Have you ever considered a career in senior living?
Senior living communities such as The Kensington White Plains offer a wide range of opportunities and benefits to caring, loving individuals who feel a calling to serve others.
The Kensington recently partnered with Career Coach Dr. James Rouse to present an inspirational career-building event where Kensington team members shared stories about how they live out our core values throughout their day.
During the event, Dr. James Rouse shared how a healthy work environment can help you cultivate a career that is meaningful, satisfying, and impactful.
A career in senior living at The Kensington White Plains will make an impact on your life, as well as the lives of our residents.
Read on to learn more about how you can join our community of loving, passionate individuals for a fulfilling career.
What is it like to work for The Kensington White Plains?
At The Kensington White Plains, togetherness and a spirit of collaboration are features of each day. We’ve worked diligently to build a culture where every voice is heard and all talents are celebrated.
We believe this approach is what makes it possible for professional dreams to come true.
During the recent career event, we heard from The Kensington White Plains Senior Care Lead Partner Flona Patten, who has been with our community since 2013.
Fiona Patten began as a care partner in our community, and in less than a year she was promoted to lead care partner.
“Live the values of The Kensington and your job will be well done here,” she says. “We are all part of the same family. Whatever we do, we do it with residents in mind — and with great empathy.”
We believe Flona Patten exemplifies all of The Kensington values, every single day.
Our core values are our love for seniors, respect for each other, spirit to serve, and passion for excellence.
We blend kindness and professionalism with competitive pay, benefits, job security, and more—all of the components we believe a person needs to be successful, fulfilled, and motivated within their career.
The benefits of a career in senior living
If you’ve never thought a career in senior living could be for you, we encourage you to think again.
It takes a village for a senior living community to be successful, and this includes a range of talents, interests, and backgrounds.
Even if you are not a nurse or care partner, you can still find a long, stable, healthy career within our community.
Departments within The Kensington White Plains include:
- Life enrichment
- Care and nursing team
- Dining services
- Sales, marketing, and outreach
- Environmental and housekeeping
Some of the leaders in our communities began in dining, and ended up in positions supporting residents’ cognitive health. No matter where you get started, there are numerous opportunities for change and growth as you personally change and grow.
We encourage and support this growth with the training, employee events, employee assistance programs, and more.
A career in senior living offers the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others, by working diligently to improve and maintain the highest quality of life for our residents.
In return, you will experience personal and professional growth as you witness a direct and real impact on others within the community.
How The Kensington White Plains devotes itself to career advancement and fulfilling a greater purpose
Our team members at The Kensington White Plains have called the atmosphere “open,” where they feel free to express their thoughts and concerns without fear of backlash.
Team members make efforts daily to embrace the team values, including speaking to each other and residents with kindness, gentleness, and respect, and showing real concern for each other’s well-being.
We also celebrate milestones with each other, such as birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings.
The positive, caring atmosphere lends itself to numerous growth opportunities, as team members feel at home at The Kensington and wish to continue serving our community because they feel cared for and supported.
Many of our team members have been promoted to different roles, including care partners to lead care partners, wellness nurses to directors, and more.
We support team members through monthly team meetings, and we recognize outstanding members each month with Kensington Moment Awards.
We also have an Annual Team Member Award, and host barbecues, special lunches, treats, and more.
Our Promise is to love and care for our residents as we do our own family
At The Kensington White Plains, Our Promise is to love and care for our residents as we do our own family—and this Promise includes our incredible team members.
The Kensington exists because our passionate leaders envisioned a community that took the assisted living model of care to a higher level, staffed by loving professionals.
Our leaders have successfully brought this vision to life, and we could not be who we are today without a dedicated team of loving, caring individuals who are just as passionate about high-quality senior care as we are.
In this way, we have created true “aging in place,” where residents will always have a comfortable, elegant, loving home and the consistent care and friendship of our team members.
If you’re eager to make a real difference in the lives of others, consider what your experience and background can offer to a role in senior living.
The Kensington White Plains—your partners in professional growth
Our team of dedicated professionals understands how important it is for many families to stay close by to their senior loved ones who need care.
We also understand how preserving the comfort of their loved one’s routines helps make the care experience more pleasant for the whole family.
If your personal and professional goals align with The Kensington Promise and our beliefs, consider joining our team.
Whether it be our gourmet dining, full calendar of life enrichment activities and events, or expert nursing or care partners, we are looking for friendly, loving, positive individuals who want to make a difference.
Contact us today to chat about our career opportunities, and to discover how your goals align with ours.