Fairview Health Services

Activity Assistant

Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(8/26/2022 9:50 AM)
Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
Support & Facility Services
Arbor Lane Memory Care
Hours per 2 weeks
Recreational Therapy


Arbor Lane Assisted Living is located on the Ebenezer Ridges Burnsville, MN campus near Fairview Ridges Hospital. We specialize in Memory Care and emphasize the total well being of our residents in a warm and comfortable home. Our 44 apartment care community is designed to accommodate those who become disoriented or may wander. Our tenured staff help seniors stay active and enjoy 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.

  • 8 hours every two weeks
  • Day/Early Evening shifts; every other Saturday & Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm (4 hour shifts)
  • holiday rotation
  • https://www.ebenezercares.org/employee-benefits (paid time off and education assistance)
  • Perfect opportunity for a college student or retiree or someone looking for meaningful part-time hours.

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!

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


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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