Employment opportunities at Brethren Village Retirement Community in Lancaster, PA.

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Please feel welcome to review current employment opportunities listed below. Qualified applicants may click here to download an Employment Application. Please print the application and then complete it, responding to each question. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

After completing the application, please return it to the Brethren Village Human Resources office in one of the following ways:

fax to: (717) 581-4477

mail to:

  • Brethren Village Retirement Community
  • C/O: Human Resources
  • Box 5093
  • 3001 Lititz Pike
  • Lancaster, PA 17606-5093

or

send as an email attachment to: hr@bv.org

You may also obtain and complete an employment application in the Human Resources office at Brethren Village. Applicants are welcome to submit a resume and a cover letter in addition to their completed employment application.

Brethren Village is committed to having an inclusive community where all Residents and Team Members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Brethren Village does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability or use of a service animal, genetic information, pregnancy, family, or marital status.

The Village offers a wide variety of employment opportunities as seen below.

If you currently are not a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), you may be able to obtain certification by successfully completing a 120-hour training program. Information is available from the following web sites: http://www.hacc.edu/HealthCareers/ProgramsOffered/NurseAide and http://www.lcctc.org/domain/226

Dining Services

Barista:

Prepares and sets-up items needed for the Perkissimo coffee shop and other dining venues, and serves guests. Greets Residents and other guests; takes orders; prepares and serves beverages such as coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, etc.; cleans and sanitizes equipment.  May operate the cash register, calculating amount due and making change.   May help clean the dining areas and clear tables.  Adheres to applicable Brethren Village policies and regulations in order to perform work in a safe and hygienic manner.   Ensures prompt, high-quality service; fosters a welcoming and friendly dining experience; and is polite and courteous at all times.


Part-time:  5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Monday and Fridays on alternate weeks, plus every other weekend and holiday. Will be expecteed to report during inclement weather.


At least 3 months' prior, related food service experience or applicable training.  Must be at least age 16 and comfortable interacting with Residents, Team Members, and other guests; the ability to provide excellent customer service; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle cash in a responsible manner; basic math skills; ability to work in a safe and hygienic manner at all times; ability to stand for long periods of time; and dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards.

Dietary Aide:

The Dietary Aide assembles and delivers meals to Residents, carefully following each Resident's dietary requirements.  The Dietary Aide also cleans dining areas after meals; washes dishes and other cooking utensils; and cleans equipment, the kitchen area, and floors. The Dietary Aide will interact with Residents in a caring, helpful, and friendly manner at all times.


Part-time, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 2 to 3 days per week plus every other Saturday, Sunday, and holiday.  Will be expected to report to work during inclement weather.


Must be at least age 16.  Prior restaurant or other food service experience helpful.  Strict adherence to food safety regulations; the ability to work in a safe and hygienic manner at all times; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; ability to stand and walk frequently; the ability to frequently push a cart weighing approximately 50 lbs. and to lift 25 lbs.; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional service.


 

Homemaker:

Assists with food preparation.  Serve meals.  Also cleans and sanitizes equipment, utensils, and food preparation areas.


Part-time: 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.;  Works every other Saturday, Sunday, and holiday, and will be expected to report to work during inclement weather.


Must be at least age 16 with basic food preparation skills.  The ability to work in a safe and hygienic manner at all times; comfort with initiating and maintaining mealtime conversations with Residents and assisting Residents with meals; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; ability to stand and walk frequently; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional service.

Server:

The Server takes orders and serves meals in a manner that ensures a pleasant dining experience for Residents and other guests. The Server greets Residents and other dining guests to make them feel welcome; accurately describes menu items and daily specials; takes orders and assures guests receive the correct meal and drink as ordered; works at an appropriate pace to ensure orders are taken and meals are delivered in an efficient manner; and addresses any concerns of dining guests in a friendly, polite, and professional manner. The Server may also deliver meals to Residents' rooms; set and clear tables; complete kitchen cleaning duties; and assist in setting-up or breaking-down for special functions. Please note, Servers at Brethren Village are not permitted to accept tips from dining guests.


