Find Your Purpose at Saint Therese

At Saint Therese, we value and appreciate the differences that make our employees unique. Together, we make up a team with a passion to serve others. Our comprehensive, respectful care embraces not only the physical needs of our residents, but their spiritual, emotional and social needs as well. We do everything with great love and in a manner that allows our residents to maintain their dignity, no matter their preferences or required level of care. 

OUR MISSION & GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our mission to do ordinary things with extraordinary love is grounded in the Catholic faith and embraces all our community members and supporters. Whether a resident, employee, volunteer, donor or friend, the love of each individual is what makes Saint Therese such a special place for everyone.

Our guiding principles are influenced by the Benedictine Values and sisters of Saint Benedict. They include:

  • Welcoming one another
  • Lending a hand
  • Providing heartfelt purpose
  • Connecting through spirituality
  • Valuing each individual
  • Spreading kindness and compassion

We extend these values to Saint Therese employees – our most important asset – with:

  • A welcoming, positive work environment that promotes health and wellness
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Health insurance and other benefits

LIVE WELL. WORK WELL.

Saint Therese is a drug-free, vapor-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke-free campuses.

We offer competitive, affordable benefit packages to meet our employees’ needs. Employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible to receive health care benefits.

Medical
Our medical plan offers three options. And, Saint Therese makes a $500-$1,000 contribution to each employee’s HSA account annually depending on coverage level.
Our medical plans provide preventative coverage at no additional cost and have unlimited lifetime benefit maximums.
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Dental
The Saint Therese dental plan provides preventative coverage at no additional charge.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Life Insurance

  • Basic Life with Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D): provided to benefit-eligible employees at 1x annual salary at no cost to the employee.
  • Supplemental life insurance is available. Employees may choose to purchase up to $500,000 for themselves or their spouse and $5,000 or $10,000 for children.

Colonial Life
Available accidental, cancer and short-term disability includes:

  • Accidental coverage to help offset costs associated with an accidental injury
  • Financial support throughout cancer treatments
  • Partial income replacement during illness, rehab or recovery from short-term disability

Vision
Eye exams are covered under medical plans. Our vision plan offers materials-only coverage including allowances and discounts on frames, lenses and contact lenses.

Flexible spending accounts
Flexible spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax money from each pay period for eligible health and dependent care expenses.

Financial well-being with a 403(b) retirement plan:
Saint Therese offers both pre-tax and Roth plans. Employees are automatically enrolled at 3 percent but can choose another deferral rate or opt out. After one year of employment, employees are eligible for Saint Therese’s 403(b) match program and earn an additional 50 percent of their contribution, up to 6 percent.

WORK & LIFE BENEFITS

Paid Time Off
Employees working nine hours or more per pay period will accrue a set number of hours to use for vacation, personal and sick leave.

Paid Disability Leave
Employees working nine hours or more per pay period will accrue a set number of hours to use for extended illness.

Holidays
Saint Therese recognizes eight company holidays.

Employee assistance program (EAP)
Employees and their families can access an array of confidential counseling and web services 24/7 days a week through our employee assistance program (EAP).

Employee discount program
Employees may take advantage of corporate discounts on cell phone plans, movie tickets, concerts, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair and much more.

Employee recognition
Saint Therese employees are valued members of our communities, each bringing unique values and a voice that drives our mission. Employee appreciation events such as picnics and holiday parties are just some of the many things we do to express how blessed we are by our team.

Fitness and wellness centers
Low-cost memberships to our fitness and wellness centers are available through payroll deduction. Our St. Louis Park, New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Woodbury communities offer full wellness centers. Individuals employed in Shoreview and Robbinsdale also can benefit from membership. Several locations also offer warm water therapy pools and hot tubs.

Pharmacy services
Employees benefit from a discount of 10 percent for over-the-counter medications and additional discounts on prescription drugs. Available through our New Hope community pharmacy only.

Free flu shots offered onsite every fall season.

Massage services
Onsite massage services are available to employees at a low cost with our Ascend Rehabilitation therapists.

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Tuition reimbursement
Tuition reimbursement benefits are available for employees pursuing a career in long-term care.

Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program
Employees with LPN or RN degrees may be eligible to participate in the Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Programs. Stipulations apply.

Scholarships
Saint Therese awards health care education scholarships to empower employee growth while ensuring our team has an ongoing impact in the field of senior services.

Continuing Education (CEUs)
Saint Therese offers continuing education courses from onsite skills fairs, in-services, online courses and much more.

View information about the Saint Therese Employee Wellness Program and contact us for more information about employment with Saint Therese.