Residential Advisor – Behavioral Health (Full-Time, 9:00 pm. – 7:00 a.m.)

St. Lukes University Health Network

St. Lukes is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Lukes are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patients ability to pay for health care.

The responsibilities of the Residential Advisor include partnering with residents in their daily activities according to their individual needs, and goals. The Residential Advisor provides on-site coverage and assists in performing routine resident-care duties and promotes a positive and supportive environment.

The majority of the shift (7 hours, 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.) is a paid on-site sleepover position for 7 of the 10 hours. The remaining 3 hours, 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.) are awake.

The Village of Hope is a temporary housing program for homeless adults in Bucks County who have been diagnosed with both a mental health and substance abuse disorder.


Respond to urgent resident issues and emergencies.

Promote a supportive environment for residents.

Provides crisis intervention when needed.

Partner with residents in independent living skills of cooking, menu planning, grocery shopping, money management, cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene, etc.

Coach and or supervise residents in completion of daily activities according to individual need including linking to community transportation resources or if unavailable, providing transportation for necessary activities as needed and according to transportation policy.

Provide recovery-oriented counseling as evidenced by utilization of active listening skills and other motivational enhancement techniques to engage with assigned residents/alumni and facilitate change and growth.

Provide documentation of resident activity/progress/staff interventions and communicate concerns and observations to supervisory staff.

Maintain medication logs.

Provide crisis intervention as needed for residents according to his/her schedule.

Ensure cleanliness of areas for which program is responsible.

Conduct fire drills per Program policy and as assigned.

Instruct residents in physical plant emergency procedures, standard precautions, and safe food storage/cooking practices as required/assigned.

Ensure that any safety problems are corrected or reported to the Program Manager for correction. Work with Program Manager and Clinical Coordinator in resolving all physical plant or furnishing problems.

Conduct urine drug screens/breathalyzer screens per Program policy.

Conduct room, property, community area, and vehicle searches per Program policy.

Other duties as assigned.


Must have ability to sit for 2 total hours per day, and up to 1 total consecutive hour. Must be able to stand for 8 total hours per day and up to 2 total consecutive hours. Must be able to walk 6 total hours per day and up to 10 total consecutive minutes. Must have the ability to frequently use fingers/hands for fingering and handling. Must have the ability to use upper extremities for frequent pushing of objects up to 10 pounds and occasional pushing of objects up to 75 lbs. Must have the ability to transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, stretcher and/or bed. Must have the ability for frequent stooping and bending. Must have the ability for frequent reaching above shoulder level. Must have the ability for touching as it relates to feeling objects by touching with the skin, particularly that of fingertips. Must have the ability for hearing as it relates to normal conversation, high frequency and low frequency hearing sounds. Must have the ability for seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, color vision and peripheral vision.


Required: High School Diploma or GED

Preferred: Direct care in human services agency and college experience


Full-Time, 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Lukes!!

St. Lukes University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network ( (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 20,000 employees providing services at 15 campuses and 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3.5 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke’s hospitals operate the largest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania, with the Bethlehem Campus being home to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare’s five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital. The Network’s flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 11 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2023 when it was identified as THE #4 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke’s was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally.

SLUHN has been named a Top Workplaces 2023 by the Morning Call. In addition, St. Luke’s has been named a Top Workplace nationally, in the Philadelphia region, and in New Jersey. St. Luke’s is the ONLY healthcare institution in Pennsylvania and the third-highest ranked healthcare entity in the nation to be deemed a Top Workplace in 2023. In 2023, St. Luke’s was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s was the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and was one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation. St. Luke’s University Health Network is the top-ranked Lehigh Valley-based employer in Forbes Magazine’s ranking of employers in Pennsylvania.

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