Administrator in Training qualifications
Applicants must meet the following qualifications and coursework requirements to apply to the Society’s AIT program:
- A minimum expectation is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Preference given to Health Administration Degree with emphasis in Gerontology and National Association of Long-term Care Administrator Boards accredited programs. Master's degree is preferred.
- Experience working, volunteering and interning in a long-term care or skilled nursing facility environment.
- Strong desire to serve seniors within a Christian framework.
- Ability to and willingness to relocate to any of the Good Samaritan Society locations in 24 states.
- Active participation in a Christian church with special emphasis on the ability to lead others in a Christian environment.
- Long-term care administrator practicum for college credit of approximately 1,000 hours (preferred for potential licensure in Minnesota) should be completed before or simultaneously with the Society’s Administrator In Training program.
- Coursework consisting of eight long-term care courses or related experience in long-term care in the following areas:
The Administrator in Training experience
The Good Samaritan Society ensures that each location is led by an administrator who not only has excellent management skills, but who can also serve with both compassion and spiritual leadership.
In order to find talented people with these qualities, the Society began the Administrator in Training program in the early 1970s. Since that time, the program has continued to expand and has received the highest recommendations from state licensure boards throughout the United States.
As an Administrator in Training you are more than an employee of the Society, you will be engaged as an "apprentice" in the AIT program to grow and develop as a professional. The paid AIT program lasts between six to nine months, under the guidance of a licensed and experienced preceptor at one of our training locations throughout the country.
The training includes clinical experience in a senior care and living services environment and intensive classroom instruction. You will be exposed to general senior care topics; federal and state regulations; and specific Society philosophies, policies and procedures that will prepare you as a leader at the Society.
Upon successful completion of the Administrator in Training program, you will be eligible for your first administrator role with the Good Samaritan Society.
Watch the video below to learn more about the experience from a recent participant.
The Administrator in Training will complete approximately 1,000 scheduled hours of on-site activities at the selected training site.
In each area, the Administrator in Training will complete required tasks and reading assignments with the opportunity for evaluation and feedback. The overall goal is to provide a broad base of knowledge about the location's operation, which will help the Administrator in Training develop his or her unique style of leadership. In addition, during this time, you will build relationships and connections with your cohort group and prepare for transition into this leadership role.
*Administrators in training are expected to be able to successfully pass the NAB on/around the sixth-month point in the program.
Stipend and benefits
Society interns are considered employees of the Society and receive a stipend of at least $600/week. In addition, they receive a complete benefit package including life insurance, major medical/dental insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, pension and paid time off after 60 days of employment starting the first of the next month. Relocation assistance is for the AIT placement and the administrator placement.