Commonwealth Senior Living

  • Resident Care Associate

    Job Locations US-VA-Abingdon
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Resident Care
    Commonwealth Senior Living at Abingdon
  • Overview

    The Resident Care Associate (RCA) with experience in resident programming & activities -  possesses a sincere passion for working with seniors, as well as have demonstrated knowledge of care giving in a senior living community. This position assumes responsibility for resident care and services including personal needs, grooming and hygiene, housekeeping, laundering, social interactions, and meals. A primary responsibility of this position is to routinely monitor the resident’s comfort and respond to periodic needs.

    • Assist as needed in the training and teaching of staff for the Sweet Memories Neighborhood and Assisted Living activity programs.
    • Provides guidance and acts as a resource to staff on the importance of activity programs and other areas regarding the quality of life for residents.
    • Participate in resident move-in processes in the Sweet Memories neighborhood and Assisted Living.
    • Assists in touring and customer contact to maintain desired occupancy.
    • Participates in coordinating special events at the community to include family nights and open houses
    • Recruits and Manages volunteer program, including training and supervising volunteers.
    • Weekend coverage as assigned
    • Be able to do any job in the facility upon request by the Executive Director

    Must have valid driver’ license, clean driving record and be able to drive / operate community vehicle.

    Other duties as assigned

    Physical/Sensory Requirements Must be mobile and able to perform the physical requirements of the job. This position requires a variety of physical demands, including the potential for lifting greater than 50 lbs. Long stretches on one’s feet, walking around is to be expected.

    • Two years’ college in a heath care field or an activities professional by a recognized accrediting body.
    • One to Two years’ fulltime work experience, within the last five years, in an activities program in an adult care setting, or similarly related experience with specialized memory care programs.
    • CPR and First Aid certification are required.
    • Universal Assessment Instrument & Individual Service Plan certificates or willingness to obtain
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of, social and psychological needs of residents.
    • Ability to work without close supervision and to follow verbal and written instructions.
    • Must be willing to perform non-professional duties.
    • Communicates to families regarding resident’s involvement in activity program. 



    • Caring about people. Previous work with seniors would be fantastic!
    • Drive for doing the right thing and seeing things through to the end
    • Passionate about a job well done, having fun, and celebrating success
    • Confident to speak up
    • Great listener
    • Takes ownership and adds value – seeks to improve something every single day!
    • Consistently exhibits respect in all interactions
    • Ability and desire to provide exceptional customer service
    • Possessing your Virginia State PCA or CNA certification would be ideal


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