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Posted: 05/23/2021

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Shriver Job Corps - SENIOR RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Alternate Perspectives, Incorporated (API) has an immediate opening at our Contracted Job Corps Location. If you want to be a part of dynamic team that helps young people ages 16-24-years-old, this place is for you! You will be a part of the nation's most successful youth training and education program for the past 50 years.



APIs mission is to helps create a world where people respect themselves, respect others, respect their communities and strive for excellence. We provide new ways of thinking, to create new ways of doing for our employees, clients and communities and we are guided in our work by our values of Accountability, Performance, and Integrity.





 
CATEGORY Residential Advisor  
DESCRIPTION

Position Summary:

As a Shriver Job Corps team member, you will be teaching independent living skills to our potential graduates to ensure they experience positive group living in a clean and safe homelike environment.

Come join our team to help our young people understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion while enhancing their social and emotional learning. You will have the honor to support and assist students to achieve their maximum potential.

Reporting to the Social Development Director. You will be responsible for monitoring and directing Residential Advisors on assigned shifts and/or in specific dormitories in the delivery of residential programs and activities to provide a safe and homelike atmosphere for students, ensuring effective dormitory management and maintenance, behavior management, and the development of social and independent living skills in compliance with Department of Labor (DOL) and management directives.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise and control group living conditions, evaluate situations and conditions within the dormitories and make decisions or recommendations.
  2. Perform administrative duties involving student passes, evaluations, progress reports, and emergencies for assigned shift.
  3. Monitor dormitory areas and perform residential advisor functions as necessary to ensure safety and proper student behavior in the dormitories; recommend facility or equipment maintenance as needed.
  4. Communicate with families of students by mail and phone as required to resolve problems and assure the well-being of students.
  5. Coordinate, oversee and track the success of programs that foster student retention.
  6. Review and audit all assigned areas regularly for contractual compliance and effectiveness of delivery of services to students. Prepare related reports.
  7. Requisition supplies to provide needs for dormitory living and safety of students.
  8. Participate in and conduct career preparation, career development and career transition service programs activities in accordance with the schedule, as needed/assigned.
  9. Conduct staff meetings to inform and review unit/dorm activities and make work assignments.
  10. Establish, implement and supervise control procedures to maximize student living standards.
  11. Inspect dormitory areas regularly; recommend facility maintenance where needed; direct dorm patrols and clean up.
  12. Audit departmental and student files, and CIS to ensure compliance with DOL and API directives; supervise proper administration of all paperwork, records and computer entries for assigned unit; ensure that specified documents are turned over to each shift; compile status report for area of responsibilities;
  13. Provide support to staff in dealing with behavior of students and resolving individual or group situations.
  14. Motivate and counsel students in areas of behavior, training, personal and study habits and coordinate with other staff as necessary to resolve issues.
  15. Provide positive, quality customer services to students, staff, and other center customers.
  16. Participate in student employability programs and activities; develop and conduct enrichment programs as needed or assigned.
  17. Support, promote, and enforce the Job Corps Zero Tolerance Policy and Center Behavior Management System.
  18. Promote the development of Career Success Standards by modeling appropriate behaviors, consistently monitoring student behavior and conduct, and mentoring students where necessary.
  19. Maintain accountability of students and property; adhere to safety practices; attend all required staff training.
  20. Coordinate with other staff and departments regarding issues related to the provision of student services and to interdepartmental and center programs, activities, and events.
  21. Cultivate and maintain a climate on center which is free of harassment, intimidation and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to live, learn and work.

 

It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time  
SHIFT -not applicable-  
CITY Devens  
STATE Massachusetts  
ZIP CODE 01434  
KEY WORDS Residential Advisor, Independent Living Advisor, Residential Supervisor  
STARTING PAY $20.00 per hour  
POSITION Shriver Job Corps - SENIOR RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR  
DIVISION Shriver Job Corps Center  
NUMBER OF OPENINGS 1  
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt  
HIRING MANAGER(S)  
REQ NUMBER RES-21-00003  
OPEN DATE 5/27/2021  
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
 

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

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