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Working As A Residential Advisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $45,889

    Average Salary

What Does A Residential Advisor Do At Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD)

* 1. Assists students in adjusting to Center life by providing supervision, behavior modification and acting as a mentor.
* Provides daily supervision or assistance in monitoring students in personal hygiene, room/chore assignments, special recreation activities, cafeteria monitoring, transportation, and programmed activities.
* Provides informal counseling related to stress management, personal problems, emergency or home situations, etc., with students, and provides insight into responsible behavior and attitudes.
* Prepares reports and forms and annotates logs to ensure accurate documentation of daily observations of student?s progress, performance, behavior and attitudes, staff breaks, emergency information, communication information, references to critical information contained in folders.
* Facilitates groups in life skills including budgeting, renter?s rights, completing a lease, completing chores, etc.
* Facilitates small group discussions in life skills, peer mediation, conflict resolution, etc.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Residential Advisor Do At Resources for Human Development, Inc.

* Complete and implement all direct care behavioral and skills training and physical and nutritional management programs in the home.
* Collect and maintain data including communication and leisure logs as prescribed in the program or as directed by supervisor.
* Follow protocol and maintain documentation for the administration of medications and/or medical treatment to individuals in the home.
* React immediately in accordance with all policies and procedures in the event of any medical emergency or error in distribution/disposal of medication.
* React immediately in accordance with Professional Crisis Management Training, Individualized Behavioral Intervention Plans, RHD policies and procedures in the event of any behavioral pre-crisis or crisis.
* Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings and re-certifications as required and as requested by supervisor

What Does A Residential Advisor Do At Wolf Creek Federal Services

* Maintain positive and effective relations with students.
* Provide guidance for students to achieve a positive attitude and proper behavior in the dormitory living situation, and to accomplish their goals and objectives.
* Determine and recommend student visits to the counselor and health staff as appropriate.
* Supervise, direct, and monitor dorm and student activities, as designated, including dorm government and peer court.
* Assist with dorm and recreational activities both on and off Center.
* Transport students, as needed, to and from recreational activities, airports, stores, bus stations, etc.
* Prepare the morning report; pass list, and other administrative correspondence relating to students, including evaluations.
* Direct students and assist in the cleanup and maintenance of the dormitory.
* Complete dorm and room inspections as assigned.
* Identify and communicate dorm maintenance needs to dorm supervisor or designee.
* Recommend or requisition supplies to provide needs for dorm living and safety of students.
* Conduct group counseling sessions and dorm meetings in accordance with the schedule.
* As assigned, participate in and conduct orientation activities as well as other Center committees and activities.
* Maintain dormitory and individual student files.
* Ensure files are complete, updated, and contain all required documentation.
* Participate in student training, as appropriate, and evaluate student progress as part of interdepartmental teams.
* Serve as CDO when assigned by management in absence of social development manager or dorm supervisors.
* Maintain accountability of students and property.
* Adhere to standard safety practices.
* Cultivate and maintain a positive Center climate that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect, in order to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
* Promote student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.
* Assist with monitoring student clothing trips, as required.
* Perform all other duties as requested

What Does A Residential Advisor Do At Minact Inc.

* Supervises all student activities in the residential area.
* Fosters a dormitory environment conducive to learning of self management, independent living, and community living skills.
* Maintains a clean, orderly, safe, and comfortable dormitory environment for students assigned and supervises student daily housekeeping chores.
* Conducts daily dorm meetings to schedule and plan required activities, permits an exchange of student views on dorm needs and concerns to reach resolution, and encourages leadership development.
* Provides individual and group guidance on an informal and/or structured basis in close coordination with appropriate counseling staff

