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Join an ethnically and culturally diverse team of multidisciplinary professionals. Unity Care has a wide-range of rewarding positions serving underserved foster youth and families in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Placer Counties. As a member of the Unity Care team you will receive competitive benefits, training, and professional development opportunities.
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Residential Advisor - TAY On-Call (2 positions)
Residential Advisor - TAY On-Call (2 positions)
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, on-call position. 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 Unity Care Group's 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.
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 training to maintain knowledge and certifications needed for the performance of the role.