Relief Overnight Residential Advisor

Hayward, California, United States | RAFA | Part-time


The Overnight Residential Advisor (ORA) provides crisis support to transition age foster youth participating in Side by Side’s Transitional Housing Program for Minor Foster Children (THPMFC).  The THPMFC provide structured, supportive independent living for qualified youth some of whom are pregnant, and/or are have higher needs.  The goal of the programs is to provide a safe environment so that youth may practice the skills necessary to be self-sufficient. Youth live independently in a house with housemates and regular assistance provided by a support team. The ORA will assist in managing crisis situations in the house and will offer support to the Real Alternatives On-Call Supervisor. 


  • You are expected to stay awake during your shift.
  • Monitor the house for safety and maintain a safe and healthy living environment
  • Participate in crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Log all activity on a daily basis and provide a weekly report to their supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and attend relevant trainings as assigned.  
  • Maintenance and cleanliness of the house as well as routine household tasks.  
  • May be required to transport youth in vehicle.


  • BA in social science field preferred; or equivalent experience in mental health field
  • Fingerprint Clearance through CA DOJ and FBI, or other mandated entity.
  • A valid California driver's license, personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SBS’ insurance policy based on DMV record and personal vehicle insurance.


About Side by Side, formerly Sunny Hills Services/BAYC

Join us at Side by Side, to walk with young people impacted by adversity on their individual journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace their own potential. From therapeutic housing to substance abuse treatment, we provide comprehensive services that honor the young person’s unique needs and strengths to prevent the escalation of dangerous conditions and behaviors and set them on a positive path.

Side by Side is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, Vietnam era or other veteran status.