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The Arnett House team provides independent living supports and services to homeless and runaway youth 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, year-round, with a focus on LGBTQ+ and trafficked youth.
Resident Assistants strive to engage and establish mutually respectful, trusting relationships with the young people we serve. Residents are approached from a strength and asset-based perspective and staff form partnerships with them to help facilitate the identification of issues, concerns and needs and develop strategies to meet those needs. The ultimate goal of the team is to provide transitional care and support to RHY in a safe, respectful environment and to work with them to resolve the issues which led to their homelessness so that they can ultimately, secure and maintain a stable living environment. This is a full- time, 12-month position. 35 hours per week.
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 3:30pm – 11pm
Friday: 3:30pm – 11pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Supervision of daily activities
Liaison with Intake and the Counseling teams
Individual support and mentoring
Development and supervision of social, cultural and recreational activities
Crisis/conflict prevention/intervention, response and intervention
Maintenance of accurate and timely program records
Research, development and facilitation of age-appropriate basic life skills and independent living skills trainings
Maintenance of facility and grounds
Daily meal planning and preparation
Promotion of positive team interactions throughout the agency
Active participation in individual and group supervision
Attendance at staff meetings
Development and pursuit of professional development
Representation of the agency on community committees, coalitions, etc., as assigned
Other duties, as assigned
Candidates must be:
Youth friendly and positive
Calm and objective in crisis situations
Sensitive to the cultural issues and needs of youth from diverse backgrounds
Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders (i.e., youth, peers, referral sources, law enforcement)
Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed and assigned
Candidates must possess significant knowledge of and skills related to:
positive youth development
serving LGBTQ+ and trafficked youth
counseling approaches and techniques
adolescent development and issues
group facilitation and training methods
crisis prevention, intervention skills and resolution
verbal and written communication
social, recreational activities
meal preparation, housekeeping and the maintenance of facility and grounds
In addition to the above, it is mandatory that prior to hire a candidate have or be willing to obtain: o A valid NYS driver’s license o A driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier o Regular access to a motor vehicle or reliable transportation o Automobile insurance at the level of $300,000 per accident/$100,000 per person Bodily
Injury and $50,000 Property Damage o A telephone
It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to interaction with clients.
The Center delivers programs and services to youth and families across Monroe County who represent many racial, cultural and geographic groups. The Center ensures understanding and values differences in people of diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, disabilities and beliefs. All staff are required to attend cultural competency workshops and trainings and to continually enhance their own understanding of cultural diversity. The Center Performance Appraisal, administered annually, provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into everyday work.
The Arnett House is a three-story residence and candidates must be autonomously mobile and able to work anywhere within the facility. Candidates must be able to participate in the maintenance of the facility and grounds and be able to operate agency vehicles.
A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and 2 years of experience is recommended.
In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:
Completion of State Central Registry Clearance form*
Authorization for agency to complete criminal background check
Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
Proof of a satisfactory physical exam within the last 12 months including a PPD and annually thereafter.
Completion of fingerprinting process thru NYS Justice Center
A valid driver’s license, regular access to a motor vehicle and automobile insurance at the level of
$100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
Access to a telephone
*Note: It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to unsupervised interaction with clients.
COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED:
Word 2010 – Advanced
Internet – Advanced
Microsoft Office 2010 – Advanced
Excel 2010 – Intermediate
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour