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

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!

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for the preparation of all food items per standardized recipes and production sheets.

You will, but not limited to…

  • · Prepares all soups, stocks, and sauces; boils, braises, and roasts items as per standardized recipes.
  • · Prepares food items following the production sheet for the Health Center.
  • Prepares and serves all sauteed, fried, grilled, steamed, and baked items as per standardized recipes.
  • Determines the amount and type of food supplies required for daily menus and sees that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production.
  • · Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.

Perks you can look forward to…

Comprehensive benefits package, career development, and competitive wages!

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
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 Activities Assistant/CNA to join our team! This position is every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30a- 7p and every other weekend from 9a-5:30p. CNA is preferred but not required.

Position Summary

The Activities Assistant will be responsible for running the majority of group activities to include high and low function residents; room bound residents and non-responsive residents which covers intellectual, spiritual, physical, and cultural stimulation for residents.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Transporting residents to and from activities.
  • Organizing and supervising group activities.
  • One-on-one visits to include charting and documentation and sensory stimulation per schedule provided.
  • Performs scheduled programs for cognitively impaired, low function, and/or Alzheimer residents.
  • Help with the passing of meal trays and dining room set up as assigned.
  • Assist with, out of building activities.

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratios

Career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – 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.

Utility/Dishwasher $1,000 Sign-on Bonus!
Currently offering a $1,000 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 full-time or part-time Dishwasher/Utility workers to join our team!

Position Summary:

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.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Sets up dish and pot washing areas.
  • Scrapes, scrubs, and prewashes pots, pans, utensils, and dishes.
  • Cleans and sanitizes production equipment, work surfaces, and kitchen surfaces
  • Assists in assembling patient trays in the Health Center dining room
  • Buses table in the main dining room and the Health Center dining room.

Perks you can look forward to…

DailyPay – Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Employee Assistant Program

Scholarship Opportunites

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 *
Administrative Assistant
We are Kalamazoo’s Premier Retirement Community, we offer a full continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitative and Skilled-Nursing Care for our residents.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a part-time HR Administrative Assistant for 24 hours per week flexible schedule. The HR Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Human Resources Department with clerical duties including filing, organization, scheduling, auditing, and communication both written and verbal.

Candidates must be familiar with the Human Resources business functions and demonstrate excellent communication skills both in-person and by telephone.

Perks you can look forward to…

Career development and competitive wages!

DailyPay – Make any Day Payday!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

Scholarship Opportunites

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 *
Registered Nurse(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! 7p-7a in our Woodside an Assisted Living setting and 7a-7p, 7p-7a in our Health Center a skilled nursing setting.

Position Summary:

The Charge Nurse is an RN who will be 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

You will, but not limited to…

  • Supervises direct care of residents and nursing personnel on their shifts.
  • Administers direct care as necessary.
  • Gives and receives shift reports.
  • Rounds twice a shift to assure proper care is rendered in a safe and clean environment.
  • Assists in developing comprehensive care plans.

Perks you can look forward to…

LOW staff to patient ratio

Comprehensive benefits package with career development and competitive wages!

FREE Fitness Center membership

Tuition Reimbursement (full-time team members)

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 (Part-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 part-time Rehab Cook to join our team!

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for the preparation of all food items per standardized recipes and production sheets.

You will, but not limited to…

· Prepares all soups, stocks, and sauces; boils, braises, and roasts items as per standardized recipes.

· Prepares food items following the production sheet for the Rehab Center.

· Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.

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

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  

Nurse - RN/LPN (Part-Time)
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 compassionate Nurses (RN/LPN) to join our team! We have a part-time 3p-11p shift open in our Independent Living setting available.

Position Summary:

The Nurse is an RN/LPN who will be 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

You will, but not limited to…

  • Supervises direct care of residents and nursing personnel on their shifts.
  • Administers direct care as necessary.
  • Gives and receives shift reports.
  • Rounds twice a shift to assure proper care is rendered in a safe and clean environment.
  • Assists in developing comprehensive care plans.

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)

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  

Maintenance Technician
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!

Position Summary:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the physical plant. Conducting, under supervisor direction – preventative maintenance, routine servicing, seasonal repairs and changes, building equipment, and plumbing repairs.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Performs general maintenance duties
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance
  • Performs minor building and equipment repairs
  • Accomplishes all work in the order of priority set by the supervisor
  • When qualified: assist the Director of Plant Operations and/or perform work on the heating and air conditioning systems, domestic water systems, refrigeration systems, pumps, motors, and other systems.

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  

Dietary Aide - $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 part-time Dietary Aide to join our team!

Position Summary:

The Health Center Dietary Aide is responsible for preparing and serving therapeutic diet trays to the Health Center residents in accordance with the posted therapeutic diet menus.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Serves meals in the Health Center Dining room.
  • Set up tables in the Health Center Dining room and breaks down same after meals.
  • Prepares food, sets up cart, and delivers snack cart to Health Center at assigned times

Perks you can look forward to…

Scholarship Opportunities 

DailyPay – make any day payday!

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
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!

Position Summary:

The Refurbishment Technician is responsible for demo, clean up, and reconstruction of sold apartments. Basic maintenance work is also expected.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Responsible for tasks required to refurbish an apartment for resale. This may include, demolition work, moving interior walls, installing cabinets, etc.
  • Minor electrical and plumbing work
  • Work closely with the Plant Director to schedule contractors appropriately.

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 $2,000 Sign-on Bonus!

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!

Position Summary:

The Server is responsible for table service in the Community dining rooms.

You will, but not limited to…

  • Sets tables and maintains work stations 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

Perks you can look forward to…

DailyPay – make any day payday!

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  

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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
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Holiday Cookie Decorating
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Holiday Resident & Employee Mixer
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Pie Eating Contest
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Sports Week
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Summer Cookout
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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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