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Senior living nonprofit hosts job fair

February 27, 2015
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Senior living nonprofit hosts job fair
A look inside the independent senior living community Breton Ridge at Holland Home’s Breton Woods campus in Grand Rapids. Photo via

A senior living nonprofit will host a job fair on Monday to fill 50 to 75 health care positions at its campuses in the area.

Holland Home will host the job fair in Grand Rapids, in the Raybrook Manor Friendship Room, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at 2121 Raybrook SE.

The open positions

The employment opportunities include both certified and non-certified positions: nursing assistants, resident assistants, home health aides, practical nurses and registered nurses.

Sarah Radler, human resource and staffing resources coordinator at Holland Home, said although people applying for a certified nursing assistant, or CNA, position are required to have a certification, anyone can apply for the open jobs, as long as they have a clean criminal history and reliable source of transportation.

“We have been trying to host a job fair every couple of months,” Radler said. “It is something we do regularly and are trying to have a large turnout and have more exposure.”

The health care related roles range from per diem and part-time to full-time employment and compensation is an hourly wage based on prior experience.

The CNA pay range is between $12 and $14 an hour, while non-certified aides can expect between $10 and $12 per hour, according to Radler.

“For the nurses, it is competitive. We recently had an increase throughout the company,” Radler said.

Holland Home

Established in 1892, Holland Home operates its corporate headquarters in Grand Rapids.

The nonprofit is comprised of three campuses in Grand Rapids, providing a full continuum of care and housing for seniors, and a hospice location in Byron Center.

Holland Home offers several services through the sites: skilled nursing, home health, hospice care and long-term and short-term rehabilitation.

“Holland Home is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in West Michigan,” Radler said. “We provide daily care to more than 3,000 residents. We are really just here to serve our residents.” 

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