Shift Supervisor - Group Homes
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 shift supervisor is responsible for assuring HTP Group Home staff’s compliance with the daily routine and structure of the facility during the shift of duty and responsible for maintaining agency standards of quality care and service provision for the youth residing within the facility. The Shift Supervisor will supervise all Childcare Workers on the respective shift, their deployment and activities, uphold the daily programming, routines, discipline, program structure, and tone.
• Ensure the supervision of all on-site staff and residents.
• Maintain order, safety and security standards of the home.
• Uphold daily living routines, schedules, and procedures through supporting child care staff.
• Mediate conflict, whether between staff or residents.
• Complete all required documentation in a timely fashion, including incident reports.
• Must be able to carry out all of the duties and functions of a Childcare Worker
• Support the Site Director through informal supervision and by providing staff with ongoing feedback.
• Maintains and reviews log books, and other relevant documentation to ensure the accuracy of those who
• Manage residents dysregulation and behavior utilizing the principles of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
• Ensure high standard of sanitary conditions throughout the house including heavy cleaning and laundry.
• Participate in the planning and execution of educational, recreational, and personal enrichment activities.
• Participate in ongoing meetings, conferences, training programs as required.
• Communicates frequently with Site Director, Group Home Program Director, Social Work Supervisor, Case
Planners, and support staff regarding pertinent information about residents.
• Responsible for providing safe transportation for residents and attending various appointments when
necessary (including escorting residents to and from school, medical appointments, and off-site family
• Attend all mandatory training required by ACS, OCFS and the Agency.
• Responsible for adhering to all ACS, OCFS and agency regulations.
• Uphold rules, repertoire of responses, confrontation techniques, and the application of the Behavior Reward
• Assist with facilitating monthly Town Hall Meetings amongst the staff and residents.
• Provides documentation of supervision by maintaining a supervisory log for all staff supervised.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• High School Diploma but Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Valid NYS Driver’s License and clean driving record
• Ability to drive a 10 to 15 passenger van
• At least 3 years of experience in GH, NSD, NSP, LSP, or related setting.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to maintain required documentation
• Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and youth development, and trauma-informed
• Ability to travel to all five boroughs
• Commitment to the mission and values of Sheltering Arms
• Must be able to pass required Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training and pass recertification on
an annual basis.
• For this role, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the job.
Shift: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
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.
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. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms. Ability to perform physical restraint of youth using approved restraint techniques. Physical and PPD clearances required and reevaluated annually.