend and participate in IDT meetings with physician and staff
  • Provide utilization assessments with HMO representatives as needed
  • Assist the physician with the completion of legal paperwork/documentation, remaining mindful of individual county time constraints
  • Participate in the unit QI program. Review indicators for social services on a pre-assigned basis, make any necessary corrections and, in coordination with the program director and unit manager, make recommendations for improvement at least quarterly
  • Assist patients with the complaint/grievance/compliment process. Log all complaints/grievances/compliments per facility policy. Communicate the resolution with the person submitting, per facility policy. Coordinate this process with the program director
  • Maintain current licensing status and complete required continuing education
  • Provide crisis intervention, family-focused treatment planning, and conflict resolution services as needed
  • Complete timely assessments and treatment planning
  • Attend house-wide in-services per facility policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MSW required, LCSW required
  • Two years’ experience working with psychiatric patients, preferred
  • Two years’ experience in social services and discharge planning knowledge or experience in a geriatric setting, preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel; proficiency with data entry and the use of electronic health records software
  • Knowledge of social service agencies, state regulations, and profession board standards as related to patient rights and confidentiality
  • Ability to perform social service functions and work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families, and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and make independent decisions
  • Build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Passionate about quality care and a commitment to excellence, able to think outside the box

Concierge/Discharge Planner (Full-Time)

Position Overview

The short-term and rehabilitation services (STARS) concierge/discharge planner provides admissions/intake, customer service support and discharge planning to patients and their families, meets documentation requirements, and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. The concierge/discharge planner will act as a backup discharge planner for other floors in the STARS program when needed.

Summary of Duties

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and other departments in the provision of social and discharge services
  • Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments of patients
  • Coordinate discharge planning, working as a liaison between the patients, their family, other departments, and community referrals
  • Assist patients and families with concrete services
  • Respond to crisis situations as presented by patients, families, and staff
  • Provide referrals to individual counseling for patients and families as needed
  • Participate in the formulation of patient care plans and develop goals and treatments for social work service
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation which complies with federal/state regulations and Jewish Home policy
  • Maintain the confidentiality of necessary information
  • Act as a patient advocate and ensure patients are informed of their rights and responsibilities and insurance benefits
  • Other duties as assigned by director of Social Services

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in social work, psychology, or related field
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and clients
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, detail oriented, and to make independent decisions

Cook (On-call)

Position overview

The cook performs routine preparation and cooking tasks in the kitchen to ensure a high quality of efficiency and profitable food service.

Essential Job Duties

  • Prepare all soups, stocks, sauces; boil, braise, and roast items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare and serve all sautéed, fried, grilled, steamed ,and baked items as per standardized recipes
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal-serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Determine the amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and see that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production
  • Maintain assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code
  • Attend in-service training and education sessions as assigned
  • Perform specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Two years of related food production (hospital, college, etc.), or an associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college in culinary-related study
  • Possess current serve-safe certification
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English (both verbal and written) with clients/customers and staff
  • Ability to understand and perform simple arithmetic (including fractions, percentage, etc.).
  • Ability to understand measurements and conversions for recipe and menu creation
  • Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications, and standards
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Able to stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day
  • Able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently
  • Manual dexterity for preparing food
  • Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently
  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time
  • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals
  • Must be able to see, hear, and communicate with others

Receptionist (On-call)

The receptionist is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering phone calls and screening visitors.

Essential Functions

  • Answer all outside and in-house phone calls and connect to the appropriate staff member
  • Assist residents and visitors
  • Monitor in-coming and out-going traffic using security monitors and screen visitors entering the Jewish Home
  • Act as a liaison with parking attendants, staff, and visitors
  • Act as a liaison with the Fire Department, Police Department, and the Home’s security and plant operations departments
  • Act as a liaison with the Jewish Home’s drivers for all residents’ outside appointments
  • Coordinate staff and security responses to WanderGuard alarm system
  • Maintain logs for toll and long-distance outgoing calls, and calls made by residents in the infirmary
  • Maintain switchboard/front desk filing system
  • Coordinate delivery of flowers and packages to the Home
  • Assist in sorting resident mail and processing outgoing registered and certified mail
  • Maintain the calendar for boardrooms and the allocation of parking spaces for meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years of college-level general business courses; associates degree in business preferred
  • Two years of administrative assistant experience
  • One year experience using multiline phone systems and hand-held radios
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and customers
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Flexible schedule required

Security Guard (Part-time)

Position overview

The security guard is responsible for greeting and directing individuals entering the Jewish Home, as well as answering main line telephone calls and screening visitors. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents, patients, visitors, staff and the facility against fire, theft, vandalism, trespassing, or other potential safety concerns.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor and authorize the entrance of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of the premises
  • Patrol the Jewish Home’s grounds, on the alert for unusual activity or safety hazards. Also ensure security of doors and windows
  • Control motor traffic on the Jewish Home’s grounds
  • Monitor the staff parking lots to ensure compliance with the Home’s parking policy
  • Respond to door, Wanderguard and fire alarms, and investigate the cause
  • Respond and assist in emergency situations. Call police or fire departments as appropriate
  • Receive courier and stock deliveries
  • Control access to the Jewish Home’s grounds and facility after visiting hours
  • Complete report documentation of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or other unusual incidences
  • Answer main line telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information as necessary, or when the switchboard is closed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One year’s experience working as a security guard, preferred
  • Current and valid California guard card, required
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport quickly with peers and public
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend verbal and written instructions in English
  • Knowledge of MS Office (specifically Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Physical ability to continually patrol grounds
  • Flexible schedule, required
  • Capable of working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
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