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Presbyterian Homes and Services Life Enrichment Assistant / Recreation Assistant in Clive, Iowa


Presbyterian Homes & Services - Walnut Ridge is seeking a Life Enrichment Assistant/Recreation Assistant to join its talented and creative activity/wellness team. The Life Enrichment Assistant is responsible for implementing and monitoring assigned life enrichment / leisure life programming for residents consistent with regulations and established policies, procedures and best practices.

This is a Full Time position primarily working Monday - Friday and rotating a partial day on Saturday.

The Life Enrichment team reports to the Life Enrichment Director.


Walnut Ridge is a beautiful senior living community conveniently located near I-35/80, adjacent to the walking trails and aquatic center in Clive and in close proximity to several restaurants, retail shops and medical facilities. The campus is comprised of 116 independent living apartments, 44 assisted living apartments, 18 memory care assisted living apartments and a new skilled care center for 60 residetns. The campus also houses an exceptional wellness center and warm water swimming pool that employees are encouraged to enjoy.

In addition, as an employee you can take advantage of other amenities such as:

  • Free employee meals

  • Free Fitness Center access (family members welcome)

  • Great walking paths

  • Easy access to bus routes and nearby restaurants

    Salary: $17.73 - $20.79/hour based on experience


Reponsibilities include but are not limited to;

• Implement assigned activities that help residents achieve “their best day”, filled with a wide variety of meaningful relationships and activities.• Perform assigned work routines and daily assignments to meet the psychosocial and activities needs of residents and the Household, including:o Creating diverse opportunities for meaningful pursuits, daily pleasures, recreation, exercise, friendships, social interaction, growth and learning, fun and enjoyment, personal routines, spontaneous activity and Household rituals.• Participate in Chat Circles with residents and staff in the household daily.• Assist residents with activities of their choice, group, individual or one on one.• Take residents outdoors or out in the site community.• Participate in outings and special events.• Perform miscellaneous tasks as needed for residents such as shopping, running errands, assisting with correspondence, reading/writing letters etc.• Provide one on one interaction with residents based on preferences.• Transport residents to other parts of the community.


  • High School Diploma (or currently enrolled) or equivalent.

  • Class B license or willingness to obtain within six months of hire as designated or required by site.

  • Able and willing to work flexible hours such as during evenings and weekends for planned programs.

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, initiative and good rapport with residents, staff, families and volunteers.

  • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS's mission and operating philosophies.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.

About PHS

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota–Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high-quality housing choices, care options and services for older adults. There are over 7,500 team members like you at PHS, serving more than 26,000 older adults through 60+ PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® and other community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive®, the largest geriatric primary care practice in MN, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults.An Innovative Leader: Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an Innovative Leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being. PHS is now one of the largest nonprofit senior housing and services providers in the US.Our strong focus on our employees, means we are committed to an environment where you are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to team growth from within, roughly 80% of leadership roles are filled through the development of people like you. To learn more about PHS culture, benefits and team development, we invite you to visit the "Careers" section of our website.Let's get you started.

PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Job ID2024-23730

CategoryRecreation Services

Job Location : CityClive

Job Location : StateIA

CampusWalnut Ridge

TypeFull Time