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Resident Assistant- Opening for High School Students
Title:Resident Assistant- Opening for High School Students
ID:High School RC
Department:Client Services

If you are looking to get away from the typical after school job pushing carts or dropping fries HDC just might be the fit for you.

HDC is looking for High School students who are outgoing, creative and have a desire to help people. We offer a Resident Assistant position where you will get hands on training and learn valuable skills that you will be able to take with you. You will work directly with residents providing them with personal care and helping them learn new skills.

No uniforms here, this is a casual environment where we like residents to feel at home.

Hours will consist of 2nd shift and 1st or 2nd on weekends.

See full job description below.


Status: Non-Exempt

Title: Resident Assistant

Responsible to: Program Supervisor


Objective: Under the direction of the Shift Supervisor and the supervision of the Program Supervisor, provide day to day care of individuals served and assist in development and maintenance of self-help skills in those individuals.




  • Performs direct care for assigned individuals so that prescribed care is maintained.

  • Completes assigned nursing duties.

  • Keeps individuals clean and appropriately dressed.

  • Applies all positioning, adaptive, and safety equipment properly.

  • Provides privacy to individuals.

  • Knowledge of all emergency procedures.

  • Completes body checks for temporary absence or discharge.

  • Follows all infection control policies and procedures.

  • Feeds or assists individuals with eating, following all dietary policies and procedures.

  • Accompanies individuals to appointments or hospital visits as needed.

  • Stays abreast of individuals’ condition, needs and whereabouts.

  • Conducts checks to ensure individuals are clean, dry, comfortable and safe.

  • Implements programs, procedures, and baselines.

  • Completes all documentation including baselines, care, and observations and General Event Records.

  • Implements activity schedules, providing meaningful activities for individuals.

  • Communicates information and/or concerns in an effective manner to the appropriate persons.

  • Ensures school/day program equipment is ready and available.

  • Assists individuals in developing and maintaining ADL skills.

  • Practices safety techniques to prevent injury to individuals served, self, and other employees.

  • Communicates with others according to HDC policies, informing the Shift Supervisor of contacts.

  • Follows shift change procedures.

  • Attends meetings and trainings as assigned.

  • Follows HIPAA and confidentiality policies.

    Other duties as assigned




    Knowledge and Abilities:


    Ability to be creative and learn new ideas

    Ability to communicate well

    Ability to be positive, caring, calm, cooperative, understanding, tactful and pleasant

    Ability to work with people and be flexible

    1. to meet employment requirements (i.e. health screening, TB test)

    Ability to lift from floor/transfer individuals and adaptive equipment in excess of 50 pounds

    Ability to withstand exposure to usual diseases and conditions associated with individuals with disabilities


    Knowledge and Abilities Cont.:


    Ability to escort individuals in excess of 50 pounds and utilize behavior techniques during behavior problems

    Ability to use computer to navigate and enter information into web-based software and perform basic functions related to computer use. (i.e. keyboarding, email, data entry)

    Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of HDC


    Training and Experience:


    Previous work with adults or children with disabilities or nurse’s aide experience preferred


    * Denotes essential functions of the position.

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so employed.


    Revised 5/18

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