Job Application - Ivy Hall At The Family Lodge

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Resident Assistant, PCA, HHA

Resident Assistants are central to the mission of Ivy Lodge.  They help residents with a variety of daily activities, including basic activities of daily living such as assistance with bathing dressing and grooming.  At Ivy Lodge all Resident Assistants are “universal workers” who lead recreational activities, serve meals, and do housekeeping. 



Resident Assistants must have completed, at minimum, the state approved 40-hour Resident Care Assistant Training.  Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA) Certification are preferred.  Resident Assistants must be able to lift, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds.  Must be COVID vaccinated.


Orientation Training:

All staff will receive on-line and in-person orientation, as well as at least three days of on-the-floor mentoring by one of our Resident Assistant Mentors.


Job Tasks:

Day and evening staff will typically have an assignment of 5 or more residents for whom they are particularly responsible during their shift, and for whom they will be the primary providers of personal care and medication assistance.


In addition, day and evening shift Resident Assistants will participate in serving meals and doing housekeeping tasks, as well as leading activities.  They may also be assigned to drive residents to doctor’s appointments, shopping or outside activities.  Overnight Resident Assistants will have housekeeping and laundry duties in addition to completing rounds and toileting checks, and assisting residents on an as-needed basis.


Personal Care tasks including: assisting with bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulation, medication reminders. Ivy Lodge has an Enhanced Assisted Living license which allow us to accept and retain residents who need assistance, including two-person assistance, with transfers.


While we have full time cooks, dishwashers and housekeeping staff, Resident assistants also help with preparing meals, setting tables, plating meals to the resident’s specifications, serving food and beverages, washing dishes, cleaning food service areas.  They also assist with laundry, changing beds, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, doing personal laundry and linens, changing light bulbs, and taking out trash.


Ivy Lodge has a full time Activity Director and part time activity assistant. In addition, Resident Assistants may engage in activities such as leading a word game, a musical activity or reminiscence discussion. Resident assistants may also be required to drive residents to the doctor, or accompany them on shopping trips or recreational events if they have a clean driver’s license.



Resident Assistants typically work 4 to 5 8-hour shifts per week. We seek to maintain consistency in shift assignments and hours worked for the benefit of the residents and for staff member’s work/life balance.



All full and most part-time staff are eligible for health insurance, tuition subsidy, vacation, sick and holiday pay.