Careers at Highland Farms

More Than A Job: A Calling

Givens Highland Farms offers a wide variety of professional and career opportunities. As a Givens Highland Farms employee, you will work in a retirement community setting where your work makes a difference to both staff and residents. You will be an integral part of the 200-plus personnel who provide skills, services and care to appreciative residents.

We accept applications or resumes by email for most positions. To inquire about applying for an open position, email or call our Human Resources Department at or call (828) 357-2005.

Administrative Assistant for Facility Services

Posted on 1/23/2015

Job Description:

A fulltime opportunity is available for a creative, organized individual to provide professional office services supporting the Facility Services Department by performing administrative and organizational tasks as required. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for receiving maintenance requests by telephone, email, and in person, prepare work orders, and organizing and coordinating the activities of department personnel and outside contractors. The Administrative Assistant will assist the Department Director by performing a variety of support duties, will be skilled in maintaining digital records in spreadsheets and databases, and will work closely with the Finance Department to prepare vendor invoices for payment. The applicant for this position must have the ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion and will be expected to make non-routine choices within established guidelines, with minimal supervision.

Job Requirements:

Qualified candidates will possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team setting. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to handle frequent interruptions, exhibit excellent interpersonal, computer/technology and customer-service skills, as well as excellent computer software skills concentrating in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint , and Outlook) as well as database management.

Required Education:

High School Diploma or GED minimum, college preferred.

To Apply:

Forward your application or resume to Human Resources at .

CNA for all shifts

Posted on 1/10/2014

Job Summary:  Assists professional nursing staff by performing routine duties in caring for residents in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility.

Encourages the performance of residents' activities of daily living to the extent each individual's condition permits and provide assistance with residents' activities of daily living as needed by performing duties including, but not limited to assisting residents to dining rooms; feeding or assisting residents with feeding at mealtimes; understanding and carrying out rehabilitative nursing assignments; assisting with or giving bed baths, tub baths, or showers and shampoos as needed; ensuring that mouth care is performed at least once per shift and that male residents are shaved as needed; assisting semi-ambulatory residents to bathrooms; waking residents and performing morning care or providing evening care and preparing residents for sleep, etc.

Supports the care plans established for each resident by remaining informed at all times of the condition and needs of residents assigned to his/her care; following care plans including, but not limited to, taking and recording vital signs as instructed, recording bowel movements, providing and distributing supplemental feedings, accurately recording food and fluid intake and outputs; performing catheter care per orders; transporting residents to and from clinics and between residences; observing, reporting and documenting status changes in an accurate and timely manner, etc.

Supports residents' socialization and orientation to time and place by assisting with admitting new residents to the unit, including orientation to environment; transporting residents to and from activities in which they can participate.     

Completion of Nursing Assistant Training Course from an approved program is required. A minimum of one year experience as a CNA is preferred.

CNS's needed on all shifts. Every other weekend is required.



Dining Services Jobs

Posted on 9/19/2014

Dietary Aide Positions:

Ensures that all residents, staff, and guests enjoy meals that have been prepared in clean cooking vessels on clean equipment, in a clean kitchen, and that are served on clean and sanitary trays and service ware.

Ensures that all small wares (plates, dishes, etc.) are clean, sanitized and ready for use by cleaning items in approved areas, following established dishwashing procedures, and using the appropriate equipment and chemicals safely.

Ensures that silverware and food preparation and serving utensils are clean, sanitized and ready for use by cleaning items in approved areas, following established dishwashing procedures, and using the appropriate equipment and chemicals safely.

Ensures that thickened liquid diets are served the correct amounts and consistancy at each meal, and that each patient is given the accurate food items ordered, based on the card request.

Maintains ready availability of all cleaned and sanitized items by restocking clean and dry items after washing; checking each item prior to restacking, storing, or resupplying.

Maintains cleanliness of dish room and kitchen areas by following cleaning schedules, manufacturer's recommendations for using chemicals properly and safely, observing precautions on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), etc.

Wait positions available:

Ensures that all residents, staff, and guests enjoy meals that have been prepared in clean cooking vessels on clean equipment, in a clean kitchen, and that are served on clean and sanitary trays and service ware.

Organize and set up dining room and beverage area for meal service.Prepare and assemble all salads, desserts, special food items and beverages as need for residents.Assists in helping residents select from menu as needed.Assist cooks in the overall appearance of plate (i.e., garnish correct food items, portion size, etc.).Use proper techniques in meal service in Dining Room (i.e., serve from right, remove from left, serve courses in proper order, etc.).Supply and re-stock beverage area and condiments on a daily basis as required to perform meal service.Perform clean-up of work areas including Dining Room beverage area and dish room to meet required sanitary standards. 

Health Care Receptionist

Posted on 1/14/2015

Weekend Health Care Receptionist needed.

Creates a positive first impression as the public's initial point of contact with Highland Farms and ensures efficient, accurate communication of routine and emergency information by answering incoming telephone calls promptly, transferring calls, screening calls (when requested), distributing information, and paging for personnel as required by the context of the call; greeting visitors and vendors and directs them as to appropriate areas and/or personnel; directing staff to the correct location in response to residents' needs for assistance based on current day's nursing schedule, etc.

Supports efficient community communication by receiving and sorting incoming staff and resident mail (during day shift) for distribution to Health Care Center staff and residents; coding resident mail with room numbers for distribution by volunteers, etc..

Prevents elopement and supports resident safety objectives by monitoring resident movement within her/his view, redirecting wandering residents as appropriate to ensure they do not go outside or into unsafe areas; paging for assistance from nursing staff if s/he is unable to redirect a wandering resident, etc

Provides clerical assistance to support various community and department programs by entering incident/accident report data into the AOD system and preparing reports for quarterly QA meetings; inputting maintenance work orders into the computer (using Microsoft Word) and e-mailing them to the Facilities Services department; compiling the room round worksheets into an Excel spreadsheet; etc