How to Hire a Resident Assistant

Does your growing business need a Resident Assistant? Resident Assistants work in assisted living facilities to provide care and programs to residents.

Here are some tips to help you find great Resident Assistant candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Resident Assistants search for Jobs on Indeed*

315,180

job seekers clicked on resident assistant jobs

43,143

resumes from job seekers with resident assistant experience on Indeed

4,565

resident assistant jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.27 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$21.25 hourly
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Common
$7.25
$21.25

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Resident Assistant?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Resident Assistant hire can help your business:

• Assist residents with all aspects of daily living
• Communicate with facilities management when resident feedback comes through
• Assist in any administrative tasks such as answering phones or providing care documentation

Skills to look for in a great Resident Assistant

A great Resident Assistant candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Nursing support experience
• Friendly bedside manner
• Able to lift and carry heavy loads
• Excellent communication style
• Well organized
• Can work an entire shift standing

Writing a Resident Assistant job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Resident Assistant candidates. A Resident Assistant job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Resident Assistant jobs, such as:

• Resident Assistant
• Nursing Home Assistant
• Retirement Community Assistant

Interviewing Resident Assistant candidates

Strong candidates for Resident Assistant positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Providing care to and working with elderly clients
• Delivering meals and helping transport clients or patients with wheelchairs
• Assisting with maintaining the quality of life of clients

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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