North Country Independent Living

Providing Community Based Services for persons with an acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, neurologic impairment, or related disability.
Celebrating 29 Years – 1994 – 2023


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Job Description – Residential Advisor

The Primary focus of NCIL is to assist individuals with achieving the highest quality of life possible within their desires and means. Emphasis is placed on accessing the community independently while adhering to company standards, regulation requirements, care, health and safety, risk management, and individual satisfaction.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, must be 18 years or older. Proven proficient ability to use independent judgment, decision-making skills, team working skills, and organizational skills. Common sense, a willingness to learn, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude are desirable personal attributes. Experience: Knowledge of and/or experience with special needs, brain injury, rehabilitation and/or behavioral programming is extremely desirable.
The Residential Advisor is responsible to and supervised by the House Coordinator or Residential Supervisor. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position requires you to work with individuals who may be difficult and may present with challenging behaviors.
  • Promote independence while instructing, supervising, and assisting individuals with developing pro social skills, daily living skills (including but not limited to; leisure, time and money management, good health, and safety) in accordance with their service plan.
  • Consistently responds with appropriate interventions at each opportunity as described in the individual’s service plan to facilitate movement toward greater independence.
  • Completes all necessary documentation in accordance with all regulatory requirements to meet state regulations and any forms as required by the Agency.
  • Participates and actively attends all assigned training programs to meet State and Agency requirements while demonstrating evidence of professional development through in-services and other mechanisms such as independent study.
  • Models appropriate social and professional behavior.
  • Participates fully in the team process, providing input and negotiating effective strategies. Consistently supports team decisions once finalized.
  • Abides by the Client Bill of Rights in all programming activities and seeks supervision from the Program Director immediately when a perceived violation or conflict of interest arises.
  • Assists in the training of staff as requested.
  • Follows established policies and procedures, responsible to meet the medical needs of the individual including medication administration procedures.
  • Treats individuals with consideration, respect, and with full recognition of his/her dignity, including privacy in treatment, and personal care.
  • Maintain confidentiality of Agency, individual, and employee information, while adhering to HIPAA requirements.
  • Each employee will be required to complete continuing education as outlined by state regulations.
  • Maintains high level of quality assuranc
  • Demonstrate flexibility in work hours and locations to account for vacations and illness of other staff. Coordinate responsibilities and coverage when absent.
  • Transportation of individuals with agency vehicle.
  • Other duties as assigned by the House Coordinator or designated supervisor.

Working Conditions …

Staff may serve the individual in his/her residence, workplace, during community trips, and in any other location appropriate to the individuals program. This position requires you to work with individuals who can be difficult and present with challenging behaviors.

Physical Requirements …

  • Must be free of communicable disease.
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk, bend, sit, stand, reach, and maneuver to assist individuals in activities of daily living.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Other Requirements …

  • Driving a motor vehicle is part of each employee’s duties. A valid driver’s license is required at the time of employment and needs to be updated upon renewal.
  • Each employee will be required to complete and maintain certifications, licensing and continuing education as outlined by State regulations.
  • It is the responsibility of all staff to be aware of individual, facility, and personal safety in the course of their duties.
  • Employee does not have a felony conviction in this or any other state.
  • Employee has not been convicted of sexual assault, other violent crime, assault, fraud, abuse, neglect, or exploitation, or poses a threat to the health, safety, or well-being of a resident.
  • Employee has not had a finding by the Department of Health & Human Services or any administrative agency in this or any other state for assault, fraud, abuse, neglect, or exploitation for any person.

For most positions …

  • No experience needed
  • Paid on the job training

Benefits …

  • $1000 Sign on Bonus for Full Time
  • Health Insurance
  • Weekend Shift Differential
  • Verizon wireless discount
  • Accident, Critical Illness and Disability Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • PTO and Holidya Pay for those who work 24 or more hours per week
  • Paid Birthdays for Full Time employees
  • Free Meals
  • IRA (Individual Retirement Plan)
  • Gym Membership

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If you are interested in working at NCIL please download the Employment Application and return it to North Country Independent Living, PO Box 518, North Conway, NH 03860.