What Does A Residential Advisor Do At Cleveland Job Corps

* Ensures orderly and clean living conditions in domitory Identifies and assists students in handling special problems and conducts dormitory meetings.
* Maintains communication with students counselors, instructors, and with other staff members.
* Attends staff in-service training sessions and other training or meetings as directed.
* Establishes a working relationship with students, dealing justly and impartially regardless of their ability, achievement or background, and works to motivate them toward goals.
* Initiates and directs dormitory programs, utilizing Center services and activities to benefit students.
* Transports students to various activities and events as needed.
* Maintains an environment wherein students and staff feel safe and secure.
* Maintains logbooks as directed and authorized that show activity during shift.
* Secures students personal property/items when a student is absent for 24 hours; all items are to be placed in property and logged.
* Ensures students meet their evening schedule.
* Provides support for safety and security on center.
* Ensures that buildings are secure and clean at all times.
* Conducts periodic checks and maintains order and discipline in his/her assigned dorm.
* Models, mentors, monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
* Helps students become employable through continuous reinforcement

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Residential Advisor Career Paths

Residential Advisor
Mental Health Technician Registered Nurse Nursing Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Adjunct Instructor Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Program Coordinator Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Counselor Case Manager Therapist
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Program Assistant Social Worker School Counselor
Counseling Director
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Program Director
Director Of Residential Services
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Social Worker
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Registered Nurse Nursing Director
Director Of Staff Development
8 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Technician Licensed Practical Nurse Instructor
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Residential Coordinator Program Manager General Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Home Health Aid Activities Director
Life Enrichment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Coordinator
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Behavioral Specialist House Manager Residential Supervisor
Residential Director
6 Yearsyrs
Instructor Security Officer Direct Support Professional
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Therapist Program Supervisor
Residential Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Residential Coordinator Program Director
Service Director
10 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Case Manager Program Manager
Service Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Residential Advisor Demographics

Gender

Female

59.5%

Male

38.0%

Unknown

2.4%
Ethnicity

White

63.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

3.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.0%

French

12.6%

Mandarin

5.9%

Chinese

5.4%

Italian

5.0%

Japanese

2.9%

Hindi

2.5%

German

2.5%

Cantonese

2.1%

Yoruba

1.7%

Navajo

1.7%

Korean

1.3%

Greek

1.3%

Portuguese

1.3%

Arabic

1.3%

Telugu

0.8%

Russian

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%

Gujarati

0.8%

Swedish

0.4%
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Residential Advisor Education

Schools

Kansas State University

10.2%

University of Phoenix

9.9%

Liberty University

8.0%

Community College of Philadelphia

7.6%

University of Vermont

7.6%

Murray State University

5.9%

Capella University

5.0%

Ashford University

4.5%

Temple University

4.3%

Ferris State University

4.0%

Minot State University

4.0%

Community College of Allegheny County

4.0%

Walden University

3.8%

San Jose State University

3.5%

Brown University

3.1%

University of Southern California

3.1%

Kaplan University

3.1%

University of Alabama

2.8%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2.8%

Troy University

2.8%
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Majors

Psychology

15.3%

Criminal Justice

13.6%

Business

12.3%

Social Work

8.7%

Human Services

6.3%

Sociology

5.6%

Communication

4.0%

Biology

3.4%

Nursing

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.1%

Political Science

2.9%

School Counseling

2.7%

Mental Health Counseling

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

English

2.4%

Counseling Psychology

2.4%

Human Development

2.3%

Kinesiology

2.0%

Medical Assisting Services

2.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.5%

Other

21.3%

Masters

17.5%

Associate

9.0%

Certificate

3.2%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Residential Advisor

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  1. Dormitory Programs
  2. Independent Living
  3. Crisis Intervention
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided information to parents and visitors concerning the dormitory programs.
  • Fostered a dormitory environment conducive to learning of self-management, independent living, and community living skills.
  • Provide behavior modification, counseling, and crisis intervention services to students with chronic illness in an intensive-level residential unit.
  • Greeted residents, managed move-in and move-out procedures, assisted residents with paperwork and organized residential life files.
  • Supervised residents during designated time frame for medication monitoring for both women and children.

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