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Residential Advisor 

About the Organization Easterseals Louisiana (ESL) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people's lives everyday. Established in 1951, our organization supports over 8,600 individuals (whom we refer to as Participants) with a variety of disabilities. A leading provider of disability services, ESL has physical locations in 8 regions of Louisiana and our array of programs include; support coordination (case management) for children, adults and elderly participants, a wide range of behavioral health and housing services, early intervention services for infants and toddlers, and a school setting called The Chartwell Center in New Orleans.

Because we support so many participants with a range of needs, we have learned that disability looks different for everyone, and it is our goal to help our participants thrive and live their lives to their fullest potential. ESL believes that everyone deserves opportunities to be active and productive members of their communities. We strive to make a life of purpose and independence possible for our participants through our commitment to quality support, innovative service offerings, and continuous organizational evolution. We are seeking mission-driven individuals to join our team, who will help us deliver a life of independence, relationships, and meaning to our participants.

Job Description:

Easterseals Louisiana (ESL) is hiring a part-time Residential Advisor for community-based housing facilities servicing the behavioral health community Our work is both serious and important and we are seeking committed applicants only. The rewards are in helping those who need it the most.

Shifts are 8 am - 8 pm OR 8 pm - 8 am, working every other weekend Saturday and Sunday for 12-hour shifts and holidays. May also work PRN.

Position Requirements


  • Provide active treatment and community-based training,
  • Provide formal and informal training in the facility
  • Document progress and ensure daily documentation is completed
  • Respond to client needs
  • Communicate with staff and other providers
  • Easterseals Louisiana is a Drug-Free Workplace, pre-employment and random drug tests will be administered.
  • Will be required to pass Easterseals background check
  • Those who do not choose to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination, will be required to follow agency protocols.
  • Establish ongoing rapport with clients
  • Prepare some meals and perform light housekeeping
  • Attend training and staffing meetings

Job Requirements:

  • Applicants must have at a minimum a high school diploma with significant empathy for clients served. This may be waived it the community trainer is working on his/her education and possesses substantial community awareness.
  • Competencies for the job are good judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. To be successful the employee must have a commitment to work, be action-oriented and assertive.
  • Oral and written communication skills are required. You must be able to follow directives.
  • Reliability is key in this position. RAs must be capable of meeting schedules and completing duties. We want applicants who have the power of commitment to this job and our residents.

This description is not intended to be all-inclusive in terms of job detail. The job description may be modified and revised as needed.

Easterseals Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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