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

Housekeeping - $1,500 Sign-on Bonus

Currently Offering a $1,500 Sign-on bonus!

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a full-time Housekeeper to join our team! First shift 7 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday available.

Perks you can look forward to…

Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – you can make any day a payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Apprenticeship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

an Equal Opportunity Employer

Caregiver (Full-Time) $2,500 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $2,500 Sign-on Bonus!

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a full-time (3rd shift) compassionate Caregiver to join our team in our Woodside Assistant Living setting.

Perks you can look forward to…

  • Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!
  • DailyPay available – you can make any day a payday!
  • FREE Fitness Center membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer *
Activities Assistant
 

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a Part-Time (3 days a week 4p-8p with every other weekend 9a-5p) Activities Assistant to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

A comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

FREE Fitness Center membership w/ on-campus pool access

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Apprenticeship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

an equal opportunity employer

Restorative CNA
Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a part-time Restorative Aide to join our team! Every other weekend 7a-3p shift available.

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratios

Career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Apprenticeship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer
Assistant Director of Woodside Resident Care
Are you a caring person who wants to feel valued and make a difference in the lives of those around you?

Friendship Village is looking for a full-time Assisted Living Assistant Director to join our wonderful team!

Perks you can look forward to…

  • A comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!
  • DailyPay -make any day your payday!
  • FREE Fitness Center membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

Part-Time CNA- Certified Nursing Assistant - DailyPay available
Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for part-time CNAs to join our team! 3p-11p and 7p-7a shifts available.

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratios

Career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer
Full-Time CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for Full-Time CNA’s to join our Health Center-Skilled Nursing team! We have a 7p-7a and 7a-7p shifts available.

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratios

Comprehensive Benefits Package and career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer
Cook (Full-Time) $2,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Currently offering $2,000 Sign-on Bonus! NO LATE NIGHTS!

Do you have a positive attitude? Are you a team player? Do you want to get off work at a reasonable time instead of working late into the night? If you can answer yes to these questions, come join our team!

Friendship Village is searching for a full-time Cook to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

Comprehensive benefits package, career development, and competitive wages!

Flexible Schedules

DailyPay -Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Employee Assistant Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Discounts

Apprenticeship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer
RN (Full-Time) $12,000 Sign-On Bonus

Currently offering RN sign-on bonus of $12,000!

Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for full-time compassionate Nurses (RN) to join our team!  We have 3p-11p shift available in our Health Center a skilled nursing setting available.

 

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratio

Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay- Make any day payday! 

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

  • an Equal Opportunity Employer *
Maintenance Technician - $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! 

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a full-time Maintenance Technician to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – make any day payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

 an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Dietary Aide - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $2,000 Sign-on Bonus! NO LATE NIGHTS!

Do you have a positive attitude? Are you a team player? Do you want to get off work at a reasonable time instead of working late into the night? If you can answer yes to these questions, come join our team!

Friendship Village is searching for a part-time Dietary Aide to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

Scholarship Opportunities 

DailyPay – make any day payday!

Flexible Schedules

FREE Fitness Center membership

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

 an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Refurbishment Technician - $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Are you looking for more than just a job? Are you looking for a career with purpose and career development? Do you want to feel like you are making a difference and are valued?

Friendship Village is searching for a full-time Refurbishment Technician to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – make any day payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunities

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

 an Equal Opportunity Employer  

Server/Wait Staff (Part-time) $2,000 Sign-on Bonus

Currently offering a $2,000 Sign-on Bonus! No Late Nights! 

Do you have a positive attitude? Are you a team player? Do you have experience with waiting tables, bussing tables, and delivering fine dining customer service? Do you want to get off work by 8 pm instead of working late into the night? Do you not want to survive on tips alone?

Friendship Village is searching for an energetic part-time Server worker to join our team!

Perks you can look forward to…

DailyPay – make any day payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Scholarship Opportunities 

Flexible Schedules

Employee Assistant Program

Employee Discounts

Mentorship Programs

Employee Appreciation Fund and much more!

*Many roles in the community may require that we ask about your vaccination
status. This could include MMR, chicken pox, hepatitis, flu, and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or apply for and receive an approved exemption, as a condition of employment.

 an Equal Opportunity Employer  

We Believe in Having Fun!
Beach Week
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Supporting the Community
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Farmer Day
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Hippie Day
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Team Spirit Award
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Celebrating 4th of July
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Family Game Night
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Halloween
We Believe in Having Fun!
Holiday Cookie Decorating
We Believe in Having Fun!
Holiday Resident & Employee Mixer
We Believe in Having Fun!
Pie Eating Contest
We Believe in Having Fun!
Sports Week
We Believe in Having Fun!
Summer Cookout
We Believe in Having Fun!
Camping Week
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There’s no better place to make a very real difference in people’s lives than Friendship Village!

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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