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Life Enrichment Event Planner – Independent Living

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1551 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Minimum Experience:

1 or more years of related work experience

Job Status:

Full Time


Mon – Fri 8:30a – 5p with occasional weekend/evening for special occasions/events

Contact Information:

Clark Retirement is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic assistant to join our Life Enrichment team! This position will include planning and leading fun activities and events with the Independent Living residents in our Life Plan Community. We are searching for a dedicated employee who will have passion to serve the elderly and provide quality care and kind companionship. This candidate must be a team player, have a positive outlook, and be able to problem solve while being caring and compassionate.

Experience with planning group activities and events would be helpful in this position! This could be a great entry-level opportunity for someone pursuing a career in recreational therapy (a CTRS is not required for this role). This position offers a consistent full time day shift schedule and competitive employment benefits.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops positive relationships with residents, staff, and families.
  • Plans and implements one on one and group activity programming to meet each resident’ preferences and interests as indicated on the residents’ care or service plan.
  • Along with the Life Enrichment Specialist, completes activity calendars in a timely manner that offers a variety of programming to meet resident interests and abilities.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of resident participation in various Life Enrichment Programming.
  • Participates in and promotes activities with the Montessori Program.
  • Provides Activity/Dementia education and support to residents, families, and staff.
  • Provides excellent person-centered living and dementia care through non-pharmacological interventions based on thorough knowledge of the residents.
  • Is an advocate for the well-being of each resident they work with.
  • Provides opportunities for residents to use technology.
  • Identifies and communicates changes and needs of residents to be addressed by the interdisciplinary team.
  • Assists in caring planning, care conferences and family meetings as needed.
  • Participates as an interdisciplinary team member in their assigned areas.
  • Provides weekend/evening support and Life Enrichment Programs.
  • Compliant with infection control protocols.
  • Assist with tasks as assigned by the Life Enrichment Specialist for resident or family support.

About Clark:

Clark is a Life Plan Community with a continuum of care. Our staff of professionals are committed to providing excellent service and a warm atmosphere for residents, visitors, and staff. Clark at Franklin is located on the South East side of Grand Rapids, nearest to the East Grand Rapids area. Clark is a growing organization and provides independent living apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory care, long-term care, and access to other ancillary services. We pride ourselves on our Life Enrichment Montessori programming to create a high quality of life environment for our residents.

What We Offer:

Clark offers a benefits package that goes above and beyond.*

Benefits-eligible employees can take advantage of:

  • Generous paid-time off (PTO) program including planned time off, sick time, and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Clark sponsored Health Savings Account
  • 403(b) program with Clark match and annual contribution (age 21 or older)
  • Extended illness benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement to promote lifelong learning and career advancement
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance – 100% coverage by Clark
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Discounts to local and national companies

*Benefits are subject to change without notice. Benefits details dependent on employment status.

Clark is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clark values employees and is serious about supporting their health and professional development. We’ve been named on of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for three years in a row.

If this sounds like you, then please apply for this position. When applying, please include all work history. List your employers, starting with the most current/recent, including self-employment.

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