On Lok
  • SF, CA, USA
  • 22.04-29.38 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Openhouse + On Lok Community Day Services

We are a non-profit committed to our participants.

Dedicated to The Care of Elders:

On Lok is a not-for-profit organization founded in the early 1970s by a group of citizens concerned about the plight of elders and the lack of long term support options in the community. In 2019, On Lok joined in partnership with Openhouse, a service provider for LGBTQ seniors, to open a visionary adult day program intentionally designed with and for LGBTQ seniors.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager, Activity Specialist, and Activity Therapist, the Activity Leader plans, develops, implements, and oversees activity services for On Lok participants.


  1. Evaluates and implements creative and individualized participant care plans. Trains activity aides'delegates assignments and supervises their performance.
  2. Plans and offers varied monthly programs and uses group and individual oriented interventions to maximize participants' cognitive and functional abilities. Offers therapeutic activities for daily for participants with special needs.
  3. Works with Activity Therapist & Specialist to plan and implement monthly community outings and special events. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and orient appropriate volunteers for specific recreation activities.
  4. Documents participant involvement in activities and revises their care plan as needed.
  5. Participate in task/committee, special projects, as assigned by Activity Specialist.
  6. Actively participates in team discussions offering feedback, ideas and suggestions both on a day-to-day basis and in monthly department staff meetings.
  7. Consults with supervisor & activity therapist regarding participant care plans
  8. Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (knowledge, skills, abilities):

  1. Minimum of two years' experience in a social, recreational or educational program within the past five years, one year which was full time working in a health care setting; OR have completed at least 36 hours of training in a course designed for activity leadership from an accredited college; OR be an occupational therapist, art therapist, music therapist, dance therapist, recreation therapist, occupational therapy assistant or a qualified social worker
  2. One-year experience working with the elderly or frail population required.
  3. Ability to work as part of a diverse team.
  4. Stability, maturity, creativity and flexibility in work.
  5. Ability to work with volunteers and contract staff.
  6. Fluency in a second language (Cantonese or Spanish) helpful and written and spoken fluency in English required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed. They are not considered as an exhaustive list of all job tasks performed. On Lok reserves the right to change job descriptions, work hours or work sites as required by the program.

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

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 (recruitment@onlok.org).

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