Live In Residential Advisor - Youth Tiny Homes Program

Oakland, California, United States | Oakland | Full-time


BACS and YEP are seeking two (2) live-in Residential Advisors for tiny home transitional housing program serving seven transition aged youth. This is a live-in position in your own tiny house on site. Work hours are 5pm to 8am required to be on site and available, 5-11 are quiet hours and RAs are expected to to be out on the program site and run 1-2 groups daily.

We are looking for applicants that have experience working with youth that has experienced homelessness, who have traumatic histories, identify as LGBTQ, are gender non-conforming, and/or who often face multiple issues and have complex needs. This person will have the knowledge and/or experience working with youth development programs, utilizing a harm reduction framework, using trauma-informed practices, and will value working with a multi-disciplinary team to create a safe inclusive environment for all.

This is a great opportunity to use your counseling skills, lead groups, participate in therapeutic youth activities and be a part of a fun work environment and team! 


The Residential Advisor will assist participants achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency and integration back into the community.  The Residential Advisor will conduct “whatever it takes” stances towards the overall care for the participants to help them in their wellness and recovery process.


  • Provide a welcoming, engaging, and professional phone and door coverage to include answering and responding to incoming crisis, business information, and resource and referral inquiries.
  • Provide supervision of the shelter, including oversight and maintenance of the various areas of the facility.
  • Provides milieu treatment, crisis intervention, and crisis assessment as necessary.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date client files, required charts, progress notes, and records as required.
  • Maintain and engage in consistent communication with the multidisciplinary team by preparing shift notes and logs, as well as creating critical incident reports.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with other treatment providers in the community mental health system to ensure coordination of client care.
  • Fosters a positive working relationship with members of the community.
  • Assists residents in meal preparation and general housekeeping duties of the facility.
  • Attends and participates in supervision, staff meetings, and training.
  • lead groups, participate in therapeutic youth activities to promote community and skill building
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Assesses strengths and needs in the planning, provision, and documenting of individualized services. Links to resources and advocates for clients.
  • Works well with others and behaves professionally and ethically while developing professionally.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a treatment team.
  • Is adaptable and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
  • Is effective at balancing interests of a variety of clients; readily readjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demands. Anticipates and meets the need of clients; achieves quality end-products; is committed to continuous improvement of services.
  • Expresses facts and ideas verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications of Word, Outlook and systems–based documentation platforms.
  • Documents services effectively and efficiently.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years experience working with TAY.
  • COVID vaccinated.
  • Valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required.
  • Must be able to meet Community Care Licensing Requirements to include passing physical examination, TB test, DOJ Fingerprint clearance, and Red Cross First Aid / CPR training certification.


  • $15.06 hour 
  • Private tiny home living space with communal bath, shower and eating areas.
  • Annual holiday party, summer picnic, staff appreciation events.
  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff. We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.