STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A07

Class No. 5201

RESIDENT SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level care and living skills training work in a residential environment. Work involves implementing educational plans and planning activities for academic, daily living, leisure, and social skills; and maintaining residential facilities and monitoring resident behavior. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Ensures quality care, treatment, training, and support is maintained for all residents in their living environments.

Ensures residents’ safety, health, and well-being; and responds to emergencies, injuries, or complaints according to policy and procedure.

Monitors living conditions, activities, and wardrobes; and submits monitoring reports.

Assesses and documents residents’ progress toward program objectives.

Counsels residents and documents behaviors or discipline.

Communicates with other residence and facility employees or other interested parties regarding residents’ program and progress.

Maintains facility property, equipment, and residents’ personal effects.

May transport residents or make travel arrangements.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience working with children and adolescents in a residential or dorm living facility. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of techniques used in planning and monitoring recreational and social activities in a residential rehabilitation setting; of child and adolescent problems, growth, and development; of techniques used in planning and monitoring activities of residents in special schools or correctional homes; and of techniques used in counseling children and parents.

Ability to assess residents’ functional levels and to facilitate productive interaction between residents and staff. 

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, or prevention and management of aggressive behavior (PMAB).


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17