The transition this year to becoming an RA has not been an easy one. There are times when I feel that I am excelling at the job and times when I feel so underwater that I don’t know how I’m going to get everything done. I have learned though, that this is a learning process. There are things in this job that are going to stretch me as a person and things that are going to remind me why I wanted this position in the first place. As a Resident Assistant, I feel as though I have many strengths that I can use in this job. I am a good communicator and am able to present information in a manner that my residents will relate too. During the first-floor meeting, I was able to get through the information quickly and efficiently without a lot of …show more content…
I was concerned that sophomore residents wouldn’t want to interact with me in public because they didn’t want to seem friends with an RA. This is the farthest thing from the truth on my floor. On the other hand, there have been times when I feel like I am not excelling at this job. I have some residents who are never on the floor and when I see them around campus, they do not acknowledge my presence. I have not been able to get them to schedule to a one on one or have even talked to them individually since move in day. Because of this, I feel like I am not making a big enough effort to get to know them or make them feel included. I realize that people are busy and maybe we simply have opposite schedules but it is hard to not have a person connection with every resident. On top of that, I have residents who are very social with me in and outside of the hall. I seem to have more of a relationship with them and I’m afraid that this is making other residents feel left out when they see me talking and laughing with another resident. In order to combat this, I have tried to include other residents when I see them and am interacting with someone else. I understand that it is difficult to have that relationship with every resident because some are open to that are some are not but it is hard to have that be out of my control. In the beginning, it was challenging for me to confront things that weren’t immediate. If someone’s music was too loud, I would justify it to
At regular resident meeting we discuss a range of topics and the residents say what they want in the way of activates, dinner and other things. During this discussion we may talk about health issues and possible ways of dealing with them. Also I have general talks with management and colleagues and we discuss our feeling regarding raising awareness or if we may need extra training in certain areas.
My interest in a Resident Assistant position comes from my desire to help. I was born with a very strong sense of empathy and if I see that a person is struggling I do all that I can do to alleviate them. Whether it is a person with a learning disability who struggled in class to the “weirdo” in high school who just wanted a friend, I’ve been there for them. Nothing is more painful to me than seeing a person being mistreated, under respected or neglected and I do all I can to protect people from this. My goal is to make every person feel as if they have someone on their side, someone
Duties of being a Resident Assistants can be very challenging, exciting, and enduring. Although I am an incoming sophomore at Wilberforce University I believe I meet the criteria and have the skills of being a RA. I understand there will be conflicts that come along with that title, but with past opportunities and obstacles I am able to resolve many situations. It is important to complete a task on time, so things can run smoothly and efficiently. I am a great team player and I work well with others; which is why it is imperative to be punctual. There is a plethora of skills I could bring to the table such as; my love and compassion for others, my people skills, and i'm very well with multi-tasking. I enjoy helping and uplifting young ladies
As a SUNY Oneonta Resident Community Advisor, you play an important role within the Residential Community Life Department. The RCA role will specifically work with students’ living within First year Experience and Transfer Living Communities. This role provides on-call duty coverage for his/she’s assigned community, while also completing some evening office hours to connect with residents. Instead of building community among a floor, the RCA position focuses on fostering and building community on a building-wide level. RCAs will build a strong partnership with the New Student Services (NSS) staff to assist students within their transition. This positions provides some intentional programming to better prepare students’ for the next step, whether
As a MSW student at a long term care home, I get an opportunity to take on many duties and activities. For starters, I get to do a lot of administration work including filing, faxing, photocopying, writing thank you letters for those who came for the tour of the home, mailing care conference letters to families to let them know when it is and making phone calls to family members as well as different agencies such as Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). One of the main duties and most important I find is visiting residents and addressing any concerns they may have. This can include issues that they may be experiencing with another resident and connecting them with different services such as Amy’s Helping Hands and transportation services. To
