At Franciscan Ministries, your work helps transform the lives of our residents. Our main goal is to work as a team to help residents, their family members and associates experience Living Joyfully – through our Mission of Celebrate Life and Serve with Joy. It’s this Mission that drives everything, breathing life into all we do – from maintenance, housekeeping, dining, activities, clinical services and programming. Our talented and committed associates know they contribute to something greater than themselves – they create purpose – purpose developing a rewarding career path and purpose in the lives of our residents.
At Franciscan Ministries, senior living is about continuing your journey with purpose. We are focused on making a positive impact through our philosophy – Living Joyfully – built around residents and their wellbeing. This is our Mission and our promise and focus – with everything we say and do.
Our Mission is simple – to Celebrate Life and Serve with Joy! At the heart of everything we do is our people! Together, our associates, residents, their families and our partners are the building blocks of our organization.
We’re All About People
Everything we do at Franciscan Ministries is about transforming the lives of those we serve. We come to work every day knowing our spirit and joy can create purpose in the lives of residents by providing interaction, programs and spiritual guidance – helping them remain active, engaged and connected to their loved ones and the world around them. The connections made between our associates, residents and their families is beyond heartwarming – it is powerful!
Working at Franciscan – you’ll join a Ministry that’s deeply rooted in values, with a rich legacy and a diverse culture that puts people first.
We Create Purpose
It’s what we do and why we do it. Your role at Franciscan Ministries is important and means a great deal to us, the community, the residents and the family members you serve. You will engage with residents providing love, support and delight in resident living. This sense of purpose drives us and connects us across the entire Ministry. Do you want to create purpose, not only for you but for our residents? Join our team!
We expect a lot and so should you. Our employee values are at the core of our hiring process and are requirements to be successful at Franciscan Ministries.
We want everyone at Franciscan Ministries to be able to pursue a career without limitations – it’s how we build and foster the very best team.
Your Environment to Learn
Franciscan Ministries is committed to being an exceptional place to work. We have a collaborative culture where everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential both personally and professionally. Here, you’ll be recognized for your individual contributions and receive the support and training you need to realize your personal and professional goals. Everyone’s knowledge is important, useful and respected. We want you to share your knowledge, provide input and diversify your skillset.
Your Opportunities to Grow
At Franciscan Ministries, everyone is encouraged to design their future career development journey. You take charge of your development by identifying the skills and areas that interest you. We help enable you to move across the Ministry and experience various functions so you can enjoy a career without limitations. We can help you get there!
“Our associates are the most important drivers of success! They are the foundation of our Ministry.” – Monica Simzyk, Chief People Officer.
Our Inclusive Work Environment
Diversity is one of our greatest strengths and adds to the tapestry of our organization. We want to make sure no employee feels they have to ‘fit in’ to be successful. Instead, we want them to know they add value to our teams with new perspectives, ideas and fascination. That’s why our focus is on creating an inclusive work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and that they are appreciated for their contributions.
We believe our business thrives when every employee is valued, respected and empowered to bring their unique and authentic selves into the workplace. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone – regardless of age, gender, language, ethnic origin, religion, culture, sexual orientation or health status – can contribute and realize their full potential.
The health and wellness of all of our associates are of the utmost importance to Franciscan Ministries. We offer competitive benefits with a variety of plans to suit your lifestyle, so you can remain healthy while providing a work/life balance for your overall mental health and wellbeing.
Our Associate Promise: We are committed to your safety and an environment of excellence
We stand strong in our commitment and conviction to provide our associates with a uniquely supportive, healthy and safe work environment. This means not only helping them discover their potential, but also making their safety and the safety of residents a top priority.
Your environment will allow you to strive and work at the highest levels of care and promote excellence throughout the Ministry.
Franciscan Ministries has always been committed to providing our associates with a supportive work environment where they can make a difference and discover their full potential. Now, more than ever, we’re driven by our core values of respect, dedication, stewardship and joy.
We are committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our associates.
Franciscan Ministries has joined the growing list of leading healthcare organizations, associations and other senior living operators who are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations among all new and current associates. To continue protecting the health and safety of our communities, we expect all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to applicable laws and Franciscan Ministries policies. This decision was made carefully with advice from medical leaders, ethics experts and public health officials to promote the safety of everyone in our communities.
At the end of the day, the hope is that people are choosing to accept this decision as a way of caring for others. Requiring our associates to be vaccinated against the virus is an extension of the commitment we have as a Ministry – to always put those we serve first. We all must do our part. We believe that being vaccinated is a requirement for being in service to others.
Continued Evidenced-Based Infection Control to Protect You and Those We Serve
We have expanded our Infection Control and Prevention program based on CDC guidance, taking measures such as:
We’re supporting our associates ensuring that they are well-equipped to keep themselves and residents safe, including:
Health and Safety Measures
We are following Franciscan Ministries, CDC, CMS, state and local guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19, including:
As our associates provide personalized, compassionate care, we will continue to support them in every way possible as COVID-19 evolves. Franciscan Ministries’ remains prepared to keep residents, families and associates safe, well-educated and informed with the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding COVID-19. It’s our belief that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective method to control the spread of this deadly virus. In addition to providing the vaccine to residents and associates, our infection control policies and procedures remain in practice and current with CDC guidelines as well as local and state health departments.
For those seeking additional information, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a valuable fact sheet regarding COVID-19, its variants and the vaccination.