Life Enrichment Assistant

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States Part-time

Providence Life Services offers Independent Living in apartments and townhomes, as well as Assisted Living, Memory Support, short-term post-acute Rehab services, and long-term Skilled Nursing Care in our senior communities in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  

Saratoga Grove-Retirement and Assisted Living community in Downers Grove, is seeking a Part-Time Life Enrichment Assistant. We are seeking candidates who shares our vision & commitment for enhancing the lives of our clients. This is an excellent career opportunity for individuals who are truly passionate about providing care for the elderly!

Hours: Every other Monday and Every Tuesday from 9am-5pm. (24 hours per pay period) 

The primary purpose of your job position is to assist in the planning, implementation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, and as may be directed by the Life Enrichment Director.  

Summary of essential job functions

  • Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating activity programs.
  • Encourage residents to participate in scheduled activity programs.
  • Create a positive atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and fun.
  • Befriend residents to encourage resident self-esteem.
  • Promote an environment of safety.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm and ability to incorporate these into life enrichment services.
  • Must possess leadership ability, ability to receive direction, and willingness to work harmoniously with others.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.

Skills necessary

  • General computer and social media knowledge and musical capability a plus.
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Previous experience is a plus but is not required.
  • On-the-job training provided.