Expansion at Ashby Ponds Unveils New Opportunities for Employment in Loudoun County

(Ashburn, Va.) - In 2012, Loudoun County was ranked by CNN Money as the top county in the U.S. for job growth, with a reported growth of 83.6% from 2000 to 2011. Easy access to Washington, D.C., the proximity to Dulles International Airport, and the impending expansion of Metro's silver line into the county are often cited for Loudoun's appeal to businesses and residents alike. Ashby Ponds, one of 16 Erickson Living retirement communities, opened in 2008 and now employs nearly 100 full time and 200 part-time staff members at the community in Ashburn. The community continues to experience a high demand for further development and will be opening a brand new Continuing Care neighborhood in early 2014. As a result, Ashby Ponds will be adding over 100 new positions in areas from nursing and social work to culinary and facility management.

The four-story, 128,000 square-foot Continuing Care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds will be comprised of 132 residences offering assisted living, memory care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care services. Residents of the continuing care neighborhood will enjoy the highest quality of care, plus benefits like private apartment suites with full private baths and showers, walk-in closets, granite countertops, and access to the amenities and services that Ashby Ponds offers. "At Erickson Living, we strongly believe in our person-centered care model," said Amy Grossman, Director of Continuing Care at Ashby Ponds. "Our employees place great emphasis on getting to know our residents and developing meaningful relationships in order to provide individualized care." Ashby Ponds will be seeking qualified applicants for a number of positions as early as this Fall including a Director of Nursing, Staff Educator (RN), Nurse Manager/MDS Coordinator (RN), Wellness Nurse Manager (RN) for Assisted Living/Memory Care, Memory Care Manager, Program Manager (CTRS), and Chef Manager (CDM). Additional opportunities for other direct care staff will available in the near future including nurses, nursing assistants, and medication aides. Ashby Ponds will also be seeking therapists, a social worker, a scheduler, a maintenance mechanic, housekeepers, floor care technicians, line cooks, utility workers, a front desk concierge, and activities professionals. Ashby Ponds is an employer of choice offering competitive compensation, paid time off, free parking, tuition reimbursement, and a host of other valuable benefits. The community offers excellent medical benefits as well as access to an on-site fitness center, a variety of healthy meal selections served daily, and an on-campus Employee Health and Wellness Center (EHWC). The EHWC allows employees to make same-day appointments and are free for most employees. In August 2013, the community earned the distinction as one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers from the Washington Business Journal. Existing employment opportunities will be available online at http://jobs.erickson.com. Inquiries, resumes, and cover letters can also be sent to apccjobs@erickson.com. About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.). The community is home to more than 725 residents and has over 120 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options. More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.