Residence Manager

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID 2024-2240
Job Family
Developmental Disabilities
Job Type
Shift Days
Monday - Friday
Shift Hours
Salary Range
Hours Per Week


At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence. We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.


The natural supports of family and community are the most effective means to support people. In a home environment, we learn basic trust and a sense of self, culture, heritage and how to live with others. It is through this experience that we develop the skills to practice the self-regulation necessary to transcend into productive adults. It is within this culture that The Foundling's DD Division provides persons with developmental disabilities assistance to reach their maximum potential.


As a member of the leadership team, the Residence Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of the daily functioning of the Agency Operated Boarding Home (AOBH) of the young prenatal, parenting and postpartum youth. The Residence Manager should guide the Lead Youth and Child Care Specialists to encourage professional growth and to ensure policy alignment with the Youth and Childcare Specialist. The Residence Manager is expected to ensure that the Lead Youth and Child Care Specialist as well as the Youth and Child Care Specialist staff promote independent living skills and follow program processes and regulations. The Residence Manager will develop and maintain positive working relationships with all program staff, youth, stakeholders and all other entities. The Residence Manager will oversee all aspects of the operations for the AOBH residence that they supervise. The program has a bed capacity of 18, expecting/young mothers. The Residence Manager is responsible for building/maintaining community relationships, ensuring policy implementation, ensuring permanency, well-being and safety of all clients in the program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and instruct Lead Youth and Child Care Specialists (Lead YCCS) to ensure that the Youth and Child Care Specialist (YCCS) staff carry out their shift responsibilities.
  • Interpret and provide guidance around the agency's and programs policies to the clients, Leads as well as YCCS staff.
  • Serve as the Champion on the evidence-based model for Lead YCCS staff as well as YCCS staff and youth in the program to ensure all best practice programming is enforced as part of the model implementation.
  • Complete payroll sheets for the Lead Youth and Child Care Specialists.
  • Maintain accountability of petty cash and client accounts in adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Supervise staff to assist clients in developing good parenting skills and positive behavior while promoting independence.
  • Ensure that facilities meet compliance standards as required by NY Foundling, Administration for Children Services (ACS) and New York State (NYS).
  • Ensure that proper documentation is reviewed and submitted in a timely manner, i.e. (fire drills, progress notes on clients, shift logs and medication records, etc.).
  • Supervise and instruct Lead YCCS as well as YCCS staff to schedule recreational activities, shopping (food and clothing), laundry and prepare menus and food list on a weekly basis.
  • Provide weekly one-on-one and complete probation and annual evaluations for Lead YCCS.
  • Ensure that all Leads and Youth and Child Care Specialists receive all necessary training, i.e. (CPR, TCI, First Aid, Abuse and Prevention, Infection Control, etc.).
  • Ensure that the Lead YCCS or YCCS escort clients to medical appointments, ER visits and school, as needed.
  • Participate in all intake, weekly check-ins, ITM and treatment planning meetings.
  • Co-lead all monthly house meetings with other leadership staff.
  • Coordinate with all AOBH Program staff and AVP monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensure that all clients attend all structured programs, including tutoring, IL sessions, Health Group Parenting classes, Human Sexuality Sessions, etc.
  • Track reimbursable meals for the AOBH program and submit to finance.
  • Collaborate with the Nutritionist to maintain and edit weekly menus based on 4-week cycle.
  • Work with the Program Coordinator and Nutritionist to hold monthly wellness workshops highlighting various physical activity and nutrition related issues/topics relative to population at the AOBH.
  • Partner with the Nutritionist and Program Coordinator to plan cooking workshops to promote healthy eating and nutrition education at the AOBH.
  • Work closely with the Lead YCCS and YCCS staff to ensure compliance with Department of Health regulations for food service operations.
  • Collaborate with the Nutritionist to complete Food Protection Certification and train direct service staff in completion of Food Protection Course.
  • Elicit feedback from the residents on preferred food menu items.
  • Maintain and update the Local School Wellness Policy and Food Safety Plan accordingly.
  • Complete other job-related tasks, as required.
  • Certificate of Fitness for Fire and Non-Fire Emergency Drill Conductor F-07 must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems S-95 must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor and/or administrator.

    The position reports to the AVP, Foster Care Services


The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


Salary Range: $63,882-$67,682/yearly


Other Requirements:

  • Education: BA/BS degree or higher.
  • At least 3 years of previous experience in child care.
  • Able to engage acting out adolescents.
  • Good organizational communication and interpersonal relation skills.
  • Assist in the evaluation of Lead Youth and Child Care Specialist as well as Youth and Child Care Specialists and making hiring and termination decisions.
  • Driver's License highly preferred.
  • Certificate of Fitness for Fire and Non-Fire Emergency Drill Conductor (F-07) must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems (S-95) must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree from a U.S. accredited educational institution or Credential Evaluation for a non-U.S. educational institution


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