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Resident Services Assistant I

companyDekalb Area Retirement Center
locationDeKalb, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Description:

Summary:

Under direction of the Director of Resident Programming, the Resident Services Assistant will assist in providing daily programs and activities which will enhance the social, physical, psychological, spiritual and recreational well being of Oak Crest residents.

Job duties:

  • Assists in planning programs, and special events to meet a variety of needs and abilities.
  • Expresses creativity and enthusiasm when leading activities.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies in a neat and safe manner.
  • Reports all concerns to licensed staff and Resident Services Coordinator.
  • Reports all changes in behavior or functional abilities, as well as, signs of accident, injury or illness.
  • Individualizes care and assistance provided to each resident dependent on level of functioning.
  • Ensures resident privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
  • Assists with training and serving as a resource to new staff.
  • Consistently adheres to organizational guidelines for hygiene, appearance, dress codes as stipulated in the Employee Handbook/Department Policies.
  • Takes initiative to solve problems and recommends improvements of department procedures and intra/interdepartmental processes in a constructive/positive manner.
  • Implements and consistently follows through with resident care plan approaches.
  • Works with staff in developing resident care plan.
  • Documentation including assessments, activity interest forms, progress notes, summaries and attendance records are up to date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of high school.
  • Experience as an Activity Resident Services Assistant or volunteer in long term care desirable
  • Ability to work in a health care and CCRC environment.
  • Ability to see and hear or use prosthetics adequately so that the tasks of this position can be fully met, to include the use of supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to bend, turn, reach over head and below knees throughout the work day.
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.
  • Comply with all DeKalb Area Retirement Center rules, policies and procedures.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
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