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

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Walnut Ridge is seeking a Life Enrichment Coordinator for its team. The Life Enrichment Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring established life enhancement/life enrichment programming for residents.

SCHEDULE/HOURS: This is a full time position, working approximately 30 hours/week.

REPORTING STRUCTURE The Life Enrichment Coordinator 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 memor care assisted living apartments and a new skilled care center for 60 residents. The campus also houses an exceptional wellness center and warm water swimming pool that employees are encouraged to enjoy.

In addition, employees may also take advantage of other amenities such as:

  • Free employee meals

  • Free Fitness Center access for the employee and family members

  • Great walking paths

  • Convenient access to bus route

The Life Enrichment Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring established life enhancement/life enrichment programming for residents consistent with regulations and established policies, procedures and best practices.

This position is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Promoting the resident’s well being and satisfaction by supporting Liberty in all areas of the resident’s life.

  • Developing and interpreting standards of care, guiding the interdisciplinary team to establish and implement the resident’s plan of care with the resident and his/her family and the Household team.

  • Helping to improve systems and eliminate barriers to resident centered care and services.

  • Collaborating with residents, families, other professionals and staff to implement established programs that meet the psychosocial and activities needs of residents and the Household, including creating diverse opportunities for meaningful pursuits, daily pleasures, life enrichment , exercise, friendships, social interaction, growth and learning, fun and enjoyment, personal routines, spontaneous activity and Household rituals.

  • Leading and participating in Chat Circles with residents and staff in the household daily.

  • Assisting residents with activities of their choice, group, individual or one on one. Provide for resident leisure life activities. Take residents outdoors, or out in the facility community.

  • Planing, implementing and participating in outings and special events.

  • Providing one on one interaction with residents based on preferences.

  • High School Diploma or related.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, program, implement and coordinate recreation programming for residents. Previous experience with seniors preferred.

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

  • Strong communication skills, including good insights into resident preferences and needs. Demonstrated communication and relationship building skills with residents.

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

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

  • Demonstrated compatibility with PHS' mission and operating philosophies.

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

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, and care and service options for older adults. Over 7,100 employees serve more than 26,000 older adults through 59 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, the largest geriatric primary care practice in Minnesota, providing comprehensive care for over 15,000 older adults. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader dedicated to promoting independence, purposeful living, and overall well-being for those they serve. Today, PHS is one of the largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and services in the nation.

We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.

If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

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.

ID: 2023-21335

External Company Name: Presbyterian Homes & Services

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Street: 1701 Campus Drive