If you’re looking for a rewarding position that enhances not only your life, but those you serve, then being part of the staff at Kendal at Lexington could be right for you.

Joyce billing

“I have been here for over 18 years,” says Joyce Clark, billing coordinator. “Maybe just the fact that I have been here so long proves how much Kendal is a great place to work.”

She’s not alone, here are the top 15 reasons our staff say are the best things about working for Kalex.

#15 Convenient location in beautiful Lexington. We’re nestled in a picturesque setting just outside of town, near Washington and Lee University, the Virginia Military Institute, near I-81, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Teresa Lawson in housekeeping states, “Everybody is like family and it’s a beautiful place!”

 #14 Free meal coupon for your birthday. We celebrate you and want to make sure you know we appreciate all the things you do for our residents. So, enjoy a free meal on us! I love working with fun staff,” says Nayanaben Gandhi, a dining and culinary team member.

#13 Wellness Focus. You get a free piece of fruit and coffee every day so you can fuel up and start your day. Staff also have access to our beautiful fitness and pool facilities for only $10/month. (Best deal in town!).

Victoria fitness

“I love my team and the residents,” expresses Victoria Forman, Fitness Manager.

#12 We Ask Your Opinion through “We Care Connect Surveys” and CEO Roundtables. We rely on input and ideas from both the residents and the staff when it comes to making Kendal at Lexington the best it can be.  Terri Hoover, CNA, states “I love the smiling faces, helping others, my co-workers and being able to be heard and make a difference.”

#11      Chef prepared lunches served in our gorgeous dining room for about $5.
Our residents rave about the dining choices here at Kalex, and you won’t want to miss out. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a bargain price as one of our Kendal team members. “Hearing how good the food is makes me happy,” states Kelsey Deacon, Dining and Catering Manager.

#10   Free access to a confidential employee assistance program with services that include stress management, work-life balance, and substance abuse. It’s not just our residents that we care about, Kendal at Lexington strives to create a workplace characterized by mutual respect, opportunities for career growth, and stability.

#9        Our residents love our staff! In fact, they created a Staff Appreciation Fund and show their gratitude through twice a year bonus checks to staff who qualify. They are generous givers, too. Bonus checks are typically a substantial dollar amount.

#8        You can earn competitive wages. As a major employer in Rockbridge County, Kendal at Lexington offers competitive salaries and benefits, professional development and a sense of community and family. Dietary Manager, Clint Ayers, states, “It’s not just a job. It’s a career!”

Kiesha cleaning

Kiesha Jackson in housekeeping says, “What I love is the residents, coworkers and the paycheck 😊.”

#7         Paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay. Use your (PTO) for vacation, sick time or personal business. It’s up to you based on what you need. Jessica Turner, CNA, says, “Having a job that I’m able to help care for the elderly and the flexible schedule, is what I love.”

#6        You can get health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance. Just like our competitive wages, paid time off, and holiday pay, Kendal at Lexington offers many benefits to support you and your family.

Kevan marketing

“Today I am 60, and happily employed by Kendal at Lexington – with the best health insurance I have ever had!  It turns out your age doesn’t matter to the people who do the hiring at Kendal.  I have co-workers as young as their teens and 20’s, and others who are older than me!  Everybody is treated with respect.  I love working here,” expresses Kevan Kavanaugh, Marketing Associate.

#5        You can start saving for your retirement through Kalex contributions and your contributions to a 403(b) account.  We’re not just focused on helping our residents experience a fulfilling quality of life. Planning for your retirement is an important step in ensuring your goals and quality of life are met after retirement.

#4        You can apply for funds from our tuition assistance program to continue your education. We want to see you learn and grow in your skills and in your career.

#3        Family atmosphere. Work in a beautiful community with happy residents. “When I applied here, I told myself that I wasn’t going to get involved with the ‘old people’” said Becky Edmondson, Executive Assistant to the Director. “I was just going to do my little secretary job and go home. Well, that lasted for about 15 minutes. You just can’t work here without falling in love with these folks!”

#2        Your work will be appreciated by residents and your co-workers. We are committed to the philosophy that Kendal at Lexington must be as good a place to work as it is a good place to live. Underlying these efforts is a desire to preserve a sense of community and to nurture an atmosphere in which employees of all backgrounds feel their contributions are important in fulfilling our mission. “The best part is my fun co-workers,” explains groundskeeper Jamie Lipscomb.

Joyce Clark summed it up, “We’ve got a beautiful campus, a fabulous dining department and the food is wonderful, we have an amazing fitness center, and chatting with our residents can always put a smile on your face. The folks that live here really do make your job feel worthwhile!”

And the number one reason Kalex is a great place to work:

#1        You can make a difference in the lives of our residents.  Coming to work every day means something!

“I love being a part of this Kendal family. Being a Recreational Therapist and Dementia Practitioner allows me to provide programs that bring happiness and quality of life, not only to the residents that live here, but also to the staff. Programs are the heartbeat of the house, allowing the residents to live their fullest life participating in things that they choose and love,” states Katie Harlow, Resident Activities Director for Health Services.