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Goddard House is managed by local, Massachusetts-based Senior Living Residences (SLR). SLR’s assisted living and memory support communities have been enriching the lives of seniors and their families for nearly three decades. SLR is acclaimed for our forward-thinking, pace-setting innovations in the world of senior care that include an enriching Olmsted Memory Support Program, the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area.

We enjoy an exceptional reputation among families and professionals for providing top notch care, creating innovative programs that enhance quality of life for residents, and for maintaining the highest of industry standards. It is our associates’ commitment to our “Right Values” philosophy that established and maintains our position of excellence, respect and trustworthiness in the senior housing industry.

Want an incredibly rewarding career? Join the Goddard team!

Work alongside a team of caring and compassionate professionals. Enjoy an outstanding benefits package. Help make our residents’ twilight years their best years. Apply below!

Current Open Positions

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Building on a History of Success: Goddard House Seeks Grants Consultant for Next Chapter

Summary:
Goddard House, a nonprofit serving older adults located in Brookline, MA, is seeking a part-time grants consultant to support our grants activity. The role of the consultant will include writing letters of inquiry (LOI), proposals and reports; tracking and reporting on grants; and administering grant financial reporting and correspondence for the Community Partnerships Office.

Goddard House programs are funded through a combination of grants, partnerships, and operational support. Grants also support staff training. Our program and training grants are mostly in the range of $5-$15,000, totaling up to around $100,000 annually. Potential exists for larger grants in 2021 and beyond.

The grants are managed by the Community Partnerships Office at Goddard House.

Mission and Values:
Our mission: Goddard House embraces the aging experience for seniors living in the Boston area by operating a high-quality assisted living community and by creating innovative programs which support our need for purpose, engagement, autonomy, and choice as we age.

We are guided by these values: Compassion, Respect, Collaboration, Responsiveness, Excellence,Innovation and Transparency.

History and Background:
Founded in 1849, Goddard House is the oldest elder care organization in Massachusetts. A nonprofit organization, Goddard House has two primary strategic directions:

The continued high-quality operation of Goddard House Assisted Living and Memory Support, a senior living community with a long history of providing enriching experiences which support purpose, engagement, autonomy, and choice for our assisted living residents and the community at large. Our innovative grant-funded programs for older adults and persons living with dementia include music therapy, dance movement therapy, farming, fitness, and mindfulness meditation.

The expansion of Goddard House Community Initiatives, which creates innovative programs and partnerships in the Greater Boston community that further fulfill our mission. For example, a few years ago we launched a joint program with FriendshipWorks in Jamaica Plain which brings participatory arts programs to low-income housing sites. We have also recently launched a new cross-sector arts-related partnership. With the hiring of a CEO in 2019, we are now expanding the scope and reach of such programs.

Overview of the Work:
We are seeking a part-time grants consultant to:
  • Understand the organization’s strategic plan and maintain a strong sense of direction about Goddard House
  • Communicate with foundations, Goddard House management and program staff
  • Research and maintain a database of funding opportunities for cultivation
  • Identify new funding opportunities and create profiles of prospective sources
  • Be responsible for all aspects of LOI and grant proposal writing including information gathering, proposal writing, seeking feedback and reviews, preparing and submitting LOIs/proposals and supporting documents, and meeting submission deadlines
  • Manage existing grants including producing reports
  • Provide quality results by implementing foundation guidelines; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining support database
  • Administer grant tracking and reporting and correspondence for Community Partnerships Office

The consultant should spend some time on-site (or virtually depending on social distancing guidelines) to get to know staff, program consultants and programs but is expected to work remotely. Hours can be flexible as long as work is completed on time and accurately.

The expected time commitment is approximately 10-15 hours monthly. This contract position is anticipated to last between six and 12 months, with the potential for renewal.

Qualifications/Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to complete work with minimal supervision, with the judgment to know when to ask for help
  • Experience in aging services preferred but not required
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Proven track record of successful grants
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in grant writing and prospect research
 

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Dining Room Server (Part Time) – Brookline, MA
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
Goddard House Assisted Living community is seeking a part time dining room server. Weekends are required. If you enjoy working with seniors, come and be part of the team that gives our amazing residents and their guests an enjoyable and delicious dining experience!

SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates’ ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and, of course, care for our residents.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in a similar role is preferred as well as a flexible schedule, including availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed are required.
  • Candidates with ServSafe certification preferred.
  • A desire to serve seniors and a dedication to improving their quality of life is required.
  • Background checks will be completed prior to employment. 

ABOUT SLR:
Senior Living Residences (SLR), an industry leader, managing and operating assisted living and memory support communities across New England, is acclaimed for our forward-thinking, pacesetting innovations in the world of senior care that include the renowned Compass Memory Support Program, the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area. We are committed to working and partnering with like-minded people which has led to our long-standing affiliations with other ground-breaking organizations including the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Oldways, Health Through Heritage, creators of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.

Known amongst our peers as the Right Values Company, SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates’ ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and of course, care for our residents. We offer a culture of constant-learning and constant-improvement, always striving to set higher standards. In addition, our associates appreciate access to professional education as well as a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid time off and holidays, retirement option with company match and various insurance benefits.

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Utility Associate / Dishwasher (Full Time)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
Goddard House is seeking a part time utility associate to join our team on Friday-Monday. If you enjoy working with seniors, come and be part of the team that gives our amazing residents and their guests an enjoyable dining experience!

SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates’ ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and, of course, care for our residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include dish washing, heavy cleaning of kitchen counters & storeroom, mopping floors, emptying trash, and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The utility person will work with volunteers, residents of the community and other staff members to complete tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, listen to resident needs and work with both small and large groups.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Be able to lift 60 pounds and operate equipment safely.
  • Have a flexible schedule, including availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • A desire to serve seniors and a dedication to improving their quality of life is required.
  • Background checks will be completed prior to employment.

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Van Driver (Full Time) – Brookline, MA
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House


DESCRIPTION
Goddard House is seeking a Van Driver to join the team!

The driver will be responsible for providing safe transportation for our community residents to and from activities and excursions, as well as other duties as assigned by a supervisor. This individual will also support with activities that residents participate in.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Drive the van in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner
  2. Assist residents in and out of the van at all times
  3. Properly secure equipment including wheelchairs
  4. Provide excellent customer service
  5. Maintain a clean driving record
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  1. A positive “can do” attitude
  2. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  3. 1-2 years experience in a professional driving position is preferred
  4. A desire to serve seniors and a dedication to improving their quality of life is required.
  5. Background checks will be completed prior to employment.

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Memory Care Programming Assistant (Activity Assistant) Full Time
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
Our community is seeking a professional to serve as Programming Assistant for our memory support community. The schedule is Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am-7:00pm.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative programmer who is creative, friendly, energetic and organized to assist the Program Director in creating, scheduling and implementing programs for our assisted living residents, as well as for residents in our Olmsted neighborhood who are living with dementia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The Programming Assistant provides assistance in managing a comprehensive program for active independent seniors, as well as individuals with memory impairments, with the goal of enhancing their social, intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical well­ being. As assigned, instructs and supervises other assistants, Resident Care Associates (RCAs) and volunteers in their participation in activity programming; and serves as a liaison with family members, the larger community and care providers.
  • The Programming Assistant may assist with developing, scheduling and directing these programs daily, including driving residents to off-site activities in the community van.
  • Duties also include providing support for photography, the creation of a monthly newsletter, updating the community Facebook page, and assisting with public relations efforts.
     
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1 to 2 years experience working with the elderly and/or Alzheimer’s populations.
  • Experience providing programs or services to the elderly.
  • Must be responsible, organized, and dependable with the ability to communicate effectively with senior citizens and their families.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Must be flexible and a good team player.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.
  • Must be able to express self clearly, verbally and in writing.
  • Must have a history of responsible, accident-free driving.
  • Background checks will be completed prior to employment.
 

