Residential Advisor (Job ID: 3731)

Alaska Job Corps Center – Palmer, Alaska

No longer interested in the commute to Anchorage? Apply now to join the Alaska Job Corps Center (AKJCC) team located in Palmer, Alaska. At AKJCC we strive to educate more than 200 young adults per year in eight different trades necessary for Alaska’s economy. Job Corps has seen almost 50,000 young people benefit from programs offered each year and has trained and educated over two million students since it’s founding in 1964. It is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country today. With housing, training, education and transition support services available, each student has a team available to help them succeed.

The Alaska Job Corps Center is not only a place to advance your education and career, it is also a place to grow and make lifelong memories in the classroom setting and in Alaska’s great outdoors. Throughout the year there are so many activities to do! You can fish, hike, snow machine, cross country ski, explore the trails, golf at the world class Palmer Golf Course or just admire the scenery. Work and live in the beautiful Mat-su Valley, and experience Alaska at its best! Join our team today!




Responsible for providing a safe and positive living environment that delivers guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program in compliance with government and management directives.

Essential Duties Job Functions

  • Maintain positive and effective relations with students.Provide guidance for students to achieve a positive attitude and proper behavior in the dormitory living situation, and to accomplish their goals and objectives.
  • Determine and recommend student visits to the counselor and health staff as appropriate.
  • Supervise, direct, and monitor dorm and student activities, as designated, including dorm government and student leadership groups.
  • Provide medication assistance/support to students following the Job Corps Symptomatic Management Guidelines for Non-Health Staff, Center Standard Operating Procedures and within the scope of the State of Alaska Medication Administration Training for Unlicensed Personnel.
  • Coordinate, Plan, Facilitate and Assist with dorm and recreational activities both on and off Center.
  • Coordinate, Plan and Facilitate weekly Independent Living Skills classes to assigned dormitory students.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and accommodated need assistance for cleaning, hygiene, Social skill and independent living skill development for students.
  • Transport students, as needed, to and from recreational activities, airports, stores, bus stations, etc.
  • Prepare the morning report; pass list, and other administrative correspondence relating to students, including evaluations.
  • Direct students and assist in the cleanup and maintenance of the dormitory.Complete dorm and room inspections as assigned.
  • Identify and communicate dorm maintenance needs to Senior Residential Advisor (SRA) or designee.
  • Recommend or requisition supplies to provide needs for dorm living and safety of students.
  • Conduct group counseling sessions and dorm meetings in accordance with the schedule.
  • As assigned, participate in and conduct orientation activities as well as other Center committees and activities.
  • Maintain dormitory and individual student files.Ensure files are complete, updated, and contain all required documentation.
  • Participate in student training, as appropriate, and evaluate student progress as part of interdepartmental teams.
  • Serve as Center Duty Officer (CDO) when assigned by management in absence of social development manager or SRA.
  • Provide required documentation and communication, in required format, through written, memo, e-mail, CIS case note, verbal or referral means.
  • Maintain accountability of students and property.
  • Adhere to standard safety practices.
  • Participate in staff training as required by Center, Corporate or Job Corps policies.
  • Cultivate and maintain a positive Center climate that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect, in order to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
  • Promote student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.
  • Ensure the safety and security of students at all times.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year working with youth.
  • Successfully pass background check and drug test required on the contract.
  • Current, valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.


  • Previous experience within a Job Corps program
  • Previous experience within a residential youth program
  • Associate’s degree in counseling, social work, rehabilitation, or related field.
  • Two (2) years working with youth.


Palmer, AK

12 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2021-09-17