On the Job
Residential Advisors coordinate activities in facilities like college dorms, group homes, or similar establishments. They may order supplies, maintain household records, and assign rooms. They may help residents solve problems or help them find counseling services.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer first aid.
- Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
- Monitor environment to ensure safety.
- Monitor patron activities to identify problems or potential problems.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Perform administrative or clerical tasks.
- Prepare administrative documents.
- Mediate disputes.
- Inspect facilities.
- Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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