Human Learning Systems Position Description
Residential living advisor
Position Title: Residential Living Advisor
Location: Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
Department: Residential Living
Reports To: Residential Living Supervisor
The Residential Living Advisor (Residential) position provides support for a U.S Department of Labor Job Corps contractor. The Job Corps program is a federally-funded residential training program. The mission of Job Corps is to provide career-ready technical and academic training and job placement assistance to program eligible youth ages 16-24.
Summary of Duties: The Residential Living Advisor provides safe, supportive and predictable environment in dormitory supervision of Job Corps in their daily activities, monitoring their progress in attaining performance contract goals and objectives and utilizing behavior management and intentional and consistent practices. Conducts dormitory operations in accordance to Center operating policy and procedures and in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Description of Duties:
- Follows all integrity guidelines and procedures and ensures no manipulation of student data.
- Assists students in adjusting to Center life by providing supervision, behavior modification and acting as a mentor.
- Ensures that students meet required schedule, waking on time and being on time for school or work assignment.
- Ensures that students are adequately prepared for the training day; students are dressed appropriately, etc.
- Adheres to all PRH, PAG, and company policies and procedures, and the Center’s Operating Procedures.
- Practices and models the Career Success Standards.
- Provides daily supervision or assistance in monitoring students in personal hygiene, room/chore assignments, special recreation activities, cafeteria monitoring, transportation, and programmed activities.
- Provides informal counseling related to stress management, personal problems, emergency or home situations, etc., with students, and provides insight into responsible behavior and attitudes.
- Documents student’s records according to requirements of PRH; accesses and inputs all relevant student data, including but not limited to: attendance, performance, progress, discipline, etc. into the CIS.
- Prepares reports and forms and annotates logs to ensure accurate documentation of daily observations of student’s progress, performance, behavior and attitudes, staff breaks, emergency information, communication information, references to critical information contained in folders.
- Maintains bulletin boards in assigned dormitory with updated student and Center information.
- Serves as a channel of communication between management staff and students.
- Facilitates groups in life skills including budgeting, renter’s rights, completing a lease, completing chores, etc.
- Facilitates small group discussions in life skills, peer mediation, conflict resolution, etc.
- Participates in ESP’s for students in assigned dormitory.
- Assesses the need for confidentiality balanced with the need to report situations on behalf of students to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff.
- Contacts family members for consent for pass system as warranted.
- Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to students in the event of injury, illness, emotional trauma, etc.
- Provides CPR/First Aid as warranted.
- Meets individually a minimum of once each month with students on assigned dorm, documenting the meeting.
- Performs and documents regular perimeter checks of dorm and outside perimeter to ensure safety and security.
- Facilitates weekly dorm meetings which include accountability checks.
- Ensures all equipment and facilities are clean and maintained in accordance with Center, company and DOL standards.
- Creates a warm/welcoming atmosphere for students, including encouragement to personalize the living environment.
- Ensures student rooms and bulletin boards are maintained per Center, company and DOL standards without references to profanity, gang affiliation, drugs, alcohol, or inappropriate graffiti or sexually provocative or inappropriate material.
- Ensures assigned dormitory and its outdoor area are maintained in good repair, cleanliness and order.
- Ensures use of federal equipment (faxes, computers, etc.) is within guidelines establish per DOL company and the Center
- Attends all training sessions and staff meetings as scheduled. Is CPR and First Aid Certifiable.
- Maintains a work environment of zero accident and injuries including no loss-time accidents.
- Ensures a work environment that provides an equal opportunity for all.
Education and Experience
A minimum of one year of experience in teaching or related field required. Previous Job Corps experience preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, Registration
Valid state driver’s license; CPR/First Aid certifications,
Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center is a equal employment employer.