Career Systems Development Corp.

  • Residential Advisor

    Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
    Job ID
    Residential Living
    Schedule Hours
    Swing Shift 1:00 pm to 12:00am
    Schedule Days
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Overview

    Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.


    Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.


    Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.
    You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you may also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


    The Residential Advisor provides safe, supportive and predictable environment in dormitory supervision of Job Corps trainees in their daily activities, monitoring their progress in attaining performance contract goals and objectives and utilizing behavior management and intentional and consistent Core Value driven practices.  Conducts dormitory operations in accordance to Center operating policy and procedures and in accordance with CSD Operating Procedures. 


    • Assists students in adjusting to Center life by providing supervision, behavior modification, and acting as a mentor.

    • Ensures that students meet required schedule, waking on time and being on time for work or school assignments.

    • Ensure that students are adequately prepared for the training day;students are dressed appropriately, etc.

    • Practices and models core values, as well as, conducts groups teaching and clarifying Core Values for students, with Case Manager assistance.

    • Provides daily supervision or assistance in monitoring students in personal hygiene, room/chore assignments, special recreation activities, cafeteria monitoring, transportation and programmed activities.

    • Provides informal counseling in relation to stress management, personal problems, emergency or home situations, etc., with students, and provides insight into responsible behaviors and attitudes.

    • Prepares reports and forms and annotates logs to ensure accurate documentation of daily observations of student's progress, performance, behavior and attitudes, staff breaks, emergency information, communication information, references to critical information contained in folders.

    • Maintains bulletin boards in assigned dormitory with updated student and Center information.

    • Facilitates groups in life skills, including budgeting, renter's rights, completing a lease, completing chores, etc.

    • Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to students in the event of injury, illness, emotional trauma, etc. Provides CPR and first aid as warranted.

    • Performs and documents regular perimeter checks of dormitories and outside perimeter to insure safety and security. Ensures all equipment and facilities are clean and maintained in accordance with Center, CSD, and DOL standards.


    Minimum - Must have a High School diploma with a least one-year of experience in education or a similar field working with students. Model company Core Values. 

    Preferred - Possess a B.A. or B.S. Degree in a behavioral health field from an accredited college or university. One-year experience in education or a similar field.


    Knowledge Required-Knowledge of methods needed to instill appropriate behavior as well as work and study habits in adolescent students; of housekeeping techniques and management; to read, comprehend, interpret, communicate and execute instructions or directives fluently in English.


    All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.


    CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Evans at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.


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