RESIDENT ADVISOR, PART-TIME ~ CRISIS CENTER (Evening Shift)

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Minimum: $15,500
Maximum: $15,500
Details: Non-exempt, $12.42 per hour (24 hours per week)

Published

07/13/2018

Start Date

09/03/2018

Application Deadline

08/13/2018

Address

611 North Rampart Street
New Orleans
LA
70112
United States

Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 13, 2018


NOTE: This is a Part-time position; specifically, 60% (24 hours per week)


Covenant House New Orleans provides housing and supportive services to homeless and at-risk youth, aged 16 to 22 years. We are seeking a committed AND reliable individual to work with our staff/team in the evenings, 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM with young men to support them in a non-confrontational manner to acquire and develop the life skills, education, and employment necessary for them to succeed as adults in the community.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


*Initiate and maintain positive, professional, and mentoring relationships with youth and staff in accordance with the Covenant House Mission, Principles, and Core Values.

*Promote a peaceful, healing environment by utilizing the principles and practices of trauma-informed care and positive youth development in all aspects of work and youth engagement, including crisis prevention, intervention, and de-escalation.

*Ensure that Covenant House New Orleans (CHNO) is a welcoming, safe, and secure "homelike" environment for youth receiving services.

*Safeguard youth from physical, sexual, and/or verbal harassment and abuse, and from discrimination (based on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion).

*Take a proactive stance to ensure that youth are treated appropriately by other youth, staff, and guests of the agency.

*Welcome and assist new and returning residents to CHNO: address their immediate needs (shelter, food, clothing, etc.), complete intake in a timely manner, orient residents to the program and services available (including each youth's rights).

*Participate in weekly case reviews and the development of resident's case plans; provide support and guidance to residents (and Case Managers) in an effort to meet goals developed in individual case plan(s).

*Assist Case Managers in the follow-up of resident's appointments, referrals, and case plans.

*Provide support to residents by actively engaging in classes, workshops, and activities, including safe transportation and supervision of off-site activities.

*Provide Life Skills training and direction to residents on topics including but not limited to:

Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving

Interpersonal Relationships

Self-Esteem and Self-Development

Wellness

*Assist in the reunification of homeless minors and young adults with their families/relatives, including contacting families and facilitating travel plans home (i.e. authorizing bus tickets through Greyhound).

*Assist, monitor, and document residents' self-administration of medications (i.e. recording medications on the individual resident's MAR form).

*Complete all daily documentation by the end of each shift (i.e. intake packet, progress notes, transition notes, significant event forms, critical incident forms, floor and room inspection forms, etc.).

*Maintain accurate, up-to-date information in both electronic and paper case files on current and former residents, including ETO, HMIS, and other information systems as required.

*Maintain residents' safety by assisting with any medical and/or other emergencies.

*Ensure the prompt evacuation of the facility in the event of a fire/fire drill or other emergencies.

*Maintain awareness of physical environment and submit Maintenance Requests as needed.

*Attend all trainings (unless specifically excused by supervisor), and integrate information and tools into individualized tasks and responsibilities.

*Perform other job-related duties as requested.


EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:


*Bachelor's degree (social services preferred), and/or experience working with homeless & at-risk youth;

*Minimum of 2 years' experience in a residential setting preferred;

*Prior background working with youth who have experienced homelessness, abuse/violence, or other emotional and behavioral challenges using a trauma informed approach;

*Possess an interest in mentoring and supporting homeless and at-risk young men in a non-threatening, supportive environment;

*Have the desire to make a difference with youth in the New Orleans community;

*Knowledge of community resources and the skills to make referrals;

*Good oral and written communication skills;

*Ability to exercise sound judgment in crisis situations and to supervise youth, maintain order, and exercise authority in an appropriate manner;

*Ability to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of youth and the agency.

*Valid Louisiana driver's license.


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES should send a (1) Cover Letter AND (2) Resume to:


Covenant House New Orleans

Attention: Ms. Vantrelle Payton, Crisis Center Director

611 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA 70112


-or-

email: vpayton@covenanthouse.org


APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 04, 2017


PLEASE: NO TELEPHONE CALLS (FIRM)

Benefits

Sick and Vacation Time (pro-rated 60%)

Free Parking

Level of Language Proficiency

ENGLISH

SPANISH helpful

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

vpayton@covenanthouse.org

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS should send a (1) COVER LETTER & (2) RESUME to:


Covenant House New Orleans

Attention: Ms. Vantrelle Payton, Crisis Center Director

611 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA  70112


-or-

email: vpayton@covenanthouse.org


PLEASE, NO TELEPHONE CALLS (FIRM)


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