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Resident Advisor II
Job Code:2022-SILP-002
Salary Range:$18.00-$20.00

The ideal person enjoys working with male youth ages 16 - 21. They must have the ability to teach and the patience to handle a wide range of behaviors within a given day. The person will need to have the physical ability to be very active and the interest to be involved in keeping youth active. This person will have the skill to work as a team member and to coordinate their actions with others. They must have a strong commitment to ensuring the safety of youth and put their own needs after youth needs are met.  They must be flexible in scheduling and have the ability to communicate with others.

Job Function:

Works directly with clients to provide for their care, welfare, safety, security and protection of their rights in accordance with individual service plans, the program plan, and applicable licensing/accreditation standards; provides therapeutic services in accordance with agency mission, residential treatment philosophy and program goals.

Job Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field preferred
- Will consider high school diploma with experience working with children and youth in such settings as residential, group homes, family services, juvenile justice, foster care, and special education
- Child care skills
- Dependability
- Ability to work objectively with disturbed children
- Ability and judgment to work independently
- Demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in children and families served
- Ability to handle job-related matters in a professional, diplomatic, and confidential manner
Must be at least 25 years of age to meet DCFS requirements or 21 years old with a Bachelor's Degree
- Ability to remain awake and alert while on shift
- Vision, hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective communication of information
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
- Must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and vehicle to transport self and clients to various locations
- Ability to pass DCFS driving requirements
- Ability to physically move youth items, some heavy items to apartments (ie. Furniture)
- Ability to go up and down stairs comfortably

Benefits & Pay:

  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance