Garvey Manor

Garvey Manor &
Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence

A Catholic Continuing Care Retirement Community


Employment Opportunities

Join our ministry of caring.

Nurse Aide Training Program
Bring your heart, we’ll give you skills!

The nurse aide training program is designed for caring and compassionate individuals who are seeking clinical care employment.  The training is conducted in partnership with the Greater Altoona Career and Techonology Center (GACTC). Classroom education is conducted at the GACTC with clinical training at our facility. The program is completed in the course of 5-6 weeks.  Tuition is paid in full by Garvey Manor. The student is responsible for some fees and clearances.  Individuals interested in this opportunity should complete an employment application, indicating the Nurse Aide Training Program as the position desired. Applicants who are considered for the program will be contacted to complete a screening interview. 

Successful completion of the program may result in employment at Garvey Manor, most likely on 2nd shift (2:30 pm to 10:30 pm).  If hired, and after achieving some tenure, candidates may be eligible for our Career Advancement Program to further their education.

Nurse Aide

PRN All Shifts
FT 2nd Shift
Call us if you need flexible scheduling considerations.

Nurse aides are responsible to assist our elderly residents with activities of daily living. Our aides typically are assigned 8-9 residents (1st and 2nd shifts) or 12 residents (3rd shift). Must have current PA certification or have completed an approved nurse aide training course and be eligible to take the certification exam. Must enjoy working with elderly residents and be able to incorporate our mission and philosophy into daily care.

LPN/RN Team Leader

FT 2nd Shift
Call us if you need flexible scheduling considerations.

Responsible to manage a unit of 18-24 residents, including supervision of the care provided to our elderly residents. Primary responsibilities include medication administration, treatments, and documentation. Must enjoy working with the elderly and be supportive of incorporating our Mission and Philosophy values into daily care and work environment.

Nursing Students – Skilled Nursing

Nursing students are welcome to apply for summer employment or employment while in school. This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to gain valuable clinical experience where such skills as establishing a rapport with residents and time management are honed. In addition, a student has the opportunity to work in a front-line position which will expose them to the challenges of those individuals who they will be supervising one day. The student will also gain valuable insight into their role as a RN once they graduate. 

To be eligible for a position in our skilled nursing facility, a student must have completed an introductory nursing course covering such topics as residents' rights, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, basic restorative skills, communication skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, care of cognitively impaired, death/dying, aging process, and abuse prevention. The student also must have had at least one clinical experience in a nursing home or licensed long term care facility.

On the job training will be provided. Interested individuals must have an interest working with elderly residents and must be willing to incorporate our Mission and Philosophy values into daily care.

Dietary Aide

Part time as needed (PRN) - 1st and 2nd shift

Responsible for food preparation, set up of dining rooms, serving meals, clearing tables after meals, washing dishes and pans, etc. Must be knowledgeable of food sanitation and safety procedures. Must be comfortable working with and interacting with elderly residents. Must be able to incorporate our Mission and Philosophy values into daily services provided to our residents.


"She received the Christ centered compassionate care that is your motto. It is hard to live it . . .but you wonderfully displayed it in the last months of her life. Although it was difficult for us to see the changes take place in her warm personality . . . it was wonderful to see the personal touch that was displayed daily by all of the staff that took care of her needs."

- Miller Family