Part Time Residential Advisor


The Residential Advisor is a part time role located at 1305 East Oak Lane Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126. The pay rate is $14.25 per hour. The successful candidate will work two 12 hour shifts every other weekend.

***Effective October, 15, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with MHP. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.***

We strongly encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. MHP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team! If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.


  • Assists participant achieve goal plan.
  • Maintain required documentation, including, but not limited to, Log Book, daily Progress Notes, Shift Reports, Medication Administration Records (MARs), Incident Reports, housing applications, and blood sugar records, changes in participants' moods and behaviors, etc.
  • Ensures the safety, security and well-being of participants through regular interaction with participants throughout shift. Escorts participants when necessary and ensures participants' safety when participating in events, visits, and other interactions.
  • Interact with participants in a respectful, pleasant and compassionate demeanor, by being encouraging and supportive.
  • Transport participants to approved locations in multi passenger vehicles (vans) while following all MHP Vehicle guidelines when driving and transporting.
  • Facilitate discussions, groups, and recreational activities during the shift.
  • Act as a liaison/mediator/negotiator with participant disputes and/or disagreements.
  • Effectively deals with crisis situations including medical and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Provide resources for participants in the areas of housing, medical, substance abuse, mental health, etc., to ensure that participants are actively adhering to treatment/progress plans.
  • Maintain unduplicated records of guests and units of service, completes incident reports, on site inventory check of supplies and inform Supervisor of which items getting low.
  • Meets with participants to assess progress and develop interventions.
  • Checks regularly throughout the night on participants wellbeing (if night shift).
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in common areas.
  • Accurately oversee the medication administration during each shift.
  • Prepare meals and leave the kitchen and dining room in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Work closely with assigned participants to develop their housekeeping skills and maintain order in their rooms.
  • Welcome family members to enhance family inclusion.
  • Ensures that all participants' visits are documented in EHR immediately.


  • High School Diploma or GED and one to two years of related work experience (including internships and volunteer work), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Peer Specialist certificate is preferred.
  • Must possess a medication monitoring training certificate or must have the ability to be trained in medication monitoring.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to operate 6 and 12 passenger van.
  • Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, email, time sheet management, electronic health records, using Microsoft Office Applications, and other relevant software
  • Must have basic electronic communication and internet skills.
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR.
  • If your program has a fully functioning kitchen, and cooks or prepares food, you must be able to obtain a Food Safety Certificate within 6 months of hire.


  • Sit at a desk with ergonomically appropriate equipment.
  • Lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance and be available for flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends and/or work holidays/overtime as needed.
  • Ability to drive a multi-passenger van (including at night) and physically support passengers during ingress/egress as needed and/or assist disabled individuals in an emergency evacuation.
  • Walk around multiple MHP locations and in the community in areas that may not be handicap accessible. May be required to have the ability to enter, exit and drive personal or agency vehicles and/or public transportation depending on the needs of the department.
  • Climb up to 3 flights stairs, multiple times per shift, to complete participant check-ins. 
  • Remain awake during entire shift, including break times. 
  • Frequent talking and listening. Must be able to talk, listen, retain information and speak clearly and accurately; possible exposure to loud and/or vulgar language and hostile gestures.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions while meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards safely and successfully with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential job duties.


Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) seeks to empower individuals with mental health challenges to live full and satisfying lives, based on their specific needs and choices, all while remaining connected to their families, friendships and communities.

MHP offers over 40 services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and select locations in the state of Delaware.