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Thank you for considering NewAldaya Lifescapes for employment. We know you’ll love it here.

At NewAldaya Lifescapes, our top priority is the safety and care of our residents and staff. We believe in and follow our Christian Caring Mission: enhancing lives through a commitment to individualized care in a home empowered by God’s love. By choosing NewAldaya for your career, you choose family.

Direct Support Associate – Memory Care

The Direct Support Associate is a vital member of the NewAldaya Lifescapes family. The primary purpose of your position is to lead residents in group or individual leisure interests and activities.  This includes assisting residents to engage in enriching, purposeful activities, and providing individual interventions for residents who are showing signs of anxiety or distress. Also, to assist nursing and direct care staff in tending to the overall needs of the unit.  The Direct Support Associate reports directly to the Director of Recreation Therapy to assure that our residents are receiving individualized, person-centered care while enhancing their daily lives in a homelike environment.

Shift is part time working 9am to 1pm.

We have two openings:

Work either Mon Tue Wed and every other Sat/Sun OR work Thu Fri and every other Sat/Sun.

DSA- Memory Care start at 13.95/HR plus 1.00/HR when you have Perfect Attendance in the pay period.

Weekend Shift Differential.



RN/LPN Charge Nurse

NewAldaya Lifescapes is a premier senior living destination where we help our patients and residents live well, live better! We are currently hiring Nurses (RN/LPN) who will provide direct nursing care to the residents and supervise the day-to-day nursing activities performed by certified nurse aides.

Here you work as part of a team, ensuring our residents receive the individualized care and assistance they need so they may stay as independent and active as long as possible.  You will work towards improving and maintaining the health of our residents and patients.  Working in our long-term care environment means you will be faced with complex situations and will experience and achieve positive outcomes for our residents, which is truly a rewarding experience.

Our facility offers nursing experiences in Long-term care, Memory/Dementia care and Skilled care.

We are seeking these skills:

  • Empathy and Compassion – will help provide the support our residents and patients need to face the challenges that go along with aging.
  • The ability to connect and engage – sharing and listening to stories can improve their quality of life.
  • Patience – this is a must for positive outcomes.
  • Understanding of the aging process
  • Adaptability and Flexibility – there may be good and bad days, the needs of our residents are ever changing. Adjusting to their needs will help achieve positive nursing outcomes.
  • Communication – Verbal and Non-verbal communication is key. You will need to be aware of non-verbal cues as it may be the only way to identify if they are ill or experiencing a health problem.

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation!
  • Supportive management/team to bring out the best in you.
  • Excellent staff to resident ratios
  • Health, Life and Short-term Disability for Full time position.
  • Retirement plan with 5% match for qualifying Full and Part time positions.
  • Generous Paid time Off program for Full-time and qualifying Part-time positions.
  • Additional pay for “pick up” hours.
  • Shift differential
    • 2nd shift – $1.75/HR
    • 3rd shift – $2.50/HR
    • Weekends – $2.00/HR
  • Overtime wages for over 8 hours in a day or over 80 in a 2-week pay period.
  • Free on-site wellness center
  • On site café
  • Fun appreciation events throughout the year.
  • Also have flexible “casual” employment options.

You have many choices when it comes to where you take your nursing career… By choosing NewAldaya Lifescapes. you are choosing a work environment that feels like Family!



Certified Medication Aide/CNA

We are looking for compassionate and service focused individuals to become key members of the nursing team. You will provide a vital component to our residents’ daily living care. As a CNA/Certified Medication Aide you will have an opportunity to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives!

Must be at least 18 years of age and pass a criminal background check, active on DCW registry, and Medication Aide Certified.

We have some new CMA opens on Set Floors

  • Part time 6:30a to 10:30a – M-F schedule
  • Part time 6:30a to 10:30a – Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Every other Weekend
  • Part time 6:30a to 10:30a – Wednesday Friday and Every other Weekend
  • Part time 4pm to 10pm – Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Every other weekend
  • Part time 4pm to 10pm – Thursday Friday and every other weekend same hours.
  • FT 3rd shift Sunday through Thursday – 40 hours a week.
  • PT 3rd shift Every weekend Friday Saturday night.
  • Starting pay of 18.90/HR… $20.90/HR with perfect attendance in a pay period.
  • Higher starting pay for experience CNA/CMA
  • Plus applicable shift differentials
    • $2.00/HR for 2nd and 3rd shift hours
    • $2.00/HR for hours worked on the weekend



Occupational Therapy Assistant – COTA

NewAldaya Lifescapes, a progressive not-for-profit, premiere retirement and therapy destination is seeking a PRN COTA (may lead to regular part time) to become part of our therapy team.

The successful candidate will possess a solid clinical/skilled background and knowledge of State/Federal regulations, as well as appropriate licenses/certifications for the state of Iowa. 2+ years skilled nursing facility experience preferred.

Our therapy team is employed by NewAldaya Lifescapes.

Applications submitted by 10/16/23 will be given first consideration.



Guest Services Lead

Successful candidate will assist with daily operations and support the Pub, Kitchen and Café in our Main Street lifestyle center. Job duties include but are not limited to staff training and supervision, bartending, waiting tables and assisting the Manager and Assistant Manager in ordering and scheduling.

The ideal candidate will possess previous cooking and beverage experience, ServSafe certification a plus.  Candidate must be highly professional, attentive to detail, quality customer service oriented, and have excellent communication/PR skills.

Excellent pay and benefits! Part-time, afternoon and early evening schedule includes some weekends and holidays in a professional, caring environment.


Guest Services Staff

The perfect part-time job! Are you looking for:

  • Flexibility? We will work AROUND your schedule.
  • Variety? You’ll do a little clerical work, a little food prep, a little chatting with our amazing residents – even a little bartending!
  • Reasonable Hours? No late nights or super early mornings.
  • Little Perks? Free pop from our café.

What are we looking for? Positive, flexible people who don’t need a ton of supervision and like to work with other positive, flexible people.

Give us a call or stop by and see what we’re all about! This is a Part time opportunity working afternoon and evening shifts as well as weekend coverage. Must be at least 18 years of age.


Dietary Server 5:30a to 2p Part time

At NewAldaya Lifescapes you have a unique opportunity to engage in rewarding work that makes a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.  We pride ourselves as being the best at providing individualized care and service.

As a Dietary server you will ensure our residents are served meals according to their care plan and individualized choices, creating a pleasant dining experience, accurately charting intake and doing meal prep work.

Must be customer service oriented, strong attention to detail… No experience required.

Starting pay is 14.45/hr….15.45/hr when you have perfect attendance for the pay period!

Current position open:

Shift is 5:30a to 2pm Part time 

We have 2 openings!  Apply now.


DSA – Assisted Living

1st and 2nd shift & 3rd shift

Full Time & Part Time

Work as a team providing assistance to our tenants in assisted living so they can remain active and independent. You will provide assistance with passing medications and daily living needs. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Current openings on all shifts:

1st shift 6:30a to 3p – FT and PT available.

2nd shift 2:30p to 11pm –PT available.

3rd shift 10:30p to 6:45a-  FT and Part time available.

New Starting rate of 13.95/hr base… 14.95/hr with perfect attendance.

  • $2.00/hr shift differential for 2nd shift
  • $2.00/hr differential for 3rd shift.
  • $2.00/hr differential for Weekend hours!


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

All Shifts – Full and Part time

As a CNA you have lots of choices on which team you want to be a part of. At NewAldaya Lifescapes, we pride ourselves on being the premiere senior living destination because we staff with the best!

Here you will build relationships that truly make a positive impact on the quality of life for our residents. You will also be surrounded by a supportive cross-functional team to help you deliver outstanding compassionate care.

