Careers

Careers

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At Watercrest, we believe in rewarding outstanding work, promoting from within, and building long-term relationships. Our culture inspires associates to recognize and celebrate one another’s gifts through service. Whether experienced or new to Senior Living, we provide in-depth training preparing each associate to make a real-life difference. Our in-house programs pave the way for associates to advance through our Career Development curriculum, and for college students to explore their Senior Living interests in our Internship program.

 

 

What Our Associates Say

  • 92% of employees say that when you join the company you are made to feel welcome.
  • 93% of employees say that their work has special meaning, this is not “just a job”.
  • 91% of our employees feel good about the way we contribute to the community.

That is why they voted us a Certified Great Place To Work for FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!

 

We Invest In Servant Hearts

Watercrest associates answer a calling to serve our cherished residents and their families every day, and we are committed to continuously investing in our families of servants’ hearts.

We believe our associates deserve a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits options including health, dental, and vision, voluntary life insurance and company-paid life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, supplemental plans, 401k with employer match, paid time off, tuition reimbursement program, volunteer paid time off and associate referral program.

Career Development

Our growth is your opportunity. Career Development is designed to assist associates in advancing their careers within the Senior Living industry.

Celebrating . . . Kevin Julian

Congratulations, Kevin Julian – Senior Environmental Services Director!

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Kevin began his career with Watercrest over five years ago, as Market Street East Lake’s very first Environmental Services Director.

He selected his core value of Reliability, and those who know him agree it’s a perfect fit – Kevin is steadfast and dependable, always . . . and these qualities have contributed toward this next step in his journey.

Kevin sums up his thoughts about his new position saying, “I love the opportunity to meet and work with our Environment Service Directors, and to both help and learn along the way.”

Thank you,
Kevin,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Devin Sabatini

Congratulations, Devin Sabatini – Senior Environmental Services Director!

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Devin has been part of our Watercrest family for almost seven years, and all who know him will agree that Trustworthy is the perfect core value to describe him!

After relocating to Florida, he became a member of the management staff at our very first Watercrest community, where he continued to grow his career, studying and learning all he could about senior living and the Watercrest Way.

Devin says, “I have been fortunate to assist at other Watercrest communities, and eventually move into the Senior Environmental Services role. I have been able to grow and learn so much about seniors at Watercrest . . . a place where I feel valued.”

Thank you,
Devin,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Gabriela Livingston

Congratulations, Gabriela Livingston – Servant Leader of the Month at Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach!

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Gabriela joined the Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach team in July. Selecting her core value of Faithful, she shares, “I am passionate about serving people that can’t serve themselves. I love to help people. I also love the teamwork with the crew. I love bringing smiles to people’s faces.”

Her director agrees. “Gabriela is kind, passionate and dedicated to serving others.”

Thank you,
Gabriela,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Samantha Sipe

Welcome, Samantha Sipe – Operations Specialist at Watercrest Senior Living!

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Samantha brings over 12 years of experience in senior living and has a tremendous heart and passion for serving seniors.  She earned a Bachelor in Arts at Millersville University, is a licensed Administrator in Pennsylvania, and currently working toward the same license in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.  A believer in servant leadership, Samantha feels that “Our consistency in providing excellence is built upon the passion of our associates.”  Samantha’s role will be instrumental in providing tools for our leaders and front-line teams, to help them achieve success and ensure the best possible experience for our residents and families.

Thank you,
Samantha,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Hailey Vorkapich

Welcome, Hailey Vorkapich – Talent Acquisition Specialist at Watercrest Senior Living!

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Hailey was first introduced to the senior living industry through an internship opportunity at Watercrest, and will graduate from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in December 2022.  “This experience blessed me with not only a front row seat into the industry, but also the importance of intentionality, hospitality and servanthood necessary from the moment a resident, family member, or visitor walks through the door.” Through her opportunities and experiences, she has discovered a passion in seeing others tenaciously pursue their God-given callings, and is looking forward to many more to come.

Thank you,
Hailey,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Chef Scott Simka

Congratulations, Chef Scott Simka – featured in Senior Dining Association News!

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Scott Simka, Executive Chef at Watercrest Indian Land, was recently featured in Senior Dining Association News!  The article on mentoring points out that Chef Scott is recognized by other industry chefs for having a crazy passion for his team members and residents every day.   His LinkedIn page headlines “Executive Chef – Energetic, Engaged & Caffeinated – Changing the face of senior dining and senior service,” and his posts often spotlight dining team members at Watercrest Indian Land!  Scott comes alive when teaching and training, saying, “Working with teams to empower them to overcome barriers to their success is what drives me and gives me a sense of purpose. It’s just something I do but not something I’ve always done.”  And we are so glad you do it, Chef Scott – we are blessed to have you in our family!

Thank you,
Chef Scott,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Stephanie L’Heureux

Congratulations, Stephanie L’Heureux – Director of Accounting!

