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Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Req ID:  8284

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  26033.90

Join the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas School for the Deaf where each student is recognized as an individual.  


Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) is preferred but not required.  New employees are offered free ASL classes on campus to assist in attaining the level of skill required for the position.


This position is in the Girls Dorm.

The work schedule for Sundays is 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Mondays thru Thursdays it is 2:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Position Information

Class Code: M074C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Residential Advisor is responsible for managing student behavior, in compliance with the institution's disciplinary code, providing supervision, care, and guidance to residents of state residential institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Manages student behavior in compliance with the school/institution's disciplinary code and with the school/institution's policies and procedures, state regulations, and law. Instructs and assists residents in learning personal care skills, housekeeping procedures, activities, and rules of the center. Supervises and assists residents with assigned housekeeping duties, monitors activities and behavior, to ensure safety, security, and cooperation of residents, and provides counseling for personal problems. Records behavioral and/or accident reports and notes behavioral and medical problems and rules violations of residents. Cleans and inspects dorm building for security and safety of residents and orders supplies as needed. Assists with bus duties, homework assignments, and school projects as needed. Communicates with supervisor and residents' parents, or guardians, to inform of behavioral problems, answer questions, and exchange information. Writes individualized plans for residents, stating goals and objectives, charts monthly progress, and administers a point system to reward behavior. Escorts residents on recreational activity trips and to campus facilities and performs body and room searches of residents for illegal and dangerous objects. Assists in selecting solutions to issues and problems that surface daily, such as personal relationships, group interactions, activity selections, and time management. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of institution residential services, rules, and regulations. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to interpret residents behavior to determine needs. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to observe residents and write reports regarding residents' behavior and progress. Ability to advise and counsel residents. Ability to respond physically and constructively to violent and unusual behavior. Ability to perform general housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the care and welfare of dormitory residents. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock