Every student is different
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 14 May 2018
The Resident Advisor (RA) job required approximately 20-30 hours of work per month throughout the school year. The work would involve: weekly meetings, floor meetings, one-on-one meetings with our supervisor, creating passive boards, planning and hosting events, and working night shifts keeping residence in order.
Some days are easier than others. It all depends on what trouble the students are up to. Some students are well behaved, others hide in their rooms away from the party-people. And there is also the occasional student with a mental breakdown and other growing issues. Friends, family, and roommates can cause more stress on top of school deadlines and expectations. As an RA, I was responsible for being a role model and providing a voice or a listening ear for anyone who needed it. I would have to find ways to help students deal with stress, suicide prevention, sickness, and any other issue I could be of assistance.
I feel like it might be inappropriate to talk about the hardest part of the job, for the sake of any students who were traumatized by the event.
I most enjoyable part of the job was working with all the other RA's. I had the pleasure to work with a great group of people and had a fantastic supervisor which made the year that much better.
social outcast, dealing with misbehaving students