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Position Posted On:
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter
918 SE 11th St.
Des Moines, IA  50309
Job Title:
Resident Advisor
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Part Time
Hours Per Week:
will vary
Position Start Date:
Contact us for more information
Pay Rate:
ranges between $10.00 - $11.50
How To Apply:
Please visit us on line at www.yessiowa.org
Contact Name:
Shanda Berhow  
Job Description:
Supervise daily and/or nightly routines to meet the needs of children living within the shelter - this includes actively engaging with youth, completing necessary documentation, assuring living spaces are clean and safe, administering medications, and providing information and referrals as appropriate ? Provide support and interact with youth in a trauma-sensitive manner that promotes respect, honesty, non-judgment and empathy ? Coordinate and facilitate group activities, including the supervision of youth during special activities and outings ? Assume a leadership role, particularly during crises, to affect calm and effective solutions ? Work in collaboration with YESS counselors, case managers, administrative staff, and all other members of Team YESS to ensure each child staying at YESS receives the best care possible. ?
Job Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in human service related field preferred; High School diploma (or equivalent) and experience equaling two years may substitute for higher degree. Knowledge in the field of child services required. Knowledge or prior experience working with high-risk youth, especially with youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, homelessness or other traumatic experiences, preferred. Must be hard-working, mature, and possess a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of YESS clients and their families. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must have the ability to make independent decisions, manage multiple functions under stress and with changing priorities. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with youth, family members, visitors, government agency representatives and the general public. Able to provide positive role modeling for residents in areas of communication, decision-making, and problem solving Must be willing to participate in all scheduled meetings, trainings and supervision sessions as requested. Must have an acceptable background check and no record of child abuse.