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Immediate openings are available for CNA and nursing positions
in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility.

Bring Your Passion for Helping Others to Shaker Place

Collage of images; residents petting dog, residents giving a thumbs upWe offer exceptional benefits you won’t find anywhere else, including:

  • Competitive, Experience Driven Pay – Get paid for your years of experience with our “Experience Differential Pay”!
  • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost or no cost premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
  • New York State Pension
  • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
  • 529C College Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Union Assisted Training
  • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9
  • A Supportive, Team Environment
  • A Beautiful, Newly Renovated Facility

Want to Join our Team? Here are Three Easy Ways to Apply:

Option 1: Fill out the form and attach your resume for immediate consideration.

Option 2: Apply in-person with your resume to fill out an application, or download one now and bring it with you: CNA Application, RN/LPN Application, General Application.

Monday–Friday, 8:30am–3:00pm
Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
100 Heritage Lane
Albany, NY 12211

Option 3: Call or email for more information:

Phone: (518) 869-2231
Email: info@shakerplace.org

  • Marianne Novak

    “To stand apart from the competition, you must first stand together as a team. I am grateful to be part of a wonderful team at Shaker Place.”

    – Marianne, RN, Quality Improvement Coordinator – 15 years

Employment Opportunities

  • Dietitian Trainee

    Details

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dietitian Trainee. You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new Country Kitchens.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost or premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan

    Our staff are the lifeblood of our facility, providing a comfortable, home-like experience for our residents. We are seeking a Dietitian Trainee who will be involved in nutrition care of the residents as well as aspects of the food delivery system. The Dietitian Trainee will provide clinical nutrition services to residents and ensure resident satisfaction, proper diet maintenance, quality nutrition care, regulatory compliance and good public relations.

    Typical Work Activities

    • Assist in developing preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the dietary needs of each resident utilizing medical documentation, evaluation of lab values, discussions with staff and face to face visits with residents.
    • Assist in developing a written dietary plan of care that identifies the dietary problems/needs of the resident and the goals to be accomplished for each.
    • Assist in training staff related to modified texture diets and/or therapeutic diets.
    • Counsels residents & families regarding needs/therapeutic diets. etc.
    • Complies with all regulatory standards, including federal, state and accrediting agencies and adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and resident rights policies
    • Ensures meal ticket system is maintained as appropriate including updating food preferences, printing tickets and printing snack / nourishment labels.
    • May assist in audits such as meal test trays, diet order accuracy and supplementation.
    • Participate in other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of dietetics.
    • Knowledge of disease states and appropriate nutrition management including renal disease, dysphagia and palliative care.
    • Knowledge of the proper methods of handling, storing and serving food.
    • Positive attitude, team player, cooperative
    • Excellent work ethic – on time, as scheduled
    • Cheerfulness; good moral character
    • Have a neat, well-groomed appearance
    • Ability to carry out detailed oral and written instructions
    • Physical strength commensurate with job duties

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State College or university with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics.
    • Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
    • Experience with computers and programs including Microsoft Office Suite required.
    • Long Term Care experience as a Dietitian preferred.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

    Details

    Job Overview

    If you’re a caring, passionate caregiver, we want you to join our 5-star team!

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is proud to offer you the opportunity to pursue your passion and grow your career, and with the compensation and benefits you need. You will work alongside our experienced staff, many with over 35 years of experience in their field and have the opportunity to learn from a team of knowledgeable professionals who can assist you in advancing your career in the health care field.

    You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new residential wings.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive, Experience Driven Pay – Get paid for your years of experience with our “Experience Differential Pay”!
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Union Assisted Training
    • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9

    Our CNA’s are the lifeblood of our facility, providing compassionate care for residents and support for our nursing staff. Full and Part Time positions available. New Graduates Welcome!

    Responsibilities

    • Providing compassionate and quality care to our residents
    • Ensuring residents basic personal needs are met by assisting with walking, feeding and bathing
    • Assist residents in the use of walkers and similar equipment in a prescribed physical therapy program
    • Keep residents’ space clean and tidy to help them feel safe and comfortable
    • On occasion, assist with clerical tasks
    • May accompany or assist resident/residents in supportive nursing services and transporting of resident/residents in ambulance or clinic car
    • May participate in Quality Assurance monitoring and Audits. May serve on Quality Assurance subcommittees.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Passionate about providing superior quality of care
    • Positive Attitude, Team Player, Cooperative
    • Excellent work ethic – on time, as scheduled
    • Ability to understand and carry out directions related to the care of our residents
    • Physical strength commensurate with job duties
    • Mental alertness to carefully follow a prescribed routine

    Requirements

    • Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant issued by the New York State Department of Health is required
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Details

    Job Overview

    If you’re a caring, passionate caregiver, we want you to join our 5-star team!

