Resident Engagement Assistant – Assisted Living

Resident Engagement Assistant – Assisted Living

December 6, 2018

Wesley Homes is a faith based organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults.  With love and joy, we are called to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve.  We affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide the service.


  • To independently plan and lead regularly scheduled daily group activities as directed. 
  • To set-up and clean-up after each activity and ensure that activity areas are safe before, during, and after each activity.
  • To document resident’s involvement in scheduled activities and 1:1 visits.
  • Assisting with a wide variety of scheduled out-of-facility activities.
  • To provide weekly 1 to 1 individual activities for room bound residents or for those residents who do not choose to participate in group activities as assigned by the Director of Resident Engagement & Activity Coordinators.
  • To aid new residents in becoming familiar with scheduled activities by providing daily invitations to groups offered and to offer assistance with transportation.
  • Responsible for monthly changes in bulletin boards, seasonal decorations and activity room decorations as directed by the Director of Resident Engagement & Activity Coordinators.
  • Shall keep the Director of Activities & Activity Coordinators informed of resident needs, problems, and behavior changes.
  • Assist in the development of the Newsletter by writing a feature article.
  • All other duties assigned by the Director of Resident Engagement.


  • Previous experience working with large and small groups beneficial, experience in working with the elderly or in a nursing home setting preferred.
  • CNA certification a plus!
  • Mental Health, Dementia training within 120 days of hire
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s license.
  • Must be able to multi-task and be flexible to adapt to changes.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must have basic reading, writing skills and PC Skills
  • Ability to use tack, diplomacy and to present a neat and professional appearance.
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to interact with the public effectively.
  • Must have a high energy level, be outgoing and enthusiastic.
  • Must be sensitive to the issues faced by the elder population and be genuinely interested in promoting their well-being.
  • Flexible work hours (including weekends, evenings and holidays) will be required at times.
  • Must be willing to obtain CPR, First Aid and Food Handler’s Cards.


  • Should show evidence of good physical endurance and mental health.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs on a semi-regular basis.
  • Must have good physical mobility and will be required to transfer residents during activities and outings, will be required to hook up wheelchairs in bus and will often be changing and hanging decorations which necessitates going up and down a ladder.                            
  • Often requires high energy output over an extended period of time.
  • Should be able to work under stress.

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816 S 216th St
Wesley Des Moines
Des Moines, WA 98198-6318