Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Plymouth
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 day ago(1/27/2023 12:23 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-99251
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Support & Facility Services
Community
Amira Choice Plymouth
Shift
day
Hours per 2 weeks
36
Department
Recreational Therapy

Overview

  • Ebenezer offers a robust compensation package with excellent benefits and hourly wages ranging from $15.45 to $20+. Wage determinations will be based on similar experience.

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 outstanding rate!

Opened in 2018, Amira Choice 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 outstanding team of caregivers who believe in our mission to heal, discover, and educate for longer healthier, more meaningful lives.

 

The Activity Assistant role 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.

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Coordinates 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 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 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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