About Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Since 1977, Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) has been uniquely positioned to serve the Asian community in the Bay Area. After the 1965 Immigration Act which allowed for an influx of immigrants from Asia, KCCEB was one of five Bay Area organizations developed in the 1970s to support the resettlement and community health of Asian immigrants and refugees. KCCEB has evolved into a unique entry point for Korean and other immigrant and undocumented children, youth, adults, families and seniors who have nowhere else to turn to for their essential support, including health access, social and legal counseling and case management, mental health, tobacco cessation education and intimate partner violence support.
KCCEB is currently comprised of three divisions namely the Immigration Integration Program, the Community Health Access program and the Community Wellness Program. The Immigration Integration Program creates access to legally authorized no to low cost immigration services that are needed for immigrants to transition into American life and become engaged members of society. The Community Health Access Program creates access to affordable health care and social services including healthcare enrollment and literacy education, social service support, case management and health promotion to seniors, a Korean language information and referral service and community capacity building through the development of health advocates. The Community Wellness Program addresses the mental health and substance use prevention needs of Asians in North Alameda County. The program raises mental health awareness, reduces mental health stigma with an attention to cultural affinities and values of monolingual low-income East Asians (e.g., Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolians), as well as offering tobacco intervention programs.
The Health Promotion instructor will lead health promotion activities for older adults. Chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common preventable health problems. Many older adults experience limitations in activities due to such conditions. KCCEB’s Health Promotion Program will provide adults with techniques and strategies to delay and/or manage chronic health conditions and include activities that promote emotional and social well-being, physical fitness and fall prevention. The Health Promotion Instructor will be responsible for providing Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance: An Evidence-Based Group Physical Activity program designed to improve balance, strength and physical performance for older adults to reduce fall frequency, and A Matter of Balance: An Evidence-Based Group Physical Activity program designed to reduce fall risk, reduce fear of falling, improve falls self- management, improve falls self-efficacy, and promote physical activity. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is interested in intersection of health and mental health in immigrant seniors’ lives.
- Lead Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance sessions for Chinese and Korean seniors over 60 years of age;
- Lead A Matter of Balance sessions for Korean and Chinese seniors over 60 years of age;
- Work with program coordinators of community health access, community wellness and immigration integration program to promote and recruit program participants.
- Maintain client files in accordance with legal and grant requirements, and complete all documentation in a timely manner;
- Receive training to become Covered CA certified enrollment counselor in the first year of employment;
- Assist other KCCEB programs as needed as directed by Program Director.
- Minimum qualification of Associate’s degree in physical education, health education, or community health;
- Demonstrated experience in instructing group movement for health classes (eg., Tai Chi, Chi Gong), preferably with geriatrics experience;
- Fluency in spoken and written Korean or Chinese and English is required;
- Ability to work with interpreters in teaching classes;
- Sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable individuals and families;
- Positive attitude and a natural inclination to focus on strengths;
- Interest in or knowledge of traditional health and wellness practices and mind-body health;
- Must be a certified instructor for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Program;
- Must be a certified instructor for A Matter of Balance;
- Valid California driver’s license and access to vehicle desired.
Compensation and benefits
Salary range: $40,000 to $45,000 annualized. 0.6 FTE. Prorated standard vacation and sick days according to KCCEB personnel policy.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of your e-mail application. References should be available upon request.