Featured Employee

Tom Such
Director, Food Service

Tom received his degree from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, and has over 37 years in the food industry. As an experienced chef, Tom worked in many fine restaurants and had the opportunity to cook for a variety stars, including Mick Jagger, Sammy Davis Jr., Neil Diamond, and President Ronald Reagan. For the past 20 years, he delighted palates at Reeds Landing as general manager of Food Services. Tom’s love of cooking is not his only passion, although he does enjoy cooking on his wood-fired brick oven. He also gets fired up about fishing, wood working, and classic cars. He lives in Enfield with his wife of 32 years, Kathi; three wonderful daughters, Felicia, Sarina, and Karissa; and his rescued dogs Fenway and Smalls.


Karen Petruccelli, RN
Vice President of Quality Improvement

After joining the leadership team at JGS Lifecare in February, Karen has turned her laser focus on quality improvement for all of JGS Lifecare including the resident/patient experience, risk management, and regulatory affairs. Karen brings more than 20 years of post-acute nursing experience to her role at JGS Lifecare. Previously, she served as director of clinical services for Athena Healthcare Systems where she was responsible for the nursing clinical management of multiple nursing and rehabilitation centers in several states. Prior to that, she served as a nursing consultant for various skilled nursing facilities.

“Karen clearly brings to JGS Lifecare a wealth of administrative experience in clinical sub-acute settings,” said Martin W. Baicker, president and CEO. “Her skills and expertise are critical assets as we undertake the challenge to elevate our standard of care, and not only maintain but continually improve the skilled nursing care we provide in our nursing home, rehab center, assisted living residence, adult day health care program, and our home health and hospice care agency. Under her leadership, we are making great strides in the creation of a culture of excellence.”


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Rabbi Devorah Jacobson
Director of Spiritual Life

JGS Lifecare

Named to the Jewish Daily Forward’s 2016 list of America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis, Rabbi Jacobson has led JGS Lifecare’s spiritual services for 15 years. She is trained as a multi-faith chaplain, certified by the National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), which requires that the individual demonstrate outstanding abilities in the area of multi-faith pastoral care and meet the standards of professional competence as established by the NAJC. This is the highest professional standard given in the chaplaincy field, providing specialized training in the area of healthcare chaplaincy. “Rabbi Jacobson commits herself fully to everyone her life touches, whether in times of joy or difficulty. Her capacity for empathy, along with her wise counsel, set an example of exemplary care and helps fulfill our overall mission to provide both physical and spiritual care at JGS Lifecare,” said Martin Baicker, president and CEO. In addition to her many roles at JGS Lifecare, Rabbi Jacobson is also part of the faculty for the Florence Melton School in both Springfield and Northampton programs.


 

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RN & LPN


Sosin Center for Rehabilitation (Full Time; Part Time; and Per Diem Positions)

RN/LPN license, strong computer and people skills required for new Green House certified Sosin Center for Rehabilitation. The innovative Green House model of care helps people recover faster and fuller in comfortable spaces that feel more like home, cared for by a team who have a voice in the way the home is run.

We’re looking for nurses who want to offer this unique style of caring. RNs and LPNs will provide nursing care through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care. They will also provide assistance in promoting a high quality of life for short-stay rehabilitation residents of the Sosin Center.

Full Time; Part-Time; and Per Diem positions are available, including free meals, and 120 hours of Green House Training.

  • RN Starting Salary (FT & PT): $27/hr. base Per Diem: $28
  • LPN Starting Salary (FT & PT): $24.80/hr. base Per Diem: $25

 

Shahbaz


Sosin Center for Rehabilitation (Full Time; Part Time; Per Diem Positions)

Nursing Aide certification, strong computer and people skills required for new Green House certified Sosin Center for Rehabilitation. The innovative Green House model of care helps people recover faster and fuller in comfortable spaces that feel more like home, cared for by a team who have a voice in the way the home is run.

