At Givens, your work is more than just a job, it is a calling. As a Givens team member, you will have an opportunity to impact our residents lives, develop close and meaningful relationships, and feel the value that you bring each and every day!
An exciting Director level position is available at Givens Estates to assist in the creation of the Independent Living Life Enrichment Department. This position will provide the leadership to bring the disciplines of Programming, Social Services and Wellness together into one department using a team approach that maximizes the talents and skills of all team members. The Director will utilize a creative, holistic approach that capitalizes on resident input to create a vibrant, engaging and purpose driven lifestyle for residents that honors the history and traditions of the community. The Director will create and nurture relationships beyond the Givens Estates campus extending to volunteers, community leaders and other community resources.
Team Member Benefits:
Full-time and part-time positions qualify for benefits which include: two major medical health insurance plans that include dental and vision care, paid time off accrual, 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 6% matching of employee contribution, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, AFLAC insurance products, Lincoln Life insurance products, uniform allowance (certain departments), and educational assistance.
Givens Estates Wellness Center offers employees and a plus one access to pool hours, family swim times, and a fitness center;
On-site medical massage by appointment;
You are welcome to enjoy our miles of hiking trails and outdoor areas;
Meal discounts on campus;
Yearly campus family events (vary at each location);
Access to Wellness initiatives, programs, and fairs;
Discounts and perks with local area businesses;
22% Verizon plan discounts;
Employee appreciation events;
Access to Health management program if insured by Givens;
Yearly training and professional development opportunities;
Annual Company Picnic;
And many more!
Preferred candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field. Preferred candidate will have 3-5 years of progressive supervisory/leadership experience. Preferred candidates will have an understanding of senior services and Life Plan Communities. This position requires a person that is approachable with strong cross-functional leadership skills; who is resilient and empowering of others. Competitive salary and benefit package is provided.
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About Givens Estates
Givens is a vibrant organization committed to providing an outstanding quality of life to more than 1,200 residents through its family of senior living communities in Western North Carolina. A variety of subsidized, affordable, and market rate housing options are available to residents. Givens also reaches out into the region and touches more than 6,000 lives annually through outreach efforts and partnerships with other nonprofits. Givens is a mission and ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Givens Highland Farms (acquired by Givens Estates in December, 2012) is a continuing care retirement community in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There are is a variety of living options, including residential living, assisted living, and health care.
On The Forefront of Retirement
In November 1971, the dreams of local civic and church leaders, and developer Chet Prentice, became reality when Highland Farms Health Care Center, a 60-bed nursing facility, opened its doors in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Today, the evolution of this concept is a licensed CCRC on 50 acres that provides independent living accommodations and ...services in addition to a continuum of healthcare services for its nearly 400 residents.
As a private, for-profit community, Highland Farms grew in its first decade with the addition of garden apartments and cluster homes for independent residents. Amenities, such as dining and meeting areas, were also added. Limbert Hall, an assisted living facility, was completed in 1987, enabling the full continuum of healthcare services to be offered.
When owner Chet Prentice announced his retirement in 1994, Ed Neves (Executive Director), Charles Worley (corporate attorney) and David Worley (CPA for the corporation) formed a partnership and purchased all of the Highland Farms common stock. They assumed ownership on June 1, 1994.
The decade of the 1990's saw the addition of a licensed Home Care Program, an aggressive renovation program, and the addition of four freestanding homes. In 2004, Highland Farms became fully licensed by the State of North Carolina as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
As the three owners planned for retirement in 2011, they preferred to sell Highland Farms to a non-profit provider of senior services. Discussions began with Givens Estates, a retirement community established in Asheville in 1979. Givens Estates acquired the Highland Farms community on December 1, 2012.
Now a part of the Givens organization, the traditions of service and care at Givens Highland Farms are enhanced by the sharing of resources and capabilities of both communities.
Our Residents and Staff:
The nearly 400 residents of Givens Highland Farms make up almost 5% of the population of Black Mountain. Residents are deeply involved in every aspect of the greater Black Mountain community including churches, civic clubs, an active Arts Council, museums and educational activities. An organized Residents Corporation annually contributes to more than a dozen philanthropic organizations in the Black Mountain / Swannanoa Valley area. They also volunteer thousands of hours of service annually both within Givens Highland Farms and in the broader community.
Service is a way of life for our 200+ staff. In addition to the concern and care they provide to all residents, they contribute time, talents and dollars to the community at large. Longevity among staff is common; both 30 and 40-year awards have been presented at our annual recognition ceremony, in addition to lesser amounts. Staff and residents often describe their relationships as "family".