Job Description

Do you spread joy wherever you go? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, this may be the job for you!

Village Assisted Living, a 54-unit facility, is currently seeking patient, compassionate Full-Time Activities Assistant to join our team In this important role, you will conduct fun and exciting activities with our residents. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated with a genuine concern for our residents’ well-being, and has a creative personality and positive attitude. 

We take pride in providing compassionate care to our residents by focusing on our 8 pillars of excellence (Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Unity, Respect, and Collaboration). Apply today to make a difference in the lives of those we serve!

This is a Full-Time, benefit eligible position working a varied schedule. Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activities Assistant responsibilities:

  • Encourage, support, and assist residents with activities.
  • Interact and assist residents on a one to one basis outside of structured program times.
  • Document activity attendance and degree of involvement.
  • Set-up activities with equipment, supplies, etc. 
  • Act as a positive representative at all times.
  • Display an attitude of courtesy and respect for all residents, families, and staff.
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

Activities Assistant skills and requirements:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent required.
  • 1+ year of working in a senior care environment required.
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to display enthusiasm and a positive attitude in promoting activities.
  • Creative aptitude for training in arts, crafts, and games.
  • Good communication skills, including ability to give directions to others in a manner that is pleasant and easily understood.
  • Must be able to work a consistent schedule.

We Offer:

Full-Time Employees are offered a benefit package including PTO, Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Disability insurance, retirement plan, Flex Spending, and more.

About Us:

A job at Village Assisted Living offers experiences where you learn skills that will stay with you throughout your life while working with co-workers who celebrate your successes and achievements. As a Universal Worker, you will play a critical role in caring for older adults- not only physically, but emotionally, socially, mentally, and spiritually. You will also get to work with a team who has the same mission.

At Village Assisted Living, we believe it is important to learn and grow. If you desire to continue in the Healthcare field, Village Assisted Living has many opportunities for you to attend classes and grow within the company.

We are willing to train the right candidate!

Cassia, an affiliation between Augustana Care and Elim Care, is a Christian mission organization with over 200 years of combined experience caring for those in need. We strive to inspire residents to live the lives that are most fulfilling to them. We take pride in the longevity of our management team and invite you to apply to learn more!

Important Notes

To be considered, please apply online or stop in at 2571 Guthrie Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50317, to fill out an application.

EOE/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled *A Drug Free Workplace *A Veteran Friendly Employer

Location: US-IA- Des Moines