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Caregiver Program Specialist with Day Program member

Job openings

Caregiver / Day Program Specialist

Friendship Center Adult Day Program is Hiring Day Program Specialists in Montecito!

Full time, Part Time, and on-call positions available

Hourly Rate: Starting at $19- $23/hr, depending on experience and certifications. Sick pay available to part time and full time employees.

Other perks of the job:

Get off early most Fridays!

Flexible scheduling around work/school/caregiving obligations.

Hours range from 8a-4:30p Monday-Thursday. Friday hours range from 8a-2:30p.

Location: 89 Eucalyptus Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

To apply, please email your resume and expression of interest to

Day Program Specialists  work with our elderly program participants in a beautiful adult day care setting. We specialize in serving older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia or cognitive impairments. We also serve people with physical and intellectual disabilities. We practice a person centered care model, honoring the life stories of our beloved seniors and celebrating their individuality.


So, YOU get paid to have fun and spread joy with our seniors, leading activities, helping to prepare meals, dancing and so much more!

Our ideal Day Program Specialists 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:

  • Help with food preparation, food storage, and lunch service

  • Program activities such as art projects, floral arranging, and bingo

  • Excursions to visit local nature and museums with our members.

  • Assist with personal care for participants

  • Prepare special events

  • Perform basic maintenance tasks and follow COVID-19 cleaning protocols for the facility

  • Follow Community Care Licensing guidelines


We offer a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week:

• 13 paid Holidays

• Generous Vacation time

• Health Insurance (employer partial cover)

• Dental Plan

• Sick time

• 403b retirement plan with employer matching after 2 years


(must currently have or must acquire within first 30 days of employment)

  • First Aid and CPR certification

  • Physical exam and TB clearance

  • Clean driving record with a valid driver's license and insurance

  • Criminal record clearance



Experience with caregiving, working with elders, or caring for people with disabilities

Experience in teaching or instruction

Positive people that are willing to learn!

Bilingual (English/ Spanish) a plus


COVID-19 considerations:

COVID-19 protocols are in place to protect our members and our staff.

To apply, please email your resume and expression of interest to

Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Inc. does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, family status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability, except where performance of the essential requirements of the job cannot be performed with a reasonable disability accommodation.

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