Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Savage
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/13/2021 3:40 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-78527
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Non-Clinical Support Staff
Community
Savage Senior Living at Fen Point
Shift
day
Hours per 2 weeks
40
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!

 

Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe is located on a 288-acre area that features a wetland and has been given permanent protection under the Minnesota Wetlands Conservation Act. Located in the South Twin Cities suburb of Savage, MN we are near the crossroads of Highways 13, 169 and 35 W. We’re proud to be the first senior living community in the City of Savage with a variety of senior living options including senior living, assisted living, enhanced and memory care. Our staff is long tenured and they believe in Ebenezer’s mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer healthier, meaningful lives.

 

The Resident Activities Assistant supports the planning and implementation of quality leisure/social events program designed to assist senior 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 part-time position includes;

  • 40 hours in a two week pay period, Day shifts
  • Every other weekend rotation
  • Eligible for partial benefits; 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

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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