Part-time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Some shifts available during the week.  Servers work every other weekend and every other holiday  Servers will be expected to report to work during inclement weather.


High school diploma or G.E.D., or currently enrolled student. The ability to consistently interact with all dining guests in a friendly, polite, and helpful manner; to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors; remain calm in a fast-paced environment; maintain a neat and appropriate appearance per Brethren Village policies; consistently work in a safe manner; meet attendance requirements and report to work on time; walk and stand frequently; push or pull up to 50 lbs. and lift up to 25 lbs. Prior food service experience is preferred but not required. The ability to form positive relationships and provide excellent service to Residents, other dining guests, and co-workers is essential.

Home Care

Home Care CNA:

Under the leadership of a Nurse, provides direct care to clients to enable them to function at the highest possible level. Assists each client, based on his/her needs and preferences, with dressing, grooming, hygiene / bathing, eating, bathroom tasks, and transfers; assists clients in following medical recommendations; may perform light housekeeping and laundry in the client's home. Establishes positive and supportive relationships with clients. Travel throughout the Lancaster county area to clients' homes is generally required.


Part-time, scheduled as needed; must be flexible with schedule and available when needed, including during inclement weather.


Valid PA Nursing Assistant / Aide Certification (CNA) preferred, but not required; high school diploma or G.E.D.; current CPR certification or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of employment; at least 1 year experience providing direct care in a clinical setting (home care experience desirable); a valid PA driver's license, personal auto insurance, and a reliable vehicle for travel to client visits; ability to help lift and move clients as needed and stand frequently; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with clients and to provide exceptional care.

Personal Care

LPN:

Working with the Administrator, the LPN coordinates Resident care; manages and reports observations of symptoms; serves as a liaison to the Administrator, physician, and family on the Resident’s behalf; provides guidance and supervision to CNA's and Personal Care Aides, and promotes and practices the highest-quality nursing standards.


Part-time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Terrace Crossing Memory Support) and 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Village Manor).  Every other Saturday and Sunday plus one day during the week. The Team Member will typically work every other holiday, and be expected to report to work during inclement weather


Valid PA LPN or RN license; current CPR certification or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of employment; at least 1 year related experience in a long-term care setting preferred; experience in a leadership or mentoring role preferred; ability and willingness to provide effective guidance and coaching to CNA's and Aides; ability to help lift and move Residents as needed and stand and walk frequently; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional care to Residents.

Personal Care Aide:

Working under the direction of a Nurse, provides direct care to Residents to enable them to function at the highest possible level.  Assists each Resident, based on his/her needs and preferences, with dressing, grooming, hygiene / bathing, eating, bathroom tasks, and walking/transportation; may assist Residents with medicine compliance; records vital signs; monitors Residents for health-related changes.  Establishes positive and supportive relationships with Residents.


Part-time: 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Village Manor and Terrace Crossing), 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Terrace Crossing and Memory Support). The Team Member will typically work every other holiday, and be expected to report in inclement weather.


High school diploma or G.E.D.; current CPR and First Aid certifications or ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within 30 days of employment; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; ability and comfort providing assistance to Residents with dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, and bathroom needs; ability to help lift and move Residents and stand and walk frequently; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional care to Residents.

The Courtyards (Healthcare Center)

Household Nurse, LPN/RN:

Provides direct nursing care to Residents, including giving medications; carefully observing and documenting health status; and assisting with dressing, grooming, hygiene / bathing, eating, bathroom tasks, and walking/transportation. Helps ensure regulatory compliance; fosters a person-centered and Resident-directed culture; and provides direction and guidance to Team Members to promote professional nursing practices and foster quality clinical care.


Part-time, 2:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Team Member will be expected to report in inclement weather.


