At Living Branches, we recognize the importance of investing in staff members who are devoted to our mission and core values. Through the Nursing Scholarship Fund and educational assistance program, we contribute annually to continuing education for employees who are pursuing degrees in their line of work. Additionally, many employees within Living Branches have grown and been promoted to new opportunities within the organization. When you come to work at Living Branches, you’re not just accepting a job offer, you’re opening the door to a lifelong career.
Nursing Scholarship Program
In 2017 Living Branches awarded scholarships to eight deserving employees to further their education in the field of nursing. Two full time, two part time, and four pool employees were awarded scholarships totaling $9000.
This is a great benefit to assist Living Branches employees in the pursuit of their nursing career goals by becoming an LPN, RN, or attaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This benefit can help anyone - full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees - to work toward their career goals in nursing. Employees can apply several years in a row as long as they are currently in an approved nursing program.
Educational Assistance Program
Living Branches has an Educational Assistance Program available to regular full-time and regular part-time employees. Under the current program, eligible regular full-time employees will be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $3,000 per calendar year and eligible regular part-time employees will be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $1,500 per calendar year.
The average turnover rate for new hires in any industry is over 50%, which means that over half of all new hires will leave the organization before they reach their one-year anniversary. To help to address this employment reality, Living Branches began a mentor program in July of 2016 to help new employee adjust to the changes that come with a new position. The mentors connect with the new employee to let them know what to expect, answer questions, give guidance, and invite them to lunch. Their role is to guide, support, motivate, inspire, and help their new teammates. We want new employees to have a great experience in their first weeks and months at Living Branches.
For more information, contact Human Resources at 215-368-4438.