Resident Advisor

Apr 20 2024
Liliuokalani Trust |Honolulu|Full Time, $25.00 - $30.00 / hour
Job Description

Position Summary

The Thriving Supportive Program Resident Advisor supports creating a welcoming and safe environment for young adults who access the dorms services at the Thriving Supportive Program (TSP) for Lydia House. The RA encourages building pilina and provides mentorship, ease in transitioning to the dorm life, managing overnight needs of the young adults. This position will oversee any emerging social emotional needs, providing possible activities, guidance, and application of guidelines and regulations, while managing conflict.


This position is an overnight full-time position on a rotation basis. This rotation consists of 4 days on and 4 days off schedule. Shifts are projected as: 6pm-2am and 1am-9am. 


Essential Job Functions


Thriving Supportive Program Dorms

  • Promote a welcoming and trauma informed environment.
  • Address any immediate basic needs, including social emotional, mentorship, or supportive activities for young adults as needed.
  • Sets and supports alignment to rules established in the Aloha Agreement.
  • Work along security on premises, and with manager on call, to manage respond to any urgent need.
  • Monitor and deescalate any conflict which may arise.
  • Observes, collects, communicates, and reports daily any events in data management system.
  • Contributes to young adults' success in their “thriving” goals.
  • Other duties as required.



  • A high school diploma; preferably presently enrolled in a related degree (education, public health, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Interest and/or some experience in working with young adults in a residential setting;
  • Knowledge or desire to learn best youth practices (positive youth development) and the ability to selfcare and work with developing age young adults.


Licenses or Certifications

  • Valid driver license, clean traffic abstract.
  • Required to have a TB clearance.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED Certification preferred.


Job Competencies

  • Collaboration: Abil​ity to interact effectively with youth, community partners, and multi-disciplinary teams.  Knowledge of community resources and services.
  • Communication: Clea​rly conveys and receives information and ideas to individuals or groups that engages the listener and invites response and feedback.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Cultural Competence: Respects and relates well to people from varied backgrounds and is sensitive to group differences.  Experience working with at-risk youth. Strong application of ethics and boundaries.


Travel Requirements

In alignment with our organizational competencies of Alu Like I ka Hana (Teamwork) and Ho`omau i ka `imi Na`auao (Continuous Learning and Improvement), this position will require occasional travel across the island, inter-island, and out-of-state depending on the needs of the team and the organization. While travel may not always be a need, the ability to travel when required remains a crucial aspect of this position in order to successfully contribute to our concerted efforts to carry out our Queen’s legacy.


This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time


Organizational Competencies:

  • Alignment with Queen’s legacy:  Understanding and appreciation of Queen Lili`uokalani's story, her legacy and the Hawaiian Culture is foundational to staff’s commitment to working with our Hawaiian children, families and communities. Demonstrates respect for and appreciation of Hawaiian values history, and culture, understanding its implication in one’s work, in fostering meaningful relationships, and in embracing the community served.
  • Ho`omau i ka `imi Na`auao (Continuous Learning and Improvement): Committed to creating and reinforcing an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ho`ike i na Mana`o Pono (Effective Communication):  Communicates with those we serve and each other in a consistent manner that results in mutual understanding, harmony, and action. 
  • No'ono'o loi (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving): Actively and skillfully understands, conceptualizes, applies, analyzes, synthesizes, and/or evaluates information and develops and supports fact-based analyses and recommendations
  • Ho'o kumu a'e or `Imi hakuhia (Innovation): Identifies and integrates creative ideas into new or existing services and promotes effective problem-solving.
  • Pilina Ho`ohana a me ka Hana Hilina`i (Building Relationships and Creating Trust):  Manages relationships to create optimal opportunities and move the organization forward.
  • Alu Like I ka Hana (Teamwork): Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others throughout the organization in alignment with the organization's objectives.
  • Ho`onui I ka `Ike (Capacity Building): Encourages personal growth by exhibiting trust and a belief in the capacity of others.


Job Title: TSP Resident Advisor

Reports to: Director, Lydia House

FLSA: Full-Time, Non-exempt

Aligned Executive: Managing Director Youth Programs

Kīpuka/Location: Ly​dia House

Department: Youth P​rograms


Physical Requirements

Performs light physical work, including climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Exposed to outdoor climate and diverse terrain.

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