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is proud to offer you the opportunity to pursue your passion and grow your career, and with the compensation and benefits you need. You will work alongside our experienced staff, many with over 35 years of experience in their field and have the opportunity to learn from a team of knowledgeable professionals who can assist you in advancing your career in the health care field.

    You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new residential wings.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Union Assisted Training
    • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9

    Our nurses are the lifeblood of our facility, providing compassionate, expert care for our residents. We are looking for experienced Licensed Practical Nurses who will be responsible for the routine nursing care of residents fulfilling a detailed and well-defined resident care plan. Full and Part Time positions available.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the delivery and coordination of quality resident care in compliance with physician order
    • Ensure the highest level of resident comfort and dignity
    • Recognize changes in resident needs and report critical changes to an RN
    • Assist in the implementation of the nursing care plan
    • Take/record vital signs and observes and documents other signs and symptoms as directed
    • Assist in carrying out diagnostic procedures under supervision
    • Responsible for clinical record documentation
    • Assist in the admission and discharge of residents
    • Assist residents in performing ambulation exercise and maintaining proper joint motion
    • Help maintain equipment used in care of residents as directed
    • Perform tasks designed to provide a comfortable environment for residents
    • Assist residents with personal hygienic care, including bathing
    • When acting as charge nurse, has responsibility for supervising over other LPN’s and CNA’s
    • May participate in Quality Assurance monitoring and Audits. May serve on Quality Assurance subcommittees

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Passionate about providing superior quality of care
    • Positive Attitude, Team Player, Cooperative
    • Excellent work ethic – on time, as scheduled
    • Cheerfulness; good moral character; patience
    • Working knowledge of nursing techniques and their relation to medical and surgical practices
    • Ability to carry out detailed oral and written instructions
    • Physical strength commensurate with job duties

    Requirements

    • Completion of a course of study approved by the State Education Department as qualifying for Licensed Practical Nurse
    • License issued by the State of New York to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Food Service Supervisor

    Details

    Job Overview

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Food Service Supervisor. You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new Country Kitchens.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost or premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan
    • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9

    Our staff are the lifeblood of our facility, providing a comfortable, home-like experience for our residents. We are seeking a Food Service Supervisor who will assist in overseeing daily operations. The Food Service Supervisor provides independent leadership in the areas of customer service and staff supervision, quality control, food safety and cleanliness, and recordkeeping for assigned food service areas. On occasion Food Service Supervisors may perform cooking duties.

    Typical Work Activities

    • Supervises employees engaged in serving food to our residents.
    • Supervises the cleanliness of food service areas and equipment.
    • Trains staff in performance of duties.
    • Ensures all trays are accurate using the proper guidelines.
    • Practices good food handling procedures and correct use of food gloves and serving utensils
    • Assists in proper storage of food to prevent spoilage
    • Keeps accurate records of refrigeration, freezer and food temperatures.
    • May assist in the scheduling of workers on various shifts.
    • May participate in Quality Assurance monitoring and Audits
    • May serve on Quality Assurance subcommittees

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Knowledge of the proper methods of handling and serving food, and of the care of tableware, glassware, silver, and kitchen appliances
    • Positive Attitude, Team Player, Cooperative
    • Excellent work ethic – on time, as scheduled
    • Cheerfulness; good moral character
    • Have a neat, well-groomed appearance
    • Ability to carry out detailed oral and written instructions
    • Physical strength commensurate with job duties

    Minimum Qualifications: Either

    • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with an Associate’s degree in Food Service Administration or Nutrition and one (1) year of food service experience, OR,
    • Three (3) years of food service experience in an institutional setting.
  • Food Service Helper

    Details

    Job Overview

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Food Service Helper. You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new Country Kitchens.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost or premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan
    • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9

    Our staff are the lifeblood of our facility, providing a comfortable, home-like experience for our residents. We are seeking a Food Service Helper who will assist in the preparation and service of food to residents, along with the cleaning of kitchen equipment. On occasion Food Service Helpers may perform cooking duties.

