Advanced Residential Instructor (034)

Location US-MI-Grand Rapids
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Requisition ID
Service Line
Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services
Hours per Week
Department Name
River Valley II

About Us

Hope Network Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.



The Advanced Residential Instructor is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include:
Providing direct supervision and inter-active treatment to individuals in residential programs. Displays appropriate behavior and teaches life skills to residents.  Provides evaluation and instruction in areas of daily living skills or independent living skills to enhance the resident's ability to reach his/her highest level of independence.




This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.

1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position. (Don’t Remove)
2. Supervises residents directly or is aware of general whereabouts of residents (depending upon assessed level of independence).  Monitors alarm systems. Assists with re-entry into community and its monitoring.
3. Participates in the development of and implements individual inter-active treatment programs for residents.  Attends Person Centered Planning (PCP) meetings, Crisis Team meetings (if applicable), and staff meetings as scheduled.  Completes necessary paperwork prior to applicable meetings.  Knows resident treatment programs—reviews daily for update.  Follows treatment program.  Is knowledgeable of and implements goals of clinical team for each resident using approved program methods and instruction.
4. Communicates with supervisor and designated clinical staff regarding resident and program issues
5. Supervises and/or provides hands on assistance in residents' activities of daily living and self-care tasks. And other resident-related care tasks as assigned.
6. Plans and supervises activities for those residents including facilitating treatment groups both within the program and in the community
7. Administers medications, accurately charts medical issues, counts controlled substances and orders medications (if applicable)
8. Intervenes in crisis situations, using approved methods promoting the safety of all residents.
9. Performs tasks necessary for the operation of the program/home including housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, supplies shopping, maintenance and safety checks/drills:
a. Enforces safety guidelines for residents.  Follows general safety practices.  Reports any unsafe conditions to supervisor.
b. Has thorough knowledge of fire and smoke alarm systems and all emergency evacuation procedures.
c. Performs routine maintenance and upkeep tasks and necessary repairs.  Completes general housekeeping.
10. Completes duties and assignments as outlined in staff manual or shift responsibilities list or as assigned.  Communicates with supervisor and designated clinical staff regarding pertinent client issues
11. Successfully completes all required trainings. Attends other training or in-services as assigned by supervisor.
12. Participates in the orientation and training of new staff members.  Reviews unit policies.  Assists with orientation follow-up.
13. Primarily responsible for shift searches while on shift and shift searches for scheduled openings.
14. Participates in the staffing pager rotation.
15. Coordinates monthly paperwork to ensure compliance with licensing, CARF, and Hope Network Behavioral Health Services requirements.
16. Reviews and audits consumer charts to ensure completeness.




Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. High School Diploma or GED, preferred.
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats to meet position responsibilities.
3. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals having special physical, emotional, social and vocational needs.

4. Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record according to Hope Network Behavioral Health Services corporate policy, preferred (Driver's License may be required by some programs).



Position Type (Portal Searching)

Regular Full-Time


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