JOB TITLE: Gracehaven Resident Assistant

Supersivor: Gracehaven Program Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

GOAL: To provide high quality, trauma-informed, direct care to youth living in the Gracehaven residential home and to facilitate positive interactions with all individuals related to a youth's placement.


  • Responsible to build trust with Gracehaven residents
  • Responsible to establish safety for residents according to Gracehaven standards
  • Responsible to love unconditionally
  • Responsible to offer life-giving hope
  • Responsible to empower survivors


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible for Building Trust

  • Maintain trauma-informed caring environment, staying ODJFS compliant
  • Establish good rapport with youth through client focused, individualized attention
  • Build trust by maintaining a posture of learning from the youth

Responsible to Establish Safety

  • Observe and document client behaviors, ensure client records and shift notes are up to date, according to standards
  • Uphold all OAC policies and Gracehaven Policies & Procedures
  • Share information about resident care with oncoming shift for continuity of care
  • Ensure a safe and stable environment of trauma-informed care

Responsible to Love Unconditionally

  • Love unconditionally by showing Gracehaven youth healthy relational attention and demonstrating to them they are worthy of adults who care for them
  • Participate and supervise community outings and events for youth
  • Maintain professionalism with custodial agencies, families and county workers

Responsible of Offer Life-Giving Hope

  • Encourage the girls toward their goals
  • Assist with implementation of the individual service plan
  • Attend staff meetings and training as required

Responsible to Empower Survivors

  • Assist in daily life-skills and program goals
  • Make sure rooms are ready for new residents
  • Assist in transportation for events, visits and appointments
  • Distribute medication in compliance with ODJFS standards and educate youth
  • Maintain ongoing trauma-informed training hours, in compliance with ODJFS

COYFC Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ, USA, is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and Gracehaven and a minister of the GOspel, COYFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God's guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives
  • Regularly pray for the residents of Gracehaven
  • Agree with the Statement of Faith and Standards of Conduct

Hours: Part-time hours (up to 29 hours/week)