Life Enrichment Coordinator /Activity Coordinator

Job ID
2020-14799
Category
Recreation Services
Job Location : City
Council Bluffs
Job Location : State
IA
Campus
Prairie Gate
Type
Part Time

Overview

Presbyterian Homes & Services - Prairie Gate in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is seeking a Part-Time 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 position includes a combination of day, evening, and weekend hours.

 

Reporting Structure: The Life Enrichment Coordinator reports to the Life Enrichment Director. 

 

 

ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY

 

The sprawling, multi-wing Prairie Gate complex is built on 17.5 acres.

Prairie Gate offers a full continuum of care for up to 150 residents. It includes 36 independent living apartments, 24 assisted living apartments, 18 memory care apartments and 72 skilled nursing suites.


At the heart of the community is the two-story 21,000 square foot Town Center offering an array of amenities and services, including community gathering spaces, restaurant-style dining, a bistro, salon, library, club room, business office, guest suite, chapel and wellness center with aerobics studio. Outdoor pathways, prairie plantings, gardens and a courtyard are just outside the doors in a beautiful patio setting.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

About PHS

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, care and service options for older adults. 6,400 employees serve 25,000 older adults through 45 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through Optage® home and community services. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.


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.

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