Resident Assistant

Location: Montgomery Place
Job Code: 29
# of Openings: 1


Position Summary
This staff member is responsible for assisting residents of the Assisted Living Community with
activities of daily living and with scheduled social activity programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Overall responsibilities

  • Assist resident with the resident's activities of daily living, which include, but are not limited to, bathing, dressing, dining, grooming, mobility and continence
  • Promote resident's independence by assisting residents with tasks in a way that allows the resident to do for themselves what they are able to do and allows the residents to make their own choices
  • Assist in planning the daily schedule of care on the unit
  • Follow the resident's Services Provided By Form and offer feedback about the resident's comfort and clinical needs
  • Accurately and effectively document resident's daily needs on the unit’s 24 hour report and in other written communications
  • Responsible for notifying the Program Director of any significant change in the physical or mental status of a resident
  • Assist in cleaning and organizing the resident’s apartment including emptying the resident's personal trash as well as cleaning up spills and messes
  • Work together with the housekeeping department on the resident's daily cleaning
  • Prepare and serve food in the resident’s dining room ‐ Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and dining room areas including washing dishes, table linens and napkins after every meal
  • Work together with the dining department on the inventory of the catered living unit pantry
  • Assist in planning social activity programs for the unit ‐ Encourage the residents to participate in the activity program and facilitate daily activities based on calendar

General Responsibilities

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the business with the highest practical standards
  • Participate in and maintain current status on all training and education required by the company
  • Communicate effectively with all members of the staff, residents and business partners
  • Provide feedback to others for continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
  • Openly accept feedback from others for the continuous quality improvement of the entire organization
  • Escalate issues when there is appearance that business standards of quality are not present
  • Comply with all rules and regulations of the organization, including HIPAA and safety
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Specifications
Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.



  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in working with the senior population
  • Responsible for meeting and maintaining certification requirements (First Aid and CPR)
  • Ability to work some holidays and weekends


  • Experience working with people with dementia
  • Related experience working in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Essential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently

Physical Demands: The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, and reach with hand and arms
  • Possess the ability to fulfill any office activities normally expected in an office setting, to include, but not limited to: remaining seated for periods of time to perform computer based work, participating in filing activity, lifting and carrying office supplies (paper reams, mail, etc.)
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Pushing/pulling of up to 50 pounds
  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding)

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Entire building, including resident rooms and common areas
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions of this position.


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