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.

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. 


Posted on 3/5/2015

Job Summary:

Coordinates the provision of high quality nursing care according to care plans consistent with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing and under the supervision of (an) RN(s) and medical staff.

Coordinate the delivery of resident care according to individual plans by performing assessments and participating in the development of individual care plans; reviewing and implementing any changes in physicians' orders; keeping subordinate staff informed by receiving and giving complete and thorough shift reports; documents changes in resident status and reports changes to RN; etc.

Ensures compliance with resident treatment and medication regimens by (re-)ordering medication as prescribed by physicians; administering medications, treatments, or procedures and performing various tests as ordered by physicians and other health care providers; maintaining accurate, up-to-date records including, but not limited to medication administration records, nursing progress notes, treatment records, assessments, incident reports, records of access to and distribution of controlled substances; etc.

Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist

Posted on 3/2/2015

Job Description: A full time opportunity is available for a skilled and highly organized individual to supervise general maintenance and repair of all facility property. Duties also include managing facility renovations, remarketing renovations of residential units, and other special projects. The Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist will be responsible for responding to maintenance requests and resolving maintenance issues in a timely manner, performing routine maintenance as needed, and organizing and coordinating the activities of department personnel as well as outside contractors. The Maintenance Supervisor – Renovation Specialist will report to the Department Director.

Job Requirements:Qualified candidates will possessexcellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, experience with scheduling, purchasing and inventory controls in a maintenance setting, and ability to work with minimal supervision. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to handle multiple, concurrent ongoing projects, exhibit excellent interpersonal, computer/technology and customer service skills, as well as excellent computer software skills concentrating in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Required education: High School Diploma or GED minimum, Associate or Bachelor degree in a technical or business field is preferred.

RN Nursing Supervisor

Posted on 3/5/2015

Job Summary: Ensures the delivery of high quality resident care according to individualized plans by supervising the work of subordinate nursing staff, performing assessments and providing general and specialized nursing care in compliance with federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations as well as Company policy.

Essential Job Functions: Establishes and maintains a competent and compassionate nursing environment by evaluating staffing needs; ensuring that qualified, trained staff, sufficient to meet staffing levels set by the State or company policy, are available for service at all times; supervising subordinate staff; etc.

Ensures documentation complies with standards established and monitored by the State at the end of each shift by completing new admission assessments, verifying the competency of new staff in documentation skills, charting resident progress in a timely manner, tracking and recording nursing care plans, completing documentation on acute episodes and employee incidents, etc.

Coordinates response to emergency needs for nursing intervention by evaluating the crisis; assigning appropriate staff; evaluating outcomes; collaborating in the preparation of disaster response plans.

Minimizes risk to organization, resident, co-workers and self by establishing and supporting infection control, employee health, and workplace safety programs (including the use of lifts and gait belts); enforcing federal, state and local regulations and facility policies and procedures regarding resident and employee health and safety; ensuring that medical equipment is checked for safety prior to use; conducting checks to ensure a clean, safe and sanitary living and work environment; helping the Safety Committee develop safety standards for the Nursing department, monitoring the processing and communication of confidential information. etc.