Residential Advisors:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,190.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,447
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.82 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Conflict Management
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on career or personal development
Advise students on education and career-related issues
Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems

Performing General Physical Activities

Participate in recreational activities
Lead recreational activities
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Provide escort or transportation

Training and Teaching Others

Determine student problems
Monitor student progress
Teach daily living skills or behaviors
Train service staff

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Order educational or training related supplies, materials, and equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Assign resources or facilities to patrons or employees

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor variables affecting route activities
Monitor environment to ensure safety
Monitor patron activities to identify problems or potential problems

Performing Administrative Activities

Prepare administrative documents
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Respond to rule, protocol, and lease violations by residents

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Mental Health
Staff Management
Treatment Planning
Crisis Intervention
Customer Service
Meal Preparation

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