Currently we have openings on all shift.  Full and Part time!! 

Successful CNA possess the following:

  • High degree of patience and understanding, able to empathize
  • Self-motivated, shows initiative, attention to detail
  • Able to think on feet and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to adapt to others to build teamwork
  • Compassionate
  • Dependable, your coworkers and our residents need you to be reliable

We offer:

  • Starting base pay $18.45/HR
    • with Perfect attendance $20.45/HR
    • Shift differential:
      • $2.00/HR for 2nd and/or 3rd Shift
      • $2.00/HR more when you work weekend hours!
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Health Insurance with Full time
  • Short Term Disability benefits – company provided at no cost to employee with Full time
  • Uniform allowance
  • On Site Wellness Center
  • On Site Cafe
  • OnShift scheduling application to help manage your shift
  • Discover CE Solutions for your continued Education and in-service needs
  • Fun appreciation/recognition events throughout the year!


CNA Weekend Package
Set Shift Package 24/32 Work Friday Saturday and Sunday every other weekend as a CNA either on 1st shift, 2nd shift or 3rd shift working 24 hours but paid as if worked 32. Also have a Saturday, Sunday Monday CNA Pkg.

Any Shift Package 24/40

Work Friday, Saturday and Sunday every other weekend. Notified on Wednesday what shift you are signed for each day of the package. Must be flexible to work any shift for your scheduled weekend. Work a total of 24 scheduled hours but paid as if worked 40!

12 hour shift weekend jobs – 6:30a to 7pm – Fri Sat Sun or 6:30p to 7a Fri Sat Sun – work every weekend or every other weekend.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to work a package position.


Housekeeping Aide

1st shift

Full Time & Part time

Join our Environmental Services team as a Housekeeping Aide ensuring assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, sanitary, comfortable and attractive manner for our residents. The Housekeeper follows infection control and universal precautions/practices when performing all assigned duties.

Housekeeping starts at 13.95/HR plus 1.00/HR when you have perfect attendance.

Current shifts open:

Full and Part time days shifts available.

Special Fri Sat Sun Weekend pack also available… bonus pay.

Full time comes with Benefits package. Some Part time position earn PTO. Typically work 7am to 3:30pm

Floorcare Specialist

NewAldaya Lifescapes is seeking a Floorcare Specialist working 11:00 to 8:30p Full time. Starting pay 14.20/HR …. $15.20/HR with perfect attendance in a 2 week pay period. Plus 2.00/HR for hours worked on 2nd shift and another $2.00/hr when work on the weekend.

We offer health insurance, short term Disability, and PTO.

Apply today to learn more.

Van Driver

NewAldaya Lifescapes, a progressive not-for-profit, premiere retirement destination is seeking a dedicated, reliable and self-directed individual to be a vital member of the NewAldaya Transportation Department as a Van Driver.

Casual/as needed position (approx. 1-2 days/week). Driver to assist residents to and from medical appointments in the Cedar Valley, may include taking patients to Mayo Clinic, Iowa City, etc.

Will assist Transportation Coordinator with scheduling appointments and making out the schedule.

  • Must have class Chauffer’s license or be eligible to obtain
  • Clean driving record
  • Basic computer skills
  • Pre employment drug test and on-going random drug testing according to Department of Transportation requirements
  • Quick paced job
  • Friendly, professional appearance

This individual must be able to multi-task, have proven organizational skills, be a self-starter with strong people skills



NewAldaya Lifescapes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested in expanding your knowledge, building your resume and in some cases receiving class credits? We can help! Check out our Internship Program here


NewAldaya is always interested in kind and generous volunteers who love working with the aging population. Looking for ways to serve the aging population? We can help! Check out our Volunteer Program here

Independent Contractor

NewAldaya Lifescapes provides in-home care through our Home Connections service.  Work as an independent contractor providing supportive and personal care to older adults in the privacy of their homes. If you are interested in learning more about this career opportunity, please contact

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