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Career Frequently Asked Questions

Applying with PHS

Q. How do I find out what jobs are available?
A. All PHS openings are listed in the Job Search section of our careers website. You can search by job category, campus name, location or keywords. Optage and Senior Housing Partners are both divisions of PHS and will have job postings listed here as well. 

Q. What is the best way to stay up to date on current and new career opportunities? 
A. You can always find a list of open positions on our website. If after doing a Job Search you do not find an open position that is right for you, please sign up for "Email Alerts” on the bottom of the search results page. Submit your email address with the specific search settings or keywords you are looking for, and an email will be sent to you when a new opening is posted that matches your criteria. You can update your subscriptions anytime. 
   
Q. How do I know my application was successfully submitted? 
A. If you have applied for a position with PHS via our Job Search section, you will receive an automated e-mail response confirming receipt of your application. Note that our goal is to keep candidates informed of their status throughout the recruitment process. You can login to your account from the Careers page to see the “Submittal Status” of your application at anytime. 
 

Interviewing Process with PHS

Q. How does the recruitment process work at PHS?
A. We have a Centralized Recruiting Department for many roles: Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), RN, LPN, Clinical Coordinator, Trained Medication Assistant (TMA), Server/Dietary Aide, and Cook/Chef. If you apply for one of these roles, a Recruiter will reach out to you via email or phone with next steps in the process.

All other positions are managed at each community directly through the Human Resources department. You may be contacted via phone or email for these positions if your qualifications match the needs of the community. 

Q. How soon will I know if a hiring decision has been made?
A. If you are working with the Centralized Recruiting Department, your Recruiter can help you understand the specific timeline for the opening you've applied for. You should hear back from the team via phone or email with a status update within a week of your interview.

If you are working with the community directly, the Hiring Manager and/or Human Resources department will follow up with you in a timely manner via phone or email after all interviews have been completed.  
 

Benefits 

Q. What is the culture like at PHS?
A. We are a non-profit, faith based organization and consider our Christian Ministry to be the first of our values for a reason. It is at the heart of all we do and forms the cornerstone of our identity as an organization. Through our value of Christian Ministry we strive to reflect the love of God and define our service to you and others as an expression of God’s grace. Hiring people that value and support our culture is as important to us as hiring people who have the skills for the position. To nurture our culture, we have many practices, policies and commitments that support those values. 

Q. Do I have to be a Christian to work for PHS? 
A. No, you do not have to be a Christian to work in our organization. PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Q. What growth opportunities are available at PHS?
A. We are a growing organization. We have over 6,500 employees and plan to double in size over the next 15 years. This means, there will be a variety of career opportunities for current and future employees across the United States. Our focus is on creating opportunities for people to learn and grow throughout their careers. 

Q. What benefits are available for employees?
A. Full-time benefit eligible employment begins at 60 hours per two-week pay period. Benefits include healthcare insurance coverage, dental insurance, employer matched retirement plan, and generous PTO (paid time away from work).

All employees are eligible for our free Employee Assistance Program, regular wage step increases (for hourly positions), free flu shots in the fall, free coffee and reduced price meal tickets offered at many communities, employee appreciation events such as annual staff picnics and holiday parties.

Q. What scholarship/education assistance opportunities are available to employees? 
A. Our PHS Education Assistance Program provides up to $7,500 per year in scholarships to pursue your professional certification, vocational training, undergraduate or graduate degree in the field of aging services through an accredited educational institute or agency.

Our Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program reimburses eligible employees for their nursing loans over time following graduation. This program provides reimbursement of the required minimum monthly/quarterly loan payments due for student loan expenses incurred while completing an LPN or RN degree program. This program is available to newly hired employees.

Monthly learning and development opportunities are available.

Opportunities are available for development assignments to help you grow to the next step in your career.
 

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