I learned about the Resident Assistant position by talking to my Resident Assistant’s in Colter Hall. I talked to a couple of my RA’s about what the job all is involved with. I also saw all the poster up around campus telling us what we needed to do, to start the process of the application. The number one reason that prompted me to apply for this position is hearing all the Resident Assistants talk about how many people they meet along the way. How much fun they all have and just how it sounded like a really good job to get involved with the campus and meet a lot of new people. The reason why I would like to become a Resident Assistant is because it would defiantly help out in the money area of paying for college and I want to get more involved
I want to serve as a Resident Assistant because I value the importance of making a difference in the Saint Mary’s community, as well as serving as a peer leader who builds community and serves as a voice for their residence. Building an inclusive and cohesive community is very important. I want to ensure that the college living experience is a positive one and serve as a positive role model, just as my resident assistant has. Building healthy relationships with your residence, hall director, and fellow residence staff is very important. It is important to show others that you are approachable and a person who can deal and trust with during diverse situations. I will exemplify the Lasallian Core Traditions, by demonstrating a sense of belongingness
There’s the long days of moving furniture, lofting beds, and documenting damages. There’s the nights spent pouring over a computer while you finish an assignment in the RA Development series to keep growing throughout the year. There’s the early mornings when a resident comes to you crying or bleeding or shaking and you are their first call. I’m sure at times I was hated-
Everyday in this facility is a day filled with learning experiences. I feel like I’m getting confident with my skills and how I communicate with my nurses, clients as well as their family members.
They seemed so awesome and easy to deal with at first, but now some of them are little monsters. They have not been showing me any respect as their RA or their fellow student. Last night, when I was trying to get residents to come to Moseley’s hall wide program, I saw one of my residents leaving with an unchecked in male guest. It was my first time seeing it, so I gave her a warning to check him in next time. He told me, “I ain’t got to do sh*t”, and I calmly replied that he did. The guest then told me while going down the stairs, “Shut the f*ck up talking to me and I ain’t going to do shit.” I went after them and told the guy to show me his ID. He refused and told me, “Leave me the f*ck alone,” and drove off. I just left it alone and was going to talk to that resident next time I saw her. The next time I saw her was at the hall wide, and she told me to next time mine my own business. I felt really disrespected, but did not know what to do. I talk to another RA about it, and he told me to put in a JAMS report next time it happen. Also, during the hall wide program, a group of my residents used a lot of profanity towards me. When I tried to talk to them about it, they got really hostile with me. After all of these situations happened, I have decided to put my foot down with them. I was trying to be nice to the girls on my floor but that did not work out. It is going to be hard
Similar to any leadership position, there is a significant difference between being well-liked and well-respected as a Resident Assistant. Both approaches to leadership reap their own benefits and can make a positive impact on residents and the community as a whole. A friendly personality, good people skills and a focus on collaboration and fun are all qualities that are crucial for a Resident Assistant. These qualities are especially beneficial considering duties such as one-on-one interactions, planning and facilitating events and making residents feel welcome and excited about living at UCF. However, a strong work ethic, willingness to make difficult decisions with the community in mind, the ability to keep a calm demeanor in the face of
Discussion RA is a common autoimmune disease associated with progressive disability, systemic complications, early death, and high socioeconomic costs. RA is characterized by synovial infl ammation and hyperplasia (swelling), autoantibody production (RF and anti-CCP antibody), cartilage and bone destruction (deformity), and systemic features, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychological, and skeletal disorders . A number of genetic and environmental factors contribute to disease onset and severity  In addition, a number of viral and bacterial pathogens, such as Epstein–Barr virus, parvovirus B19, hepatitis C virus, Proteus mirabilis, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, may have a role in disease pathogenesis as well .Th e
Coming into university can be scary and I think the role a residence assistant plays is monumental in helping new students adapt to university life and I would really like to be able to play a part in that. In addition, while I was only a residence assistant for one semester, it was one of the best semesters I have ever had. I could tell I was making a positive impact on the student's lives and helping them make important life decisions and enjoy their first year of university. I also feel that I missed out on a lot by only being a member of RLS for the second semester as I missed out on the team bonding and extensive training that summer training provides as well as building a community from the start. Therefore, as I am going into my final