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RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR 1, 2, or 3

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 8/28/2019
Job Reference #: 2312409
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Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

 

THIS POSITION PROVIDES DIRECT CARE FOR DEAF, HEARING IMPAIRED, &/OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS IN A RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT. 

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may be referred to Julie Alcorn, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3214 or jalcorn@lsdvi.org."

The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI) includes two Louisiana
Special Schools (LSS) recognized as elementary and secondary school systems. Both schools occupy the same campus servicing students throughout the state who are deaf, hard of hear hearing and/or visually impaired. LSDVI operates seven days a week 24 hours a day on 116 acres and includes 22 building with 486,029 square feet under roof.

Physical Activity Level- 3: Work requires moderate effort for such activities as bending, stretching, stooping  walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, or lifting thirty or forty pounds.  Work may require brief periods in which heavy muscular exertion is required.

Preference may be given to applicants knowing American Sign Language and/or Braille.

LSDVI offers a special entrance rates for Residential Advisor jobs are as follows:
Residential Advisor 1 SS 404 $ 790.80 biweekly
Residential Advisor 2 SS 405 $ 846.00 biweekly
Residential Advisor 3 SS 406 $ 905.20 biweekly 

Depending on which school a Residential Advisor position is with (LSD/LSVI) work days and hours may vary due to the assistance needed. The standard shifts typically available for the Residential Advisor position are as follows:
Monday to Friday, Evening 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday to Thursday, Evening 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday to Thursday, Overnight 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM
All times subject to vary due to occasional overtime requirements

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Residential Advisor 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).  The maximum salary for the Residential Advisor 3 is $40,768.00.  Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
 
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers.  Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing.  New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
 
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
 
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
 
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
 
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
 
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
 
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
 
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
 
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
 
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
 
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

DISQUALIFICATION:
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
  • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)
  • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.
  • Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).
  • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement;  

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Jordan Whitworth -- Human Resources Analyst
LA Schools for the Deaf & Visually Impaired
Email: JWhitworth@lsdvi.org

Qualifications



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
No experience or training required.

Job Concepts



Function of Work:
To develop a homelike atmosphere for students/individuals and carry out plans by providing basic care, supervision, guidance, and training.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Direct supervision from Residential Advisor Supervisor or Residential Team Leader or other professional staff member.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
Louisiana School for the Deaf and Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Residential Advisor 2 by lack of appropriate rating level on the Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SPCI) or in Braille proficiency and by the lack of journeyman level duties.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

AS A TRAINEE WORKING DAY AND AFTERNOON SHIFTS:
Teaches basic self-help and self-care skills related to independent living and social skill development (includes personal hygiene, household management, time management, social skills, physical/emotional fitness, and intellectual/study skills).

Assists and/or supervises bathing, cleaning, dressing, feeding, putting to bed, and maintains constant vigil over multi-disabled students as appropriate.

Accompanies students to and from the cafeteria for meals; provides supervision during meals; may escort students from school to the dormitory.

May chaperone or transport students to off-campus activities such as field trips, athletic events, shopping, medical appointments, and to and from home.

Assists other staff in instructing students involved in learning activities such as life skills, homework, etc.

Observes behavior of students and reports sudden or unusual changes to higher authority.

Monitors living areas/dormitory to maintain custody control and to prevent trespassing; maintains appropriate reports.

Reports to higher authority when appropriate, accidents/incidents and suspected cases of abuse or neglect of students.

Maintains records such as the daily reports, incident reports, and bed checklist for assigned shift/dormitory.

Receives telephone calls and mail for students and delivers such communications when appropriate.

AS A TRAINEE WORKING THE NIGHT SHIFT:
Assists students with basic self-help and self-care skills related to independent living and social skill development (includes personal hygiene, household management, time management, social skills, physical/emotional fitness, and intellectual/study skills).

Assists and/or supervises bathing, cleaning, dressing, feeding, putting to bed, and maintains constant vigil over multi-disabled students as appropriate.

Documents bed checks of students at no more than 15-30 minute intervals by checking each room and observing/noting student activity; completes appropriate reports

Accompanies students to and from the cafeteria for breakfast; provides supervision during the meal; may assist with feeding; escorts students to school.

May chaperone or transport students to and from home.

Observes behavior of students and reports sudden or unusual changes to higher authority.

Monitors living areas/dormitory to maintain custody control and to prevent trespassing; maintains appropriate records.

Reports to higher authority when appropriate, accidents/incidents and suspected cases of abuse or neglect of students.

Maintains records such as the daily reports, incident reports, etc. for assigned dormitory.