AugustaGARecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Augusta jobs

Resident Services Associate - St. John Towers

Company: WESLEY WOODS SENIOR LIVING INC
Location: Augusta
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details

Level
Experienced

Job Location
St. John Towers - Augusta, GA

Position Type
Per Diem

Education Level
High School

Travel Percentage
None

Job Category
Health Care

Description

Schedule: Full time; Fri-Mon 2:00P-10:30P

Under the direct supervision of the department supervisor, the Resident Services Associate (RSA) provides assistance services, including activities of daily living, to geriatric residents in a retirement facility.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the department supervisor, the Resident Services Associate (RSA) provides assistance services, including activities of daily living, to geriatric residents in a retirement community.

Key Responsibilities

1. Assists residents with activities of daily living.

a. Provides minimal physical assistance with routine self care

b. Provides minimal physical assistance with bathing and dressing.

c. Reminds residents of medications as scheduled.

d. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.

2. Provides assistance with light housekeeping and laundry.

a. Provides for general upkeep of facility, office and residents rooms.

b. Makes beds, dusts furniture, spots cleans as needed.

c. Cleans floors by vacuuming, shampooing and mopping.

d. Cleans and disinfects commodes, sinks and similar fixtures.

e. Restocks supplies in resident rooms, replaces soap, light bulbs and such as needed.

f. Washes, dries, and folds or irons residents personal laundry and returns to resident. Handles cleaned and soiled personal laundry according to standards and procedures.

3. Prepares and delivers meals to residents; may assist dining room staff with serving of meals.

a. Prepares and delivers drink and food items for meals and snacks.

b. Secures requests for meals and delivers them to residents.

c. Sets up dining area on a daily basis and for special functions.

d. Cleans up dining area after all meals.

e. Cleans kitchen and food preparation areas as directed.

4. Provides emotional support and assistance to families.

a. Develops and maintains a positive rapport and working relationship with residents and families to assist in solving concerns of residents.

b. Engages in effective communications with residents and families; talks and listens in supportive manner.

c. Demonstrates support of resident rights.

5. Assists with the delivery of activities and encourages resident participation in appropriate activities under the direction of the Activities Coordinator.

a. Provides input to the needs, interests and abilities of residents.

b. Implements daily activities set up by Personal Care Manager.

c. Provides instruction for scheduled classes and reminds residents of appointments or activities schedules.

6. Provides administrative support as appropriate in such areas as answering phones, record keeping, participating in care planning for residents and giving/taking report for each shift.

7. Complies with Wesley Woods' standards of conduct and job-related behavior.

a. Attends required courses and training.

b. Maintains confidentiality of residents and families.

c. Complies with annual employee health assessment.

d. Complies with blood borne pathogen procedures.

e. Complies with Hazardous Material Management procedures and with body substance isolation procedures.

f. Participates in staff meetings as requested.

g. Maintains acceptable attendance standards.

8. Maintains current knowledge and understanding of proper use of chemicals, tools, equipment associated with job related tasks.

9. Performs other responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent.

The ability to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English. Experience in a retirement community preferred. Current CPR and/or First Aid will be required.

Ability to lift up to fifty pounds; to bend, stoop and twist.

Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

Working Conditions

Normal long-term geriatric health care residence and health care environments.

EEO/AA STATEMENT:

Wesley Woods does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran/Reserve/National Guard status.

The above statements are intended to generally describe the work being performed by people to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills, required of the personnel so classified. Based on established department or facility standards, employees may not perform all the duties listed in this job description.

All job applicants applying for Wesley Woods Senior Living will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs as a condition of employment. Any applicant with a confirmed positive test will be denied employment. Applicants will be required to submit voluntarily to a specimen test at a laboratory chosen by Wesley Woods, and by signing a consent agreement will release Wesley Woods from liability. If the physician, official or lab personnel has reasonable suspicion to believe that the job-applicant has tampered with the specimen, the applicant will not be considered for employment. Wesley Woods will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of a past history of drug abuse. It is the current abuse of drugs, preventing employees from performing their jobs properly that will not be tolerated. Wesley Woods is a Drug Free Company. Individuals who have failed a pre-employment test may initiate another inquiry with the company after a period of not shorter than; six (6) months; but they must present themselves drug-free as demonstrated by urinalysis or other tests selected by WWSL.

Wesley Woods Senior Living is affiliated with the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church providing housing and services ministries to seniors in the North Georgia area. Wesley Woods Senior Living is rooted in the Judeo Christian values believing that aging has a fulfilling purpose in life and that faith development is lifelong.

Read more about Wesley Woods Senior Living at www.wesleywoods.org.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent. The ability to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English.

Geriatric/retirement community experience preferred.

Current CPR and/or First Aid certification will be required.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Ability to stand and walk 90% of working hours.

Keywords: WESLEY WOODS SENIOR LIVING INC, Augusta , Resident Services Associate - St. John Towers, Other , Augusta, Georgia

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Georgia jobs by following @recnetGA on Twitter!

Augusta RSS job feeds