Universal Worker in Senior Living in Warwick, RI at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 9/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Greenwich Farms at Warwick is seeking a Universal Worker to join their team. The Universal Worker is an important role at the community and will help us navigate through this current environment. This role will be responsible in assisting both the Traditional and Harbor Care units in various needs.

Want to make your mark? At Benchmark, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults. Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match. Connect with us –and to what truly matters!

 PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for obtaining body temperatures and completing the symptom screening checklist per the Rhode Island Department of Health for each individual who enters the facility.
  • Provides companionship by reading, conversation and listening
  • Participates in appropriate recreational activities and hobbies for social and sensory stimulation
  • Assists the resident with necessary phone calls, letter writing, computer operation, etc.
  • Maintains a safe environment within the resident’s apartment
  • Accompanies the resident on walks, community trips, doctor’s office visits, bank, etc.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the emotional stress of having an aged loved one by responding professionally and sensitively to the family’s needs
  • Provides emotional support and promotes a sense of well-being
  • May perform light housekeeping/laundry to maintain a clean, neat environment
  • Delivers a differentiated experience in a friendly, helpful, and courteous manner with resident and family satisfaction as a priority
  • Effectively communicates with residents, families and friends of resident
  • Provides assistance with  recreational programs and encourages residents to participate in community activities.
  • Assist with any Front Desk responsibilities that might be assigned.
  • Observes residents, provides or assists with documentation. Responds promptly and appropriately to residents.
  • Demonstrates safe and proper techniques for chemical use, and follows SDS guidelines for any exposure.
  • Provides housekeeping and laundry services to assist our residents with keeping living areas clean and operational.
  • Cleans common areas. Assists in tasks related to dining and food preparation (setting tables, busing, meal delivery and cleaning tables, cooking, serving meals, and dish-washing, etc.).
  • Adheres to OSHA and Benchmark Senior Living Guidelines.

Job Requirements

 • Must have a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging and disability issues. Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals.

• Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities
• Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and related dementias 
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
• Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner
• Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks, demonstrates a positive attitude, and works well under pressure

We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!