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 fifth-largest nonprofit in Massachusetts and a four-time winner of the Boston Globe's Top Places to Work, including in 2021.
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.
Competitive and Comprehensive 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
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
- 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.
Opportunities 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.