Employment Overview and Benefits
Full time employees work a regular schedule of 30 or more hours per week.
After one month of employment, they are eligible for seven paid holidays per year.
Benefit time accrues after three months as follows:
- up to two weeks of vacation time per year (up to three weeks for RNs)
- up to two weeks of sick time per year
- up to three days of personal time per year
Regular part time employees work a regular schedule of 20-30 hours per week. They earn up to two weeks of vacation time per year.
All employees are immediately entitled to direct deposit of their paycheck and free checking at the bank or credit union of their choice. Direct deposit to a Christmas Club is also immediately available.
After three months of employment, all employees are eligible for:
- Health insurance
- Employee prescriptions filled by Wesley's pharmacy and paid for through payroll deduction
- Group Term Life Insurance
- Tax Sheltered Annuity option.
After one year, all employees are eligible for dental insurance and pension plan (401K).
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Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
Wesley Health Care Center offers a 100 hour Certified Nursing Assistant training program of classroom and clinical training. All applicants must be hired by Wesley in order to participate in this program. The paid training begins with a general orientation to Wesley.
Wesley's RN and LPN in-service educators, along with clinical supervisory staff, oversee the training program. All skills are taught in the classroom and then practiced on clinical days.
Once the training is complete, there is an orientation period on an assigned unit. After orientation, a regular work schedule is established including every other weekend plus several days during the week.
Trainees learn how to care for residents, including but not limited to: bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and transferring (lifting residents using proper body mechanics, as well as some mechanical lifts).
Trainees will also learn to take temperatures, pulses, and respiration; to perform skin care and catheter care; to help residents perform range of motion exercises for muscle maintenance, to weigh and measure a person in bed, to make an occupied and an unoccupied bed, and to clean and store equipment.
Physical requirements of the job include heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, bending and standing at least 80% of the work day.
Once trainees are working, Wesley schedules their state clinical and written exams. Both tests are given at Wesley and Wesley pays the testing fees. A clinical evaluator will test five clinical skills. If the clinical portion of the exam is passed, the state written exam of 60 multiple choice questions is given that afternoon. The test results are mailed. After passing the test and once certified, trainees receive a certificate stating they are a Certified Nursing Assistant in New York State.
To learn more about the Certified Nursing Assistant training program contact Human Resources at
Wesley has many career opportunities available in the fields of nursing, housekeeping, physical therapy, social services, nutritional services, administration, activities and many more. Some positions require college degrees and some do not. Our most available positions are as follows:
Certified Nursing Assistant
The role of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) includes both professional and non-professional nursing duties. A CNA performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures to promote a resident's independence. Major responsibilities also include assisting residents at mealtimes; helping to lift, move or transfer residents in and out of bed; and assisting residents with a variety of hygiene functions.
Food Services Worker
The responsibilities for this position include food service preparation, tray assembly, delivering and returning food carts from the units, and cleaning carts, utensils, plates and the kitchen area.
Employees in this position are responsible for completing tasks related to cleaning public areas and resident rooms. Tasks include dusting, mopping floors, trash removal, meal clean up and a variety of monthly cleaning projects.
This position includes a variety of tasks related to cleaning residents' personal clothing and linens. Duties include gathering, weighing, sorting, washing, drying, and folding of laundry and linen in addition to other assigned duties.
The primary purpose of this position is to maintain Wesley's grounds and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Some major responsibilities are shrub trimming, snow plowing, plumbing, plastering, carpentry and preventative maintenance, which includes inspection, adjustment and lubrication of equipment.
Volunteering at Wesley Health Care Center
Volunteering is a wonderful way to get to know our community. Many of our volunteers are relatives and friends of residents. Our volunteers are as young as twelve and as mature as ninety-four, and have different interests and abilities that, when shared, enhance the lives of our residents.
Volunteer possibilities include reading a newspaper or book to an individual or group of residents, working in the gift shop, assisting our maintenance department, sewing or mending residents' clothing and assisting our activity department with activities and field trips.
Volunteering at Wesley Health Care Center is a good first step for a person considering a career in health care. A volunteer has the opportunity to experience helping in a variety of settings and to learn about available careers.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, call (518) 691-1457 and ask to speak with our director of volunteer services.
At Wesley Health Care Center, we have developed a flexible program designed to enhance nursing education through work-related experience. Student nurses work with other health care professionals and observe firsthand how to practice primary nursing in a long-term care setting. The flexible schedule allows for the demands of the student's formal educational program.
- Competitive rates for per diem work
- Time-and-a-half pay for holidays worked
- Wesley Health Care Center pays for certified nursing assistant test
Since these positions are per diem, they are not eligible for benefits.
Requirements for per diem work at Wesley when in school
- One or two days per week (more if desired) with flexible hours of your choosing. Example: 4-8 pm, 3:30-9
- Two weekend days per month including either one Saturday or Sunday, or a Saturday and Sunday together on a shift of your choice.
Requirements for per diem work at Wesley when not in school
- As many days as desired (shifts depends on staffing needs)
- Every other weekend
- One major holiday
To learn more about our Work Study opportunities or to apply for the program, please call the Human Resources office at (518) 691-1668.