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senior living career

New Year, New Senior Living Career

Are you ready to take your healthcare career to new heights? The Kensington Falls Church invites individuals with diverse skill sets to embark on a fulfilling journey in the senior living industry. 

We believe in the power of a dynamic team, where every skill contributes to the well-being of our residents.

Whether you’re a compassionate caregiver, a skilled administrator, a culinary artist, or a maintenance expert, we have open senior living positions waiting for you.

Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

Join our Direct Care Training & boost your senior living career

The Kensington Falls Church invites you to embark on a transformative journey through our Direct Care Training. 

This 5-day, in-person, paid training program is designed for newly hired team members seeking to enrich the lives of our residents and advance their professional paths.

Led by Monica, our Director of Nursing Services and RN, the training covers hands-on experience and dementia skills and offers mentorship from our dedicated nursing team.

No prior certification (PCA, HHA, CNA) is required; this opportunity is open to all Care Partners. 

Sign up for email alerts within our talent portal in order to receive notifications of our next upcoming training!

What you’ll gain 

  • Hands-on experience in resident care and ADLs
  • Dementia skills training by Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Professional mentorship from our Director of Nursing, Neighborhood Managers, and 24/7 Nursing Team
  • Direct Care Certificate
  • Full-Time or Part-Time position as a Care Partner with long-term growth opportunities

Schedule your interview to find your path, grow your purpose, and discover a stronger sense of belonging.

Overview of career opportunities in senior living

Senior living offers various opportunities across various departments, from leadership positions to frontline care teams.

Leadership roles

Dive into executive positions where strategic thinking and management skills drive the community’s success. 

  • Community directors
  • Executive directors 
  • Department heads

Sales and marketing

Sales and marketing professionals are crucial in conveying the unique offerings of senior living communities and ensuring a seamless transition for new residents.

Care teams

Frontline heroes, including Personal Care Assistants (PCAs), Home Health Aides (HHAs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), provide compassionate care to residents. 

Nursing

Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) contribute their expertise to healthcare services within senior living communities. 

Their role is vital in overseeing medical care, administering medications, and promoting overall health and wellness.

Dining services

Culinary artists and dietary professionals create exceptional resident dining experiences. 

From crafting nutritious meals to accommodating dietary preferences, dining services play a pivotal role in enhancing seniors’ quality of life.

Environmental services

Maintenance and environmental services teams contribute to the safety and cleanliness of the community. 

Concierge

Concierge professionals are the face of hospitality; they provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

Transportation

Transportation teams facilitate mobility for seniors, ensuring they can access essential services, events, and outings. 

Exploring specific departments and transferable skills

Let’s explore the different departments, unlocking the potential of transferable skills that enhance each role and contribute to the overall well-being of our valued community members.

Leadership and management

In leadership positions within senior living communities, a vital skill set is essential for the seamless functioning of the entire community. 

Skills include:

  • Communication skills 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Problem-solving 
  • Team management
  • Budgeting and resource allocation 

Sales and marketing

Sales and marketing experts are crucial in establishing connections with prospective residents and fostering a hospitable community ambiance. 

Skills include:

  • Customer relationship management 
  • Hospitality expertise
  • Event planning skills 
  • Communication

Care teams and nursing

The care teams and nursing staff form the foundation of senior living communities, delivering vital assistance to residents. 

Skills include:

  • Empathy and compassion 
  • Medical knowledge
  • Team collaboration 
  • Adaptability 

Dining, environmental, and maintenance

Positions associated with dining, environmental services, and maintenance demand various skills. 

Skills include:

  • Culinary skills
  • Attention to detail 
  • Property management expertise 
  • Safety protocols

Concierge and transportation

The frontline positions of concierge and transportation are essential for fostering a positive resident experience. 

Success in these roles relies on key attributes such as customer service excellence, organizational skills, hospitality experience, and effective communication.

Showcasing transferable skills for life enrichment roles 

In life enrichment within senior living communities, creating engaging and meaningful experiences takes center stage. 

Useful skills for senior living life enrichment:

  • Innovative program design: Devise activities tailored to seniors’ diverse interests and abilities.
  • Creative planning: Inject a sense of joy and purpose into every event, nurturing a positive and vibrant community spirit.
  • Adaptability: Address residents’ evolving needs and preferences with flexibility and creativity.
  • Communication: Convey the value and details of enrichment programs to residents, fostering active participation.

Art, music, and recreation therapy 

Life enrichment goes beyond filling time; it’s about crafting moments that enhance the overall well-being of seniors.

Roles centered around art, music, and recreation therapy spotlight therapeutic skills and creative activities.

Backgrounds in these areas offer advantages in artistic senior living positions:

  • Therapeutic expertise: Use art, music, and recreational activities to enhance emotional and cognitive well-being.
  • Tailored engagement: Understand individual preferences and customize activities to meet the unique needs of residents.
  • Creating joyful memories: Facilitate experiences that bring seniors joy, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Collaboration: Work alongside healthcare professionals to create holistic care plans integrating therapeutic activities.

Recent grads and career changers

The senior living industry provides a fulfilling path for recent graduates and those considering career changes. 

Entry-level roles across departments serve as stepping stones, offering hands-on experience and opportunities for growth while making a meaningful impact.

If you’re a professional seeking a career change, the senior living sector embraces your diverse skills and experiences, including: 

  • Versatile skills: Your managerial, administrative, healthcare, or customer service expertise seamlessly transitions into senior living roles, offering a fresh perspective.
  • Leadership pathways: Professionals with management experience can secure leadership roles in senior living communities, contributing to community success and growth.
  • Adaptive environment: The senior living industry values diverse backgrounds, acknowledging the strength diversity brings. Your unique experiences are an asset.
  • Training support: Numerous senior living organizations provide training programs for seamless industry adaptation. Your willingness to learn and adapt is crucial for a successful transition.

Join The Kensington Falls Church in enhancing lives

Whether you’re a recent graduate ready to make a meaningful impact or a professional seeking a fulfilling career change, our senior living community welcomes you. 

Contribute to a team dedicated to enriching seniors’ lives. Your passion, skills, and dedication are crucial in creating a warm and supportive environment for our residents. 

Contact us or explore our blog for insights into our communities, amenities, volunteer opportunities, and job openings.

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