Category Archives: Careers

Employee Wellness Fair 2018

On Thursday August 9, The Cedars celebrated its employees with the ninth annual Wellness Fair! Several vendors, including some of our volunteers arrived ready to inspire, educate and engage our staff with healthy lifestyle tips and wellness offerings.

The focus included healthy eating demonstrations from our kitchen staff with fresh Gazpacho and other tasty treats. A variety of practitioners were present, sharing their knowledge and treatments in reiki, acupuncture, thermal image screening, and essential oils. In addition our employee benefit representatives were also available to provide information and resources tailored to individual needs.

Several of our staff members were the recipients of wonderful prizes, … Read more here.

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Celebrating Our Staff at The Cedars

Thank you, Roxanne, for 30 years of dedication and caring!

The Cedars took the opportunity of a mid-summer cook out to celebrate our employees and community. The residents, staff and families gathered today recognize staff who have been working with The Cedars for 5, 10, 15 20, 25 and even 30 years! Many people were highlighted, and here is some of the attributes and qualities that the team members commended in each other:

Advocates for the residents
Sharing their expertise and experience
Flexible
Always willing to help
Motivate their resident with love and care
Handles challenging situations with ease and competence
Wears many hats
Teacher, caregiver, nurse
Dependable, … Read more here.

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CNA Plus Program Graduates First Class

Six individuals graduated from the CNA Plus Program at The Cedars this past Friday, helping to fill much-needed healthcare positions in long term care.  CNA Plus is a result of the collaboration among Southern Maine Community College, the Root Cellar, the Boyne Foundation and The Cedars that trains individuals, including members of Portland’s immigrant population, as direct care workers and transitions them to full time jobs.

The program provides qualified applicants with English Language Learning assistance, if needed, and a full scholarship into the 12 week program. In addition to the CNA (certified nursing assistant) certification, they … Read more here.

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A Career at The Cedars – Employee Recognition

GillianA great day at The Cedars! Every year we gather to honor and celebrate our staff that has been with us for five, ten, fifteen, twenty years and more. After recognizing 28 employee anniversaries – sharing much applause, a lot of laughter, and some tears – we announced four individuals who were given scholarships for continuing educational opportunities in their fields.

Three nurses were chosen for Certifications in Rehabilitative Nursing and Palliative Care. And one CNA, Gillian Jembere (pictured here with Emily Gerardo, Staff Development RN, and Susan Dionne-Jones, DON) was chosen for tuition reimbursement to attend college classes towards a nursing degree. During … Read more here.

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