Career Opportunities at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo

Career Opportunities at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo

We believe in being a community where people want to live, work and visit!

At Friendship Village, we believe that great people, like you, are the backbone of our community. Each day, as a valued team member, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships and exemplify our core values through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence and Friendliness. If you’re looking for an employment opportunity with a strong, supportive, like-minded group doing meaningful work with seniors and their loved ones, this is definitely the place for you!

Career Opportunities

Life Enrichment Coordinator
Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking to make a difference? Are you looking for a work-life balance?

Friendship Village is looking for an energetic and creative individual to join our Life Enrichment team!

The Life Enrichment Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and directing a variety of activities and programs that meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational, social, physical, and environmental needs of the independent living residents.

Friendship Village offers a great work-life balance and the opportunity for growth in your career here. Come check us out! 

Activities Assistant
Friendship Village is seeking an outgoing and energetic person for our full-time Activities Assistant position in our Health Center! The Activities Assistant will be responsible for carrying out a varied scope of activities which covers intellectual, physical, spiritual and cultural stimulation for our residents.

We offer flexible hours, great work environment with the opportunity to grow. We also offer amazing benefits package!

If you love to be creative and interacting with others, then Friendship Village is the place you want to be!

Registered Nurse (RN/LPN) $10,000 Signing Bonus!
We are currently offering a $10,000 signing bonus! 

Friendship Village is Kalamazoo’s premier Lifecare community, offering a family atmosphere to help you find a career that will leave you feeling fulfilled and like you are making a difference in the lives of those you are caring for!

We are searching for charge nurses on nights. We have 12 hour (7p-7a) shift available. The Charge Nurse is an RN/LPN who is responsible for the overall nursing care/service on his/her shift, including the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls, as indicated.

We are proud to offer competitive wages based on experience! Heroes work here, you should too!

Infection Control Preventionist (RN)
If you are looking for a career with purpose and drive, then look no further. Friendship Village is looking for a someone who wants to make a difference with the work that they do.

Friendship Village is Kalamazoo’s premier Lifecare community.

We are searching for a full time Infection Control Preventionist (RN) to work in our Health Center, a skilled nursing setting. The Infection Control Preventionist is a registered nurse that works to develop and maintain a system of care that promotes sound and scientific infection prevention principles and practices.

We proudly offer competitive wages and an amazing benefits package! Heroes work here, you should too!

Sales Counselor
Friendship Village Kalamazoo’s Premier Life Care Community is seeking a hands-on sales leader to join our Sales team. If you enjoy direct sales and are highly motivated, this position is for you!

Do you have a proven track record in cultivating client relationships and achieving sales goals? If you possess high energy, with a motivation to help others while earning a competitive salary and commission/bonus package then come join our team!

Preferred Skills:

1. Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to communicate and present in person, in writing, and on the telephone. Must be an effective presenter with both large and small groups.

2. Three years sales experience, preferred

3. Strong organizational and attention to detail skills

4. Skill in use of computer software including Microsoft Office applications

5. Must have knowledge of the special sensitivity of the needs of the aging

Dishwasher/Utility Worker - $1000 Sign on Bonus

Friendship Village is offering a $1000 sign-on bonus for full and part-time Dishwasher/ Utility Workers.

The Utility worker performs a number of kitchen activities including dishwashing, pot and pan washing, general cleaning duties, and storing food and non-food supplies. The Utility Worker is responsible for removing dirty dishes and garbage from dining rooms and employee break rooms. They also assist with tray assembly and delivery.

This is an excellent start for a first-time job-seeker!

WAIT STAFF/SERVER QUALIFICATIONS

•Ability to understand and follow instructions, and communicate effectively.

•Experience waiting tables in a hotel, restaurant, or club with fine dining preferred but will train the right person.

*Requires courtesy, tact, and respectfulness

*An equal opportunity employer

Cook (Full-time) NO LATE NIGHTS! $2,000 Sign on Bonus

Are you looking for more than just a job? Friendship Village offers a home-like, family atmosphere to help you find a career that will leave you feeling fulfilled and like you are making a difference in the lives of those you are caring for! Team members at Friendship Village – Kalamazoo uphold our vision of building relationships through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Friendliness.

We are searching for a full-time Cook for our main kitchen. Must have day time and weekend availability, shifts would be 8 hours long and have every other weekend off with no late nights! Wages start in the $13.75-18.75 range depending on years of experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including medical, vision, dental, 403b with matching, life insurance and short-term disability along with resident sponsored scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement. Friendship Village is also offering a sign on bonus of $2,000.00 for our Full time Cook position! 

The Cook is responsible for preparing and serving meals to the residents in accordance with the posted menus.

Cook Essential Job Duties:

  • Completes production sheet for each meal.
  • Prepares and portions desserts, salads, breads, and beverages for meals..

