Residential Assistant

Position Title

Residential Assistant - Cherry ALU - J.M. - Home and Community Based Services (HCS) - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #332

General Description

The Residential Assistant provides training and care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in a residential environment (Alternate Living Unit).  Work involves supervising day-to-day living activities for all consumers assigned to that unit. The direct-care staff must be able to: perpetuate a harmonious, homelike environment; work with other professional and para-professional staff; daily documentation; and maintaining the ALU in a safe manner.


Required: Graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent.


Preferred: Must have six (6) months experience working with individuals in a direct care role.


Required: Valid Texas driver's license.

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete required courses to include but not limited to:  Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, Van Driving, and training modules.  Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator.  Must have the ability to document appropriately and keep detailed records.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending or kneeling, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity.


Friday: 10:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sunday: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.


$24,960 annually