Careers

Join the Goddard House Team!

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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Receptionist / Concierge (Per Diem)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Per Diem receptionist for our community. 
 
At our community, the Front Desk Receptionist is the information center of our community, managing all phone calls, greeting visitors, providing community information, managing resident transportation and outing schedules, and assisting residents with all requests. In addition, the Front Desk Receptionist shall be responsible for administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Business Administration. This position requires superior people skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Greeting visitors
  • Handling phone calls
  • Being the main point of contact for emergency situations
  • Acting as concierge for residents
  • Recording resident attendance at meals; Managing staff and guest meal payments.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of resident records
  • Assisting the Executive Director with marketing inquiries and tours
  • General office duties such as faxing, filing, supply ordering/inventory and calendar management
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education / Experience
    • High school diploma or equivalent certificate preferred
    • Possesses expert knowledge of telephone system
    • Front Desk / Customer Service Experience, preferably in the hospitality industry
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, internet)
    • Knowledge of general office equipment including telephone systems and printer/copier
    • Must be comfortable to assist in emergency situations, and able to do so in a calm, competent and efficient manner
    • Candidates must have reliable transportation
    • Background checks will be completed prior to employment.

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

DESCRIPTION
Goddard House is seeking a professional to serve as a Full Time Programming Assistant for its Assisted Living and Olmsted Memory Support community with a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.

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.

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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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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Wellness Nurse (RN / LPN) – Part Time
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House

DESCRIPTION
Senior Living Residences (SLR) is seeking a Part Time Wellness Nurse to support Goddard House every other weekend.

SLR is acclaimed for its forward-thinking, pace-setting innovations in the world of senior care that include the renowned Memory Support Program, as well as the award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program and the stigma-shattering Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative that is quickly spreading across our area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Wellness Nurse will assist the Resident Care Director in his or her duties. Assignments are varied, and can include any of the following:
  • Assessment, Service Plan Development and Oversight
  • Management and Training Duties
  • Budgeting, Quality Control and Compliance
  • Record-keeping
  • Conduct tours and community outreach, and conduct assessments of potential residents
  • Serve as “manager on duty” on a rotating weekend schedule with other managers
  • Participate in social activities with residents as scheduled
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • RN or LPN who is a graduate of an approved nursing program with valid MA nursing license or otherwise meets the requirements of EOEA Assisted Living regulations.
  • 1-2 years experience with elderly or disabled individuals preferred.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills and an acute sense of responsibility and moral integrity.
  • Strong assessment and care planning skills.
  • Experience with residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Sincere desire to work with residents and ability to deal with residents under all conditions.
  • Compassion and patience essential; level-headed and calm in emergencies.
  • Ability to cooperate with other associates in a team environment.
  • Must be willing to perform non-essential duties as needed. Must possess a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm in order to create an atmosphere conducive to growth.
  • Must be able to handle the physical requirements of the job including standing, sitting, bending and moving residents (one person assist).
  • Must have means of transportation to complete assessments for new and returning resident
 

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Business Office Associate (Office Assistant)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Goddard House


DESCRIPTION:
The Business Office Associate (BOA) assists the Director of Business Administration (DBA) with general office and business administrative functions, including ordering supplies, assisting with documentation for resident billing and payments, filling in on the Reception Desk and providing concierge services to residents when needed. The BOA may be asked to do some or all of the following tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent certificate preferred
  • Front desk/customer service experience, preferably in the hospitality industry 
  • Strong customer service and people skills; excellent communication skills in English 
  • Strong computer skills with ability to become proficient in systems SLR uses: Google Apps for Work (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), customer relations management database, calendar management, web-based project management
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment
  • Desire and ability to work with elders, including those with memory impairment
  • Positive, upbeat, “can do” attitude; polite, patient and courteous persona
  • Strong work ethic with great attention to detail; excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Flexible team player promoting a culture of teamwork across departments, cooperation, enthusiasm, customer service, and an atmosphere conducive to growth for all associates
  • Physical ability to occasionally handle lifting of supplies, such as receiving/moving paper deliveries and office supplies, and assist with community events, such as moving (pulling/pushing) tables/other furniture up to 30 pounds

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist DBA with new resident paperwork and business file, including submission/organization of Low Income Housing Tax Credit application paperwork 
  • Assist DBA with maintaining accurate and up-to-date resident records, including Residency Agreements and billing regarding service level change, respite stay, move-out, etc. 
  • Assist DBA with new associate paperwork and business file, including I9s
  • Assist DBA with other aspects of maintaining associate records, such as tracking in-service training and Associate Workplace Injury compliance paperwork
  • Assist DBA with resident billing and payments from third party sources, including long-term care insurance, Pace Program and Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) Medicaid program
  • Assist DBA with collections of monthly resident payments
  • Assist DBA with accounts payable, ensuring that invoices are received by vendors, scanned into the accounting system, coded to proper G/L account and routed for approval from managers that initiate the goods or service in a timely manner
  • Assist DBA with coordinating with community department managers and SLR Home Office on new vendor/service contracts and renewals of existing contracts 
  • Assist DBA in the preparation of community’s annual budget
  • Assist DBA with maintaining petty cash records and necessary documentation
  • Assist DBA with other business functions, as assigned
  • Coordinate with outside vendors to ensure office equipment (computers, printers, telephone systems) as well as related software are working efficiently
  • Manage inventory of office and marketing supplies
  • Manage copy machine and paper supplies, including specialty paper for higher end in-house printing jobs, from approved paper vendor
  • Make copies and handle in-house printing jobs, including nursing department forms, newsletter, activities calendar and marketing materials 
  • Conduct general office functions such as filing, faxing, copying, and creating forms, signs, sign-up sheets and labels, calendar management
  • Track staff and guest meals and submit monthly totals to DBA for billing

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