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Samaritas Resident Care Assistant - CENA Class Option in Cadillac, Michigan

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Join the Samaritas team of Caregivers! We have a fantastic opportunity to begin your career in the healthcare field, working along side our CENAs and Nurses providing quality care and services to our residents. In the role of Resident Care Assistant, you have the opportunity to work with our great team, pending enrollment and completion of the Agape Healthcare School's Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Samaritas partners with Agape for enrollment scholarships. Apply today and start on your new career path!

Job Summary

Assists residents in daily living and health support in accordance with their individual program plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living as needed. This includes feeding residents, once the Resident Care Assistant has completed the required training.

  • Assist with providing resident centered care initiatives, e.g. the fine dining experience; passing beverages, passing/collecting meal trays.

  • Transport residents to and from in-house and community activities.

  • Answer resident “call lights” promptly and courteously.

  • Report all changes in residents’ condition to the charge nurse as soon as possible.

  • Perform light housekeeping duties in residents’ rooms, e.g. clean spills, make beds, remove trash, and secure residents’ personal items.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Successfully complete CENA certification within 6 months of date of hire.


  • Experience in a health care field preferred

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Possess and able to utilize current basic nursing skill and knowledge to provide care to each resident assigned

  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative

  • Ability to speak, read and write English

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of cognitive and physical impairments

  • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ability to work interdependently with co-workers, therapy staff, other departments, and families of residents.

  • Ability to maintain a helping role and intervene with resident care when appropriate.

  • Ability to effectively manage problems involving standardized situations and circumstances.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers.

Additional Work Requirements

  • Ability to work off-shift schedules; evening, weekend and holiday hours required to support resident care requirements.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Safely lifts with proper lift equipment and transfers person served weighing average of 150 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Pushes person in wheelchair weighing up to 250 pounds on a frequent basis, often for long distances.

  • Frequently stoops, twists, bends, squats and kneels.

  • Lifts overhead. Frequently lifts supplies weighing 25 pounds.

  • Communicates orally and in writing with persons served, coworkers, families, and public. Needs to see and hear persons served.

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Requisition Number2021-6907

Employee TypeFull-Time

Hours Per Pay Period80


Work Hours11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes

On Call RequiredNo

Position LocationUS-MI-Cadillac