Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Provides direct care to residents following an individual service plan, treats each resident with respect and dignity, recognizes individual needs, and encourages independence. Fosters a homelike atmosphere throughout the community. Serves as a resource to other staff members. May serve as "on call" and responsible for providing staffing coverage.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; and three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and E-mail. Basic typing skills are essential. Knowledge on how to use a mouse, printer, scanner and fax machine is desired. One year work experience in direct service with older adults and knowledge of dementia, particularly of Alzheimer's type, is helpful.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
In accordance with state law, may need to possess current state certification and follow regulations to maintain certification currency. Refer to state specific regulations for qualifications required to assist with medications and direct care duties.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the organization. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, residents' families, and other associates of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Uses good judgment in emergency situations, and gets help when needed.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.