Resources For Human Development, Inc. Residential Advisor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Description/Job Summary


5219 Germantown Avenue * Philadelphia, PA 19144 * (215) 848-9610

*Program: * Beyond Boundaries

*Job Title: * Residential Advisor

*Pay Rate: * Hourly

*Status: * Non-Exempt

*Supervised By: * Site Supervisor/House Manager


  • Must have HS diploma or GED

  • Has at least 1 year experience in Behavioral Health or related field

  • Has completed all basic skill training and IDD Orientation

  • Has some knowledge of the RHD Corporate/Beyond Boundaries operating policies

  • Possess a valid Driver s License

  • Good verbal and written communication

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with co-workers, consumers and family members

  • Has skill set in order to follow specific routines, including consumer ISP, Behavior Plan and other behavioral mechanics


  • Maintain and have an understanding of the PA Chapter 6400 and Chapter 51 Regulations

  • Will provide direct care services during and complete assigned shift at an assigned site (i.e. 8-4, 4-12, 12-8). All shifts are “awake

  • As a direct care employee you are an essential employee and may be asked to work additional shifts in the event of an emergency.

  • Assist consumers to create a house menu and shopping list

  • Complete monthly food shopping and purchase house supplies, as assigned

  • Complete all shift assignments and tasks as assigned by Site Supervisor/House Manager

  • Complete all site documentation (Communication Log, Medication Log, Supply Inventory, Incident Reports, Client Assessments, ISP Data, Travel Log, etc.)

  • Conduct Fire Drills and complete documentation as prescribed by the 6400 Regulations

  • Implement and document progress in all ISP and/or behavioral plans

  • Instruct and assist consumers with daily life skill development

  • Transport and/or assist consumer to and from appointments, activities and visitations

  • Administer consumer medication as prescribed by the doctor and complete documentation

  • Provide consumers with skill instruction in areas such as academics, socialization, utilizing community resources, vocational, social and interpersonal development etc.

  • Report needed repairs, upkeep and conditions of the physical site to the Site Supervisor/House Manager

  • Log into Lawson daily and submit time worked daily

  • Attend, participate and maintain 24 hours of yearly training, along with a completed physical examination (every 2 years) as well as all mandatory trainings per the Unit

  • Maintain open and effective lines of communication with co-workers to ensure continuity of care and consistency of site operations/ISP s

  • Interface with Support Coordinators, Behavior Specialists, family and community resource systems in ways that enhance the reputation of RHD

  • Other duties as assigned.

Competitive rate of pay provided. Comprehensive benefits package offered for full-time work, only.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability.