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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:
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.