Resident Assistant

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Wellness Director, the Resident Assistant provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s), but are not limited to


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Provide activities of daily living assistance to the residents as directed from the Resident’s Service Plan.
  • Provide training and orientation to new staff members and ongoing training to current staff members.
  • Perform clerical functions as directed by the Wellness Director.
  • Provide verbal encouragement and support to staff.
  • Prioritize tasks to ensure optimum services to residents as requests and/or needs change.
  • Communicate to residents, families, Department Heads and the Director of Resident Services when needed.
  • Provide Medication reminders and/or assistance according to state regulations.
  • Provide assistance with self-administration of medications as allowed by state specific guidelines.
  • The RA’s responsibilities may also include scheduling and/or performing housekeeping and dining room duties.
  • Observes safety and security procedures.
  • Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in work performed.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree
  • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret facility forms, signs and product instructions.  Ability to speak clearly and interpret verbal communication.



•           High degree of interpersonal relationship skills

•           Ability to learn and work with the specific needs of the older adult

•           Strong organizational and time-management skills



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items.

•           Lifts up to 100 lbs. occasionally

•           Carries up to 100 lbs. occasionally

•           Pushes and pulls up to 100 lbs. occasionally

•           Exerts up to 50 obs. Of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects

•           Climbs, reaches, bends, and twists occasionally

•           Sits 2 hours per day; stands and walks 6 hours per day (combined) in an 8 hour day


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the following environmental factors:

•           The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside

•           The worker is subject to hazards including some hazardous waste

•           The worker is subject to hazards and other environmental conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

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