Program Specialist Part-Time

South Santa Barbara County
Part Time

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Friendship Center

Program Specialist Part-Time

We are searching for kind, fun, enthusiastic, talented activities and program specialists to work with our adult day program participants in our center in Montecito serving those with dementia and developmental disabilities.

Program Specialists assist in developing, planning, and leading fun program activities for our members. They perform a variety of functions related to the overall operation of our centers including assisting with activities like musical entertainment and sing-alongs, outings, food service, and special events. Assistance with personal care including bathrooming, companionship, and some maintenance and cleaning are also required.

Ideal program specialists are compassionate individuals who enjoy working with older adults, have positive and effective communication skills, work well with other staff, members, volunteers, and families, have a can-do attitude, and pitch in to do whatever is needed.

Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Program Staff also lead activities via Zoom platform. Mask wearing, sanitization, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or exemption is required.

Requirements include First Aid and CPR certification, physical exam and TB clearance, a clean driving record, valid driver’s license and insurance, and fingerprint clearance. Experience caring for elders or those with disabilities preferred.

This position includes work in-person at our Montecito Center for 20-29 per week with hours varying Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm. No nights or weekends!

Salary range: $17 to $20/hour DOE.

Benefits available to part-time employees: PTO, Sick-Time, paid holidays, 403(b).

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