At CHAPARRAL HOUSE, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 55 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.98. It was published on Apr 3, 2018. 604 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I feel I make a difference here.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

What They Do

We asked CHAPARRAL HOUSE to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Chaparral House is a licensed, Joint Commission Accredited, nonprofit, nonsectarian, skilled nursing elder care community providing high quality short-term post-acute rehab care, as well as long-term care, that affirms and protects dignity, individuality and independence.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Aging Services
US Headquarters: Berkeley, California, 94702 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 64 US Revenues: $6.4 million
Worldwide Revenues: $6.4 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1971

Fun Place to Work

Perks and Programs

We asked CHAPARRAL HOUSE to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Unusually Generous Benefits: In addition to Chaparral House paying some of the highest wages in the area, our benefits program is very generous. Chaparral House pays 100% of premiums for all Regular Full-Time Employees for a Kaiser Platinum medical insurance program, for Delta Dental Premier dental insurance, and provides each employee a $25,000 life insurance policy at no cost. Regular Part-Time Employees receive prorated premium support for each of the above coverages based on the number of hours per week they work.
  • Work / Life Balance: Chaparral House believes that work / life balance is important and provides Regular Full-Time Employees the following annual Paid-Time-Off: Holidays – 8 fixed holidays and 2 floating holidays (Birthday & Anniversary) Sick Time – 12 days per year Vacation – 10 days per year for years 1-5; 15 days per year for years 6-10; 20 days per year for years 11-15; and 25 days per year after 15 years. Regular Part-Time Employees receive prorated Paid-Time-Off based on the number of hours per week they work. Bereavement – Regular Full-Time and Part-Time Employees receive 3-5 full days of leave based on the distance they must travel.
  • Birthday Celebrations: Chaparral House recognizes and celebrates the birthdays of all of our residents and employees. Each employee receives a small commemorative gift for their birthday.


$39,900 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Certified Nursing Assistant $111,700 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Executive Management
100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
Happy CNAs


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


84 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 84 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Director of Environmental Services Leads environmental impact team Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Director of Staff Development oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Happy Nurses


Wheelchair Dancing

How to Get Hired

We asked CHAPARRAL HOUSE for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We seek prospective employees who demonstrate not only the education, experience, and in many cases license or certification needed for specific positions but also demonstrate a sense of compassion for and dedication to caring for elders.  We also try to identify propsective employees who are seeking personal as well as team growth in their chosen field. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Beyond participating in the usual hiring process we respond well to propsective employees who visit and tour our facility, and perhaps even meet the manager of the department they are seeking to work in.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We need RNs, LVNs, and CNAs, as well as support staff in Dietary and Environmental Services,  that are looking for a strong compensation package along with a highly supportive team of co-workers.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our website to see if they truly wish to join us and then  call or email the manager of the department in which they wish to work.

hiring Outlook

6 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 3% Job Growth
2 Average applicants per opening 17 Total job applicants
2% New hires by employee referrals 92% Openings filled by current employees
10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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