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Housekeeping Aide/Skilled Nursing *$1500 SIGN ON BONUS*

Company: The Davis Community
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:



  • Now offering ON Demand Pay*

$1500 Sign-on Bonus Details:

  • Must be hired FT OR PT
  • Paid in 4 payments of $200, based on hours worked and days employed


The Homemaker performs several duties relating to environmental services and dining, such as kitchen, housekeeping and laundry functions. The Homemaker will perform housekeeping duties to maintain cleanliness and neatness of household surroundings and assist in serving resident meals, snacks, and nourishments.


  • Maintains clean spaces in the household, including resident rooms, household common spaces as well as support spaces and equipment.
  • Maintains equipment and cooking area to ensure safety and sanitation requirements are met, keeps a clean, tidy and organized kitchen in compliance with all regulations, cleans when necessary, reports repair and maintenance needs appropriately.
  • Takes temperatures of foods and equipment and maintains proper documentation for regulatory compliance.
  • Helps to prepare and serve appropriate snacks and meals.
  • Assists residents who are unable to eat without support, (with proper training and certifications as appropriate). ServSafe Food Protection Management Certification is very strongly recommended.
  • Facilitates mealtime conversations and maintains a warm pleasant atmosphere while residents are eating
  • Facilitates kitchen related activities for residents ensures that necessary supplies, equipment and utensils are available, organizes any necessary cleanup activities.
  • Consistently follows standard principles of sanitation and universal precautions to preserve food quality and prevent the transmission of food-borne illness.
  • Maintains clean spaces in the household, including resident rooms, household common spaces as well as support spaces and equipment.
  • Maintains supply of all materials to meet resident needs in the household.
  • Supports all aspects of the household environment, including pets, plants, children, visitors and guests, facilitating all planned and spontaneous needs and activities.
  • Coordinates work with the household caregivers to ensure the housekeeping needs of the household are met within the staffing resources of the household.
  • Complies with all regulatory sanitation requirements pertinent to the physical environment.
  • Uses appropriate cleaning supplies and equipment to clean floors, furniture, bathrooms and other areas as needed.
  • Understands and implements universal precautions to prevent transmission of disease through contamination.
  • Coordinates work with the household caregivers to ensure the housekeeping needs of the household are met within the staffing resources of the household.
  • Meets all resident and household needs by actively assisting (to the extent of specific certification requirements) in all tasks to meet identified needs.


  • Homebuilding: Makes the house a healthy and happy place, works together to get things done, facilitates the creation of homey spaces. Sees the kitchen and dining as central to the sense of home - works to create a daily life filled with pleasurable moments, laughter and fun. Understanding that food and serving food are filled with opportunities for activity, interactions relationships. Works to involve residents. Understands the importance of residents feeling of ownership and control over their private living area and belongings, maintaining the highest standards for their appearance.
  • Leadership: Understands that providing a clean cheerful environment has a significant impact on residents sense of well-being. Uses serving food as an opportunity to connect with residents and sees eating assistance as an opportunity to connect with the resident in meaningful ways. Uses time spent doing housekeeping chores in proximity to residents as an opportunity to connect and observe.
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluates causes of difficulties residents may be having with eating, and identifies potential ways to increase residents' abilities to eat with a minimum of assistance. Requests appropriate professional evaluation for such problems as swallowing, etc. as necessary. Considers which assistive eating utensils and practices would be most helpful to a resident's needs. Recognizes when a resident is experiencing increasing difficulties with eating and responds appropriately. Understands the importance of meals and snacks being directed by residents, not merely designed to comply with nutritional standards. Able to organize cleaning routines in logical manner that does not impede household life using appropriate cleaning materials and equipment.
  • Taking the Initiative: Understands that meaningful bonds can be forged over meal sharing, and facilitates conversation and laughter around dining tables. Understands the importance of sharing food and meals as part of building a sense of community and connection. Insures that most activities include available refreshments to share. Understands that some laundry activities such as folding may be donducive to bonding and connection when shared, and encourages residents to participate and to use task sharing as an opportunity to connect with others. Initiates conversations with residents while performing cleaning tasks in their vicinity and remains observant of resident behaviors throughout cleaning tasks.
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity and Communication Skills: Understands and is sensitive to emotional issues residents may have in connection with eating. Recognizes when a resident may be embarrassed or frustrated with difficulties eating, and helps such persons feel comfortable. Validates residents who may object to seeing others who have difficulties that are considered unsightly, such as spilling food, and resolves such issues without causing additional embarrassment or upset. Understands that some residents may feel embarrassed by their need for special diets such as pureed or no slat items, or find these choices unappetizing, and is able to discuss these issues and help residents find the best possible solutions. Consistently elicits resident preferences for food and meal choices, as well as favorite recipes.
  • Dementia Sensitivity: Is skilled at encouraging persons with dementia to eat adequately. Skillfully redirects residents who may tend to wander away from the table without finishing meals. Understands that cognitive limitations may make it difficult for residents to verbally indicate their food preferences, and searches facial expressions, body language and patterns of response to gain insights into what foods they most enjoy. Seeks input from family members or other loved ones with past knowledge of food preferences prior to the onset of dementia.




High School Diploma or GED

Licensure/ Certification:

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (required and or ability to obtain prior to entering the house.)


Working experience in a skilled nursing or retirement community preferred. Specialized training or experience in geriatric activities is desirable.

Keywords: The Davis Community, Wilmington , Housekeeping Aide/Skilled Nursing *$1500 SIGN ON BONUS*, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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