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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Direct Support Professional I

Location: Bronx, Manhattan, NY

Department: Developmental Disability Services

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) 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 Direct Care Workers (DCWs) for our Day Hab and/or Residential Facilities in the Bronx or Manhattan, to provide Direct Support Services to our adult residents in the program. The DCW will ensure the safety and well-being of the residents with Developmental Disabilities, by providing consistent and quality comfort, care, training, and support, and empowering them to engage in day-to-day activities. This includes toileting, feeding, showering, dressing, and maintaining health and hygiene.

Full Time and Part Time positions are currently available for individuals with flexible schedules for mornings, evenings and overnights; weekdays and weekends.


  • The respectful engagement of people with developmental disabilities.
  • Maintaining accurate logs of daily activities including but not limited to: medication administration, vehicle log books, daily activities, fire drill logs etc.
  • Working as a team with other DCW's to provide a safe and stable space for our clients to stay in.
  • Bringing our clients into the community to engage in numerous activities and to help teach daily living skills.
  • Maintaining the order and cleanliness of the group home (including doing laundry, sweeping, mopping, dusting, surfaces).
  • Live through the values at Sheltering Arms to ensure that we are transforming the lives and communities of New Yorkers in need.


  • G.E.D. or High School Diploma Required
  • Valid NYS Driver's license REQUIRED
  • Must be a team-player, work well with peers, and have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Although training will be provided, candidates with SCIP, AMAP, CPR, and First Aid Trainings are preferred
  • A positive attitude and comfort working with the population. Previous experience working with adults with developmental disabilities preferred


Comprehensive benefits package included.  This is a Union position.

Employment at Sheltering Arms is contingent on background checks as required by our funders and Sheltering Arms policy which may include: Drug Test, Criminal Conviction History, Sex Offender Registry Search, State Central Registry Check, Employment Verification, Education Verification, and Professional References.

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.


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