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

Development

Director of Development:

Brethren Village is seeking an experienced Director of Development. The Director will report to the President and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. Brethren Village recently drafted an exciting strategic plan with ambitious fundraising goals; the Director will work closely with other leaders to assure the organization achieves its strategic objectives. 


The Director of Development will: 


-Recommend, implement, and achieve short- and long-term fundraising plans and targets in the areas of annual giving, major gifts, planned giving / bequests, corporate and foundation support, and grants. 


-Advise the President and Board with respect to capital campaign readiness, planning, messaging, and implementation, and lead and manage capital campaigns. 


-Expand Brethren Village’s fundraising initiatives, identifying and implementing new programs, processes, and events to expand the donor base and increase fundraising revenues to support the organization’s objectives.  


-Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with donors and prospective donors; identify initiatives, aligned with strategic plans, which will generate donor support; and work with Marketing and Public Relations to develop appropriate messaging to support fundraising goals.


-Provide strong leadership and mentoring to three Development professionals. 


-Establish effective working relationships with members of the Board of Directors, and appropriately engage Board members in fundraising initiatives.  Provide effective support for the Development Committee of the Board.


-Serve as the primary hands-on fundraiser for Brethren Village, routinely contacting and visiting donors and prospects to build relationships and solicit gifts.  


-The Director of Development will exhibit the highest level of integrity in all interactions with donors, prospective donors, Board members, and colleagues.


Minimum Qualifications:


-A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, business administration, finance, or a related field.


-At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, including annual giving, major gifts, and campaign experience, as well as program or department management experience.  Prior related experience in a long-term care setting, healthcare, higher education, or with a non-profit foundation or organization is desirable but not required. 


-A solid record of obtaining gifts and achieving fundraising targets.


-Effective experience leading, managing, coordinating, and motivating staff and/or volunteers.  


-The demonstrated ability to form and maintain productive relationships with donors. 


-Capacity to implement and manage change.


-Excellent presentation and communications skills.


-Proven ability to think strategically; build support for strategic plans; and develop and implement action plans.


-Thorough working knowledge of regulations related to fundraising, associated tax issues and IRS regulations, and current best practices in philanthropy.


Frequent travel by auto or train may be required; the Director must have a valid PA driver’s license and a driving record free from excessive and major violations.  


Brethren Village is located in Lancaster County, PA, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington D.C.  Lancaster combines the best of city living with country charm.  Residents enjoy dining venues to suit all tastes, theater, shopping, and a vibrant nightlife; excellent schools and plenty of activities for families; and rolling hills in the quite countryside.


If you have the experience, drive, and desire to help Brethren Village achieve its strategic objectives; will enjoy supporting the needs of an older adult population; and appreciate an environment in which Team Members are treated with dignity and respect; we encourage you to apply. Please download our employment application, and email your completed application, cover letter, and resume to hr@bv.org, or fax to (717) 581-4477.

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.

Homemaker:

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


Full-time: varied shift 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 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: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 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.

Utility:

Cleans and sanitizes equipment, utensils, and food preparation areas.  Under the leadership of the Chef, assists with food preparation. 


Part-time, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Works every other Saturday and Sunday.  The Team Member will typically work every other holiday, and be expected to report in 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; ability to stand for long periods of time; dependability/ ability to meet attendance standards; the ability to form positive and supportive relationships with Residents and Team Members and to provide exceptional service.

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.


PRN (as needed), 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 Village Manor) 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.


Full-time:  6:45 p.m. - 7:00 a.m and 2:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; part-time, 2:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m; PRN evening shifts (as needed, flexibility in scheduling a must), Weekend and holiday work may be required. The Nurse will be expected to report in inclement weather.  


Valid PA LPN or RN license; current CPR certification at time of hire; at least 1 year related experience in a long-term care or acute care setting preferred; dementia experience 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: 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.;  Part-time: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.; Part-time Resident Assistants work every other weekend, Monday, and Wednesday. The Resident Assistant will typically work every other holiday, and be expected to report in inclement weather. 


Valid PA Nursing Assistant / Aide Certification (CNA) required; 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.

RN Supervisor:

The RN Supervisor / Clinical Coordinator provides direct nursing services to Residents, and oversees and supervises the activities of other direct care staff on the shift.  The RN Supervisor provides nursing care; serves as a liaison between Residents, families, and medical professionals, helping to assure Residents receive excellent care and service; develops, coaches, and supervises CNA's and LPN's; assures sufficient staffing levels on the shift; directs staff in the event of an emergency; works cooperatively with other Team Members to resolve issues and improve processes; and assures adherence to relevant policies and protocols as well as state and federal regulations. 


PRN 12 hour shifts (as needed, flexibility in scheduling a must).  The Team Member will be expected to report in inclement weather.


Valid PA RN license; current CPR and first aid certification; at least 1 year prior related experience as an RN supervisor with strong leadership skills (preferred but not required): a proven record of effectively training, developing, mentoring, and coaching staff; experience scheduling staff to assure proper coverage at all times; the proven ability to work cooperatively with staff and management; a process improvement orientation; attention to detail and willingness to learn and follow proper protocols at all times;  the ability to work effectively and productively in a fast-paced setting; prior work experience in a long-term care setting desirable.

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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