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Please join us as we celebrate the promotion of Stephanie L’Heureux to Watercrest Director of Accounting, overseeing the financial systems of all of our senior living communities and associated brands. Stephanie is one of our longest tenured associates, having joined Watercrest just one year after our inception in Summer 2012. From her start as an accountant to her promotion to Senior Accountant, Stephanie has skillfully supported Watercrest during our growth throughout the Southeast. CFO Joanie Williams says “Stephanie embodies the Watercrest culture of servant leadership through her core value of ‘dedication. She is a talented mentor and trainer for our team members in the home office and the communities. Her contributions to our growth and success have been significant.”

Stephanie summarizes her experience with us – “Watercrest has truly always been a part of my family. I value every connection and experience I have made and feel blessed to further serve and contribute to our purpose as I enter into this new chapter of my journey.”

Thank you,
Stephanie,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Shannon Rochester

Congratulations, Shannon Rochester – Senior Business Office Manager!

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Shannon has been a part of our family for five years – entering as a Concierge in St. Lucie West and was subsequently promoted to Business Office Manager. 
 
Shannon’s core value is Compassion, proudly stating that “Watercrest has become my family, the residents, family members, and my teammates. My Grandfather was a resident here – the love that was shown to me by everyone when he passed was enormous. My Daughter and I spent a lot of time at Watercrest off and on the clock.   Watercrest has given me the opportunity to grow and challenge myself – every day there is a new challenge. I never imagined myself on this path. I really enjoy being the first contact with all our new incoming servant leaders . . . getting to know them and teaching them about Watercrest. I love being able to live my core value daily, showing compassion to all I come in contact with.  I truly love my job. This is my happy place!”

Thank you,
Shannon,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Cheryl Welch

Congratulations, Cheryl Welch – Senior Business Office Manager!

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Cheryl joined our Watercrest family as Business Office Manager in Winter Park almost two years ago! Her core value, Integrity, serves her well while continuously demonstrating a great work ethic and dedication to residents, families, and associates.  

 

“I love Watercrest for the transparent work culture, the leadership (MaryAnn!), career advancement opportunities, and work/life balance,” says Cheryl. “I love the Senior Business Office Manager role because it makes it a passion in helping others, giving me an opportunity to use my skills and abilities to mentor/train present and future Business Office Managers.”

 

Thank you,
Cheryl,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Celebrating . . . Sheila Fioretti

Congratulations, Sheila Fioretti – Dining Services Specialist!

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Sheila comes to Watercrest with over 30 years of culinary and hospitality experience and has also owned a successful catering business. Her passion is to humbly serve all customers with superior service while exceeding their expectations – always seeking ways to step things up a notch!  She believes in collaborative teamwork – that everyone, no matter what they do, is vital to the organization. 

 

Sheila graduated with a Culinary Arts Degree from Le Cordon Bleu school of Culinary Arts and is a Certified Dietary Manager.  Her core value, Passion, defines Sheila!  She’ll tell you that her passion is “serving our seniors, team members and communities humbly each day with excitement and a servant heart, and empowering others to find and enhance their passion.”  

Thank you,
Sheila,

for demonstrating that “The Difference is Our People!”

Congratulations

on Your Work Anniversaries

Watercrest Macon

  • Galedria Mbah
  • Christa Matthews
  • Brittany McBride
  • Regina Pleasant
  • Shirley Robinson
  • Beverly Jackson
  • Taryll Martin
  • Charles Gottschalk
  • Briana Robinson
  • Michele Pittman
  • Shannon Morant
  • Jasmine Lambry
  • Cindy Jefcoats
  • Oscar Blanks
  • Pamela Helms

Years of Service

  • 1 Year
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Congratulations

on Your Work Anniversaries

Watercrest of Fort Mill/Indian

  • Andrina Johnson

Years of Service

  • 2 Years

Watercrest of St. Lucie West

  • Eileen Poole
  • Micaha Byrd-Mosley
  • Kyle Raynoha
  • Judith Campbell Edwards
  • Patricia Valenzuela
  • Pierre Williams
  • Wayne Ali
  • Josette Desir

  • 5 Years
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 4 Years
  • 2 Years
  • 5 Years
  • 2 Years
  • 2 Years

Watercrest of Spanish Springs

  • Jennifer Hutt

  • 1 Year

Congratulations

on Your Work Anniversaries

Watercrest of Santa Rosa Beach

  • Dawn Bohren
  • Jacob Calhoun
  • Rockeisha Hall
  • Elijah Jones
  • Gregory Forrester
  • Jennifer Hutt

Years of Service

  • 2 Years
  • 2 Years
  • 2 Years
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • 1 Year

Watercrest Buena Vista

  • Lashunia Collins
  • Jennifer Butler
  • Fashawn Robinson

  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year
  • 1 Year

Watercrest Columbia

  • Marshalita Gatson

  • 1 Year

Internships and Volunteering

Whether a career in Senior Living has always been your calling or you’re still exploring the idea, Watercrest is a great place to learn about Senior Living.

To explore career opportunities, internships, or volunteerism with Watercrest Senior Living contact:

Talent Acquisition Team

Jessica Desjarlais

Hailey Vorkapich

Let Us Help you find your dream job at watercrest!

Testimonials

“The longer I am with Watercrest, the more I realize this is much, much more than a career. This is the place I have been waiting my whole life to be. Here, there is the heart that is missing in most companies.”

- Michelle, Associate