Milton Hershey School (MHS) is accepting applications for a Flex Transitional Living Assistant (FTLA) for a male residence hall.
FTLAs live in private on-campus apartments and work in gender specific residence halls for high school seniors, including consistent overnight stays in the residence halls. FTLAs are CONSTANT role models, demonstrating wise choices and positive behaviors. In partnership with other Transitional Living Administrators, the FTLAs lead, influence, supervise and mentor the students on a daily basis. FTLAs work to ensure students develop the independent living skills they need in order to be successful post-graduation. This includes helping students recognize and prepare for the realities of the challenges they face as they enter college, the military or the workforce. There is a strong emphasis on students learning self-responsibility, as well as skills such as goal-setting, planning, time management, personal finance and interpersonal skills, including appropriate dating behaviors and responding appropriately to peer pressure.
FTLAs also are responsible for developing and delivering life skills training, as well as some recreational programming. In collaboration with other Transitional Living Staff, the FTLAs evaluate the program's success on an ongoing basis and contribute to the refinement of the program, adapting it to meet the ever-changing challenges of the world students live in today.
To fulfill the role, FTLAs live on campus and work in the residence halls on a schedule of 12 days on and 2 days off (the two days off are not on weekends).
Bachelor's degree required (preferably in Family Consumer Science, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or a closely related field).
Experience counseling, teaching, advising and/or working with youth in a residential setting.
Experience working with youth from poverty a plus.
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver life skill programming.
Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills.
High degree of organizational skills and flexibility required.
Skills in Microsoft applications, Internet and social media.
Fluency in Spanish a plus.
On-campus residence required. Married spouse permitted to reside with the FTLA. NO PETS OR DEPENDENTS PERMITTED. Non-smoking campus.
Must be able to work 12 consecutive days (days off do not include weekends).
Candidates should demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are considered to be role models for MHS students.
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