Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0435 Kona Safe House
Post Date 2/23/2017
Title Residential Specialist
Posted Salary $16.00
City Kona
State HI
  1. Ensure up keep of facility to meet program and licensing standards.  Report any unmet conditions to the Program Manager.
  2. In concert with Program Manager, schedule group program activities for after school, weekends, holidays, and vacation.
  3. Must ensure proper supervision and monitoring of all client residents at all times during assigned work shift
  4. Ensure completeness of resident files and program files
  5. Maintain consistency in program miles and procedures.
  6. Monitor resident service contracts to see that resident and family needs are met with all agencies involved with resident during placement in facility.
  7. Ensure all programs and resident needs are met on a continuing basis.  Reporting to Program Manager the staff’s training needs.
  8. Transport resident to and from school, job, and appointments in absence of Residential Assistants.
  9. Complete required daily reports/consultation on each resident.
  10. Monitor phones, visitors, workers, parents and handle emergencies and crisis calls.
  11. Aid Program Manager with supervision of Residential Assistants and volunteers.
  12. Do intake/discharge interviews.  Orientates new residents/check resident's safe arrival after discharge.
  13. Facilitate scheduled house/group meetings/fire drills and documentation thereof
  14. Serve as a crisis counselor while on duty -- on the phone or in person with youth and/or parents.
  15. Model behavior, including communication process, decision making, working out problems, discipline, order, organizational skills, cleanliness, respect for property or others, work and education.  Maintain professional worker/resident and staff relationship and boundaries at all times.
  16. Supports the service plan provision of resident clients developed and established by the Program Manager.
  17. Participate in individual, group, family counseling sessions when appropriate, upon request of the resident, primary worker and family.
  18. Maintain all required documentation relating to resident and provide monthly program summary and statistical data to Program Manager
  19. Be involved in public information campaign and assist in representing the agency in the community.
  20. Attend meetings, workshops, retreats, conferences, growth groups, etc., as scheduled or required.
  21. Grocery shopping and menu planning for the Safe House.  Supervision of residents in meal preparation.
  22. Must be able to professionally and assertively manage client at risk behavior problems.
  23. Must be able to work on all assigned work shifts rotations including morning to afternoon, afternoon to evening, evening to early morning, and weekends.
  24. Duties are to be performed in the Safe House facility.
1. High school graduate.
2. At least 3 years experiences working with troubled or at risk youth; or 3 years experiences working with clients within a residential and/or social service setting; or some combination thereof.
3. Valid Hawaii driver's license.
4. Valid TB clearance.
5. Valid First Aid and CPR certification.
6. DHS FBI/Criminal History & CAN cleared

1. Associates degree in human services or related field; or two years college level studies in human services field and one year experience working with juveniles, or Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field.
2. Completion of Professional Residential Child Care and Youth Care Certification
3. Demonstration of other certifications or trainings completed necessary for position.
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