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Residential Assistants w/Child Care experience

at National Center for Children & Families

Posted: 7/16/2019
Job Reference #: 1054247
Categories: Childcare/Daycare
Keywords: children

Job Description

Residential Assistants w/Child Care experience

Location:Washington, DC

Position Purpose:


Ensures residents’ compliance with program during their scheduled shift and provides crisis intervention as necessary. Monitors the residents’ adherence to rules, policies and procedures, and/or concrete service plans, ensuring safety, cleanliness and order in The Kennedy Short Term Family Housing Program. Successful experience working with children is mandatory.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  •  Provides for the overall safety and care of residents through appropriate supervision of their activities.
  •  Completes exit process with residents.
  •  Provides hands-on life skills training by assisting residents with daily living skills.
  •  Works as part of the case management team to implement the case plan of each resident.
  • Provides crisis intervention as required.
  • Monitors progress of residents in daily living skills.
  •  Supervises residents’ adherence to rules and daily shelter routine.
  •  Supports, plans and supervises family recreational activities.
  •   Distributes medication as needed and monitors medication compliance (prescription medications only).
  •  Completes appropriate documentation in the program log, ETO system, and HMIS system as well as weekly progress reports in a timely fashion, including client no-shows and other safety concerns.
  •  Writes work orders for needed repairs as needed.
  •  Conducts regular building, unit, and bathroom inspections.
  •  Conducts fire evacuation drills.
  •  Retrieves, distributes and forwards program and resident mail.
  •  Monitors internal and external facility appearance and readiness for new residents.
  •  Participates in case reviews, staff and other agency meetings, and all DHS mandated trainings.
  •  Transports residents during recreational activities.
  •  Conducts random breathalyzer tests or drug urinalysis when appropriate. 

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  •  Advocates for the needs of residents.
  •  Other duties as assigned.



  •  High School Diploma. Child care certificate is a plus.
  •  Two years of relevant residential experience, specifically with young children.
  •  A valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a clean driving record is preferred but not required.
  •  Exceptional teamwork orientation with good written and oral communication skills.
  •  Demonstration of cross cultural competencies.
  •  Must possess an attitude compatible with the goals and purposes of NCCF.