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Part-Time Weekend Residential Advisor - Days

Company: Covenant House California
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

COVENANT HOUSE CALIFORNIA

Part-Time Residential Advisor

As our direct care staff work with youth that are 18-24 years old,

we require that applicants are at least 25 years old.

The workdays for this position are Saturday and Sunday (8:00am - 4:30pm)

Be a part of an exciting and dynamic organization that makes a difference in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness and trafficking ages 18-25 years old. Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve youth experiencing homelessness with absolute respect and unconditional love.

We are looking for applicants that have experience working with youth that have experienced homelessness, who have traumatic histories, identify as LGBTQ, are gender non-conforming and/or who often face multiple issues and have complex needs. This person will have knowledge and/or experience working with youth development programs, utilizing a harm reduction framework, using trauma informed practices and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to create a safe inclusive environment for all. Covenant House California offers an excellent benefits package effective on date of hire.

Our benefit package (effective date of hire), includes medical, vision, dental, Employee Assistance Program, 403(b) which is matched by the company, pension, tax deferred annuity, sick time as well as a generous vacation package.

Understanding that diversity means many different things to many different people, Covenant House California defines it broadly to be inclusive of many different elements of human groups, but to focus particularly on: Racial and ethnic groups, Gender Identity and Expression, Sexual Orientation (LGBT+ populations), and People with Disabilities.

Our objectives are to improve equity (promoting justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources) and increase inclusion (ensuring diverse individuals can fully participate in agency decision-making processes). CHCs Statement of Inclusion: Our doors are open to youth and staff regardless of their race, religion and sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

We are seeking qualified applicants to become a part of an exciting and dynamic organization that makes a difference in the lives of homeless and trafficked youth. Applicants that have experience working with youth that have experienced homelessness, who have traumatic histories, identify as LGBTQ, are gender non-conforming and/or who often face multiple issues and have complex needs. Applicants with knowledge and/or experience working with youth development programs, utilizing a harm reduction framework, using trauma informed practices and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to create a safe inclusive environment would be highly preferred.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Residential Services Coordinator or Resident Manager, the Resident Advisor is responsible for providing shelter supervision (custodial) and delivery of residential services to residents within the framework of the Mission Statement, Five Principles. This position is required to adhere to all agency policies/procedures and practices (time/attendance, cell phone, telecommunications, safety, remaining awake/alert, etc.) This position requires on-duty meals and breaks and for employees to sign the attached on-duty meal request form.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential Functions of Resident Advisors is to support Case Managers, Supervisors, and other program areas in providing residential services as outlined below:

Provide custodial supervision of the shelter, including coverage of the various areas of the facility.

In compliance with established policies and procedures, provide support for Case Managers and Supervisors, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Sign out bus tokens, as designated;
  • Pack, tag and store belongings of discharged residents;
  • Inspect physical plant for safety and maintenance;
  • Dispense and log medication;
  • Answer telephones and monitor residents telephone calls;
  • Complete work orders and requisitions, as needed;
  • Complete intake and discharge paperwork;
  • Function as back-up Case Manager, as assigned;
  • Build rapport with residents;
  • Work directly with residents doing triage, (i.e., field questions, ask what residents need, clarify the problem, ask if Case Manager is aware of a problem, etc.);
  • Supervise residents in completion of chores and supervise at client dinner time;
  • Inspect common areas and bedrooms for cleanliness on a daily basis;
  • Monitor residents in clothing room;
  • Be alert to residents and surroundings even during one-on-one conversations;
  • Function as Person in Charge (PIC), as designated;
  • Ensure that all residents are in compliance with upstairs bed time at end of program day.
  • Coordinate/facilitate and supervise in-house group activities special activities and outings as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Aftercare and mentor program as assigned.
  • Be timely and present at all scheduled meetings, including transitions, staff meetings and trainings.
  • Complete written documentation, as needed for residents files, Critical Incident Reports (CIR), Transition Book, other forms, and communication including e-mail as necessary.
  • Develop knowledge of the current community resources and referrals, which may entail attendance at off-site meetings and trainings.
  • Communicate pertinent information to Case Managers, Supervisors, and Supportive Services.
  • Be familiar and comply with agency policies and procedures. Report any deviations to Supervisor.
  • Understand and integrate the Five Principles of the Covenant House Philosophy, (immediacy, sanctuary, value communication, structure, and choice).
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • EDUCATION: High School Diploma required; Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1-2 years experience working with at risk youth.
  • SKILLS: Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills. Must be computer literate (Word, Outlook, ACCESS, etc.) Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff members, clients, vendors and the public.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: General business/office environment. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on occasion, bend, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Some weekend/holiday work may be required.
  • KNOWLEDGE: Adolescent Development, Crisis Intervention, Multi-Cultural Awareness, knowledge/training of Pro-Act, CPR and FIRST AID.
  • EQUIPMENT USED: Computers (including email), telephone, and fax.

Covenant House California does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring, and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Covenant House California is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Keywords: Covenant House California, Los Angeles , Part-Time Weekend Residential Advisor - Days, Other , Los Angeles, California

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