Staff Development Coordinator (SDC)

JGS Lifecare, located in the quaint town of Longmeadow, MA, has been the proud caretaker of the elderly within the local community for over 100 years! Founded on the Jewish principle of respecting age as a blessing, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering the best in elder care services to people of every faith and every background. So as we enter our second century, we are excited to introduce a new range of services and updates to serve our life-long commitment to our community. Our spacious campus has a full-array of services including Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Community programs that consist of traditional long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, hospice and day health support services. Our employees are an outstanding team of professionals who go above-and-beyond each day with their compassionate care to our residents and the individuals we serve.

Under the leadership of the Director of Nursing and the Executive Director, the Staff Development Coordinator (SDC) is responsible for the planning, organization and development of the day-to-day functions of the department, while ensuring that the highest degree of quality and compassionate care is delivered at all times to the residents. Highest focus will be coordinating and completing any/all training programs on all 3 shifts that pertain to the care and well-being of our residents. Completing and coordinating the campuses general orientation, training nurses aid programs and employee health is also of highest importance. The SDC will consistently and objectively assess the educational needs of our staff, participate in new hire orientation, onboarding and training of new members of our nursing team and training nurse’s aides, while regularly evaluating their competency, integrity and commitment towards exceptional care to the residents. The SDC is also responsible for managing the annual in-service training program and compliance with all state, local and company documentation requirements such as professional licensure, medicals, immunizations and the COVID-19 Testing processes and protocols.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director of Nursing as necessary concerning the operation of the nursing service department, including QAPI
  • Assist in developing methods and systems for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to insure the continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care
  • Ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained and improved continually
  • Coordinate all mandatory employee in-services
  • Participate in the interviewing, onboarding, training, mentorship and supervision of nursing staff
  • Develop, manage, and evaluate department policies and procedures in accordance with current rules and regulations
  • Participate in annual surveys
  • Maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with company, local, state, and federal guidelines
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Nursing to ensure quality, person-centered care
  • On-call scheduled requirement as directed


  • Current Massachusetts RN Licensure
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Strong organizational and training skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in a long-term care facility and/or with the Geriatric population
  • Effective supervisory and relationship-building skills

Hours: Full-Time, M-F Days, On-call Coverage as needed/required.


  • Life, Health and Dental*
  • Free Groceries every Friday
  • Company Paid Trips
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)*
  • 401k Pension Plan *includes Per diem
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Weekly Payroll
  • Vacation, Holidays and Sick Days
  • Bereavement Time
  • Special Event Days
  • Direct Deposit
  • Voluntary Benefits: STD, supplemental STD, LTD, Catastrophic Illness, Universal Life with Living Benefits, Disability Income Protection, Accident Insurance, Auto and Pet Insurance, LifeLock® Identity Theft Program Discount
  • In Service Training and Development Programs
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Future Leadership Program
  • Fitness Rebate Opportunity
  • Health and Wellness Incentive Program
  • Discount Food and Supply Purchase Program
  • Cash Advance Program
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Public Transportation Stops on Campus
  • Easy access to our campus from Interstate 91

**Apply today and become part of our JGS Lifecare team!**


If selected for hire you must be able to provide a recent physical and required immunizations including fully-vaccinated status for Covid-19.

JGS is an equal opportunity employer, veterans & disability. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.

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Why Choose Chelsea Jewish

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is committed to being an “Employer of Choice”. We offer multiple employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health care settings. At Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation package for eligible employees.

Diversity & Inclusion

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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