Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc. Code Compliance Officer, Early Childhood Education in Harlem, New York

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 seeking a Code Compliance Officer to ensure that Sheltering Arm's Early Childhood Education programs operate in compliance with Article 47 of the NYC Health Code and other applicable rules and regulations. This is a full time position in Harlem, with travel throughout our other day cares in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that children are provided with constant and competent line of sight supervision in required ratios, in accordance with Health Codes ยง47.13, 47.19 and 47.23.

  • Recommend corrective actions such as changing policies, procedures and schedules, and disciplinary actions against staff up to and including making recommendations for termination.

  • Review, track, document, and coordinate timely responses and corrective actions for violations cited and confirm appropriate responses are filed with citing agencies

  • Coordinate and/or conduct random unannounced walkthroughs of ECE centers to prepare for site pre-inspections, scheduled monitoring visits, helping to prioritize site preparations and staffing assignments.

  • Support workplace safety; assist with identifying and acquiring necessary tools and equipment for employees based on project needs and safety issues.

  • Collaborate with early childhood leadership in the development of service plans, including Health and Safety and other relevant operating service plans

  • Provide training and coaching of early childhood staff to create and maintain health and safety compliance

  • Dedication to professional development in order to stay abreast of changes in compliance codes and regulations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor?s Degree in early childhood or childhood education from an accredited college

  • NYS Teaching Certification in Early Childhood, Birth-Grade 2 or equivalent

  • Five years of successful experience in managing a child care program/institution

  • Knowledge of DOMH Child Care Regulations Article 47 and other city, state, and federal protocols, standards, and guidelines

  • Must be trained in acceptable child behavior modification procedures, child abuse identification and reporting

  • Strong analytic, problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Knowledge and skill in data analysis and development of statistical reports a plus

  • Computer Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and other IT software and mobile computing devices a plus

  • Excellent communication, planning, organizational and multi-tasking abilities

  • A child care pre-permit orientation offered by the DOMH is required

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.