Senior Vitality Assistant

Position Status



San Francisco

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

About the Position: The purpose of the NHC member service as Senior Vitality Assistant is to support the work of a health and technology wellness program. This program trains older adults on the use of technology, with the overall goal of using technology to improve their health and wellness and reduce their isolation. The member will work with both individual older adults and groups.

Participation in Curry’s Senior Vitality program aligns with NHC’s focus area of increasing older adults (adults 50 or older) ability to remain living in their own home with the same quality of life for as long as possible. We have focus group feedback from participants about how this program has improved their quality of life through: enhancing / reinforcing connections to peers, their doctors and family, in addition to the improvements in their physical and mental health through attendance at regular classes, learning how to track their activity, improving their steps, monitoring their sleep and weight, providing a supportive community of peers and program staff, etc.

About the Organization: Curry's mission is Promoting Wellness, Dignity and Independence for Seniors. At Curry Senior Center we strive to ensure our clients stay in their homes and their communities as long as they can, independently. Curry offers integrated health care, housing, case management support, social programs, wellness programs, free meals and community activities for all older adults, especially our most vulnerable, low income or unhoused.

Note: This position prefers applicants have proficiency in Cantonese, but Cantonese proficiency is not required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruiting participants
  • Scheduling and coordinating intervention/class logistics
  • Conducting data collection
  • Planning and preparing classes
  • Keeping and organizing documentation and records
  • Helping Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities access tech equipment
  • Tracking attendance and participation
  • Helping to plan and lead social and community events
  • Contributing to small projects in health, technology, arts, and culture

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Self-starter
  • Team-oriented
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Multi-tasker
  • Able to balance

Knowledge Required for the Position

  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements
  • Note from Host Site: Knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, iOS, and Windows is desirable, but training is available


  • Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently
  • The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.
  • The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.
  • Note from Host Site: We like to set up the member to work independently, but also remain available for instruction, guidance, and support at all times


  • The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the member at service.
  • The member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems.
  • Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Note from Host Site: Early on, the member's work is observed frequently. Once they get the hang of their role, the work is reviewed monthly, and at weekly check ins, where we see if any adjustments are needed.


  • Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service.
  • Detailed guidelines exist, including regulations and directives, handbooks, precedents, industry standards, and files of previous projects.
  • Guidelines are generally applicable, but the member independently makes adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations.


  • The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment.
  • The member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.
  • Note from Host Site: We provide clear instructions for all tasks and encourage members to make suggestions to improve our methods as we learn more about our clients and their needs.

Special Considerations

  • A Cantonese speaker is highly desired for this role, but candidates are not required to speak Cantonese.
  • Schedule:
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm In-Person (Approximately 37.5 hours/week)
    • One remote day per week is available upon request.

Language Proficiency Requirements

  • No language other than English is required.
    • Cantonese would help expanding reach to Cantonese-speaking clients.

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

  • No other Criminal History Check Requirements beyond NHC Standard Checks.

Requires Personal Vehicle