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Activity Coordinator (1097)

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Institute On Aging San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

You may think "old" when you think of Institute on Aging because we offer services for elders and are a 40+ year institute. but you wouldn't be more wrong. While we do have a long-standing history in the Bay Area, IOA is on the forefront of revolutionary healthcare models, reshaping the way people can age in place. Our innovative models transform lives, enhance communities, and save healthcare systems millions of dollars. Rather than focusing on archaic outdated design, we strive to consistently question the "status-quo" and create new and more innovative ways to help aging adults maintain their quality of life. With over 23 programs, we offer multiple ways to aid seniors maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community, fulfilling our mission.

The Lifeways-PACE Department is seeking an Activity Coordinator to join its team in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. Reporting to the Adult Day Health Center Manager, the Activity Coordinator provides recreational programs for the frail elderly at the Senior Health Day Health Center. This position is non-exempt, full-time (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM).


On Lok Lifeways pioneered the model of care known as "Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly" or PACE. Institute on Aging operates a PACE Center in the Richmond District of San Francisco. PACE allows seniors who are ill or disabled to live in their own home, whether home is a family residence, apartment, retirement village or hotel room.

IOA's PACE Center is a lively place where participants have access to medical care, social activities, exercise and meals. Participants may attend our PACE Center one to five days a week, based on the team's recommendations and the senior's needs and interests. IOA's staff members are sensitive to the needs and changes of each participant's health and emotional state. This comes from many decades of experience in senior care.


  • Builds within the Day Health Center a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere in which the participants can identify a support system.

  • Plans, prepares and leads large- and small-scale group activities which include but are not limited to exercises, news discussions, arts and crafts, music, cultural groups, cognitive groups, and community outings.

  • Plans all parties, holiday and birthday celebrations, and secures entertainment and community resources in consultation with the Activity Therapy Coordinator and Recreation Assistant.

  • Encourages isolated participants towards group participation through one-on-one interactions.

  • Secures library books, magazines, cassettes, CDs, etc. for various participants' independent use.

  • Assists with all general activities at the center to meet participants' needs when necessary including personal care, transportation, & meal service, as assigned.

  • Assists in preparing, distributing and posting monthly calendar of activities.

  • Assists with determining equipment/supply needs and participates in budget planning and purchasing of supplies.

  • Conducts and documents client recreation assessments, treatment plans and quarterly re-evaluations as assigned, and attend appropriate meetings to present them to the team.

  • Conducts other record keeping and administrative assignments required of the job.

  • Assists in coordination, orientation, and ongoing training of volunteers.

  • Acts as lead of Recreation Department, as assigned, in absence of Lead Activity Coordinator.

  • Encourages and participates in actions that promote good public relations with clients, their families and friends, visitors, and the community.

  • Promotes customer service as a primary goal, through direct actions and, by example, to other staff

  • All other reasonably related duties as assigned.


  • Activity Coordinator's Certificate or BA in recreation, psychology, gerontology or related field plus one year's experience leading recreation programs for the elderly, (or equivalent combination of education/experience.)

  • First Aid and CPR Certification

  • One year of professional work experience or volunteer experience with frail elders with dementia and/ or age-related issues.

  • Interest and ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.

  • Ability to conscientiously follow directions.

  • Interest and willingness to work in a multilingual, multicultural environment.

  • Stability, maturity, imagination, and flexibility in work.

  • Ability to work with volunteers, offer ongoing training, and supervision to volunteers.

  • Ability to problem-solve and practice conflict resolution skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other related programs.

  • Strong leadership skills a must and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to comprehend complex written material and verbal instructions

  • Ability to communicate and speak clearly in English


  • Bilingual (Chinese/ English, Spanish/ English).


  • Must be able to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 35 lbs.

  • Ability to reach, bend and walk

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Five finger manipulation

The mission that drives us: IOA wants everyone to AgeOn!

Institute on Aging works to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community.

Who we serve:

We serve a diverse population of older adults and disabled adults without regard to ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or social status. We embrace the Bay area's vibrant and varied culture, celebrating the diversity of its inhabitants. We have a commitment to representing, honoring, and enhancing the journeys of all aging adults, including those from different cultural backgrounds as well as seniors within the LGBT community.

We continuously seek to embrace and uphold our values:

Integrity, Authenticity, Collaboration, Innovation, Accountability and Compassion.

A little about our benefits:

A fit for all, our benefits will have you covered whether you are single, married, or in a domestic partnership, including kids or no kids! We offer two healthcare plans to choose from, provide 9 paid holidays, one floating holiday, and two weeks paid vacation (three weeks after your 1-year anniversary hits). Additionally, we have paid parental leave, family medical leave, 403(b) plans, pre-tax commuter benefits and other options. We foster an open work environment that supports and promotes diversity, inclusion and individuality. Employee Resource Groups and wellness programs are also available.

We encourage you to learn more about IOA by logging onto

IOA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran


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Activity Coordinator (1097)

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Institute On Aging