Resident Assistant / CNA - Therapy Grads! - Pathway to Therapy Program

Job ID
Nursing Assistant (NAR, HHA, CNA)
Job Location : City
Oak Park Heights
Job Location : State
Boutwells Landing
Full and Part Time


Presbyterian Homes & Services is seeking Therapy Graduates looking to get into the therapy field. We have a great opportunity for you! Pathway to Therapy Program hires therapy graduates as Nursing Assistants (both certified and non-certified) and includes structured mentorship and professional development to further prepare you for a career in therapy!



Program Highlights:

  • Loan forgiveness program for eligible employees
  • 1:1 structured mentorship with a therapist 
  • Priority access to therapy openings within Presbyterian Homes & Services
  • Valuable relationships & networking with rehab peers and leaders
  • Hands-on experience providing direct care to older adults
  • And much, much more! 


Opportunities to join our team at any of these three locations:

Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights, MN

GracePointe Crossings in Cambridge, MN

Norris Square in Cottage Grove, MN


These positions are Full-Time & may include working every other weekend and scheduled holidays.


Put your education to excellent use and begin earning now! A path created just for you! PHS strongly supports your learning and development - whatever your long term career goals and aspirations may be! 


Our Response to COVID-19:

The safety of our staff and the residents is our #1 priority. We have taken great measures to do our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

  • Vaccine - We encourage vaccination to protect each other; vaccination is free and encouraged but not mandated.
  • Clean Air - New bipolar ionization technology safely cleans the air inside all of our buildings without the use of chemicals or unwanted byproducts.
  • Physical Distancing & Masks - Spacious environments along with protocols around mask wearing and proper physical distancing enable community amenities and fellowship.
  • Cleaning & Disinfection - Electrostatic sprayers,  hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizer dispensers are at all entrances. 
  • Private Rooms - As a commitment to our superior resident experience, we offer over 95% private rooms in our care settings.


The Certified Nursing Assistant (Resident Assistant) is responsible for the provision of high quality personal care and services to support the Personally Designed Living choices of residents, while maintaining consistency with regulations and established best practices.  As a Nursing Assistant, you will play a critical role in caring for older adults- not only physically, but emotionally, socially, mentally, and spiritually. Providing care, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing much needed loving contact and conversation are just a few examples of how you serve our residents here at PHS.


  • To be considered for Care Center/TCU: Current Nursing Assistant Certification required or willing to take CNA class paid for by PHS.
  • Demonstrated competencies in person-directed, elder/resident-directed practice, home building, critical thinking, teamwork, self leadership, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated compatibility with the PHS mission and operating philosophies.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.

About PHS

Rated #1 employer in Minnesota by Forbes!


Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a non-profit, faith-based organization providing a broad array of high quality housing choices, care and service options for older adults. Over 7,000 employees serve 27,000 older adults through 50 PHS-affiliated senior living communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, and through Optage® home and community services. PHS is also co-owner of Genevive, a progressive model of primary care, care navigation and value-based services for over 5,300 older adults in Minnesota. Established in 1955, PHS has earned the reputation as an innovative leader concerned with promoting independence, vitality and well-being for those they serve.


We believe employees are the most important resource in our ministry and we are committed to an environment where employees are valued and empowered to make a difference. With a strong commitment to grow our employees from within, the development opportunities with us are virtually unlimited. We offer competitive wages, opportunities for advancement, ongoing training, and incredible benefits like education assistance and nursing loan forgiveness.

If you have a desire to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults, consider answering the call and join our team.

PHS is an EEO/AA employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.



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