January 19, 2024

Why Work for a Retirement Community in Harrisburg, PA?

The Senior Care Experts at Ecumenical Retirement Community

Did you know that Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is the #1 place to retire in the US, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking? What makes it a great place to live for retirees? According to the report, the area ranked high for its affordability, access to health care and the overall happiness of its residents compared to those in other metropolitan areas. Those factors, and a healthier job market than similar metro areas make it a great place to live and work, too. Combined with job growth in the senior living field, it is easy to see why working for a retirement community in Harrisburg, PA offers plenty of career potential.

Why work in a retirement community?

You want options.

Retirement communities offer a wide range of career options: full- and part-time opportunities from entry- to senior-level positions, clinical to culinary, licensed and non-licensed, in independent living or dementia care-and everything in between. Flexible schedules are typically available, too.

You want job security.

With the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age by 2030, there is a growing need for compassionate senior care everywhere. That means that at a retirement community in Harrisburg, PA, an area already known as a top place to retire, there will continue to be plenty of career opportunities in senior living into the foreseeable future.

You want career growth.

Many people choose to make a lifelong career in senior living, often rising to managerial and corporate positions after starting in caregiving or other entry-level roles. Retirement communities typically offer training and professional development opportunities with career paths for those who find a passion in the field.

You want to make an impact on someone’s life.

It can be rewarding to be able to help someone live a happier, more fulfilled life. Whether you have regular direct contact with residents such as a caregiver, dining room server or nurse, or provide a support role, you can make a difference.

You want a family-like workplace.

While many companies tout a culture of teamwork, working at Ecumenical Retirement Community feels more like family. From the shared smiles and laughter that fill our retirement community to our Sharing Shed, you’ll find that we truly care about and enjoy being with each other. Our co-workers take pleasure in providing a safe, secure and comfortable home for residents and a positive work environment for each other.

Ecumenical Retirement Community is proud to have been recognized as a Great Place to Work. The Great Place to Work certification is given to companies whose employees have rated their work experiences highly based on five principles-credibility, fairness, respect, camaraderie and pride. Through its certification programs, Great Places To Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists.

Why work for a retirement community in Harrisburg, PA?

Harrisburg, simply put, brings affordability to the draw of an East Coast metropolitan area: shopping, entertainment, restaurants, quality health care, places of worship and a diverse culture. It is a magnet for seniors ready to retire, which provides a wealth of career opportunities in retirement living.

Ecumenical Retirement Community has been providing affordable senior living here for 30 years. In 1994, Governor Leader developed the not-for-profit retirement community in a quiet, neighborhood of Susquehanna Township in Harrisburg to provide low-cost senior living options and opportunities for individuals to thrive as well as give back.

That’s what makes a career at Ecumenical more than a job position. You’ll find a sense of purpose here, and opportunities to make an impact every day.

Of course, if you choose a career here, you will also receive above-standard industry wages (with the potential to earn more based on experience) and comprehensive benefits. Some of our benefits include:

  • Military Spouses program: As a partner employer of the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership, we have committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses.
  • PayActiv On-Demand Pay: Work today, get paid tomorrow.
  • Paid Time Off: Generous paid time off (including your birthday and a Personal Day of Meaning), with the ability to roll them over to the next year.
  • $2 meals including a main dish, a side, drink and dessert.
  • Helping Hands interest-free loans.
  • Co-worker Foundation grants for emergencies in time of need.
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family.
  • Credit union membership.

We invite you to discover more ways our retirement community in Harrisburg, PA is a great place to work. Visit our Careers page for current job openings and more details about our benefits.

Ecumenical Retirement Community is an all-rental retirement community providing independent living, personal care and memory care services. We help residents live actively and affordably. Contact us today to learn more.

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