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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

  • $45,000

    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
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Supervisor Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Counselor Team Leader Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Counselor Therapist Clinical Supervisor
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Counselor Consultant Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Program Coordinator Lead Teacher
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Licensed Practical Nurse Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Consultant Program Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Consultant Principal
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Teacher Program Director
Director Of Program Services
8 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Instructor Program Director
Director Of Residential Services
7 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Technician Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Tutor Lead Teacher House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Therapeutic Support Staff Office Manager House Manager
Housing Director
6 Yearsyrs
Service Coordinator Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Director
6 Yearsyrs
Mentor Therapist Program Supervisor
Residential Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Youth Advisor 2.3 years
House Parent 2.2 years
Residential Worker 2.2 years
Residential Aide 2.2 years
Community Advisor 1.6 years
Resident Advisor 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Residential Advisor
Internship 13.9%
Cashier 10.5%
Volunteer 5.0%
Counselor 3.2%
Supervisor 2.8%
Assistant 2.8%
Teacher 2.7%
Top Careers After Residential Advisor
Internship 11.4%
Cashier 5.8%
Supervisor 4.2%
Counselor 4.2%
Volunteer 3.9%
Teacher 3.6%
Server 3.1%

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Average Yearly Salary
$45,000
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$30,000
Min 10%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Brookline, MA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a Residential Advisor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Residential Advisor in the United States is $45,242 per year or $22 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $67,000.

Real Residential Advisor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Residential Advisors Orchard Lake Schools, SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary Orchard Lake Village, MI Dec 24, 2013 $83,080
Residential Advisors Orchard Lake Schools, SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary Orchard Lake Village, MI Oct 16, 2012 $83,080
Residential Advisors Monroe College New Rochelle, NY Jul 06, 2011 $54,000
Residential Advisors Monroe College Ltd. New Rochelle, NY Feb 26, 2010 $54,000
Residential Advisors University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA Jul 20, 2012 $44,179
Residential Advisors University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Dec 16, 2011 $37,981 -
$41,500
Residential Advisors Canyon View Residential Care Facility, Inc. Santa Clarita, CA Jul 07, 2011 $35,880 -
$36,000
Residential Advisors Barry University Miami Shores, FL Nov 04, 2013 $35,160
Residential Advisor Peppertree Guest Home La Mesa, CA Nov 19, 2009 $33,392
Residential Advisors MAB Community Services Brookline, MA Jun 28, 2011 $31,470
Residential Advisors MAB Community Services Brookline, MA Jul 29, 2011 $31,470
Residential Advisors MAB Community Services Brookline, MA Mar 27, 2012 $31,470
Residential Advisor Epiphany Care Homes Inc. Fillmore, CA Nov 19, 2009 $29,740
Residential Advisor Riverbrook Residence, Inc. Stockbridge, MA Sep 13, 2010 $29,301
Residential Advisor Epiphany Care Homes Inc. Fillmore, CA Sep 12, 2008 $28,696
Residential Advisors Barry University Miami Shores, FL May 23, 2014 $28,500
Residential Advisors Kent State University Kent, OH Oct 01, 2012 $28,350
Residential Advisor RBB Healthcare Inc. DBA Gladstone Care Glendora, CA Dec 01, 2016 $27,518
Residential Advisors RBB Healthcare Inc. DBA Gladstone Care Glendora, CA Sep 02, 2014 $27,518
Residential Advisors Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL Aug 13, 2010 $27,000
Residential Advisors Mulberry 123 LLC Tehachapi, CA Apr 21, 2014 $26,978 -
$26,980
Residential Advisors Kent State University Kent, OH May 02, 2011 $26,380
Residential Advisor RBB Healthcare Inc. DBA Gladstone Care Glendora, CA Jun 08, 2010 $25,044
Residential Advisors Home Elder Care Fairfax, VA Jun 25, 2009 $24,439

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Top Skills for A Residential Advisor

  1. Independent Living
  2. Dormitory Programs
  3. Crisis Intervention
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and implemented service plans reflecting individual program participant's preferences, goals and interests towards independent living.
  • Provided information to parents and visitors concerning the dormitory programs.
  • Provided crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occurred in school.
  • Greeted residents, managed move-in and move-out procedures, assisted residents with paperwork and organized residential life files.
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities with residential children; help children enhance education by providing tutoring.

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Residential Advisor Demographics

Gender

Female

52.0%

Male

35.2%

Unknown

12.9%
Ethnicity

White

63.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.8%

French

10.8%

Mandarin

4.8%

Chinese

4.3%

Italian

4.0%

German

3.1%

Japanese

2.6%

Cantonese

2.0%

Hindi

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Russian

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Yoruba

1.1%

Navajo

1.1%

Hmong

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Telugu

0.6%

Vietnamese

0.6%
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Residential Advisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.2%

Community College of Philadelphia

12.7%

Kansas State University

8.1%

Liberty University

5.8%

University of Vermont

5.3%

Temple University

5.1%

Murray State University

4.7%

Ashford University

4.6%

Capella University

4.5%

Bucknell University

3.8%

Walden University

3.8%

Kaplan University

3.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.3%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

3.1%

Ferris State University

3.0%

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

3.0%

University of Alabama

2.9%

University of Southern California

2.9%

Community College of Allegheny County

2.9%

Oklahoma State University

2.8%
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Majors

Psychology

15.4%

Criminal Justice

13.9%

Business

12.6%

Social Work

8.2%

Human Services

6.9%

Sociology

4.7%

Nursing

4.1%

Communication

3.5%

Medical Assisting Services

3.2%

Health Care Administration

3.1%

Biology

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Political Science

2.7%

Education

2.7%

Mental Health Counseling

2.4%

Counseling Psychology

2.4%

General Studies

2.3%

Human Development

2.1%

School Counseling

2.0%

English

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.2%

Other

21.5%

Masters

15.9%

Associate

10.0%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.3%
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