Great Lakes Management

  • Resident Assistant at Cottagewood Senior Communities Mankato

    Job Locations US-MN-Mankato
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/6/2018 3:35 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Health Care
  • Overview

    Cottagewood Senior Communities in Mankato

    Located near MSU campus

    PT Day, Evening and Overnight positions available.  Also, we are looking for NOC (night on-call) positions as well!  


    Job Objective(s):

    Join our group of exceptional care givers and make a differnce in our home-like community, caring for seniors with memory loss. 

    The Resident Assistant is responsible for providing the hands on-care, both physical and emotional, as outlined in each resident’s service agreement. 


    We offer competitive wages, shift differential and increased pay for those with their CNA!



    • Assist residents with ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) as identified in the service plan. These cares may include all or some of the following: assisting with dressing, grooming and oral cares; shampooing of hair; assisting with showering or bathing; rubbing with lotions; fingernail cares and foot cares if instructed by an RN; redirection of confused client, and other cares as assigned.
    • Assisting the client with use of the commode, urinal, or toilet and with adult incontinence products as assigned.
    • Assisting with ambulation and transfers, including proper use of a transfer belt and assistive devices and proper body mechanics to avoid injury.
    • Assist in use of hearing aids and glasses for residents.
    • Help each resident to reach and maintain the highest level of performance and independence.
    • Provide residents with both physical and emotional support.
    • Assist with treatments as delegated by the Registered Nurse per the resident service agreement
    • Observe client and report changes in physical and emotional condition such as change in attitude, loss of appetite, weight, etc.
    • Take and record temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration as instructed. Report changes or concerns to case manager.
    • Assist with activities by encouraging activity participation and escorting residents to scheduled activities
    • Participate in activities as assigned
    • Interact with residents to provide reassurance, engagement, and redirection as appropriate.
    • Answer all pendant calls promptly and take appropriate action.
    • Communicate resident information to the case manager verbally and through the daily log.
    • Complete all required documentation daily; service schedule, flow sheet, communication book, etc.
    • Attend In-service training as assigned



    • CNA preferred
    • Prefer six month experience in long term care or assisted living residence
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Must be able to prioritize, and organize work effectively and efficiently
    • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations
    • Must work as a team member with other personnel
    • Must be punctual, with good attendance record
    • Must remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances
    • Able to make responsible choices and decisions and act in the resident’s best interest
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, speak and understand English

    Working Hours

    The work schedule and hours may vary from week to week.  The RA will be required to work weekends and holidays and may be required to work beyond the normal schedule.


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