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Psychiatrist (Adolescent)

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Adolescent Residential Care-LSP

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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.

Sheltering Arms is seeking a Psychiatrist for our Adolescent Residential Program (ARC). The Psychiatrist is responsible to provide complete initial psychiatric evaluations for all youth entering one of two Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services LSP facilities, or when the need for an updated evaluation is requested as part of treatment or planning by the treatment team. The Staff Psychiatrist will also provide oversight of all children receiving psychotropic medications, and review and approve treatment plans developed by in-house therapists.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in training, and is knowledgeable of the Integrated Treatment Model, Think Trauma, and STAIR-A models, as well as all relevant procedures and protocols relevant to staff conduct within LSP facilities.
  • Participate with treatment teams in each program.
  • Reviews all data and other reports of Intensive Support (8-bed/ 21-day crisis unit program) to assure knowledgeable and comprehensive treatment recommendations, and timely delivery of psychiatric reports.
  • Psychotherapeutic intervention including psychopharmacologic management and monitoring.
  • Clinical liaison with internal and external health and mental health practitioners


  • New York State Licensed Physician
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical psychiatric experience in a multidisciplinary setting


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.

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