First Responder - Pennswood Village

First Responder

Pennswood Village
Newtown, PA

HOURS Full time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Functions as a First Responder in all emergency situations. Implements safety and security programs and performs maintenance assignments.

Participate in the safety and security programs of Pennswood Village.

Lead residents/staff/visitors to a safe location in any fire/medical or emergency situation according to Pennswood evacuation and emergency procedures.

Communicate with the Command Center during any emergency event to ensure coordinated evacuation activities.

Knowledgeable of all Pennswood Village safety programs and emergency response procedures.

Problem solve during emergency situations. Contact appropriate staff.

Maintain knowledge of Pennswood mechanical, fire, and medical equipment. Maintain knowledge of Facilities related computer systems.

Participate in accident/security investigations under the supervision of the Safety Manager.

Evaluate any emergency equipment failure and contact appropriate Facilities staff for further direction.

Perform building site work as assigned.

Participate in snow removal or other weather related emergencies.



High school diploma or equivalent.


Valid driver’s license.

Minimum 3 years experience in building operations, maintenance and/or housekeeping required. A background in safety and/or emergency preparedness preferred.

Be able and willing to work shift work, weekends, holidays and 24 hour emergency service on an equal and shared basis.

Effective communication skills and ability to work with residents, staff, visitors and contractors.

General knowledge of Microsoft Windows based computer system. Advanced knowledge of Facilities department software, as required.

Knowledge of Facilities building equipment and/or advanced cleaning techniques and processes.

Willing to work in heat, cold and inclement weather.


Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, i.e., standing, bending, stooping, lifting a minimum of 25-60 lbs, and walking far distances. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full Time, 80 hours bi-weekly, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Competitive salary. Health, dental, RX, life insurance, short term disability, and generous paid time off package offered after 60 days. Other benefits include a retirement plan w/matching contributions, free use of our indoor pools and gym, and discounted meals in our Cafe.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Pennswood Village is a nationally respected Senior Living Community (CCRC) for people 65 and over. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Bucks County, PA, Pennswood is a dynamic community designed for individuals who want a lifestyle with independent services and health care choices on one site.

Our campus is rich with opportunities for physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth with ongoing activities and educational programs. Nearby historic Newtown offers fine shops and restaurants. Philadelphia, Princeton and New York City are within easy access.

Our attractive 311 garden apartments come in a variety of sizes from studio through two-bedroom with den. They include all the amenities you would expect, dining options, as well as weekly housekeeping and maintenance.

Our employees at Pennswood Village are our most important resource and we continuously endeavor to be an employer of choice. Pennswood employees appreciate the lively community environment. They enjoy the interaction with residents and fellow employees.

We value a high-quality work experience for staff by encouraging and supporting our employees in continuing their personal and professional education. Our Quaker values show us our lives together are enriched through diversity - we welcome women and men of all races, colors, religions, national origins, and sexual orientations. 

Interested parties may apply online. Click here.