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Assistant Residential Supervisor Avalon 

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Job Summary:

The Assistant Residential Supervisor for the residential program works with the Residential Manager in monitoring residents within the residence as well as staff assigned to that residence. The Assistant Residential Supervisor is also responsible for assisting the Residential Manager with scheduling of staff, crisis intervention, training, interviewing applicants, reference checking, and participating in agency in-service trainings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Care and Supervision: 1) Provides on-the-job training for pre-hire and other new staff. 2) Acts as a role model in promoting proficient childcare skills. 3) Assumes Residential Manager duties while on shift and/or when Residential Manager is absent, including serving as the "facility manager" per Community Care Licensing (CCL) regulations. 4) Understands, implements and enforces all general program and agency policies. 5) Coordinates child care coverage as requested by Residential Manager. 6) Demonstrates knowledge of and provides training to staff to implement the behavioral and activity portions of residents' treatment plans.

Policy and Procedure: 1) Exhibits clear knowledge and understanding to implement and enforce agency policies and overall program operations as stated in the program manual.

Intake: 1) Facilitates entry of new residents into program. 2) Acts as primary counselor for new residents until they are assigned a regular primary counselor.

Documentation: 1) Assists in the distribution of house funds, allowances and any other funds for residents and records the transaction. 2) Collects and maintains accounting for all funds and receipts in a timely manner. 3) Reports directly to the Residential Manager any unacceptable practices by staff. 4) Serves as a liaison to on-call clinician and Psychiatric Consultant when Residential Manager is off duty. 5) Monitors daily incidents by residents and staff and make necessary notes in the log book. 6) Monitors clinical documentation and incident reporting. 7) Prepares reports on residents and program as necessary, including notes in resident records, house logs and incident reports. 8) Prepares and administers the budget of the living units.

Medication: 1) Supervises residents' daily heath needs, communicating any health concerns to Medical Services Coordinator or Residential Manager, as well as dispense and monitor residents' medication and ensure adherence to medication protocols by staff.

Safety: 1) Reports any unsatisfactory conditions in the care and upkeep of the house to the Residential Manager and/or Maintenance. 2) Ensures team communication of safety risks for youth and that individualized participant safety practices are adhered to. 3) Completes house inspections, organizes/initiates drills, and serves as Safety Captain as assigned; may assist in ensuring that maintenance or janitorial staff complete identified repairs.

Professional Development: 1) Attends weekly individual and staff meetings and actively works toward developing professional skills. 2) Participates in trainings including but not limited to Pro-ACT and CPR/Med. 3) Provides training to staff including but not limited to new hire orientation and other trainings to staff as assigned. 4) Participates in quality improvement. 5) Participates in Agency committees as assigned.

Compliance: 1) Maintains excellent professional boundaries and adheres to all professional ethical standards including abuse reporting, maintenance of participant confidentiality. 2) Adheres to all agency and program policies including Boundary Code of Ethics, Core Competencies, Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook and state and federal regulations.

Other Duties: 1) Assumes other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 2) Ability to drive an agency vehicle.

Position Requirements



1. B.A. Degree in a social science field or equivalent years’ experience working in residential setting with this or a similar population, OR two years’ full-time experience in a residential setting or working with the population served. B.A. Degree and work experience strongly preferred.

2. Meet the minimum training and experience requirements of CA’s Division of Community Care Licensing.

3. Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children or youth to provide care, treatment and services.

4. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.

5. Clean driving record; current CA Driver’s License required, or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire.

6. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.


1. Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions.

2. One (1) or more years’ experience with program target population preferred (Example: intellectually disabled, homeless, teens or young adults, emotionally disturbed); at least one year experience with program modality (example: school-based, residential, mobile/community-based, assertive community treatment, wraparound, etc.).

3. Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize work.

4. Demonstrated ability in using a strength-based, culturally competent approach to supervision, participant and community service.

5. Experience with relevant evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, DBT, trauma-informed approaches).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment can, at times, be loud but is, at all times, maintained within safe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) standards.


1. Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, supervisors, and youths.

2. Prepares clearly and concisely written reports and summaries.

3. Must be able to comprehend, follow, and clearly convey instructions to others.

4. Must be computer proficient and be able to work on a computer for up to 20 hours per week.

Physical Activities

1. Possesses the ability to actively participate in and supervise youth’s recreational activities, including noncompetitive sports.

2. Must be able to bend, lift as much as 25 lbs., and walk up to a mile at one time.

3. Must be able to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.

4. Must be licensed and have the ability and skill to drive cars, vans, or other vehicles.

5. Must be able to respond quickly to emergencies, and to learn and implement Pro-ACT techniques (or other agency approved crisis de-escalation training).

6. Must be able to physically monitor participants to ensure they do not hurt themselves or others.

7. The job has potential for injury or harm and the ability to assess and avoid threats posed by participants and the community is necessary to maintain safety.


Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (PPO or HMO options)

Employer matching 401(k) retirement plan

Employer paid life insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Flexible Spending Account (both medical and dependent care)

8 Paid holidays

21 days of Paid Time Off

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number SOC-19-00022  
Location FFYC - Oakland  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.

FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


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