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Resident Support Specialist - Part Time, Days - Care Center

Company: Knute Nelson
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

The mission of Knute Nelson is to enrich the lives of everyone we serve.
This position is eligible for a $2,000 sign on bonus!!

  • Hours are 6:30AM - 10:30AM
  • Includes every other weekend and holiday
  • 28 hours per pay period
  • Supporting our Care Center facility Obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination, or an approved medical or religious exemption, is a requirement of employment for this position.
    • Provide support to the nursing team in resident care as needed.
    • Ensure regulations and best practices are followed and met.
    • Communicate with staff, residents, family members, and visitors. Key Responsibilities:
      • Maintain an environment that achieves high quality care (physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual) of residents and maintain their independence and dignity to the highest degree possible within the Knute Nelson continuum.
      • Promote activities that help residents achieve "their best day", filled with a wide variety of meaningful relationships and activities.
      • Identify, implement and include resident daily pleasures and interests into daily life based upon input from residents, families, friends and as directed by the activity department.
      • Assist residents with activities of their choice including, group, individual or one on one activities.
      • Perform miscellaneous tasks as needed for residents such as assisting with correspondence, reading/writing letters, etc.
      • Observe residents closely, identifying changing needs and conditions at first indication, and reports immediately to supervisor as appropriate.
      • Assist in preparing, storing, and serving meals, beverages and snacks for residents/customers based upon resident requests, regulations, established polices, procedures and best practices.
      • Encourage resident participation in the meal program, and meal activities.
      • Maintain an attractive, comfortable, and clean home in an environment consistent with regulations and established policies, procedures and best practices.
      • Respect resident time and property; treat them with courtesy and respect their personal belongings.
      • Maintain all required documentation in accordance with regulations and established clinical best practices.
      • Maintain effective communication systems with all customers.
      • Welcome and greet new residents, families and friends.
      • Help residents feel comfortable and welcomed.
      • Maintain a working knowledge of Knute Nelson and its programs, services and sites.
      • Provide answers to questions and provide assistance to visitors.
      • Participate and assist with evacuation procedures in case of fire, disaster or other occurrences requiring the tenant be moved.
      • Practice proper body mechanics and include safe practices into all job duties.
      • Assist in special projects as needed.
      • Practice infection control procedures.
      • Offering feedback and education as needed for peers.
      • Required to complete assigned online education modules within designated timeframes and additional memory loss training.
      • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. Education and Experience Required:
        • Experience in customer service is preferred.
        • Able to work calmly and effectively with the elderly.
        • Critical thinking, interpersonal effectiveness and teamwork skills are required.
        • Experience in long-term care, home care or assisted living setting is preferred.
        • Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting priorities in response to resident needs.
        • Must complete and pass a state required background study.
        • Able to physically perform the duties required by the position.
        • Required to have the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to communicate with staff, residents and visitors. Reports To:
          LPN or RN
          In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Knute Nelson's policy forbids employees and associates from discriminating against anyone based on race, religion, color, creed, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, familial status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Knute Nelson is committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career advancement. Knute Nelson also provides reasonable accommodations to disabled employees and applicants as required by law.
          Other details
          • Job Family Knute Nelson
          • Pay Type Hourly
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