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Brookdale Senior Living Resident Programs Assistant - 20 Hours Per Week - Fri, Sat & Sun in Lakewood, Colorado


Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.


Assists in the coordination, direction and delivery of wellness and recreation programs to meet specific needs of each and all the residents. Ensures residents’ lives are maintained to the extent possible by providing programs and events that encourage engagement and social interaction. The Resident Programs Assistant utilizes Brookdale mission and cornerstones, as well as the Optimum Life vision, for the foundation of their responsibilities.

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of the Resident Programs standards of excellence.

  2. Provides hands-on involvement in programs for the majority of their scheduled time.

  3. Assists in the supervision, orientation, and planning of volunteers.

  4. Assists in the coordination of calendar events.

  5. Assists in the evaluation of the resident's wellness needs – exploring opportunities for resident engagement within the six dimension; purposeful, emotions, physical, spiritual, social, and intellectual.

  6. Assists in projecting monthly expenditures.

  7. Assists in ensuring specialty programs are scheduled according to the Resident Program Annual Master Calendar.

  8. Assists with marketing, promoting and communicating materials, helping to ensure professional quality.

  9. Assists in maintaining community environment (including equipment and supplies) that supports a whole-person wellness culture for resident engagement.

  10. Assists in ensuring resident welcome and engagement protocols are in place.

  11. Assists in keeping records and inventory of supplies.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Direct programming experience with older adults preferred.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements

Current state specific driver’s license required.

Management/Decision Making

Makes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills

Has a basic level of a skill and can follow written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Basic typing and computer skills are essential, preferably in a Microsoft Windows environment.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Talk or hear

  • Exposure to latex

  • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

  • Vision

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Schedule: Regular Part-Time