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Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Inc.

Friendship Center’s mission is to offer engaging activities that promote socialization, wellbeing, and a sense of community for aging adults. We provide respite, support and education for their caregivers, enabling them to achieve balance in their lives. Friendship Center is the only non-profit adult day services program providing affordable services of its kind that serves South Santa Barbara County. We have a compassionate and committed team and Board of Directors that respect the history and lives of our members and their caregivers. We foster a positive, collaborative and harmonious work environment. In the words of one of our caregivers: “The Friendship Center staff  all seem so well suited for their workloving, caring, understandingso full of joy and comfort, my mom and I love coming to the Center!”  At the Center we are proud that we have been making a difference in the lives of hundreds of people every year for more than 45 years.

Want a feel-good & fun job… with a great purpose?

Friendship Center Adult Day Program is Hiring Program Specialists!

Hourly Rate: $20-$21.50/hr. 
Work location: Montecito
Employment type: Full-time and part-time

Comprehensive Benefit Package:

  • 13 paid Holidays
  • Generous Vacation time
  • Health Insurance at 30 plus hours
  • Dental Plan
  • Sick time
  • Employer matching 403b retirement plan.

Employment type: Full-time and Part-time.  NO WEEKENDS and NO NIGHTS! Get off early most Fridays! Hours range from 8a-4:30p Monday-Thursday. Friday’s hours range from 8a-2:30p. We are also hiring for on call positions.

We are searching for compassionate full-time, part-time, and on-call Program Specialists to work with our participants in an adult day care setting which serves the aging population and their families. We specialize in serving aging adults including people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive impairments. We also serve people with physical and intellectual disabilities. We specialize in person centered care and practice the Best Friends™ approach to serving our participants. And…YOU get paid to have fun and spread the joy with our participants, while calling bingo, exercising, and dancing!

Our ideal Program Specialist will enjoy working with older adults, have a positive attitude, have effective communication skills, be a good listener, and have the ability to take initiative. Program Specialists should be able to work independently and be a team player.  We are looking for candidates that are willing to pitch in and help all members of our team succeed.

Duties include:

  • Assist in developing, planning and leading program activities for individuals as well as groups.
  • Perform a variety of functions related to the overall operation of our center including, but not limited to; assisting with food service, classroom activities, excursions, participant personal care, special events, following CCL guidelines, basic maintenance, and cleaning following COVID-19 protocol.

Requirements include: (must currently have or must acquire within first 30 days of employment):  First Aid and CPR, a physical exam, a TB clearance, a clean driving record with a valid driver’s license and insurance, and a criminal record clearance.

Experience working with elders or people with disabilities is desirable. Experience in teaching or instruction is desirable! We will also consider positive people that are willing to learn! COVID-19 considerations:  COVID-19 protocols are in place to protect our members and our staff.  Learn more about us at www.friendshipcentersb.org

Please email detailed resume with cover letter to [email protected]