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 Education Specialist for our New Program in the Bronx. The Education Specialist will operate within a professional, trauma informed and client-centered environment. Serve as the liaison between the agency program and the NYC DOE. Communicate with the schools of origin for the children in the facility and advocate for their needs. Provide tutoring / educational enhancement to various ages, including pre-school aged children through age 12. Work within multi-disciplinary team to develop goals inclusive of all children’s educational needs and ensuring that they are appropriately placed to avoid and eliminate any risk to their educational development.
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