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Residential Advisor
Agency: Arkansas School for the Deaf
Office:
Section:
Date Posted: 11/12/2019
Posting Expires: None
Summary
The Residential Advisor is responsible for managing student behavior, in compliance with the institution's disciplinary code, providing supervision, care, and guidance to residents of state residential institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Manages student behavior in compliance with the school/institution's disciplinary code and with the school/institution's policies and procedures, state regulations, and law. Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, activities, and rules of the center. Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and behavior, to ensure safety, security, and cooperation of residents, and provides counseling for personal problems. Records behavioral and/or accident reports and notes behavioral and medical problems and rules violations of residents. Cleans and inspects dorm building for security and safety of residents and orders supplies as needed. Assists with bus duties, homework assignments, and school projects as needed. Communicates with supervisor and residents' parents, or guardians, to inform of behavioral problems, answer questions, and exchange information. Writes individualized plans for residents, stating goals and objectives, charts monthly progress, and administers a point system to reward behavior. Escorts residents on recreational activity trips and to campus facilities and performs body and room searches of residents for illegal and dangerous objects. Assists in selecting solutions to issues and problems that surface daily, such as personal relationships, group interactions, activity selections, and time management. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of institution residential services, rules, and regulations. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to interpret residents’ behavior to determine needs. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to observe residents and write reports regarding residents' behavior and progress. Ability to advise and counsel residents. Ability to respond physically and constructively to violent and unusual behavior. Ability to perform general housekeeping duties.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus three years of experience in the care and welfare of dormitory residents. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency of Intermediate Plus in American Sign Language as measured by the Sign Language Proficiency Interview.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
TEACHERS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF PLEASE NOTE – WE ARE A STATE AGENCY AND YOUR EMPLOYMENT HERE IS NOT UNDER A CONTRACT. YOU ARE A REGULAR STATE EMPLOYEE.

A State and Federal background check will be conducted. Applicants must complete a State of Arkansas application. RESUME WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATION.

Mandatory Direct deposit and 6% Contributory Teacher Retirement is a condition of employment. All persons selected for employment must submit to a drug test, state and federal background check, and Child Maltreatment registry check as a precondition of employment. All hiring decisions are contigent on the selectee passing all of these requirements.

Applicants for positions with a required level of education must provide college transcripts and/or professional certificates to verify that they satisfy the minimum educational requirements. Please bring a copy of your transcript/license if called for an interview.
Job Details
Position No.: 22172141
Class Code: M074C
Grade: GS03
Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Human Resources
Phone: 501-682-2019
Email: asd-hr@asd.k12.ar.us
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