Residential Advisor

Bizzell is a management consulting firm that works with federal, state, and local governments on domestic and international development programs. Bizzell leverages insights from our subject matter experts to identify and address public health issues, youth and workforce development, and economic disparities. We use data-driven approaches and offer full-scale, global and social impact assessments, data analytics and visualization, health research and services, strategic communication, training, and technical assistance, and institutional support services to help build healthy, secure, connected, and prosperous communities in the United States and around the world.

At Bizzell, we are passionate about the work that we do and about the people we positively impact.

Our vision, mission, and goals truly reflect our desire to make a real difference in this world.

We want to work with people that share our same values, and we are hoping this could be you!

What we are looking for: innovation, ambition, determination, and a strong sense of humanitarianism.

In turn, we will provide the resources and support you need to get the job done.

The Residential Advisor is responsible for a paraprofessional level of student support and performance duties necessary for the orderly operation of the dormitory program. Responsible for the supervision of students to ensure a safe and secure environment. Must be available to work any shift and day of the week due to a 24/7 operation.

Job Description:

  • Ensures orderly, clean living conditions by scheduling and supervising clean-up and submitting repair requests.
  • Provides supervision for the cafeteria, laundry, special activities (on and off Center), and other areas of the program as scheduled or assigned.
  • Identifies and assists students in handling special problems and conducts dormitory meetings.
  • Maintains communication with students’ counselors, instructors, and with other staff members.
  • Attends staff in-service training sessions and other training or meetings as directed.
  • Establishes a close working relationship with students, dealing justly and impartially regardless of their ability, achievement or background, and works to motivate them toward goals.
  • Initiates and directs dormitory programs, utilizing Center services and activities to benefit students.
  • Follows all non-health standing orders.
  • Transports students to various activities and events as needed.
  • Maintains an environment wherein students and staff feel safe and secure.
  • Maintains logbooks as directed and authorized that show activity during shift.
  • Ensures case notes and other entries in CIS are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Secures student's personal property/items when a student is absent for 24 hours; all items are to be placed in property and logged.
  • Submits time sheets according to the Residential Living Supervisor. • Assists and trains student leaders per center policy.
  • Participates in intramural programs.
  • Ensures students meet their evening schedule.
  • Provides support for safety and security in the center.
  • Ensures that buildings are secure and clean at all times.
  • Conducts periodic checks and maintains order and discipline in his/her assigned dorm.
  • Works towards meeting performance center goals.
  • Follows the CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.
  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) Bizzell policies and procedures, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.
  • Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.
  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.
  • Participates in PRH-mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. An associate’s Degree in a human services field such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, or related fields is preferred.
  • Minimum one year working with youth or related experience and/or training.
  • Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms the correct interpretation of information.
  • Very high standard of communication skills both written and verbal for the presentation of facts and ideas.
  • Shows professional non-verbal body language and actively listens to others.
  • Action-oriented. Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously with decision-making, flexibility, and problem-solving.
  • Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation, and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.
  • Shows attention to detail and ability to complete work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Continually seek ways to improve employment services provided via the development of professional skills and personal growth.
  • Demonstrates Professional interpersonal skills when interacting with others. Abides by The Bizzell Group’s Healthy Workplace Environment policy.
  • Acts as a team player and builds professional relationships with coworkers to achieve goals.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Proficiency with advanced Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Computer Literacy with basic computer functions, email, internet, and basic programs such as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with students.
  • Knowledge of residential living and dormitory procedures and practices.
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.