Residential Care Assistant - Mansfield


Job Description
State of Arkansas

Department of Human Services

Announces Job Search for Candidates for

Residential Care Assistant

Mansfield, Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,000 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Residential Care Assistant in Mansfield, Arkansas.


The Division of Youth Services oversees adjudicated youth in the state. Any child convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors will be sentenced to us.Provides and instructs residents in learning living skills, including personal hygiene, housekeeping procedures, and conflict resolution. Receives briefings on residents behavior or incidents from previous shift personnel. Ensures a clean, safe, and secure environment conducive to behavioral changes based on program rules and regulations. Performs pat and room searches of residents for illegal and/or dangerous objects. Oversees residents to monitor activities and behavior, counsels residents to reinforce positive behaviors, and promotes social interaction. Maintains and compiles daily evaluations of behavioral reports by noting residents' actions, medical problems, and disciplinary and rules violations. Organizes, arranges, and escorts residents on recreational activity trips. Participates in the inspection of the living unit for fire, safety, and maintenance purposes. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of institution residential services, rules, and regulations. Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions. Ability to observe residents and write detailed reports regarding residents' behavior and progress. Ability to advice and counsel residents. Ability to perform general housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus successful completion of a two week in-house training course. Must be 21 years or older. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.57 /hour

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