Go to our website »

Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Program Director

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Children's Center Annex

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

In partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Sheltering Arms is launching a new program that will serve as an Annex for the Nicholas Scoppetta Children’s Center pre-placement program for children entering the foster care system.  This new Bronx-based short-term, residential program serving young children between the ages of 0 to 12 years old, will be called the Children’s Center Annex.  The Children’s Center Annex will provide a home-like, co-ed, developmentally appropriate setting for younger children, including sibling groups. The Annex will be designed to be warm, colorful, and child-friendly, and staff will be trained in trauma informed practices allowing them to provide a nurturing environment for children entering foster care.  


Sheltering Arms is seeking a Program Director to be responsible for the administration of the Reception Center program and supervision of the program staff.  He/she will provide overall leadership and ensure that program implementation is consistent with Sheltering Arms mission, best practices in the field, as well as programmatic objectives and descriptive guidelines.  This position requires a motivated, energetic individual that will oversee the quality of services to children and families. The ideal candidate must demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills, the ability to work in a trauma informed manner with clients and staff as well as a strong sensitivity to cultural differences.


Essential Functions

  • Ensure that Sheltering Arms mission is promoted and implemented at all Adolescent Residential Care sites
  • Oversee program quality and evaluation; enhance existing services; develop new treatment components to meet client needs
  • Implement agency policies and procedures
  • Provide direct supervision to staff, including program manager, casework staff, clinical staff and others
  • Ensure that records are accurate and complete in compliance with city, state, & agency regulations
  • Adhere to mandates and regulations regarding the care, upkeep and safety of the facilities
  • Collaborate with agency departments to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned


  • LCSW preferred, LMSW or equivalent degree with experience considered
  • 5 years experience in program implementation and development, management, budgeting, and recruiting and evaluations
  • 3 to 4 years in child welfare, residential setting preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of city, state, & agency regulations and child welfare policies and procedures


It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


Forward this Position
Recipient email address (one)
Your name
Your email address
Enter a message (optional)
Human Check*
Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, or .docx (limit 2MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*