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Residential Advisor - TAY PART-TIME

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Residential Advisor - TAY PART-TIME
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The Resident Advisor will provide direct resident supervision and monitoring to assist minors and non-minor dependents in a transitional housing setting. This is a Part-time (three days - 30 hours per week) position with a flex 10-hour schedule 8 PM – 6:00 AM schedule.  The presence and availability of the Resident Advisor will assist residents in maintaining safety and ensure adhering to program policies and procedures to support resident’s achievement of their individualized service plan goals. The primary objective is to ensure the safety and security of all residents in UCG transitional housing units by ensuring residents are in compliance with residential program policies and procedures. The Resident Advisor will take an active role mentoring the residents and ensuring they are meeting curfew, maintaining home cleanliness, and following house rules.


Required Skills:  Lifting, Surveillance Skills, Deals with Uncertainty, Judgment, Objectivity, Dependability, Emotional Control, Integrity, Safety Management, Professionalism, Reporting Skills.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with at-risk youth or adolescent children in a residential setting.
  • Must be at least 26 years of age
  • Ability to thoroughly document, and in a timely manner, into Electronic Health Records for program-required documents
  • Must be a confident and responsible role model with excellent judgment
  • Must able to work well independently in high stress environments
  • Must display a proven dedication to youth through leadership and/or mentoring experience
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to get CPR and First Aid certificate within 30 days of start date, and maintain a current certificate.
  • Completion of Handle with Care (HWC) training within 30 days of start date, and maintain a current certificate.
  • Must clear a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check including fingerprinting before start date and maintain clearance
  • Must clear a health screening, including TB before start date and maintain clearance
  • Must be able to drive, have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Meet and maintain the minimum vehicle liability and property insurance limits (in order to be insured by our insurance carrier for transportation of residents)


  • 60 completed college units from an accredited institution

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

Direct Client Services: Make sure house is secured and maintained in a safe and orderly manner (Ensure interior and exterior of home is neat and orderly, clean and sanitary at all times;  Ensure everything inside and outside home is in working order, ensuring home is free from damage); Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; Monitor residents’ adherence to house rules; Support youth by answering questions related to independent living skills; The RA should be available for the residents to ask questions, seek advice, and assist when possible; Work in collaboration with Program and Case Manager to report progress in the home; Participate in weekly House Monitor Team Meetings with Program Manager to discuss weekly planning, compliance and resident issues;

Compliance and Reporting: Responsible for enforcing the house rules, setting limits and consequences with the residents which will be determined in collaboration with the case manager; Maintain a daily log, which monitors each resident’s behavior and feelings as they are related to current situations in daily living as well as school information, medical visits, and incident reports; Implement emergency procedures in the event of crisis situations – both behavioral and environmental; Notify the Program Manager of rule violations and any other immediate concerns; Responsible for adhering to Unity Care’s Code of Conduct and duties and expectations guide for House Monitor and Residential Advisor; Check in with residents when on duty, and document interactions in the residential daily log on AWARDS; The RA is a mandated reporter; that is, he/she must report to CPS and Program Manager any suspicion of child abuse immediately.  Conduct weekly maintenance check of property to ensure continuous compliance with CCL and all regulations and external requirements and turn in report to case manager; Maintains resident records and incident reports as required.

Program Ambassador and Youth Mentor: Demonstrate professional boundaries and appropriate self-disclosure when interacting with residents; Based on training, implement appropriate authority and discipline to set limits for behavior and help each resident practice self-control; Act as Community & neighborhood liaison when needed; Follow ethics policy regarding “professional relationship with residents”; that is, RA is not to enter into a sexual or financial relationship with residents; House Monitor will refrain from use of alcohol/drugs in the home;

Quality Assurance:  Ensure compliance with TAY program model as it pertains to RA position; Ensure a healthy home environment and client-focused programming; Ensure quality improvement and cultural sensitivity & diversity; attend required trainings to maintain knowledge and certifications needed for the performance of the role.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package including, medical, dental, vision and life insurance for all full time staff.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation plus additional sick time.
  • 11 days of paid holiday.
  • 403(B) with employer contribution for eligible employees.

Unity Care Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Unity Care Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.