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • High School diploma required. Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English, understand measurements, make basic conversions, perform basic arithmetic, and follow basic oral and written instructions
  • 1 year of professional cooking experience required
  • Ability to plan and organize work and to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications, and standards.
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance.
Caregiver/Resident Care Assistant $500 Sign on Bonus
CURRENTLY OFFERING A $500 CAREGIVER SIGN-ON BONUS!

Are you looking for a career with purpose? Do you enjoy helping and making a difference in the lives of others?

Friendship Village is searching for full-time and part-time Caregivers/Resident Care Assistants for our Woodside Assisted Living. Second and third shift available. We are proud of offer competitive wages, amazing benefits package and a $500 sign on bonus!

Come join our team and discover the possibilities!

An equal opportunity employer

RN Charge Nurse - $10,000 Sign on Bonus
Friendship Village is Kalamazoo’s premier Lifecare community! We are offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for our open full-time Charge Nurse position.

We are searching for a full-time RN Charge Nurse to work in our Rehab Center. The shifts available are 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am.

The Charge Nurse is responsible for the overall nursing care/service on his/her shift, including the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls, as indicated.

We are proud to offer wages based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package including a 100% coverage medical insurance option.

*Must be actively licensed in the State of Michigan.

 

Refurb Technician
Job description

Are you looking for more than just a job, but a career with PURPOSE?

 Friendship Village is currently searching for a Full-Time Refurbishment Technician. We are excited to offer a FULL benefits package including a 100% medical coverage plan, and wages based on experience!

What will you be doing?

The Refurbishment Technician will be responsible for the demo, reconstruction and clean-up of sold apartments. Refurbishment Technician will also be responsible for some minor electrical and plumbing work.  Basic maintenance work such as fixing wall covers, floor covers and some furniture and fixtures. 

Qualifications:  

  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Technical schooling or experience with carpentry/building background preferred. 
Rehab Charge Nurse
Friendship Village is Kalamazoo’s premier Lifecare community! We are offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for our open full-time Charge Nurse position.

We are searching for a full-time RN Charge Nurse to work in our Rehab Center. The shifts available are 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am.

The Charge Nurse is responsible for the overall nursing care/service on his/her shift, including the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls, as indicated.

We are proud to offer wages based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package including a 100% coverage medical insurance option.

*Must be actively licensed in the State of Michigan

Housekeeping/Janitorial - $ 500 Sign on Bonus
Currently offering a $500 sign on bonus for this position! 

 Friendship Village offers a home-like, family atmosphere to help you find a career that will leave you feeling fulfilled and like you are making a difference in the lives of those you are caring for! Team members at Friendship Village – Kalamazoo uphold our vision of building relationships through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Friendliness.

We are searching for full-time Housekeeping Staff on 1st shift (7a-3p) and  Janitorial staff on 2nd shift (3p-11p) with one weekend requirement per month. Housekeeping is responsible for the cleanliness and neatness of assigned areas throughout the Village. Performs general housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, window washing, etc.

We are proud to offer competitive wages based on years of experience and a comprehensive benefits package that features a 100% coverage health plan at very low cost to team members! Friendship Village also offers scholarship and tuition reimbursement opportunities to staff wishing to further their education.

 

an equal opportunity employer

 

Certified Nursing Assistant - $ 2,500 Sign on Bonus!
Are you looking for more than just a job? Friendship Village offers a home-like, family atmosphere to help you find a career that will leave you feeling fulfilled and like you are making a difference in the lives of those you are caring for! Team members at Friendship Village – Kalamazoo uphold our vision of building relationships through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Friendliness. 

Friendship Village is offering a $2,500 sign on bonus for full-time and part-time Certified Nurse Aides. The Nurses Aide assists the licensed nursing staff by performing routine nursing duties and activities of daily living. 

Essential Job Duties include:

  • Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
  • Gives treatments, performs tests, carries out procedures and collects specimens as instructed.
  • Reports and records observations and results of treatments, tests, procedures and specimens when indicated.
  • Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
  • Answers signal lights promptly.
  • Changes bed linens, makes beds and keeps rooms clean and orderly.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Successful completion of a State approved geriatric nursing assistant training program. Prior geriatric nursing aide experience is preferred. Must be currently certified or testing soon..
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English and communicate effectively

 

Server/Wait Staff (Part-time) $1000 Sign on Bonus!
Friendship Village is offering a sign-on bonus of $1000 for part-time servers to work in their Food and Beverage Department. The server is responsible for table service in the Community Dining Rooms.