    Typical Work Activities

    • Assist the Cooks in the preparation and service of meals
    • Prepares food carts and safely delivers trays to our 8 country kitchens
    • Helps serve food portions to residents
    • Prepares cold foods within established preparation guidelines
    • Reads menu portions carefully and arranges food accurately using the proper guidelines
    • Practices good food handling procedures and correct use of food gloves and serving utensils
    • Assists in proper storage of food to prevent spoilage
    • Prepare, maintain and organize dining areas, including setting tables
    • Clean kitchen, dining areas, dishes, pots and pans, linens and storage areas according to established guidelines
    • May serve as cashier
    • May participate in Quality Assurance monitoring and Audits
    • May serve on Quality Assurance subcommittees

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Knowledge of the proper methods of handling and serving food, and of the care of tableware, glassware, silver, and kitchen appliances
    • Positive Attitude, Team Player, Cooperative
    • Excellent work ethic – on time, as scheduled
    • Cheerfulness; good moral character
    • Have a neat, well-groomed appearance
    • Ability to carry out detailed oral and written instructions
    • Physical strength commensurate with job duties
  • Staff Social Worker

    Details

    Job Overview

    If you’re a caring, passionate caregiver, we want you to join our 5-star team!

    Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is proud to offer you the opportunity to pursue your passion and grow your career with the compensation and benefits you need. You will work alongside our experienced staff, many with over 35 years of experience in their field and have the opportunity to learn from a team of knowledgeable professionals who can assist you in advancing your career in the health care field.

    You’ll love working in our new, state-of-the-art facility with wonderful amenities, advanced equipment, and beautifully appointed new residential wings.

    But perhaps the best part? Shaker Place offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package you won’t find anywhere else. These benefits include:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Unmatched Health Care – Excellent low cost premiums for health, dental, vision, pharmacy and more for you and your family.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous Paid Time Off, including vacation, sick and holiday
    • New York State Pension
    • 401K Deferred Compensation – full or part time
    • 529C College Savings Plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Union Assisted Training
    • Monthly Bus Pass – at discounted rate of only $9

    Our staff are the lifeblood of our facility, providing compassionate, quality care for residents. We are seeking a Staff Social Worker to provide support to our residents, some with social, emotional and related difficulties associated with behavioral health disorders.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in the intake and screening of new residents, evaluating and diagnosing the resident and their problems, and in the development of treatment plans
    • Collect information pertaining to the resident’s history including education, medical, psychological, and social experiences and supported by a psychiatric evaluation
    • Provide social work services to help residents recover from their disabilities and social environment
    • Refer residents to other governmental and non-governmental agencies to obtain services to meet the resident’s needs
    • Coordinate various activity and treatment programs with other social agencies, such as psychology, medical, psychiatric, social, educational, legal, housing, and financial services
    • Record necessary pertinent information per State rules, regulations and local policy utilizing a personal computer
    • Evaluate a resident’s response to services obtained in accordance with the treatment plan and makes modifications and changes as needed to ensure stability
    • Meet with supervisors and team members to discuss a resident’s progress in response to the treatment plan
    • Plan with the clinical team and with community agencies to relate the resident’s treatment and rehabilitation program to his social situation prior to his discharge
    • Prepare a discharge plan for less structured programs for residents who are stable and no longer require departmental services
    • Maintain information on community and health resources which can be utilized during the resident’s care and subsequent to his discharge
    • Meet with service providers to evaluate resident’s progress for services received during the resident’s care and subsequent to his discharge from the mental health program
    • When working with Mobile Crisis Team, may be designated as shift leader or assistant shift leader in overseeing the non-supervisory responsibilities of the clinical operation of an assigned shift in the absence of the supervisor

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

    • Good knowledge of the practices and procedures of social work and of the social factors affecting disease and disability
    • Good knowledge of community resources available to provide services to the mentally ill
    • Ability to get along well with persons in need of behavioral health services
    • Ability to organize casework effectively
    • Ability to receive and follow oral and written direction;
    • Ability to interpret federal, state and local laws affecting the medical and health programs
    • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records utilizing a personal computer
    • Mental alertness; tact and courtesy; good judgment
    • Good powers of observation and analysis
    • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

    Requirements

    • A master’s degree in Social Work from a graduate school approved by the New York State Department of Education and must be licensed as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) at time of interview
    • Successful clearance of criminal background check facilitated through New York State Office of Mental Health
    • For DCYF location, successful clearance from the State Central Registry in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (Background investigation is conducted by the appointing authority)
    • Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license
    • Must be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) within four (4) years of interview

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