Working at an Arvida village
Arvida Group is a very unique group of retirement villages and care centres.
By taking a holistic, individual-based approach to retirement living and aged care, we are creating a unique and compelling health service offering in New Zealand.
Our village teams are like families, from the manager to the gardener pruning the roses. Each individual plays a key role and takes great pride in doing their part to make a difference every day.
The Arvida attitude
We embrace the attitude of living well, not just for our residents but also for every member of our staff.
It’s been said that ‘attitude is a little thing that can make a big difference’.
So what is the attitude of living well? We believe that everyone has the right to live well for their whole lives - no matter what their age. To feel a part of things, and to feel they are a respected individual in the community they call home.
Our mission is to make our resident’s lives better with everything we do. We actively challenge outdated ideas and instead we transform lives by offering better choices to our residents...and to our staff.
We embrace what we call the Household Model of Care - where every individual resident is encouraged to enjoy living based on their own routines, have a say in what goes on and truly feel at home. So rather than taking charge of everything we’re providing opportunities for residents to support, grow, cook, bake and even help run village activities.
Likewise, our staff are empowered to make decisions and bring their own ideas and personality to their jobs. That way everyone wins – happier residents, happier families and happier and more fulfilled staff.
With diverse villages and many unique personalities on the staff, what keeps us all rowing in the same direction? We’re all guided by our Arvida values, which we all stand for...
This is not just work for us - we take great pride in doing our jobs well and love what we do.
We’re straight talking people and we get things done.
We’re forthright and honest, and we show respect to everyone, no matter who they are.
We start with the answer ‘yes’ and do our very best to find a way to make it happen.
We’re open minded, and are constantly looking at ways to keep people engaged with life.
Nimble and Flexible
We listen and we’re not afraid to change things if it means a better outcome.