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Providence Health & Services Neighborhood Helper - Long Term Care in Seward, Alaska


Providence is calling a Neighborhood Helper (Long Term Care, Variable Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Seward Mountain Haven in Seward, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Providence Mountain Haven is offering this position as the first step to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant! Once hired into the Neighborhood Helper position, you will receive on the job training, experience and assistance in helping you obtain your Alaska State Certified Nursing Assistant license! Once obtained you will be considered to move into one of our full-time positions.

Mountain Haven is the first and only Green House® home in Alaska, providing the Shahbazim an opportunity to provide care to elders living in their home environment. They will protect, sustain and nurture the elders by providing assistance with meaningful activities of daily living and meeting other needs as required. The core goal of the Shahbazim’s work is to encourage elders to thrive, grow and develop late in life.

In this position you will:

  • Assist with maintaining a clean environment within the Lodge, transporting elders, assisting with meal preparation and set-up, providing meaningful activities and act as companion to promote safety when needed.

  • Perform housekeeping functions in the Lodge and kitchen areas to maintain a clean, safe, home-like environment.

  • Upon completion of a state approved training program for single-task workers, the Neighborhood Helper assists elders with meals, snacks and hydration per Federal Regulations pertaining to Eating Assistants in Long Term Care.

  • Answer elder call lights and refer direct care requests to trained/licensed personnel.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 4 months of hire

  • Completion of Green House Philosophy of Care, Caring Reliably, Culinary training, Culinary training, ServSafe, Dining Assistance, and Alaska food handlers' card within 4 months of hire

  • Able to read, write and speak English

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year housekeeping or personal care experience

  • Experience in long term care or hospital

  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office such as Outlook

About Mountain Haven

Providence Mountain Haven is the first Green House® home in Alaska, which is includes 4-lodges, each with 10-Elders. Teams are self-managed, have consistent staffing, and have strong patient to caregiver ratio. Caregivers typically have 5:1 patient ratio and work 12-hour shifts. Nestled against Iron Mountain, in Seward, AK, it is a great home for Elders to live out their later years!

About Seward Medical and Care Center

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center is a 6-bed critical access hospital and 40-bed long term care facility providing quality health care to residents and visitors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff deliver compassionate, quality care to all patients. We care for the patients ranging from infants to the elderly with services including, primary care, emergency, inpatient, swing bed, lab, radiology, therapies and nursing home care.

Located only 125 miles south of Anchorage on Resurrection Bay, Seward offers a small community feel and access to a multitude of world class outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Seward

Req ID: 246773