Essential Job Duties :

  • Sets tables and maintains workstations in proper order.
  • Takes orders, provides service, and requested items both graciously and courteously.
  • Clears dishes from tables during and after meal service.
  • Answers pertinent questions about menu items.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English and communicate effectively.
  • Experience waiting tables in a hotel, restaurant, or club with fine dining preferred; will train.
  • Ability to interpret and explain the menu, refer or answer questions, coordinate meal service process, and understands requests.
  • Ability to work in close cooperation with residents, guests, visitors, families, supervisors, and peers. Requires courtesy, tact, and graciousness.

Our residents offer scholarship opportunities!

 

An equal opportunity employer.

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We Love Our Employees!

Our goal is to create a home-like, family atmosphere that leaves you feeling fulfilled and knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of those you are serving. Our employees love it here, and they love to share their stories.

We’re proud to offer competitive wages and an excellent package of benefits that’s second to none!

Insurance Benefits:

We know that insurance benefits are a key consideration when choosing a place to work. At Friendship Village, we provide medical, dental and vision insurance for all full-time team members (30 scheduled hours a week makes you eligible for medical insurance). Plus, FLEX spending is available for employees who work 20 hours per week (sign-up occurs during open enrollment). We also provide free flu shots (mandatory) and Hepatitis B vaccines (optional).  But our insurance benefits don’t stop at just health insurance. Full-time team members are also provided with life insurance and short-term disability coverage.

Retirement Benefits:

It’s never too soon to think about your retirement. We invite all employees who work 20 hours a week or more to participate in a 403b retirement savings plan—and Friendship Village provides company matching!

Vacation and Holidays

We know how important time off can be to help you rest, recharge and spend quality time with your family. At Friendship Village you begin accruing Personal Time each month that you work and separate Vacation Time is earned after one full year of employment. Our holidays include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter Sunday and, yes, your birthday! Plus, if you work on a holiday, you’ll receive double-time pay plus a free holiday meal.

At Friendship Village you’ll enjoy a variety of fun employee events, activities, games, theme days and get-togethers sponsored by our Employee Activity Committee—the perfect opportunities to laugh, share, and have a great time with your fellow team members!

Helping our employees grow in their professions is an important part of our company mission. That’s why we offer tuition reimbursement for full-time team members, as well as conference/seminar and training opportunities. We also encourage and recognize employee excellence through our Milestone Appreciation dinners, Team Spirit Award and the GEM Award. Plus, residents of the community also present monetary awards from their Employee Appreciation Fund and sponsor an Employee Scholarship Program as a way to give back to those who help make their lives better each day.

We know how important your life outside of work is to you—your family, your loved ones, your own personal well-being. At Friendship Village, we provide employees a free membership to our Fitness and Aquatic Center and access to professional mental health counseling. 

From the moment I stepped foot on the Friendship Village campus, I knew it was the place for me. Now, 5 years later, I cannot imagine working anywhere else. My boss is amazing and helpful, my coworkers are team players and fun to work with, and, most importantly, the residents make my job enjoyable. I feel very fortunate to have this job and I plan on staying here long term.

Emily Sanders

Registered Nurse

I have been with Friendship Village over 7 years. I started in Environmental Services and then was a CNA for 2 ½ years. Then I transitioned to Maintenance. Not only have I grown in the company, but I have grown my education through the resident-sponsored tuition program.

Deonte LaBarre

Maintenance, Facility Services

Twisting and turning, my path always seems to be changing. The most positive change career-wise I have experienced was being hired as the Life Enrichment Coordinator. I was welcomed with open arms and encouraged by the residents and staff. I’m excited and grateful to see where this adventure leads me!

Ashley Barry

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Nothing better then going to work and seeing your ‘work family!’ The residents know if you are down and they will pick you up! Thank you Friendship Village for a great career.

Tim Frisbie

Maintenance, Facility Services

The residents are so warm and gracious at Friendship Village, they make me feel like a member of their own family! I have enjoyed the opportunities I’ve been given to be creative, forward-thinking and to shape our culinary services department.

Nicole Hassen

Executive Chef

I have learned so much from my 12 years of working at Friendship Village. It has groomed me to be the person I am today.

Doug Essix

Supervisor, Facility Services

My career has grown since starting at Friendship Village. I began as the receptionist and within one year progressed to the Facility Services Coordinator. I really enjoy working with the residents and seeing them daily. They are full of great wisdom and tell the best stories. To me, Friendship Village represents a close-knit community, rich with laughter and friendships.

Rebecca Featherstone

Facility Services Coordinator

I look forward to, and enjoy, building relationships with our residents through food hospitality. I feel appreciated and anticipate a long career here at Friendship Village.

Kellie Miller

Dining Room and Catering Manager

Knowing that the services the Home Health office provides can make a difference in someone being able to remain in their independent living home longer is extremely satisfying. Interacting with residents on an individual basis always brightens my day!

Lee Ann Barrus

Registered Nurse

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