NC Careers in Caring

NC Careers in Caring is an initiative of NCHCFA to attract and retain employees in the long term care profession in North Carolina.

Are you a job seeker looking for a meaningful career where you care for others? You can:

Why work as a direct care provider? Life is all about the connections you make with other people. Working in direct care you will be enriching the lives of others, who will enrich yours as well. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Descriptions of Careers

There are a variety of roles in skilled nursing, assisted living, and senior living facilities. Click on the links below for downloadable fact sheets with more information on careers, general education and experience required for various roles, and career advancement opportunities.

Certified Nursing Assistants 
Certified Nursing Assistants are a vital part of senior living communities. CNAs fulfill the most hands-on role in the resident care process.

Nurses provide professional medical care to residents. Their focus is on the resident’s physical health.

Activities professionals have a fun job, but it is also an important one. It is their responsibility to plan and implement programs and events in the senior living community that meet the various physical, social and spiritual needs and preferences of all of the residents.

The administrator role in a skilled nursing or assisted living community is multi-faceted one. It is the administrator’s job to manage finances, human relations, clinical operations and resident satisfaction within the center to ensure its overall success.

Community Coordination 
The admission or move-in process can be a confusing and sometimes scary one for residents and their families. Admissions and office professionals in skilled nursing and assisted living communities help to answer questions, ease anxieties and make the transition as smooth as possible for all involved.

Social Services 
While the clinical staff in a senior living community focus on the physical and mental well being of residents, it is the role of the social services professional to enable each resident to function at the highest possible level of social and emotional wellness.

Support Services 
While not directly involved in resident care, support services staff are essential to the overall resident experience. Housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and dietary staff help to create a warm, homelike environment in which residents live and receive temporary or long term care.

The growing demand for short-term rehabilitation services in senior living communities is creating more job opportunities for therapy professionals in this setting.