Position:  On-call Resident Advisor
Location:  Detroit, MI
Job Id:  234
# of Openings:  4

Under the direction of the Shelter Manager, the On-Call Resident Advisor will be directly responsible for overseeing and training clients on shelter routines to ensure that they understand procedures and expectations. 
  • Provide hands-on independent living skills training. 
  • Conduct house meetings, activities and educational forums as assigned. 
  • Facilitate informal group activities and problem solving among clients as needed. 
  • Welcome new residents to the shelter by conducting intakes, and orientation.  
  • Meet with assigned clients to provide support, review progress towards goals, and ensure needs are met. 
  • Respond to callers seeking service from our 24-hour crisis line. 
  • Respond  appropriately to client’s medical needs including distributing medications, seeing that needed medical treatment and/or advice is sought and facilitating access to emergency care.
  • Assist clients with transportation needs.  
  • Carry out disciplinary measures with clients as needed according to policies and program procedures.  
  • Complete all forms associated with intake and discharges. 
  • Meet weekly with caseworkers for assigned clients to discuss issues and progress.
  • Two years of college, or equivalent training/experience preferred. 
  • Additional two years’ experience working with adolescents or young adults.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, reliability, stability, and consistency in job performance.  Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule.
  • Meet all licensing requirements: TB test, DHS clearance, background check, etc.  Valid Michigan Driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to personal vehicle. 
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Occasional local driving as part of transporting clients to recreational, medical and other appointments. 
  • Moderate lifting of supplies and donations required on a regular basis. 
AFG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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