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Golden Years

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

We need your hugs! You’ll find more than a job at Golden Years Homestead, an affiliate of Greencroft Communities. It’s a place where connections are forged between our residents and amazing team members. Work here, for the best of your life!

Golden Years has been part of the New Haven and Ft. Wayne community for over 40 years. Our reputation is based on Christian values and service to those who live on campus. Consider a career with us! We can’t wait to meet you!

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Campus Career Perks

Offering the best perks!

  • ReadyPay Today (Daily Pay Program)
  • Smart Small Dollar Loans
  • Discounted Ticket Program

Employment Opportunities

Activities/Life Enrichment

Recreational Services Assistant | Part Time (Days)

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  • Title

    Recreational Services Assistant

  • Shift

    Days

  • Status

    Part Time

Job Description:

Activities Assistants will be responsible for promotion of daily and on-going activities for residents that meet emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of residents.

Duties include:

  • Keep abreast of current federal & state regulations
  • Perform administrative requirements (reports, forms, etc.)
  • Participate in community planning related to the facility
  • Encourage all residents to participate in activities
  • Perform delegated functions directed by Director of Recreational Services
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent desirable but not required
  • Specialized training or experience in gerontology desirable
  • Experience in skilled care or residential services for the elderly desirable
  • Basic computer skill required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing

Schedule:

  • Weekends from 9:00A - 3:00P

Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Voluntary Life
  • 403(b) with employer match
  • PTO program
  • Additional Benefits available

Contact Kathy with questions, (260) 749-9655 *123.

Culinary Services

Cook (full | Full Time (Days)

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  • Title

    Cook (full

  • Shift

    Days

  • Status

    Full Time

Are you looking for a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of others?

Golden Years is a premier long term care facility where we take pride in the small, home-like communities that make it feel like home. We need a full time cook to make nutritious meals that add joy to the lives of our residents.

Job Description:

Cooks safely prepare meals for about 100 residents of various type of prescribed diets and textures, according to state and federal guidelines.

Schedule:

  • 4:30a – 1:30p
  • Four days during the week, plus every other weekend (80 hours per biweekly pay period)

Job Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Dietary Cook (congregate living settings): 1 year

Benefits:

  • Pay range from $14.50-$18.50/hour based on experience
  • Daily Pay Option
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 403(b) with employer match
  • PTO for vacations, sick, and holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Sign on bonus paid in increments at 3 mo, 6 mo, and 12 mo (total of $2,000.00)

Contact Eva Rundel, Hiring Manager at 260-749-9655 for more information

Dietary Aide | Part Time (Evenings)

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  • Title

    Dietary Aide

  • Shift

    Evenings

  • Status

    Part Time

Job Description:

Culinary Services Aide is responsible to provide assistance in all culinary functions as directed or instructed and in accordance with federal and state regulations and standards and the policies and procedures of Golden Years Homestead (GYH) Campus.

Duties Include:

  • Assist in serving meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance, and on a timely basis.
  • Complete kitchen and dining room cleaning assignments according to the cleaning schedule or as directed.
  • Set up meal trays, food carts, dining room, etc. as directed.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Experience in skilled care or residential services for the elderly desirable.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent desirable but not required.

Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Voluntary Life
  • 403(b) with employer match
  • PTO program
  • Additional Benefits available

Contact Eva Rundel, hiring manager, at 260-748-6414.

Nursing

CNA | Part Time (Variable)

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  • Title

    CNA

  • Shift

    Variable

  • Status

    Part Time

Golden Years Homestead is a Christian-based facility looking for Certified Nurse Aides for first shift (7A - 3P), second shift (3P-11P, and third shift (11P-7A). CNAs provide routine daily nursing care and activities of daily living to residents on the Golden Years Homestead (GYH) Campus in accordance with federal and state regulations and standards and the policies and procedures of GYH.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a state approved program for nursing assistants. Maintain state of Indiana certification as a Nursing Assistant. If Qualified Medication Aide, must also maintain appropriate state qualifications.
  • Experience in skilled care or residential services for the elderly desirable.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent desirable but not required.

Benefits:

  • OnShift scheduling gives you 24/7 access to view your schedule, pick up extra shifts, or request to trade shifts with coworkers.
  • ReadyPay Today allows you to draw up to 50% of your earned wages each day to deposit instantly in your bank account.
  • Company matching retirement plan,
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at 90 days for positions working at least 20 hours/wk.

Applications

Apply online at https://greencroft.org/GoldenYears/about_us/careers#jobs.

Apply in person at:
Golden Years Homestead
3136 Goeglein Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46815

Call 260-749-9655 for more information.

LPN/RN | Full Time (Days)

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  • Title

    LPN/RN

  • Shift

    Days

  • Status

    Full Time

Golden Years Homestead is a Christian-based facility looking for nurses (LPN or RN). The nurse is responsible for providing direct nursing care to the residents, and to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by nursing assistants of the Golden Years Homestead (GYH) campus. Such supervision must be in accordance with federal and state regulations and standards and the policies and procedures of GYH and as required by the Director of Nursing Services, Assistant Director, or Community Nurse Leader.

