Resident Monitor, Academy at Sisters

Position: Resident Monitor
Department: The Academy at Sisters
Reports to: Program Director

Position Summary

Resident monitors will provide overall supervision, (according to the program guidelines), of resident youth throughout the day and night hours. Resident Monitors will learn, understand and implement the ABCR Program model to encourage responsibility and accountability with residents. Resident monitors are responsible for ensuring the on-going safety of all residents and working together with co-workers to foster consistent implementation of program.   Full-time or part time, days, awake overnights, swing, weekends, variable, holiday and flex schedule.


  • Direct monitoring and supervision of residents according to phase or level 
  • Monitor and provide feedback to youth regarding acceptable interactions with staff and peers
  • Monitor and provide feedback to youth relative to their individual treatment plan and program using point card and other behavioral feedback tools
  • Assist youth with risk or crisis management issues as needed
  • Supervise daily and deep clean chores and provide necessary feedback to youth to ensure chores are completed and facility is maintained in optimum condition at all times
  • Supervise and participate in individual youth activities, group activities, campus focused improvement projects and physical education curriculum as needed
  • Communicate and provide feedback to Treatment Coordinators, Therapist and Program Manager regarding youth behaviors and interactions relative to individual treatment plans
  • Refer youth to Therapist, Treatment Coordinator or Program Manager as needed for additional counseling or support
  • Co-facilitate psycho-educational and skill building groups as needed
  • Assist with transportation of youth as needed for store runs, medical appointments, etc.
  • Assist with cooking meals and food service for residents
  • Accurately dispense and record medications for youth
  • Distribute youth allowance
  • Update deep clean and daily chore lists and weekly data input
  • Assist with filing, making copies, cleaning staff offices and other administrative requests
  • Participate and effectively communicate with co-workers during pre-shift planning
  • Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Appropriately represent and promote the Academy at Sisters
  • Other duties as required by Program Director


Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to communicate and interact appropriately with at risk adolescents in a residential setting. Willingness to understand and establish appropriate, consistent professional boundaries with youth. Ability to manage crisis situations and utilize crisis management skills. Ability to follow protocol when addressing emergency situations. Maintain professional demeanor and represents the agency in a professional manner at all times. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Ability to interface appropriately with parents, referring professionals and others as needed.

Experience and Training: Bachelor’s degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology or a closely allied field. To be considered as a substitute for a bachelor’s degree, the combination of formal education and experience must consist of a combination of (1) one year of work experience and (2) two years of education, training, or additional work experience, all in the care and rehabilitation of youth. Valid Oregon driver license and CPR/1st Aid certification required.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change.