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Program Coordinator, Youth Center

Location: Far Rockaway, NY

Department: Youth Services

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 currently seeking Program Coordinator that would be responsible for the overall management and day to day operations of the Far Rockaway Youth Center, the supervision of center staff and will ensure that quality service delivery is provided.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise, train and provide guidance and coaching for staff
  • Oversee extensive outreach efforts by way of street outreach, contact with local schools, faith-based and community-based organizations, human service providers and other community stakeholders and leaders.
  • Ensure that youth who engage in activities at the youth center will receive an intake evaluation and be assigned a caseworker.
  • Develop opportunities within and outside of the youth center for mental health services, medical services, benefit screening, tutoring, mentorship, employment, recreational and any other services that the youth may require.
  • Ensure a wide array of Linkage Agreements and partnerships are fostered as external resources so that the needs presented by the youth and their families can be met.
  • Review progress notes on each client and conduct progress assessments
  • Track client progress, contract deliverables and reporting data internally and externally
  • Conduct evaluation and monitoring activities to ensure program quality and integrity
  • Ensure all program objectives are met in a timely manner
  • Submit reports to supervisor and funding sources as required
  • Ensure all program supplies; client food and transportation are ordered and available
  • Attend ongoing training and other technical assistance or professional development activities identified by immediate supervisor and Safe Space
  • All other relevant duties as delegated by supervisor


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, LMSW and at least 2 years’ experience in related field required. 
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining community partnerships.
  • Knowledge of and history with Far Rockaway community strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and history working with youth and providing services consistent with positive youth development principals.
  • Ability to use print and social media to publicize program.
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team

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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