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Community Assistant

Company: Heritage Woods of Gurnee
Location: Gurnee
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

a Under the supervision of the Administratoror designee, the Community Assistant performs various tasks, activities and non-clinicalservices necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the residents. Provide assistance to assigned residents with the activities of daily living in accordance with the residents individualized service plan. Such responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, dining support, encourage eating and hydration, and social reassurance Restock supplies Assist residents in wheelchairs to/from events (bathing, etc.) Take menu/orders from residents 1-on-1 with resident to enhance socialization Apply/remove glasses and hearing aids to residents Makes Beds Responds to call lights Assists with feeding non-choking or non-aspiration risk residents Completes errands for the resident Performs personal care such as combing hair or washing faces/hands Cuts food, assists with set up of meal, and provides assistance during meals, as needed Stays with resident while in the bathroom to free up Certified staff to do other tasks while waiting to transfer Assists with dietary services such as delivering meals to resident rooms Performs light housekeeping duties such as dusting, disinfecting and washing windows Performs laundry functions such as washing, drying and folding clothes Deliver mail or other items such as water, snacks etc. to resident's rooms Document, on a daily basis, as to resident assistance activities and resident status in accordance with community policy Fulfills the following responsibilities: Receives report and assignment when coming on duty and gives report on assigned duties Is aware of resident needs for social and psychological support Is aware of and adheres to Resident's Bill of Rights and confidentiality of resident information Is aware of Resident Abuse Reporting Law Attend mandatory in-service training programs Knows his/her Assigned Supervisor and directs concerns to that Supervisor Maintain a safe working environment and adhere to community safety program at all times Summaryof Qualifications: Able to perform each of the essential positionfunctions. Applicants for this positionmust meet one of the following conditions: 1. Must complete a specializedtraining program and successfully complete a Competency Exam. 2. Enrollment in an approved CNATraining Program is encouraged. 3. Be at least 18 years of age. 4. Complete at least eight years ofgrade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge. High School graduates are preferred. 5. Must be able to perform each of theessential position functions and meet health assessment requirements includinga two-step mantoux skin test. 6. Complete the background checks. 7. Able to read, understand and communicateeffectively both verbally and in writing. Must be able to follow oral and written directions and workindependently in the absence of supervision.

Keywords: Heritage Woods of Gurnee, Waukegan , Community Assistant, Other , Gurnee, Illinois

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