Residential Assistant / Advisor - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
240 job postings for the occupation of Residential Assistant / Advisor in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Residential Assistant / Advisor. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
What Residential Assistant / Advisor Do:
Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.
Common Job Activities:
- Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitory programs.
- Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance when necessary.
- Mediate interpersonal problems between residents.
- Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
- Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
- Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in work-study programs, and other student workers.
- Counsel students in the handling of issues such as family, financial, and educational problems.
- Collaborate with counselors to develop counseling programs that address the needs of individual students.
- Develop and coordinate educational programs for residents.
- Develop program plans for individuals or assist in plan development.
- Oversee departmental budget.
- Provide requested information on students' progress and the development of case plans.
- Hold regular meetings with each assigned unit.
- Supervise the activities of housekeeping personnel.
- Supervise students' housekeeping work to ensure that it is done properly.
- Administer, coordinate, or recommend disciplinary and corrective actions.
- Compile information such as residents' daily activities and the quantities of supplies used to prepare required reports.
- Confer with medical personnel to better understand the backgrounds and needs of individual residents.
- Process contract cancellations for students who are unable to follow residence hall policies and procedures.
- Chaperone group-sponsored trips and social functions.
- Answer telephones, and route calls or deliver messages.
- Provide transportation or escort for expeditions, such as shopping trips or visits to doctors or dentists.
- Order supplies for facilities.
- Determine the need for facility maintenance and repair, and notify appropriate personnel.
- Direct and participate in on- and off-campus recreational activities for residents of institutions, boarding schools, fraternities or sororities, children's homes, or similar establishments.
- Assign rooms to students.
- Accompany and supervise students during meals.
- Sort and distribute mail.
- Inventory, pack, and remove items left behind by former residents.
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