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Good Samaritan Society Activities Coordinator - Part Time - Days in New Hope, Minnesota

Careers With Purpose

Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided over 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Facility: GSS MN New Hope Ambassador
Location: New Hope, MN
Address: 8100 Medicine Lake Rd, New Hope, MN 55427, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 25.00
Salary Range: $18.00 - $19.50

Department Details

Seeking a part-time Activities Coordinator.

Day shifts 9:00am - 2:00pm

Additional job duties will include:

  • Helping serve meals in dining room, and social hours.

  • Escort residents to and from meals, and activities.

  • Must meet motor vehicle report requirements for transporting residents. Valid Driver's license required.

Join us at The Lodge of New Hope a new assisted living community nestled into a quiet neighborhood, yet conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment and healthcare.

Our 31 cozy apartments and comfortable common areas are supported by a skilled and caring staff, with a wide range of options for services and activities

Please take a minute to look at our facility here;

Job Summary

The activities coordinator leads the planning and development of activity programming, and assures activities are lead in a safe and effective manner by staff. Act as a resource for employees, residents and family with concerns around established activities and other matters related to activities. Establish relationships with outside community partners to ensure a positive experience. Creates and plans activities around established resident care plans. Responsible for assessing the needs of audience, and developing programs that meets the needs of the residents.

Completes activity assessments and minimum data set (MDS) questions as needed. Strives to improve the quality of life for the residents by providing appropriate, meaningful activities and interventions on a one-on-one and/or group basis. Administers the monthly activity calendar. Regularly elicits residents input into activity planning and keeps activities well organized and upbeat, following all state required activities such as music, craft and spiritual activities.

Partakes in activities such as, shopping, nature walks, pet therapy, music therapy and others in order to support residents and ensure they are functioning at an optimal level while also maintaining dignity and identity. May assists with simple nursing procedures and transporting residents to and from rooms.

Oversees the effectiveness of programming being implemented, and provides necessary feedback to enhance the quality of activities being implemented. Must be self-directed with a high level of accountability and require minimal supervision.


High school graduate or equivalent required.

Two years’ experience in this field preferred. Knowledge of working with a wide variety of resident demographics. Experience in social services, creative activities or long term care desired.

When working in a skilled, long term care facility, must be eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or activities professional by a recognized accrediting body. Successful completion of an accredited training program approved by state preferred.

The following requirements are all dependent upon the on work location:

Current Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification or currently enrolled as a student in a healthcare related program preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS).

Depending on location, this role classifies as a Sanford Category I or II Driver requiring a motor vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy.


The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

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