Position:  Resident Advisor
Location:  Detroit, MI
Job Id:  269
# of Openings:  1

Under the direction of the Shelter Manager, the Resident Advisor will be directly responsible for overseeing and training clients on shelter routines to ensure that they understand procedures and expectations. 
  • Complete all forms and data entry associated with residential care including, but not limited to: intake, discharges and current resident status.
  • 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.  
  • 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. 
I have reviewed my job description and agree to perform all duties mentioned to the best of my ability.   I further understand that this job description does not constitute an employment contract with Alternatives For Girls.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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