Residential Advisor (PRN)- College Park

  • 80 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Families First is Georgia’s leading non-profit family service agency. We assist over 37,000 children, women and families each year, and we have been serving metro Atlanta for 122 years. Our mission is to ensure the success of children in jeopardy by empowering families.

 Everything our agency does is about strengthening families—all kinds of families with all kinds of needs. We foster strong communities by delivering empowering and sustainable solutions to children and families—solutions that improve child well-being and family self-sufficiency. Families First accomplishes this by focusing on three impact areas: 

  • Child & Youth Permanency – to ensure long-term stability and support, we provide adoption, foster care and residential group homes for children whose lives have been disrupted.
  • Family Sustainability & Empowerment – we work collaboratively with other organizations to provide self-sufficiency through housing and supportive services for chronically homeless families. Healthy

Families & Relationships – we offer training and affordable counseling solutions to equip parents and families with critical skills to build healthy and strong relationships.

Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or willing to receive full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, prior to date of hire.  COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

Job Description

 

Currently recruiting to fill an immediate need for  Resident Advisors (PRN) to work on an "As-Needed" Basis

Position Summary:

Residential Advisors (RAs) help facilitate personal, social and educational growth in young people to help them reach their full potential in society. At its core, being a Residential Advisor is about the relationship and conversations built up between an Advisor and a young person living in our Cooperative.

Residential Advisors are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment which fosters growth and facilitates the development of youth that reside in our Cooperatives. The Advisor’s primary role is to provide the appropriate supports tailored to the needs and desires of each individual to enable each to live as independently as possible.  

The Residential Advisor provides day-to-day care of residents (ages 14-19) in the group home, including scheduling, supervision of youth and ensuring regulatory compliance associated the State of Georgia ORCC licensing requirements. Employee works in close partnership with the Residential Supervisor in all aspects of resident treatment plans, house operations and neighborhood relations.

The Residential Advisor position is to provide watchful oversight, supportive care, supervision, set boundaries, demonstrate patience, and provide attentive listening in a safe environment while assistingyouth with their daily living activities in accordance with Families First and State of Georgia ORCC licensing requirements. 

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

Residential Advisor roles may vary daily, but in addition to working with young people face-to-face, typical activities involve:

•Provide supervision of all residents during the scheduled eight (8) hour shift (Full-Time and Part-Time Shifts Available – Including Evenings and Weekends).

•Complete and document thirty (30) minute rounds during shift.

•Ensure all logs are completed by end of shift.

•Complete daily point level system for each resident each evening.

•Complete a weekly report of the activities and incidents.

•Ensure medication is stored appropriately and administered as prescribed by physician.

•Notify Lead/Supervisor of any incidents and document incident reports.

•Ensure that the agency vehicle maintenance log is updated and completed.

•Ensure the daily schedule is followed.

•Teach the residents Independent Living Skills and other Life Skills.

•Complete all daily care activities such as education support, cooking, cleaning, shopping, & laundry.

•Provide consistent and safe structure.  

•Obtain appointment information and transport residents in agency vehicle to and from appointments, school activities, family visits and other necessary activities of daily living. 

•Complete the transition log and communicate detailed shift reports to oncoming staff for seamless transition between shifts.  

•Assisting the cooperative budget and maintaining proper financial records.

•Responsible for supervising residents in completing their daily chores inside and outside of the property.

•Undertaking administrative tasks, maintaining effective recording systems and responding to queries.

•Adhere to all Agency policy and procedure guidelines. 

•Complete 24 hours of staff development annually.

•Participate in weekly staff meetings and supervision with Residential Supervisor.

•Demonstrate ability to accept supervision and utilize concepts discussed.

•Working with biological parents, DFCS case managers, community service providers and community volunteer groups that support the young men served and acting as an advocate for young people's interests.

•Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Our ideal candidate must have a “desire” to want to work with young women collaboratively to ensure their success
  • Current and valid driver’s license with good driving history (super speeder tickets will disqualify you for employment)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred

              OR

  • High School Diploma accepted;  AND 
  •  2+ years of experience providing direct services to children in an agency or in a community care facility with a licensing capacity preferred.
  •  Prefer a candidate with knowledge of child development, charting on daily behavior, previous crisis intervention training.   
  • Able to write shift notes and file documentation in the resident records.

 

Additional Information

Additional Perks:

  In addition to an hourly wage of $18.50

• Overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per week

• 24 Hours of Annual Training Provided by Families First

• CPR/First Aid Training

• Defensive Driving Training which may reduce personal insurance premiums 

• Reimbursement for annual renewals of clinical licensure

• Clinical Supervision 

• Opportunities for promotion or advancement within the organization

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Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or willing to receive full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, prior to date of hire.  COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normal well-lit confidential office environment where there is little to no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like. May be required to meet with staff throughout the facility and in remote offices.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Families First not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Families First to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

 

Families First is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity. 

 

Families First participates in E-Verify.

 

Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or willing to receive full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, prior to date of hire.  COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.