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Social Worker (Full Time)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION:
The Goddard House is seeking a Full Time Social Worker to join our team! The Social Worker provides comprehensive social services to meet the emotional and social needs of residents at the time of move-in, during their residence, and if necessary, when they leave the community. The Social Worker acts as a referral source directing participants and their families to community social service providers, and serves as a liaison with family members, community agencies, physicians and care providers. The Social Worker administers state Medicaid programs and must be familiar with other programs for seniors, such as Medicare and the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Organize the social service program to provide support, information and referrals for residents and families to improve quality of life/care for individual residents
  • Participate in the screening and assessment of potential residents, and the development of the resident’s Service Plan, as requested by the ED
  • Welcome and provide transitional support to new residents and families; Introduce the availability of social services; Identify unmet needs 
  • Assist the ED and Director of Business Administration (DBA) in determining residents’ eligibility for Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit or other assistance
  • Advise residents/families on the necessary steps and requirements of government agencies providing public assistance to access programs, and help complete necessary forms, as appropriate
  • Responsible for all required Medicaid documentation on each Medicaid resident, including the social service history and documentation of monthly resident visits; assist with additional documentation as requested by the ED or DBA
  • Work closely with other associates to ensure a team approach to help residents adjust to their new living situation, orienting residents to the community, introducing them to other residents and associates, promoting socialization in the dining room and with resident groups, and responding to any questions they may have
  • Provide counseling and support as needed for individual residents and families including assisting the family in dealing with moving in, changes in the physical or emotional health of their loved one, and moving out, if necessary
  • Promote concrete services as requested and assist in making supplemental service arrangements for residents
  • Attend family conferences and monthly resident meetings to provide information and referral resources for outside providers, as needed, including government funded programs, hospice and palliative care, home care and nursing services, and psychiatric support
  • Assist in providing transportation information to residents
  • Visit residents in hospitals and nursing homes
  • Participate with program staff in move-in and move-out activities, upon request of the ED, including assisting with nursing home placement
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate of an accredited college with a degree in Social Service
  • Valid license as a LSW, LCSW, LICSW or LSWA
  • Experience working with elderly clients
  • Must understand and follow the rules and regulations governing Assisted Living communities and various financial programs such as state Medicaid programs

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Resident Care Associate (CNA)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
Goddard House is seeking a per diem CNAs and HHAs to join our team!

At our community, priority number one is the enhancement of each resident’s Quality of Life. We focus on the whole person, not just the treatment of their most basic physical or cognitive needs. Our method is to individualize a plan of care for each resident, providing just the right combination of services to optimize their overall well-being, independence, personal dignity and enrichment.

DESCRIPTION:
Our Resident Care Associates (CNAs or CHHAs) are responsible for the delivery of quality care to the residents of the community, encouraging independence and ensuring each resident’s physical, social, cultural, intellectual, and mental well being.

A desire to serve seniors and a dedication to improving their quality of life is required. RCAs must maintain a positive attitude, the flexibility to perform various duties in service to the residents and the ability to work in a team environment.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide
  • Resident Care Associates must demonstrate experience in geriatric care, work well with seniors showing understanding and patience, be a flexible team player, and demonstrate a desire to work with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Background checks will be completed prior to employment.

Walk-in applicants are welcome.

ABOUT US:
Senior Living Residences (SLR), an industry leader, manages and operates assisted living and memory support communities across New England.

SLR is acclaimed for its forward-thinking, pace-setting innovations in the world of senior care that include the renowned Memory Support Program, the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area. We are committed to working and partnering with like-minded people which has led to our long-standing affiliations with other ground-breaking organizations including the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Oldways, Health Through Heritage, creators of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.

Known among our peers as the Right Values Company, SLR communities are guided by our core beliefs in resident quality of life, integrity, innovation, discovery and valued associates. We are proud of the environment we have cultivated that encourages all associates’ ideas and feedback in an effort to better our programming, operations and, of course, care for our residents.

We offer a culture of constant-learning and constant-improvement, always striving to set higher standards. In addition, our associates appreciate access to professional education as well as a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid time off and holidays, retirement option with company match and various insurance benefits.

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