Careers at Hebrew SeniorLife

Discover careers at Hebrew SeniorLife to find your perfect fit in a culture that supports your personal and professional growth.

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Committed to Seniors – and Each Other

When you work at Hebrew SeniorLife, you’re part of a team that’s leading the way in senior care. A Harvard Medical School affiliate, we are committed to innovation and growth at every level.

From direct patient care and nursing to research, we have countless opportunities for you to make a difference in the lives of seniors while building a rewarding career. With more than 2,600 employees and six campuses in Greater Boston, Hebrew SeniorLife is the seventh-largest nonprofit in Massachusetts and a four-time winner of the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work.

We have a firm belief that diversity and mutual respect make us a stronger organization. That’s why we live by a set of cultural beliefs focused on succeeding together, speaking up for what matters, and growing professionally.

We are also committed to ensuring employees have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. In today’s world, that means adequate supplies of personal protective equipment, extensive infection control procedures, paid sick time, mental health resources, and much more. Because our incredible team is the heart and soul of our organization, and the reason that seniors across Greater Boston turn to Hebrew SeniorLife first.

Join Hebrew SeniorLife, and we’ll help you fulfill your career goals for years to come.

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Nursing Career Opportunities

At Hebrew SeniorLife, we are dedicated to creating new standards in the care of older people. The nearly 1,000 members of our nursing department have a voice in promoting innovation and ensuring all the seniors we care for - from the most independent to the most fragile - receive the highest possible quality of care. Our nurses, who have an average tenure at Hebrew SeniorLife of ten years, are experts in person-centered care. 

Nurses at Hebrew SeniorLife work in a variety of care settings, and we provide career growth opportunities for those who wish to move to a different level of care. Nurses are an important part of the care team across our continuum, including:

  • Short-term, post acute inpatient rehab
  • Long-term chronic care
  • Assisted living
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Palliative care

With a nursing career at Hebrew SeniorLife, you’ll be actively encouraged to find new ways to grow and advance your professional goals and have a voice in what matters most to you. Many of those who begin their careers at Hebrew SeniorLife as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) move on to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), or other health care specialist within the organization. We offer a scholarship program, tuition reimbursement, and support from colleagues and mentors to help you on your journey.  

If you’re already established in your career, Hebrew SeniorLife is a great place for you to work toward a leadership role. Most of our nursing management team is made up of those who were promoted internally. We have a dedicated professional development team that supports continuous learning for our nurses. And our Nurse Excellence Program provides individually-crafted learning opportunities for nurses to deepen their skills in areas such as wound management, dementia care, or end-of-life care, and share that knowledge with others.

Jobs for New RN Graduates

Our Nurse Residency Program is committed to providing comprehensive support for nurses as they begin their careers. It’s a way for you to receive full pay from day one, support for Certification in Gerontology, growth and scholarship opportunities, and flexible positions.
Our program provides:

  • 12 month residency with up to 12 week unit-based orientation
  • Simulation experiences 
  • Continuing education on multiple topics
  • Evidence-based practice project and individualized support

At the end of the residency program, you will be guaranteed a 32- or 40-hour evening or night shift position at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, our long-term care chronic hospital.

Hebrew SeniorLife values nurse training opportunities and partners with many area high schools, vocational schools, colleges, and universities as a clinical training site for students seeking various nursing degrees. Having geriatric-specific training will give you the knowledge and experience that you’ll apply in most clinical settings.

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    Competitive and Comprehensive Job Benefits

    We offer a progressive benefits package and invest in training and professional development at all levels of the organization. Some of the benefits of working at Hebrew SeniorLife include:

    • Excellent medical and dental benefits, available on your first day
    • A 403b retirement plan open to all employees, including per diems
    • Generous paid time off
    • On-site health and wellness programming
    • Tuition reimbursement and scholarships
    • An employee recognition program
    Hebrew SeniorLife Top Places to Work 2021

    Succeeding Together

    One of Boston's Top Employers

    Our employees are the heart and soul of our care. That's why we're incredibly proud that Hebrew SeniorLife has been named to the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work list four times, including in 2021.

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    Nurse Excellence

    Investing in Professional Development

    We’re committed to ensuring that our staff has the resources and support to care for patients and grow their own skills. For example, we’ve launched a nurse excellence program to recognize the special role that our nurses play on the care team.

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    Harvard Medical School Affiliation

    Quality Care in an Academic Environment

    A spirit of innovation and learning runs through everything we do. We’re the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the U.S.

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    What People are saying about Hebrew SeniorLife

    • "My experience at Hebrew SeniorLife has helped me grow professionally but more importantly personally. My co-workers are some of the most kind, humble, and grounded people."

      Lisa Milosh, RN

    • "I found the recruitment process to be seamless. All of my questions were always answered very promptly and respectfully. I have enjoyed every minute of my employment with HSL thus far, and hope to make my time here both lengthy and meaningful."

      Rachael Falk, PhD

    • "It's not just a pleasure, but simply an honor to work for an organization that is redefining aging with the purest mission of respect and responsibility toward our elders while caring for them using evidence-based practices and the highest quality holistic treatment approaches."

      Samidha Deshmukh, PT, DPT