Resident Assistant Job Openings - 214,010 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Kearney, NE

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Lexington, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Accessible Space, Inc.

    Duluth, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Accessible Space, Inc.

    Grand Rapids, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Accessible Space, Inc.

    Rochester, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Sandpoint, ID

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Blue Harbor Senior Living

    Santa Cruz, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    New Perspective Senior Living

    Mankato, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Cannon Falls, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Park Rapids, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Norwood Young America, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Lewiston, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Ellendale, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    New Perspective Senior Living

    Prior Lake, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Norwood Young America, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Austin, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Worthington, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Blue Harbor Senior Living

    Eugene, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Kyffin Grove

    North Wales, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Woodruff, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Eagle River, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Kerrville, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Odessa, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Woodruff, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Blue Harbor Senior Living

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Ann Arbor, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Coon Rapids, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Culver City, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Chatham, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,900

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Elderwood/Pediatric/Postacute/Woodmark

    Waverly, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Menno Haven

    Chambersburg, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,070

    Resident Assistant
    Holzer Health Systems

    Gallipolis, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    League City, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Santa Maria, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Fargo, ND

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Cross Plains, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Richmond, KY

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Samaritas

    Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Litchfield, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Ecumen

    Saint Peter, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Rosewood: Santa Monica

    Santa Monica, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Oxford Property Management

    Rhinelander, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Accessible Space, Inc.

    Duluth, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Hattiesburg, MS

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Litchfield, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Worthington, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Jobtome

    Saint Cloud, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Avera Majestic Bluffs Assisted Living Facility

    Yankton, SD

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Dixon, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    NEW
    Resident Assistant
    Medical Professionals, Inc.

    Rochester Hills, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,070

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Canton, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,070

    Resident Assistant
    Holzer Health Systems

    Gallipolis, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Mennonite Home Communities

    Lancaster, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Blue Harbor Senior Living

    Bountiful, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Effingham, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $30,830

    Resident Assistant
    Meridian Senior Living

    Breese, IL

Resident Assistant Jobs

average

$30,830

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Stressful

What does a Resident Assistant do

A Resident Assistant is focused on enhancing the quality of life in the residence hall, such as fostering community. They generally work at colleges, universities, or residential mental health facilities.

how to become a Resident Assistant

Requirements for social and human service assistants vary, although they typically have at least a high school diploma and must complete a brief period of on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire workers who have additional education or experience.

Education

Although a high school diploma is typically required, some employers prefer to hire workers who have relevant work experience or education beyond high school. A certificate or an associate’s degree in a subject such as human services, gerontology (working with older adults), or social or behavioral science is common for workers entering this occupation.

Human service degree programs train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crisis. Many programs include fieldwork to give students hands-on experience.

The level of education that social and human service assistants have completed often determines the responsibilities they are given. Those with a high school diploma are likely to do lower level work, such as helping clients fill out paperwork. Assistants with some college education may coordinate program activities or manage a group home.

Although postsecondary education is important, some employers may prefer or allow for applicants who have related work experience. In some cases, candidates may substitute such experience in place of postsecondary education. 

Training

Many social and human service assistants, particularly those without any postsecondary education, undergo a period of on-the-job training. Because such workers often are dealing with multiple clients from a wide variety of backgrounds, on-the-job training in case management helps prepare them to respond appropriately to the different needs and situations of their clients.

Advancement

For social and human service assistants, additional education is almost always necessary for advancement. In general, advancement to case management or social work jobs requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services, counseling, rehabilitation, social work, or a related field.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Social and human service assistants talk with clients about the challenges in their lives and assist them in getting help. These workers must be able to listen to their clients and to communicate the clients’ needs to organizations that can help them.

Compassion. Social and human service assistants often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Social and human service assistants must make their clients feel comfortable discussing sensitive issues. Assistants also need to build relationships with other service providers to become familiar with all of the resources that are available in their communities.

Organizational skills. Social and human service assistants often must complete lots of paperwork and work with many different clients. They must be organized in order to ensure that the paperwork is filed properly and that clients are getting the help they need.

Problem-solving skills. Social and human service assistants help clients find solutions to their problems. They must be able to listen carefully to their clients’ needs and offer practical solutions.

Time-management skills. Social and human service assistants often work with many clients. They must manage their time effectively to ensure that their clients are getting the attention they need.

Some employers require a criminal background check. In some settings, workers need a valid driver’s license.

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Top Resident Assistant Skills

We found these three skills more than any other for resident assistant jobs are:
  1. Residential Life
  2. Safety Inspections
  3. Assistants
It turns out that the skill with the lowest overall demand for resident assistant jobs is ADL.

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Top Resident Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Resident Assistant Employers

You can find a job as a Resident Assistant with over 10 different companies. The company with the highest employment for a Resident Assistant is University of Massachusetts.

Other companies that have high employment for Resident Assistant jobs are:
  1. University Housing
  2. Residence Life
  3. Suny Cortland
  4. Residential Life

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