Employment Opportunities

About the non-profit: The goal is to provide a much-needed housing choice for adults with special needs. Because every person is different, Promise will have varying levels of support – based on individual needs. With a sense of independence long yearned for, Promise residents will have an inclusive, safe and fun place to live, among neighbors who care. Promise will also include vocational training and employment opportunities with on-site training and continuing education.

The Promise main campus is being built on 39 acres adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza in West Melbourne, Florida and will provide housing for 126 adults with special needs.

The 7,100 sq. ft. Promise Café & Bakery is being built at the West Melbourne Community Park adjacent to the Field of Dreams, on Minton road and will employ individual with and without special needs.

Resident Advisor

Position: Resident Advisor
Promise in Brevard Mission Statement:
To provide a much-needed housing option for young adults with special needs that includes vocational training, employment, health, wellness and fitness, as well as develop public/private partnerships that will help minimize the need for state funding.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• The RA is intended to be a “safety net” for the residents of Promise (Promisers).
• Primary responsibility is to assist in handling “urgent” or “emergency” situations (those situations that involve the health and safety of Promisers) that occur during non-office hours. Non-office hours include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
• Mentoring the Promisers on how to be good neighbors and good roommates.
• Encouraging the Promisers to expand their circle of friends and to make good choices.
• Holding Promisers accountable for their choices/actions and subsequent consequences.
• Instruct Promisers on the proper way to resolve resident/roommate/neighbor issues on their own and, if not successful, engaging parents (family/guardian) assistance when needed.
• Communicating any type of significant health and safety concerns/issues to Promise staff and or guardians when they arise and in a timely manner.
• Encourage Promisers to communicate their issues/concerns in a healthy and respectful way.
• Keep carefully written records for each resident that documents any unusual behaviors or policy (lease) violations and what corrective action has been taken.
• Enter details of unusual behaviors or policy violations into database within 12-hours of the incident.
• Attend scheduled meeting with RA’s supervisor and Promise staff for reporting as required.
• Call and request emergency services personnel in the event of a medical, criminal or behavioral situation emergency.
• Complete a detailed incident report for all such situations.
• Keep and maintain relevant emergency contact information and report any updates to the Promise administrative staff as soon as possible when made aware of changes.
• RAs are NOT permitted to provide any support services to Promisers that are compensated through the Florida Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver program or Consumer Directed Care+ program.
• Oversee standards of cleanliness and maintenance and ensure residents maintain the cleanliness of their personal space.
• RA shall complete other duties assigned by the Director of Programs & Services or COO.
RAs will receive the following accommodations and compensation:
• The RA lives on site, potentially with one additional RA living in a two-bedroom apartment. Compensation for all RAs will include the provision of an apartment, including all accommodations, such as Internet, water/sewer, electricity and basic cable. RAs are responsible for paying all additional telephone or cable charges as they occur.
• RAs will be given a $500 monthly stipend, paid in the first pay period of each month. All compensation amounts are subject to required payroll withholdings and reporting.
• When not on duty or sleeping:
RAs are permitted to have employment outside of Promise. RAs are only required to be available when scheduled to be the Manager On Duty or during sleep time. RAs are also permitted to have house guests. House guests are permitted to stay over night, but overnight stays are not to exceed one week, unless a longer stay is approved by the COO.

Qualifications and Required Skills:
• High School diploma.
• Experience working with persons with disabilities preferred.
• Must exhibit positive personal qualities, sensitivity, compassion and an interest in people with special needs.
• RA shall also exhibit neutrality, respect for an individual’s dignity and self-worth, confidentiality, open-mindedness on issues, a degree of empathy and an ability to handle situations with autonomy while making sound decisions.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills and mediation skills.
• Ability to maintain and respect confidentiality.
• Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultural and spiritual practices.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with residents while building trust and respect.
• Ability to exercise appropriate authority when needed and good judgment in crisis situations.
• Must be able to operate a personal computer with proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and web-based platforms.
• Must pass a criminal background check, a drug screening exam and a motor vehicle check.
• Some weekend/holiday work will be required.
• Maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED administration.

Job Type: Contract


Please email your resume to Ron Goode, HR Manager, at HR@PromiseInBrevard.com

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Promise In Brevard provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law