Join Our Team!

Careers at Canterbury-on-the-Lake, Waterford, MI

Interested in joining the team at one of the very best senior living communities in the area? Then take a look at what we have to offer at Canterbury, the premier retirement community in Waterford, MI. Just click on the button below to review our current offerings. Then pick the one that interests you. Once you reach the page with additional information about the position, you can apply online.

There’s no better place to make a very real difference in people’s lives than Canterbury-on-the-Lake!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Careers Application

Open Positions

Maintenance/Security Staff
  • Status/Hours: Non-union, non-exempt, full time afternoon shift and midnight shift and part time varied shifts.
  • Pay: Starts at $14/hr.
  • Responsibilities: Maintenance and security community wide.  Basic repair/maintenance skills required along with the ability to serve as community security.  Prior experience in a similar role is desired, but we are willing to train.  Comfort level with the elderly population required.
  • Apply to: Mark DeRaud, Director of Facility Services
MDS Nurse - RN

We are seeking a MDS RAC certified nurse (RN) to join our outstanding clinical team! . We are a retirement community with a 128 bed skilled nursing/rehab wing. This position works with our MDS Coordinator to assess residents in our skilled nursing and to complete and submit MDS information in a timely and accurate manner. Our ideal candidate has a passion for contributing to high quality care for our residents, is very knowledgeable of MDS and skilled nursing rules and regulations, enjoys working with others to achieve outstanding outcomes and takes pride in doing excellent work.

We provide excellent benefits and your health insurance starts on the first of the month following your start date!

Other unique considerations:

* We are a faith based, non-profit employer with a mission that dates back over 150 years to serving our residents.

* We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a matching retirement plan, and a generous Paid Time Off/Holiday program.

* We are team oriented and make decisions based on what is best for our residents.

Come see what we are about - and be sure to check out our website and our YouTube channel to get a feel for our incredible community and Canterbury Family! We would love to have you join us!


•Most importantly, we offer a meaningful work experience in a non-profit, faith-based setting and provide excellent care to those who live at Canterbury!


College Students! Spend your summer working as a Nursing Assistant!

Are you a college student who is hoping to get some patient care experience while in the Oakland County area during the summer months? Consider coming to work with us and we will pay for your CENA training.

We are seeking motivated candidates who would like to obtain their professional nurse aid license (CENA) in the State of Michigan. We will coordinate and pay for your CENA training and testing. You must commit to a full time position afterwards, 40 hours/week on afternoon shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM) or midnight shift (11 pm - 7:30 am) until at least August 15th. We hope to start a training class in mid-May.

*Selected candidates will start out working for several weeks for us at our community in Waterford, getting to know the role of a CENA.

•We will pay for your training and testing, which will be offered at a training academy close by in Waterford.

•After your training, you must be available to work 40 hours/week on afternoon shift (3 pm - 11:30 pm) or midnight shift (11 pm - 7:30 am) through August 15th. You can remain a contingent employee with us after you return to school and pick up shifts when available/school breaks.

•Candidates must be 18 years of age, with a high school diploma or GED and must be a full time college student.

•Candidates must also be kind, compassionate, eager to learn, able to work well with others, have good communication skills and have perfect attendance leading up to training. A passion for working with the elderly and enhancing their quality of life is also essential.

•We offer overtime and bonus opportunities regularly. We also offer pay advances - get paid for some of your hours the day you work!

•Most importantly, we offer a meaningful work experience in a non-profit, faith-based setting and provide excellent care to those who live at Canterbury!


Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Status/Hours: Union, non-exempt, Full time, 3rd shift, 11 pm – 7:30 am (must commit for 6 months)
  • Pay: $14.25/hr plus shift differential
  • Responsibilities: We will have you start with us shadowing our staff so that you can see what being a CENA is all about!  Then we will send you to training, pay for your training and testing, and then you will have a full time job with benefits when you finish training! We ask for a six month commitment to our midnight shift, then you can move to other shifts as they open up.
  • Apply to: Leigh Warner, Staffing Coordinator
  • Status/Hours: Non-union, non-exempt, Full-Time and Part-Time both shifts
  • Pay: Based on years of experience
  • Responsibilities: Nursing duties in the Pavilion
  • Apply To: Leigh Warner, Staffing Coordinator
  Ask us about our up to $8,000 retention bonus!
CENA - $2,000 Retention Bonus!
  • Status/Hours: Non-union, non-exempt, Full-Time and Part-Time on both shifts
  • Pay: $14.25/hr-$15.75/hr to start depending on experience and shift.
  • Responsibilities: Caring for residents in the Pavilion.
  • Apply To: Leigh Warner, Staffing Coordinator – external candidates.
Care Partners (Caregivers in The Meadows)
  • Status/Hours: Union, non-exempt, Part time (primarily day and afternoon shifts)
  • Pay: Based on experience
  • Responsibilities: Universal caregivers for residents in The Meadows. Caregivers will assist residents with dementia and Alzheimer's with all aspects of daily living: bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, medication, light housework and activities.
  • Apply To: Diane Slupka, Memory Care Manager
  Ask us about our $1,000 retention bonus!
Resident Attendant
  • Status/Hours: Union, non-exempt, Part time days/afternoon combo 3-4 day/week
  • Pay: $12/hr to start.
  • Responsibilities: Caregiver to residents in the Leas including ADL care, medications, showers. Experience in a similar role is preferred.
  • Apply To: Tiffany Gregart, Southminster/Leas/Wellness Manager
Ask us about our $1,000 retention bonus!
  • Position: Housekeeper
  • Status/Hours: Union, non-exempt, full time afternoon shift (3 pm – 11:30 pm), and part time varied days/shifts
  • Pay: $11.75/hr
  • Responsibilities: Cleaning and laundry duties in the community.
  • Apply To: Mark DeRaud, Director of Facility Services
Door Screener
  • Position: Door Screener
  • Status/Hours: Non-union, non-exempt, varied hours, long term temporary position. Start out filling in for day and afternoon shift openings and then can move into a set schedule as it becomes available.
  • Pay: Experience based
  • Responsibilities: Screens visitors to the community either at the Loading Dock employee entrance or at the Pavilion entrance. Asks questions and enters data to an already established spreadsheet. Sends people home who do not meet criteria to enter the building. Must have a warm personality and be welcoming.
  • Apply To: Kristie Arens, Human Resources