Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Wayzata
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/13/2021 11:25 AM)
Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Non-Clinical Support Staff
Trails of Orono
Hours per 2 weeks
Recreational Therapy


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!


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, MNManaged by Ebenezer, we host 59 units amongst 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.


The Resident Activities Assistant supports the planning and implementation of quality leisure/social events program designed to assist residents in maintaining their personal potential physically, socially and mentally. This position directly supports our Memory Care Unit and reports to the Activities Director.


This position includes;

  • 80 hours per two week pay period
  • Day/evening shift start times could be 9:00am, 10:30am, or 3:00pm (4 or 8 hr shifts typically). Weekends are 10-4:30 
  • Every other weekend rotation
  • Benefit eligible ( PTO, Medical, Dental, Retirement, Tuition reimbursement) https://www.ebenezercares.org/benefits.html 

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



  • 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.


  • 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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