Benefits of Employment

Employees are Saint Therese's most important asset. We offer a comprehensive benefit package to meet employees' needs and provide opportunities to grow.

We recognize our senior residents need comprehensive, compassionate care. We are empowered to meet not only the physical needs of our residents, but to also ensure each of them thrive spiritually, emotionally and socially.

This philosophy extends to our employees. We strive to provide benefits and opportunities that promote the health and well-being of every employee and secures our future as remaining one of the best places in the Twin Cities to work and grow.

Health and Wellness Benefits

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

We offer competitive and affordable benefit packages to meet the needs of its employees. Employees working 30 hours or more per week are eligible to receive health care benefits.

The medical plan offers three different plan options  tailored to fit the unique needs of our employees. Saint Therese makes $500-$1,000 contributions to your HSA account annually depending on coverage level.

The medical plans provide preventative coverage at no additional cost and unlimited lifetime benefit maximums.

Saint Therese has a great dental plan that provides preventative coverage at no additional charge.

Additional Voluntary Benefits

Life insurance

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

Colonial Life
Our employees have accidental, cancer and short term disability coverage available to them:

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

Eye exams are covered under medical plans. Our vision plan offers materials-only coverage including: coverage 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:
Pre-tax and Roth plans are offered. Employees are automatically enrolled at 3% but can choose to opt out or select another deferral rate. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the company match program: 50% of contribution up to 6%.

Work and Life Benefits

Paid Time Off
Employees working 9 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 9 hours or more per pay period will accrue a set number of hours to use for extended illness.

Saint Therese recognizes 8 company holidays.

Employee assistance program (EAP)
EAP offers an array of confidential counseling and web services accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by employees and their families.

Employee discount program
Employees benefit from 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 missionEmployee 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 are available through payroll deduction. Our St. Louis Park, New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Woodbury communities have full wellness centers. Individuals employed in Shoreview and Robbinsdale also can benefit from membership. Several locations also offer massage therapy, warm water therapy pools and hot tubs.

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

Free flu shots offered every fall season.

Massage Services
Onsite massage services provided to employees at a low cost.

Professional Opportunities

Tuition reimbursement
Available for employees pursuing a career in long-term care.

Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program
Employees who have a LPN or RN may be eligible to participate in the nurse loan forgiveness program. Stipulations apply.

Saint Therese awards scholarships to employees working to continue their health care education, improve upon their existing knowledge of senior care while making an ongoing impact in our industry serving as a care professional.

Continuing Education (CEU’s)
Saint Therese offers a number of continuing education courses from onsite skills fairs, in-services, online courses and much more.