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RESIDENT ADVISOR ~ CRISIS CENTER

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Covenant House New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA
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Published 17 days ago

Openings for Full-time and Per Diem (On-call/As-needed).

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 to support the residents in a non-confrontational manner, while helping them acquire and develop the life skills, education, and employment necessary 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 (includes, but is not limited to):

*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.

*Valid Louisiana driver's license.


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES should send a (1) Cover Letter AND (2) Resume in one PDF document to:

Covenant House New Orleans

Attention: Human Resources

611 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

email: mchanel@covenanthouse.org

PLEASE: NO TELEPHONE CALLS (FIRM)

Openings for Full-time and Per Diem (On-call/As-needed).

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$29,120 - $29,120Non-exempt ($14.00 per hour), plus comprehensive benefits package

Benefits

HEALTH

DENTAL

VISION

SICK & VACATION TIME

SHORT TERM DISABILITY

LONG TERM DISABILITY

403b SAVINGS & RETIREMENT PROGRAM

TEN (10) PAID HOLIDAYS

ONE FREE MEAL per shift

HEALTH

DENTAL

VISION

SICK & VACATION TIME

SHORT TERM DISABILITY

LONG TERM DISABILITY

403b SAVINGS & RETIREMENT PROGRAM

TEN (10) PAID HOLIDAYS

ONE FREE MEAL per shift

Level of Language Proficiency

ENGLISH

SPANISH (helpful)

ENGLISH

SPANISH (helpful)

Location

On-site
611 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

How to Apply

If you meet the education, skills and experience, please send a (1) Cover Letter AND (2) Resume in one PDF document to:

Covenant House New Orleans

Attention: Human Resources

Programs Director

611 N. Rampart Street

New Orleans, LA 70112

email: mchanel@covenanthouse.org

PLEASE: NO TELEPHONE CALLS (FIRM)

If you meet the education, skills and experience, please send a (1) Cover Letter AND (2) Resume in one PDF document to:

Covenant House New Orleans

Attention: Human Resources

Programs…

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