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

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Mount Carmel Bluffs is seeking a Life Enrichment Assistant/Recreation Assistant to join its 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.

SCHEDULE/HOURS: Flexible, between 10A-6P, Thursdays & Saturdays

REPORTING STRUCTURE: This position reports directly to the Life Enrichment Director


Mount Carmel Bluffs senior living community in Dubuque, Iowa, is a shared ministry of the Sisters of Charity, BVM and Presbyterian Homes & Services. The community is situated in a beautiful and serene location atop the bluffs of Dubuque, Iowa, overlooking the Mississippi River.

Wages: $13.37 - $15.79 / hour

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.

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: 2023-20257

External Company Name: Presbyterian Homes & Services

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Street: 1160 Carmel Dr