As it closes in on the spring completion of its $44 million expansion, Peconic Landing in Greenport is launching an aggressive recruitment campaign to fill approximately 60 new full and part-time positions.
The Lifecare Retirement Community announced Monday that it will host two job fairs later this month in its effort to recruit new employees. The 60 positions are more than what was originally estimated for the expansion, officials said.
“We are excited to welcome new talent to our ever growing team and strive to make Peconic Landing an outstanding place to work,” Peconic Landing president and CEO Robert Syron said in a statement. “Peconic Landing truly values its team members as they are the greatest asset we have in achieving our mission and providing award-winning care.”
More than half the available jobs are in the healthcare sector, including newly created positions to manage Peconic Landing’s state-of-the-art memory care community. Additions to its skilled nursing center, The Shores at Peconic Landing, have also opened up opportunities for RNs, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and certified home health aides, the organization said in a press release.
The community will also continue to offer educational opportunities for those interested in becoming a certified home health aide or a certified nursing assistant. All new employees will be required to complete memory care training, which will be provided on campus, Peconic Landing said.
“Our innovative memory care model offers a unique opportunity for those who enjoy caring for others,” executive vice president and administrator of health services Gregory Garrett said in a statement. “While there will be extensive job training, caregivers will find this new model of resident-centered care truly rewarding.”
Additional hospitality positions throughout the community include cooking and server staff; security, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping and drivers, among other administrative positions.
The job fairs will be held Thursday, January 14 from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On-site interviews will be held for qualified candidates, who are encouraged to bring their résumé. A full list of job descriptions and an employment application are currently available online.
With more than 220 employees, Peconic Landing is the second largest employer in Southold Town. The organization will be investing more than $14.2 million in salaries and benefits for new and current employees in 2016, up from about $11.9 million last year, according to a press release. In June, the non-profit was named the sixth best company to work for in the small/medium size business category by The New York State Society for Human Resource Management. The annual distinction program evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, workplace benefits, practices, and policies.
“More than eighty-percent of our current staff resides within the Town of Southold,” director of human resources Jane Willsey said in a press release. “To meet our employment needs, we are going to have to attract talent from the Riverhead and South Fork communities as well as the North Fork, which could be a challenge.”
Peconic Landing broke ground on its expansion in September 2014, beginning the process of adding 46 new apartments for independent living, the 16-suite memory care center, a new 16-suite short-term rehabilitation center, as well as renovations to refresh its existing community center amenities. Completion of expansion efforts is on track for a spring opening.
Below is a list of the job opportunities being offered:
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Nursing Assistant
Home Heath Aide
House Manager – supervise health care services, case management and daily living activities for the Memory Care Community
Care Partners – assist residents of the Memory Care Community with activities of daily living, while maintaining a home-like environment that is clean, safe and orderly. (Home Health Aid certification preferred)
Admissions Coordinator – evaluate prospective Health Center residents for appropriate level-of-care placement and assist with move-in coordination
Recreation Aide – foster independence and promote socialization for Health Center residents
Social Worker – provide case management services for independent living residents
Wellness Coordinator – oversee wellness programs that ensure life balance for independent living residents
Dietary Aide – assist with daily dietary functions for residents of the Health Center
Kitchen Utility Staff – washing and storage of food preparation equipment and dishware, general cleaning and sanitation ofthe kitchen; and proper rotation of perishable and nonperishable products
Cook– prepare food in accordance with menu plans and standardized recipes
Driver – provide transportation for Peconic Landing residents via community-owned and operated vehicle(s). Proven safe driving record required.
Security and Maintenance – ensure that buildings and grounds throughout the community are secure, safe and properly maintained
Security and Grounds – ensure that grounds are secure, safe and properly maintained
Caption: Peconic Landing employees after the non-profit was named the sixth best company to work for in the small/medium size business category by The New York State Society for Human Resource Management.