Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services
Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Department: Health Services
Reports To: Nursing Supervisor, Sheltering Arms Reception Center
Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.
Job Summary: The licensed practical nurse will provide health services to children at the Sheltering Arms Reception Center, which is a Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services program located in the Baychester area of the Bronx. The Reception Center is a pre-placement residential setting for children 0 through 12 years of age who have been recently removed from their home due to an allegation of abuse or neglect and are awaiting placement in foster care or return to their parent/guardian. The design and intent of the Reception Center is to offer children a welcoming and home-like environment. The Reception Center has a capacity for 15 children and a nurse is on site twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. This is a full-time position, three 12-hour shifts per week, 7am-7pm. Flexibility with scheduling.
The LPN is an essential member of the team. Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, and in conjunction with Sheltering Arms and community-based medical and mental health providers, the LPN will participate in delivering hands-on medical care and coordinating care for the children. In collaboration with the program’s residential management and child care staff, the LPN will communicate and educate regarding care to support health and safety.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services 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.
Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs.