Samaritas Resident Assistant-Assisted Living, Part Time, 1st Shift - Grand Rapids, MI in Grand Rapids, Michigan

hr / Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan. We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us. hr / Job Summary Assists residents in daily living and health support in accordance with their individual program plan. Duties and Responsibilities liProvide hands-on care and assistance to residents, including but not limited to moving/lifting/transferring, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, laundry and mealtime assistance. Inform Nurse/Manager of individual health care concerns or changes in resident's condition. Respond to call system promptly./li liMonitor residents' health according to service plan by passing medications, monitoring vital signs and blood sugar, administering insulin, and collecting specimens as needed. Advise families when medications are needed./li liAssist residents with activities in daily living, including but not limited to household tasks, communication skills, and activities in the community./li liAssist in development of individuals' social and recreational interests and skills through appropriate modeling and supportive and/or programmed activities./li liRecord all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner./li liAssist residents in maintaining a clean and tidy environment, including but not limited to vacuuming, dusting, and mopping resident rooms; cleaning, washing, sanitizing, and polishing bathroom fixtures; and mopping up spills as they occur in assigned areas. Evaluate resident rooms and public areas for safety and report concerns to housekeeper./li liMonitor and request orders for medical and office supplies./li liAssist with serving meals in dining room as needed./li /ul hr / Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification liHigh school diploma or equivalent preferred./li liAdditional training or college courses in nursing or health care preferred./li /ul Experience liExperience as Resident Aide in an assisted living or nursing facility or Certified as a Nursing Assistant preferred./li /ul Knowledge, Skills and Abilities liAbility to read, speak, and write proper English./li liAbility to apply commonsense understanding to carry out simple instructions. May deal with changing situations./li liAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and apply units of measure./li liAbility to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative./li liAbility and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds./li liAbility to maintain a helpin