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Activity Therapist

San Jose, California
USD30.37 to USD40.49 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023

We are a non-profit committed to our participants.

Dedicated to The Care of Elders:

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) was developed to answer the many problems around caring for frail seniors. The PACE model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in their community whenever possible.

Seniors, their family members, and caregivers face many issues, including transportation to appointments, management of medications, coordination of medical care from different specialists, lack of social interaction, and ability to stay alone at home. On Lok PACE participants receive in home care services and transportation to a On Lok PACE center for primary medical care, social and recreational activities, and other senior care services.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career!

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Program or Center Manager, the Activity Therapist plans, develops, implements, and oversees activity program services for participants.


Implements and evaluates creative, individualized, and therapeutic activities for participant care plans.
Trains and teaches activity aides and activity leaders new activities to implement in the day centers as well as delegates assignments and supervises their performance.
May provide health education, training, consultation and support to aides, participants, and family caregivers that promote optimal well-being.
Plans and offers varied monthly programs and uses group and individual oriented interventions to maximize participants' cognitive and functional abilities. Offers therapeutic activities daily for participants with special needs.
Works with the Activity Specialist to plan and implement monthly community outings, agency wide special events and activity programming goals to enhance overall services by the department.
Works with Volunteer Coordinator monthly to recruit and orient appropriate volunteers for specific activities.
Documents participants' involvement in activities, and revises care plans as needed.
Participates in quarterly Quality Assurance program (with training from Activity Specialist), and/or other task/committee/special projects, as assigned by Activity Specialist.
Actively participates in team discussions offering feedback, ideas and suggestions, both on a day-to-day basis and in monthly department staff meetings.
May assist with personal care of participants as needed; for example, escorting the participant to the restroom and or toileting, and/or assistance with feeding.
Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, abilities):

Graduate of an accredited college with a B.A. in art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, recreation therapy, occupational therapy, social work, or health related field.
Two years of professional work experience with the elderly or frail population in a healthcare setting within the last 5 years.
Experience working with older adults with dementia preferred.
May require current certification in CPR and First Aid.
Compassionate, patient, creative and strong social skills required.
Interest and ability to work in a diverse team.
Stability, maturity, creativity and flexibility in work.
Ability to work with volunteers and contract staff.
Fluency in a second language helpful and written and spoken fluency in English required.

Below are addtional qualifications if your assignment is based out of the Montgomery Center:

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, abilities):

Bilingual (Cantonese and English) required.
Experience working with seniors with dementia required.

On Lok's Employee Benefits include (eligible for any regular position for 20 hr/wk or more):

Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Retirement Savings Plan 403(b) and Term Life/AD&D Insurance
Flexible Spending Account, Commuter Checks, MLA scholarships, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Pet Insurance and additional discounts
Holidays (10 per year), vacation time, sick leave, and long-term disability insurance

Your final compensation offer will be determined based on factors such as skills, experience, education, and licenses/certifications. The pay range is expressed as an hourly rate regardless of FLSA status. Exempt positions are paid salaried and are not subject to overtime.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and state and federal laws (including federal PACE requirements at 42 CFR 460.64(a); 460.68(a), we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

On Lok is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions and/or to receive other terms, privileges or benefits of employment please contact Recruitment ().
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  • Job Reference: 1010174357-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: On Lok
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Salary: USD30.37 to USD40.49 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent