Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Plymouth
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(6/10/2021 9:45 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-74387
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Non-Clinical Support Staff
Community
Cherrywood Pointe Plymouth
Shift
day/evening
Hours per 2 weeks
64
Department
Recreational Therapy

Overview

When you come to work at Ebenezer, we promise to support your growth, honor your strengths and empower you to make a difference in the lives of others. Named as a Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 12th time, Ebenezer is Minnesota’s largest senior living organization with over 100 years of excellent service, and we’re growing at an unprecedented rate!

 

Opened in 2018, Cherrywood Pointe of Plymouth is one of our newest senior communities. We are located at the intersection of Old Rockford Road and Highway 55 in the Northwest suburb of Plymouth, MN. We offer 94 units of Independent, Assisted Living as well as Memory Care and Care Suites. Boasting an exceptional team of caregivers who believe in our mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer healthier, more meaningful lives.

 

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Assists, coordinates, and may plan leisure programs, activities, exercise classes, and special events for older adults in an assisted living residence.  
  • Encourages resident participation, 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 
  • Other duties as assigned by Activities Director

Qualifications

Required:

  • Working knowledge of basic Microsoft /computer programs.
  • Ability to interact effectively and empathetically with senior living residents/tenants.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be comfortable leading activities with elderly residents.

Preferred:

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

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