Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Wayzata
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/28/2023 3:37 PM)
Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Support & Facility Services
Trails of Orono
Hours per 2 weeks
Recreational Therapy


  • Ebenezer offers a robust compensation package with excellent benefits and hourly wages ranging from $15.76 - 21.00 / hour. Wage determinations will be based on similar experiences.

The Activity Assistant role supports the planning and implementation of quality leisure/social events programs designed to assist senior Assisted Living and Memory Care residents in maintaining their personal potential physically, socially, and mentally.

  • 16 hours every two weeks
  • Day and/or early evening shifts
  • Every other weekend and holiday rotation
  • Partial Benefits package; https://www.ebenezercares.org/employee-benefits (medical, dental, retirement, paid time off and education assistance, wellness dollars)

Ebenezer Senior Living is proud be voted 2022 StarTribune Top Work Place, and has received this honor thirteen years in a row. We're an established organization with over 100 years of excellent service and an outstanding rate of growth. When you come to work at an Ebenezer community, we strive to support your growth, honor your strengths and empower you to make a difference in the lives of others.


The Trails of Orono Senior Living community is located in a serene wooded setting just west of Minneapolis near Highways 12 and I-494 in Wayzata, MN.  Managed by Ebenezer, we host 59 units in our Independent/Assisted Living and Memory care residential settings. Our exceptional and tenured caregivers believe in Ebenezer’s mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer healthier, more meaningful lives.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Coordinates leisure programs, activities, exercise classes, and special events for older adults in an assisted living residence.
  • Encourages resident participation, and reports changes in residents' mood and physical status.
  • Promotes independence and helps develop socialization
  • May help escort residents to activities outside of senior living community


Required Skills:

  • Solid understanding of basic Microsoft /computer programs
  • Ability to interact effectively and compassionately with senior living residents/tenants
  • Must have good communication and social skills
  • Must be comfortable leading activities with older residents

Preferred Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred, but willing to consider others with the right skills and/or previous related work experience
  • One to three years previous experience either; working with older adults, leading activities, or working in a therapy or recreation role preferred or having formal related education
  • Preference is given to candidates with previous experience with memory loss care
  • Work experience in a customer service setting


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