Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ANNOUNCED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. ONE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. BASED ON MANAGEMENT'S DECISION, RECRUITING A SECOND POSITION. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.
Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Supervisory Resident Assistant (SRA) serves as traditional supervisor over approximately 22 Resident Assistants (RA). Incumbent works in coordination with other professional staff in the management and supervision of facility residents to ensure a safe, structured, and therapeutic residential treatment environment. The SRA supports the organization and program philosophy of care and helps ensure the safety and well-being of each resident. Position reports to the Clinical Director.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is being announced under a combined announcement using the following hiring plans:
Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP) - for those candidates eligible under the Indian Preference appointment authority.
Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) – for those candidates who are reinstatement eligibles, currently have Career or Career-Conditional status, or Veteran Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act eligibles, and those who are eligible for special appointing authorities.
Delegated Examining (DE) Plan - for those candidates who are U.S. citizens.
- Ensure that the work assignments of the Resident Assistants (RA) are carried out by performing the following duties:
- develop staff work schedules;
- manage and oversees the work assignments and performance;
- distribute the workload;
- coordinate scheduling and staffing of RA (e.g. recreational activities, field trips) with other departmental staff;
- oversee staff record keeping
- Provide non-professional counseling for patients.
- Provide guidance and instruction in group activities, personal health and hygiene, courtesy, and etiquette to residents.
- Oversee residential service activities with other department staff.
- Occasional Travel
- approximately 1-3 days per month when necessary for training or meetings