We prefer 12-hour shifts (7a-7p, or 7p-7a), but we do have some 8-hour shifts available as well.

Competitive wages with shift and weekend differentials.

Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • Provide support to Resident Care Specialist/CNAs with resident care and charting.
  • Currently licensed as LPN or RN in the state of Indiana.
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 80 pounds occasionally and 60 pounds frequently.
  • Experience in geriatrics preferred.

Applications

If you are looking for wonderful, team oriented facility with great staff to resident ratios, apply online or call 260-748-6422 to schedule an interview with Shona Kirkpatrick, ADON. Golden Years Homestead is located at 3136 Goeglein Road, Fort Wayne IN 46815.

Support Services

Housekeeper | Full Time (Days)

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  • Title

    Housekeeper

  • Shift

    Days

  • Status

    Full Time

We are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Housekeeper/Housekeeping professional to join our team at Golden Years. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining a clean, organized and sanitary environment for our clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cleaning and a keen eye for detail.

Schedule

  • 6:30a - 3:00p four days during the week, plus every other Saturday and Sunday
  • Total of 80 hours every two weeks
  • Wage range $12.42-$15.87/hour based on experience

Full time benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Daily pay option
  • Tuition Assistance
  • PTO

Qualifications:

  • Experience in housekeeping preferred, but not required
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to respectfully interact with others from diverse backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning client rooms and common areas to a professional standard
  • Dusting, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming floors
  • Washing and sanitizing residential apartments, bathrooms, and common areas
  • Changing linens and making beds
  • Properly stocking cleaning carts and ensuring adequate supplies are on hand
  • Communicating with residents and team members to address any cleaning-related concerns or issues
  • Following established sanitary standards and procedures for all cleaning tasks
  • Adhering to health and safety guidelines at all times

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you have a passion for cleanliness and want to make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position at Golden Years.

Contact hiring manager Philip Adelman at 260-749-9655 *141 for more details.

What's in it for you?

Resident and Team Member
Employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Employee Paid Critical Illness
  • Life Insurance with Voluntary Options
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Child Care)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with Generous Employer Contribution
  • Meal Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Bi-weekly Payroll/Direct Deposit
  • Sign on Bonus
Educational
  • CNA Certification (Training Provided by Greencroft)
  • Leadership Development
  • Ongoing Education/Certification
  • Career Progression
  • Education Assistance Program

Testimonials

Here’s what our staff has to say.

  • LaVerne
    “I’ve worked here for 3 years and this is a great place to work with great opportunities!”

    LaVerne Laundry

  • Tracy
    “I've worked here 13 years and this is the best facility I've ever worked in. I've worked in several. This is the best!”

    Tracy Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Shelly
    “My smile is so big because I love my job! Love the teamwork, positive atmosphere, and you feel respected and valued as an employee. I've never felt that before. This is the most positive environment I've ever experienced!”

    Shelly LPN Community Nurse Leader

  • Casey
    “I love working at Golden Years because it’s family oriented and everyone here works as a team and gets along! The residents are what make you want to come in every day. They are why you are here. It’s your home away from home!”

    Casey CNA

Spotlight

Golden Years CROFT Week

CROFT Values Week

Golden Years team members dressed in blue for the CROFT Value of Fairness during CROFT Values Week. The CROFT Values we live out each day are: Creativity, Respect, Openness, Fairness and Teamwork.

Gina Martin

Employee Benevolence Fund

Gina Martin believes in paying it forward. She received help when she needed it, and now she helps others whenever she can. Gina began working for Greencroft Goshen five years ago. During her tenure, she experienced some personal problems of her own, including financial hardships. Her manager helped her apply for a gift from the Employee Benevolence Fund. Each campus has its own fund, managed by the Greencroft Communities Foundation, and the process to apply is straightforward. To be eligible, an employee must have worked at their campus at least one year. They must be in good standing with no disciplinary actions or excessive absences. “I was so grateful,” Gina said. “It helped me climb out of a hole.”

Wheelchair Race

Team Members Wheelchair Race

Who says work can't be fun? Check out the wheelchair races we had during "Golden Week." Even our VP, Steve, participated (but Dot left him in the dust)! We are so thankful for all of our employees and residents and all of the fun we have together!

CNA Life

Leading with careful consideration in service to others

Start your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant with us! You can look forward to enriching the lives of others by virtue of your compassion and responsiveness to help those with medical needs. A CNA is a vital asset to our caring Golden Years community.

As CNA, you would provide high quality daily care to our residents. This includes bathing, dressing, feeding, taking and recording vital signs, as well as helping residents with activities of daily living.  Our team members become like family to our residents and vice versa! 

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