Resident Assistant - Sopris Lodge

Sopris Lodge, 295 Rio Grande Ave., Carbondale, Colorado, United States of America Req #5663
Thursday, January 12, 2023

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 Resident Assistant

The primary responsibility of the Resident Assistant position is to meet the daily personal care needs of residents with professionalism, dignity and respect following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern assisted living communities. You are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality care can be provided to our residents at all times.


Resident Care Duties:                

  • Provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as grooming, bathing and dressing, as requested by residents or directed by supervisor.

  • Attends to the personal care needs of residents in a timely manner.

  • Regularly review, follow, and adhere to residents’ service plans.

  • Document and report care provided and resident observations.

  • Perform vital signs and heights and weights.

  • Respond to emergency calls in a timely manner.

  • Monitors the safety and well-being of residents.

  • Reports changes in resident status, health or otherwise to supervisor.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and universal precautions.

  • Provide information, encourage, and participate with residents in activity focused programs.

  • May be asked to provide assistance to residents in Assisted Living and/or Memory Care.

Relationship Duties:                

  • Deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

  • Relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the community.

Department Duties:  

  • Attends, participates and contributes to monthly staff meetings addressing resident,  departmental and community needs.

  • Responsible for cleaning common areas, occupied and vacant apartments, and perform laundry services in accordance with Community policies and procedures.

  • Not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



Detail oriented and follow through

Prioritize and multitask priorities

Relationship Building

Works well with residents, staff, family and others

Build relationships with all types of people

Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others


Communicates clearly and effectively

Strategic Thinking

Curiosity and desire to learn


  • Effectively communicate in the English language and follow written and verbal instructions.

  • High School diploma or GED (preferred).


  • 6-months experience in a senior living community (preferred)


  • Valid Adult Basic First Aid and CPR Certification (preferred).


  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25# to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.


  • Moves intermittently during working hours. 

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions. 

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

  •  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc. 

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. 

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., through out the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. 

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. 

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. 


  • Classification non-exempt. 

  • Reports to: Director of Assisted Living, Director of Memory Care, or Director of Wellness.

    Vivage/Wellage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Sopris Lodge, 295 Rio Grande Ave., Carbondale, Colorado, United States of America