Valid PA LPN or RN license; current CPR certification or ability to obtain CPR certification within 30 days of employment; at least 1 year related experience in a long-term care or acute care setting preferred; experience in a leadership or mentoring role preferred; ability and willingness to provide effective guidance and coaching to CNA's and other Team Members; ability to help lift and move Residents and stand and walk frequently; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional care to Residents.

Resident Assistant (CNA required):

Working under the leadership of a Nurse, provides direct care to Residents to enable them to function at the highest possible level.  Assists each Resident, based on his/her needs and preferences, with dressing, grooming, hygiene / bathing, eating, bathroom tasks, and walking/transportation; provides restorative therapy under the leadership of therapy professionals; monitors and documents health-related changes. Establishes positive and supportive relationships with Residents.


Full-time, 11:00 p.m. - 7:00a.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. ; Part-time, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.; Part-time shifts work every other weekend, Mond ay, and Wednesday. The Team Member will typically work every other holiday, and be expected to report in inclement weather.


Valid PA Nursing Assistant / Aide Certification (CNA); high school diploma or G.E.D.; at least 1 year related experience in a long-term care or acute care setting preferred; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; ability and comfort providing assistance to Residents with dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, and bathroom needs; ability to help lift and move Residents and stand and walk frequently; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional care to Residents. For some shifts/floors, dementia training is preferred.

Therapeutic Recreation Leader:

The Therapeutic Recreation Leader supervises a team that identifies, plans, and implements programs for Residents aimed at enhancing their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being.  Primary responsibilities include identifying and coordinating appropriate activities, programs, and events for Residents based on their needs and preferences; proactively recommending new and creative programs; working cooperatively with nursing staff and C.N.A.’s when planning and conducting activities for Residents to assure a safe and pleasant experience; providing effective leadership for the Therapeutic Recreation Assistants, including hiring and training Team Members, and providing on-going development, coaching, and oversight; coordinating staffing levels to assure the appropriate number of Team Members as well as volunteers are available to safely assist with activities for Residents; facilitating Resident Council meetings and following-up with any issues in a timely manner; maintaining accurate documentation and records and completing all work in accordance with applicable regulations and best-practice; maintaining accurate completion and documentation of MDS assessments and required interviews.  The Therapeutic Recreation Leader will consistently deliver excellent service; effectively engage with Residents as well as Team Members through daily interactions; and work productively with others, both within and outside the department, to plan, coordinate, and effectively execute programs.


Full-time, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week plus additional hours as needed to effectively complete duties.  Occasional evening or weekend hours may be necessary.  The Therapeutic Recreation Leader will be expected to report to work during inclement weather.


High school diploma or G.E.D.; bachelor’s degree preferred; CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) or ADC certification; the desire to provide caring service to an older adult population; strong supervisory and leadership skills: the demonstrated ability to effectively hire, train, manage, motivate, and lead staff; at least 2 years of related work experience in a healthcare or long-term care setting preferred; experience planning, coordinating, and effectively implementing programs and events, including coordinating staff and/or volunteers; the ability to gather input from others, evaluate activities, and initiate enhancements; the ability to effectively organize staff and daily work tasks, prioritize work, and be responsive to Residents in a fast-paced environment; the ability and willingness to work weekends and occasional evenings and nights; and the ability to walk, bend, and stand frequently and lift and move non-ambulatory Residents.  The ability to form positive relationships and provide excellent service to Residents and Team Members is essential.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact the Human Resources office, (717) 581-4221.

For the health and comfort of all members of our community, Brethren Village maintains a tobacco-free environment in all indoor and outdoor areas. Non-smokers are encouraged to apply.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks; verification of educational background, licenses, or certifications; a criminal background verification; and a post-offer physical exam and drug and alcohol screen. Successful applicants must also receive certain immunizations before beginning employment. Brethren Village will coordinate and pay the cost of required checks.

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