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Job Descriptions and Similar Careers

Marketing Assistant / Community Relations
Assists with direct sales and marketing activities. May represent the community at outside events. May assist with the move-in process for new residents. Reports to Executive Director or Marketing Manager; learn more about Marketing Managers job description here.

Move-In Coordinator / Residential Advisor
Serves as a liaison for residents and family members new to the community and helps residents adjust. Prepares and processes paperwork associated with a new resident. May assist the Marketing Manager in handling administrative tasks, giving community tours, and planning marketing events; learn more about Marketing Managers job description here.

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Assists in the administration of the day-to-day operations of the community. Prepares all reports and correspondence for administration personnel. Maintains and updates computer data files. Performs special assignments as assigned by the administration.

Receptionist and Information Clerks / Concierge
Operates telephone system. Receives visitors. Types letters and correspondence.

Director of Activities / Social and Community Service Managers
Plans organize and direct social, educational, and recreational programs to meet residents’ needs, interests, and abilities. Reports to Executive Director; learn more about Executive Director / Chief Executives job description here.

Activity Assistant / Recreation Worker
Reports to Director of Activities and assists in developing and conducting community activities for residents. Coordinates functions such as discussion groups, exercise groups, arts, crafts, movies, and games. Learn more about the Director of Activities job description here.

Memory Care Activity Assistant / Social and Human Service Assistants
Assists with the planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and directing activity programs and events designed for residents with various stages of dementia. Determines what activities residents request to be a part of and motivates residents to participate.

Assistant Director of Resident Care / Administrative Services Manager
Assists the Director of Resident Care in the organization and management of resident services.  Learn more about the Director of Resident Care / Chief Executives job description here.

Registered Nurse (RN)
Supervises caregivers in the provision of supervisory, personal, or directed care services to residents. Reports to Director of Resident Care; learn more about the Director of Resident Care / Chief Executives job description here.

Staffing Coordinator / Human Resource Assistants
Responsible for scheduling, supervising, training, and payroll of caregivers. Additional duties may also include maintaining resident records related to care needs, interviewing and hiring caregiving staff, and serving in a caregiver capacity as needed.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)
Supervises caregivers in the provision of supervisory, personal, or directed care services to residents. Reports to Director of Resident Care; learn more about the Director of Resident Care / Chief Executives job description here.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Gives personal care and attention to residents under RN or LVN supervision. Carries out fundamental nursing procedures. Maintains current California CNA certification. Learn more about Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses.

Medication Assistant / Medical Assistant
Delivers medications and reminds residents to take medications. May assist with checking on medication from the pharmacy. Reports to Director of Resident Care; learn more about the Director of Resident Care / Chief Executives job description here.

Personal Care Aides / Home Health Aides
Provides personal care services to residents, including activities of daily living.

Caregiver (Dementia) / Home Health Aides
Provides personal care services to residents with dementia, including activities of daily living.

Culinary Services Director / Food Service Managers
Supervises food service personnel. Plans menus and special functions. Purchases food supplies and requisitions equipment. Instructs personnel in food type, quantity, and proper equipment use and care. Prepares work schedules. Reports to community Executive Director; learn more about Executive Director / Chief Executives job description here.

Cooks at Institution and Cafeteria
Assists in food preparation and service, usually with specific responsibility for certain foods. Entry-level position.

Sous Chef / Chefs and Head Cooks
Responsible for food preparation and cooking. Directs and supervises kitchen employees engaged in food preparation. Requisitions daily supplies, takes food inventory, and evaluates work performance of kitchen staff. May act in the role of Food Services Manager during absences.

Dining Room Coordinator / First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Supervises and trains dining room personnel. Keeps accurate records. Evaluates dining room services and employee performance.

Food Server, Nonrestaurant 
Takes food orders. Serves food at tables, clears tables, and may assist dining room staff with food service.

Bistro Attendant / Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
Serves residents in a bistro-style restaurant separate from the main dining room. Responsible for setting and clearing tables, taking food and beverage orders, processing payments, preparing drinks and food, serving residents, and all other aspects of bistro operations.

Dishwashers
Operates commercial dishwasher and cleans all pots, pans, and utensils, etc. May be responsible for mopping floors and cleaning other assigned areas of the kitchen and dining room.

 Maintenance and Repair Workers / Administrative Service Managers
Under the general direction of the community Executive Director, oversees all operations in connection with environmental services of the community, including maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry. Learn more about Executive Director / Chief Executives job description here.

Janitors and Cleaners / Maintenance Assistant
Performs various assigned unskilled maintenance and repairs under supervision. Duties may include maintaining lawns and landscaping areas, operating and repairing grounds maintenance equipment, painting, cleaning, and other custodial tasks. Instructions are generally detailed.

First-Line Supervisor of Housekeep and Janitorial Workers
Reports to Department Director and supervises housekeeping and laundry personnel and processes. Inspects equipment and requisition supplies.

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners / Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
Performs daily cleaning tasks in assigned areas. Receives, counts, and sorts clothes and linens. Operates washer and dryer.

Van / Bus Driver
Operates community vehicle. Transports residents and staff.