A family-focused long-term care residence
Pay and benefits
Doing this type of work is similar to working in a nursing home, with the big difference being that there are only four residents. Most people find this to be the biggest benefit, being able to develop one-on-one relationships with our residents. Our staffing team is working on a comprehensive compensation benefits package, including paid time off, vacation pay, and a health insurance bonus to help team members purchase their own policies. Watch this page for updates and specifics this fall.
Night shift: 10 pm to 6 am
Are you a night owl? The overnight awake person has a big responsibility but also a quiet, self-directed work time. There will be hourly bed checks with hands-on cares with the residents, and the daily laundry to do. If there is an emergency or a need for another hand, a second staffer will be in bed in the staff room on a sleeping shift. This position is perfect for a student or someone who may work during the day and can afford a bit of interrupted sleep if needed.
Granite House will be staffed 24 hours a day with two people at all times,
with additional staff during the day as needed for tasks, activities, and events.
Each shift has its own unique rhythm. Which one works for you?
As the day winds down, our residents will be able to enjoy a soothing and stimulating hydrotherapy session in our spa tub or roll-in shower after dinner. Both areas have a ceiling lift to safely transfer them to and from their wheelchair. At bedtime, staffers will follow the individual routines for each resident to get them dressed and ready for bed. Family members may stop by for a visit and enjoy some quality time together in one of our private gathering places.
Mail inquiries to: Granite House, Inc.
P.O. Box 283
Bayport, MN 55003
How do you apply?
At this time we are taking general inquiries and accepting resumes. Please send a cover letter and resume to our nursing director Anna Bohnen, RN, at email@example.com. or to the address below. We want to know about your special talents, skills, and interests that can help us get to know you and place you where your light can shine. Be sure to include an email address and a contact phone number. Once we are ready to start interviewing, you will be the first to know.
Early shift: 6 am
Are you an early bird or wish to keep your afternoons open for family, classes, or other activities? Join our morning team and work a four-to eight-hour shift that fits your schedule. You’ll be relieving the night staff and greeting our residents as they wake up to start the day. The morning routine will cover one-on-one resident care to get them bathed and dressed, and transferred to their wheelchairs with a convenient ceiling lift in every bedroom. Breakfast is served in our spacious kitchen at the big table, with room for visiting family members to join us for a cup of coffee in the sitting area.
CAREERS AT GRANITE HOUSE
At this time we have openings for full-time and part-time staff for all shifts. We are getting inquiries from people with group home experience, nursing home experience, and certified nursing assistant qualifications. Our people will be self-starters, reliable, and compassionate caregivers. It will take a very special blend of people to make our house a home -- for our residents, their families, and our staff.
Do you like the busy part of the day with lots of activity? Come in during the day and engage with our residents during music therapy visits or enjoy the sunshine on the screened porch. On nice days you can take them out to the pavilion to look out over the meadow and see the long view over to the Wisconsin river bluffs. Winter afternoons are cozy near the fireplace. Is your specialty hands-on therapy? Learn how to work with our residents on physician-approved weight bearing and range of motion activities in our lower level therapy room, to help maintain healthy muscles and joints.