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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, with locations in Goleta and Montecito. 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 work- loving, caring, understanding…so 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 43 years.  Please apply and join our remarkable team!

Available positions:

Program Manager

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall implementation and operation of the program, assures all activities meet the goals, for members and mission policies set by the Board of Directors. The Program Manager supervises program staff that plan program activities and monthly newsletter. During COVID closure activities are offered via remote programming, Tote delivery and distanced “porch” visits. Advocacy and support for isolated seniors during the COVID pandemic is an agency priority.
A Master’s degree in Gerontology/MSW/ or other appropriate Master’s level degree is required. Program Manager must have the ability to lead programming and problem solve IT issues for members, and provide a positive atmosphere for staff and members.
Requirements also include First Aid and CPR certification, physical exam and TB clearance, a clean driving record, valid driver’s license and insurance, and fingerprint clearance.

Salary range: $50,960-$63,700 annually

Please send detailed resume with cover letter to ellen@friendshipcentersb.org

Program Specialist On-Call (Montecito/Goleta)

Hiring for this position is currently frozen during COVID-19. Please check back at a later date for any changes. (Updated 8/20/20)

Need a flexible schedule? Join us on-call!

We are searching for kind, fun, enthusiastic, talented activities and program specialists to work with our adult day program participants in our centers in Montecito and Goleta 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.

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 at our two centers, on-call hours varying between 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday, no nights and no weekends!.

Salary range: DOE.

Please send detailed resume with cover letter to programmanager@friendshipcentersb.org