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Resident Advisor - Independent Living - Enterprise

Company: Florida United Methodist Children's Home
Location: Deltona
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe primary role of the Resident Advisor (RA) is to oversee the day-to-day care, mentoring, instruction and supervision of the young adults assigned to his/her Independent Living Cottage. The Resident Advisor is responsible for monitoring all the aspects of daily cottage life and is, in essence, the primary caring person for the Young Adults in the Independent Living Cottage.While on duty, Resident Advisors are required to reside in the cottage of their assigned Young Adults. There will be no schedule for Young Adults activities. To include attendance at schools, work, spiritual life, community involvement, and community service activities. Therefore, this position requires flexibility in duties and assignments. Resident Advisors schedules may fluctuate in order to accurately assess for needs of each Independent Living Cottage Resident. Such needs may be internal or external to the cottage. Barring such variations in the schedule, Resident Advisors are free to leave campus to attend to personal business or private pursuits, provided they can be reached via cell phone. As a result, it is usually impossible to determine the exact number of hours worked by a Resident Advisor during any given work week. The annual salary is intended to compensate Resident Advisors for all hours worked during any given work week which are anticipated to regularly exceed 40 hours per week.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE* High School Diploma or GED required* Basic knowledge of first aid and CPR* Five years experience working with at risk adolescents* Knowledge of Independent Living Rules and RegulationsQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth* High personal values and standards that serve as model for youth* Demonstrated ability to work with the treatment team to make decisions on issues related to the Resident/Young Adults in the cottage assigned* Must have sensitivity to the service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristicsCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS* Valid Florida Driver's License (with passenger endorsement)PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Responsible for carrying out agency policies and procedures in the cottage and on-campus as dictated by the Policy and procedures Manual and the assigned supervisor* Responsible for creating an atmosphere conducive to growth and development of the Young Adults as individuals and as a cottage group* Responsible for assisting and mentoring Young Adults in their pursuits to gain independence* Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the cottage, its furnishings, and its grounds* Responsible for planning and providing for the transportation for Young Adults as deemed necessary to various functions and activities and maintaining all necessary maintenance documentation* Responsible for educating, mentoring and monitoring Young Adults in Independent Living activities to include money management, food management, person appearance and hygiene, health, housekeeping, transportation, education planning, job seeking skills, job maintenance, emergency and safety skills, and knowledge of community resources, interpersonal safety skills, legal issues and housing* Will advocate for the young adult and participate in preparing them to become independent from the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home* Responsible for assisting the Residents in the maintenance of the program rules and regulationsSECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Participates in team meetings* Responsible for assisting in the accumulation of data and the formulation of service plans* Responsible for monitoring and supporting auxiliary services (recreational, religious, counseling, etc.) rendered to the Resident* Participates in in-service training required by regulatory entities and as assigned by the Case Manager IISUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, write and speak the English language. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Noise may also include acting out behavior in children.ATTENDANCE AND LEAVEVacations, sick leave, holidays, emergency leave, termination of employment, etc., shall be in accordance with published Personnel Policies of the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Other policies concerning full time employees are as set forth in the current policies and procedures manual.Equal Employment OpportunityThe Florida United Methodist Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation/gender identity, place of national origin and other categories protected by law are not factors in employment, promotion, compensation or working conditions.

Keywords: Florida United Methodist Children's Home, Deltona , Resident Advisor - Independent Living - Enterprise, Other , Deltona, Florida

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