We’re looking for CNAs who want to offer this unique style of caring. Shahbazim will provide care of the residents, and the residents’ environment, including personal care activities, cooking/meal preparation and service, laundry, and light housekeeping.

Full Time, Part-Time, and Per Diem positions are available, including free meals, and 120 hours of Green House Training.

  • Starting Salary: $15.30/hr. base (FT & PT)
  • Per Diem: $14

RN Supervisor Full Time (3-11pm & 11pm - 3am)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home

Successful candidate for this key position will have 2-3 years recent supervisory experience and knowledge of long – term care regulations. Our nursing management team is very supportive and we offer a collaborative management environment. MA RN Licensure required with experience. Please call 567-3949 ext. 2311 for a personalized tour. We would be happy to show you around!

RN & LPN (Full Time; Part Time)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home

Staff Nurse positions available for licensed nurses with excellent clinical skills and a caring heart! We offer a competitive wage and opportunities for advanced training. MA Licensure required.

Certified Nursing Assistant (Full Time, Part Time)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home

Positions available for CNA’s with excellent clinical skills and a caring heart!  Assist nursing staff with patients’ personal care, emotional support, and activities of daily living. MA Certification required.

Starting Salary: $12/hr. base

Care Manager (Full Time, Part Time)


Ruth's House Assisted Living Residence

Responsibilities include direct care and assistance with activities and dining. MA Certification required.

HHA Home Health (Full Time, Part Time)


Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care

HHA Home Health for certified, Joint Commission accredited home health agency with competitive compensation and flexible hours. MA Certification required.

Concierge (Intermittent - 12 hrs per/wk-weekends)


Ruth's House Assisted Living Residence

Flexibility to cover vacation if needed and holiday hours is required.  Experience working in a healthcare setting or with elders preferred.

Clinical Dietician (Per Diem)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home

For a 200 bed nursing home with sub-acute. Must be a Massachusetts registered licensed dietician. Knowledge of Geri-Menu with electronic medical recording familiarity a plus, as well as awareness in Orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws. Coordinates the nutritional activities within the facility in compliance with DPH regulations and in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations and in accordance with Orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws

Cook (Intermittent - 20 hours / week)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home

Flexible schedule including every other weekend.  Coordinating the overall preparation and service of meals.  Two years’ experience required.  Experience in a health care setting, and basic knowledge of Orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws preferred.

Dietary Aide/Utility Aide (Full Time & Per Diem)


Leavitt Family Jewish Home/Ruth's House Assisted Living Residence
  • Performs a variety of duties related to assisting in the preparation and serving of meals to residents, staff, and visitors according to the daily menu and in accordance with Orthodox Jewish Dietary Laws.
  • Works with residents and staff in a manner that promotes person-centered care with a commitment to customer service.
  • Assists cooks in preparing and serving meals and snacks.
  • Responsible for loading trays and food carts, cleaning kitchen and work areas, washing kitchen areas, dinning equipment and dishes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to follow oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to work with public in a courteous, positive and professional manner, focuses on customer service.
  • Must meet all health requirements in accordance with laws and set forth by the policies of the facility which include a medical and physical examination.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Manual dexterity and motor coordination required to handle dishes and trays rapidly and efficiently and to work various cleaning supplies.
  • Ability to push, pull, move, or lift up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Frequently stands, walks, end/stoops, reach above shoulder level, crouch and push/pull; occasionally squats, kneels and balances.
  • Ability to see, hear, feel, read, write, and verbalize clearly in English.

Home Health Aides (Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem)


Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care

Primarily in the Springfield-Longmeadow area, offering flexible schedules, a competitive hourly rate, mileage and travel time reimbursement.  Home Health or Hospice experience a plus.  MA CNA Certification and/or HHA training documentation required.  Reliable vehicle required.

Please contact us if you would like more information regarding any of our programs and services, or you’d like to take a tour of our campus community.

JGS Lifecare
Guided by Jewish Values. Serving all Faiths

770 Converse Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106