Leake and Watts Services

  • Shift Leader

    Job Locations US-Yonkers
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/5/2018 11:09 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in a Basic Shelter program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long Term Foster Care Program located in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive.  The Shift Leader ensures all daily living needs and essential services are provided the youth at the Basic Shelter Program.


    • Maintains safety of vehicles
    • Weekend and evening shifts required
    • Ensures staff complies with agency policies
    • Job Performance evaluations for Staff they Supervise
    • Implements PBIS tenants in daily work with Children and Staff
    • Ensure food is available in Cottage and meets nutritional standards
    • Coordinates community relations projects and other outreach activities
    • Responsible for Scheduling and Ensuring coverage meets ration mandates
    • Assumes responsibility for safety, personal conduct, and care of the youth in cottage
    • Coordinates Transportation for discharges, arrivals, medical appts., TFC pick-ups, recreations
    • Assesses youth’s needs and helps develop treatment, education, and aftercare plans for the youth
    • Keeps staff informed of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group
    • Supervisory / managerial responsibilities as assigned by Assistant Program Director or Program Director
    • Maintains security in building, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies and crisis situations
    • Assists in the oversight of all programming, and evaluates the application of youth’s skills in scheduled activities
    • Interacts critically and constructively with staff members to develop and implement successful intervention techniques
    • Exercises considerable judgment, discretion, and initiative in the performance of duties within the established policies and procedures
    • Performs other related work as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services related field, preferred
    • One or more years of work experience in a residential treatment program; OR
    • Two or more years of experience in group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
    • Ability to transport youth and travel
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license and clean driving record
    • Ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime; and the ability to respond to crises situations
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, community groups, the courts, other agencies, and the general public


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