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Activities Assistant

Cassia Burnsville, MN
Full Time | IT Outsourcing & Consulting 4 Months Ago

Are you looking for a meaningful job? Emerald Crest of Burnsville is hiring flexible, passionate individuals to join our team as Full-Time or Part-Time Activities Assistants! This is a wonderful opportunity for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). In addition to generous benefits, we're offering up to a $2,000 Bonus!

In this role, you will conduct fun and exciting activity programming with our residents that have dementia and Alzheimer's and help them enjoy their day. We are a great group who works very well together, and are looking forward to adding a couple more rock stars to our team. 

There are Part-Time (Day or Evening) positions available working varied schedules including every other weekend. Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; or 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Part-Time is eligible for a $1,000 Bonus

There are Full-Time positions available working varied schedules including every other weekend. Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Full-Time is eligible for a $2,000 Bonus


  • Competitive wages with credit for experience
  • Tuition Discount Opportunities/ Scholarships/ Student Loan Forgiveness (site specific, ask for details)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 403(b) or 401(k) with employer match
  • Healthcare, dental, health savings, vision, life, disability, & flex spending options for Full-Time employees
  • Employer paid Basic Life Insurance for Full-Time Employees 
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Longevity Recognition, Paid Volunteer Time, and Mentorship Programs
  • Collaborative and Inclusive Work Culture
  • Employee Assistance Program with free confidential counseling/coaching for self and family members 

What does an Activities Assistant do?

  • Encourage, support, and assist residents with activities.
  • Interact and assist residents on a one to one basis outside of structured program times.
  • Document activity attendance and degree of involvement.
  • Act as a positive representative at all times.
  • Display an attitude of courtesy and respect for all residents, families, and staff.
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

What does an Activities Assistant require?

  • Prior experience working in an Assisted Living, Long Term Care, or Memory Care facility preferred, but not required. We'll train you!
  • Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to display enthusiasm and a positive attitude in promoting activities.
  • Creative aptitude for training in arts, crafts, and games.
  • Good communication skills, including ability to give directions to others in a manner that is pleasant and easily understood.

Location: Emerald Crest is a part of Cassia and located in the south metro. Address: 451 East Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN 55337

About Us:

Emerald Crest specializes in Memory Care of the geriatric population. As a Emerald Crest employee you will learn and gain valuable knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Emerald Crest won the “2021 Silver Winner in the Memory Care category of the Star Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards”

Emerald Crest of Burnsville is thoughtfully designed to promote independence and familiarity for our residents. This communal home setting provides a natural, home-like setting to encourage engagement and reduces isolation among residents. Each home consists of 12-15 suites arranged around a warm, friendly, central living and kitchen area. We develop individualized daily programs that flow with our residents' natural rhythms. Our model is tailored to each resident’s changing needs and care is guided by experienced nurses and occupational therapists. 

Cassia is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with over 200 years of experience caring for those in need. Our Mission is to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ’s love. We take pride in providing compassionate care for our residents by embracing our eight values and service standards: Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Stewardship, Unity, Respect and Collaboration.

At Cassia, you will be empowered to foster fullness of life for those we serve. Cassia will support your career goals and celebrate your passions. If you are seeking a career experience where you will have fun, be challenged, and recognized for your individuality, Cassia is the answer. I AM Cassia... Are You?


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