Overnight RHY Resident Assistant – Full Time (Float)

JOB OVERVIEW:

*This is a part-time, 12-month position. The hours are 10:00 pm–8:00 am, Tuesday – Friday; 38 hours per week.

Pay Rate: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

The Center for Youth’s multiple residential programs include Emergency Shelter for youth ages 12-17 and Transitional Living Programs for youth and young adults ages 16-24. All provide emergency and independent living supports and services to runaway homeless youth (RHY) 7 days a week and all year round. The Overnight RHY Resident Assistant (RA) Float position provides on-site engagement and support that is strength-based and mutually respectful. Residents are approached from an asset-based perspective so that staff can form partnerships that help facilitate the identification of issues, concerns, and needs and then the strategies required to address them. The ultimate goal of the team is to provide emergency and transitional care and support to homeless youth during crisis 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. The Overnight RHY RA Float position is based at the TLP Devonshire Apartment program, and provides support and coverage at the other residential sites as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Supervision of daily activities
  • Liaison with overnight intake and on-call staff
  • Crisis/conflict prevention/intervention, response and intervention
  • Transportation of youth in personal or agency vehicle
  • Maintenance of accurate and timely program records
  • Maintenance of facility and grounds
  • Promotion of positive team interactions throughout the agency
  • Active participation in individual and group supervision
  • Attendance at staff meetings, as appropriate with schedule
  • Development and pursuit of professional development
  • Other duties, as assigned.

GUIDELINES:

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
  • Residential services
  • Group facilitation and training methods
  • Community resources
  • Crisis prevention, intervention skills and resolution
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Time management
  • Multi-tasking
  • 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:

  • 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 via NYS Justice Center
  • A valid NYS driver’s license
  • A driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier
  • Regular access to a motor vehicle or reliable transportation
  • Automobile insurance at the level of $300,000 per accident/$100,000 per person Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
  • A telephone

*Note: It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to interaction with clients.*

CULTURAL COMPETENCY: 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The residential programs are multi-story buildings 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.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and 2 years of experience is recommended.

COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED:

  • Microsoft Office – Advanced
  • Excel – 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.

 

 

 

 

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