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Senior Healthcare Careers at The Selfhelp Home

Join Our 5-Star Team!

The Selfhelp Home is a not for profit organization celebrating over 75 years of caring for seniors. Selfhelp ranks at the top nationwide with CMS and is accredited by The Joint Commission for Post-Acute and Skilled Nursing Care.

As a member of our team, you play a vital role in achieving our mission – to provide older adults the highest quality of care.

From its inception, Selfhelp has followed its guiding principles: to create a community that stands out from the rest by caring for its residents in clean, comfortable surroundings; to provide good food; to offer kind and compassionate care. These same principles are still paramount today.

Regardless of the job — from our dietary staff to our nurses, we look for only the most qualified individuals to join our family. Finding the right staff that provides the highest quality of care and compassion for our residents is our highest priority. Browse open positions below to see our available senior healthcare careers:

View Selfhelp’s Open Positions Below…

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Pay: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour based on experience

Are you a compassionate, highly qualified, and skilled Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with a love for providing outstanding care and customer service? Do you want to work on the beautiful Northside of Chicago in a 5 Star residential community while making a difference in peoples’ lives? If so, then The Selfhelp Home, a Continuing Care Retirement Community wants you! We are seeking full-time or part-time  positions in our skilled nursing area. 

The Selfhelp Home is a not-for-profit Jewish retirement community on the north side of Chicago with a tradition of caring that is celebrating over 70 years. Selfhelp ranks at the top nationwide for nursing care and maintains the highest possible star rating with Medicare and we are Accredited by The Joint Commission. Selfhelp was awarded Best Nursing Homes and Best Short-Term Stays by US News and World Report, in 2022 and for the past consecutive 8 years. 

All positions in the community require that we ask about your vaccination status. This includes recent TB test, flu, HEP B and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mandated Boosters. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Candidate must have a positive attitude with a good bedside manner, sound judgement, basic nursing skills and knowledge of infection control; be a team player; be able to multitask and work under pressure; possess understanding of caring for residents with dementia.

REQUIREMENTS:

Job requirements are as follows: 

All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check, drug screen and physical exam.

    • Have satisfactorily completed an Illinois-approved CNA training program and passed the written competency test 
    • Meet all State requirements as stipulated in the Health Care Background Check Act Registry to work as an Illinois CNA in a long-term care facility
    • Must have current CPR certification 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must have basic computer knowledge and be able to operate equipment, as needed, in a safe manner
  • High level of professionalism and customer service 

BENEFITS

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all eligible associates including medical- dental- vision insurance- 403B plan- disability insurance- life insurance- PTO plan- competitive wages- Meals Provided-Excellent working environment, and much more.

Pay: $40.00 – $45.00 per hour based on experience

Are you a compassionate, highly qualified, and skilled Registered Nurse (RN) with a love for providing outstanding care and customer service? Do you want to work on the beautiful Northside of Chicago in a 5 Star residential community while making a difference in peoples’ lives? If so, then The Selfhelp Home, a Continuing Care Retirement Community wants you! We are seeking full-time or part-time  positions in our skilled nursing area. 

The Selfhelp Home is a not-for-profit Jewish retirement community on the north side of Chicago with a tradition of caring that is celebrating over 70 years. Selfhelp ranks at the top nationwide for nursing care and maintains the highest possible star rating with Medicare and we are Accredited by The Joint Commission. Selfhelp was awarded Best Nursing Homes and Best Short-Term Stays by US News and World Report, in 2022 and for the past consecutive 8 years. 

All positions in the community require that we ask about your vaccination status. This includes recent TB test, flu, HEP B and COVID-19 vaccine status. Please note that all employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mandated Boosters. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary role of the staff nurse is to provide direct nursing and related services to attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being of each resident, as determined by resident assessments and individual plan of care in his/her assigned unit. He/she assures quality of care by adhering to the therapeutic standards; measuring clinical outcomes against resident’s care goals and standards; making and recommending necessary adjustments; following facility and department philosophies and standards of care set by the professional nursing standards and, the governing agency regulations. He/she manages and directs care staff under guidance of the residents assigned to the unit

REQUIREMENTS:

Job requirements are as follows: 

All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check, drug screen and physical exam.

  • Current State of Illinois RN license
  • At least 1 year of experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, assisted living or memory care facility 
  • Knowledge of nursing professional standards, state and federal regulations pertaining to nursing services. 
  • Proven clinical and supervisory skills
  • Current CPR certification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism and customer service

BENEFITS

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all eligible associates including medical- dental- vision insurance- 403B plan- disability insurance- life insurance- PTO plan- competitive wages- Meals Provided-Excellent working environment, and much more.

Job Description

FULL COVID VACCINATION AND ALL MANDATED BOOSTERS ARE REQUIRED

Job Type: Full-time             Starting Rate: Compensation based on experience.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works as Front Desk Assistant during downtime from driving.
  • Assists residents with any special needs during transportation, such as carrying packages, opening doors, assisting residents onto and out of the vehicle and to the point of destination.
  • Provides miscellaneous pickup and delivery services as needed.
  • A report in writing of any mechanical problems with the vehicle that is being used by you.
  • Review daily the Driver’s Daily Schedule (this document indicates driver’s daily assigned schedule (driving tasks)
  • Report all incidents with the vehicle. 
  • The driver is to be aware of his entire environment (inside the bus and outside of the bus). In the event that an unusual occurrence that seems to be an emergency or if it is an emergency; the following procedure is to be adhered to:
  • Secure the vehicle by parking to the side (or in the most appropriate safe place).
  • Call 911 and inform the emergency of the situation and where you are located.
  • Follow emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Call Selfhelp Home to notify the Executive Director
  • Completes and maintains the following.
  • Vehicle Inspection Sheets (the sheet that verifies that vehicle is in proper operating conditions)
  • Inspects vehicle that will be used for assignment assuring that it is maintained in good working condition.
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicle
  • Work the occasional weekend and or holiday.
  • Ensures all visitors and staff sign into the system.
  • Performs rapid COVID tests on all visitors and vendors as required.
  • Delivers packages to residents and departments as needed.
  • Covers front desk as needed.
  • Other jobs and tasks as assigned.
     

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have appropriate driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) and state regulations.
  • Must be knowledgeable of all safety precautions and comply with safety procedures.
  • Ability to react calmly in emergency situations and be considerate.
  • Ability to operate a chair lift and secure regular and mechanical wheelchairs and scooters.
  • Ability to work semi-independently without direct supervision by following all community procedures and the ability to follow through on assigned tasks and demonstrate initiative.
  • Will train to perform COVID tests and all required front desk tasks.
  • Computer skills required.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible associates!

Benefits:

  • 403B plan 
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Generous paid time off (Sick, Personal & Vacation time)
  • Meal provided during your shift

 

Selfhelp Home considers the health and safety of its residents, family members, and team members as its highest priorities. All offers of employment with Selfhelp are conditioned on completing and passing a background and drug test, participating in mandatory vaccine programs (e.g., Covid-19, Flu), participating in testing requirements (e.g., Covid-19, TB) and using designated PPE when required.

The Selfhelp Home is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, expression or orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

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