Childcare Site Director - Los Altos
Supervise program participants and staff. Implements program curriculum in the classroom. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
1.Responsible for program development, planning and supervision in accordance with Title 22requirements and partner agencies and YMCA standards.
2.Responsible for keeping site and program in compliance with State of California LicensingRegulations; correcting any deficiencies in the required manner, forwarding all inspection notices tosupervisor.
3.Responsible for the supervision of staff and children in the program, administration of records andfinancial management, curriculum planning and implementation and public relations. Acts as the SiteDirector in their absence.
4.Responsible for accurate counts on all children that attend as well as following up with absentchildren.
5.Staff are to conduct health a check of children at the time of arrival to the program.
6.Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions as required by Supervisor as well asorganize and run volunteer programs such as PAC (program advisory committees) and fundraisers.
7.Ensure the program has necessary supplies and equipment; report any issues to their directsupervisor.
8.Prepare lesson plans and develop lesson plans that are age appropriate and consistent with themission of the YMCA. Assist other staff in completion and creation of lesson plans.
9.Present subject matter to students; utilizing variety of methods and techniques such as lecture,discussion and supervised role-play in a positive environment.
10.Maintain open lines of communication with participant, parents, staff and supervisor.
11.Perform other duties as assigned.
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
1. Must be 18 years of age or older. High school diploma or equivalent required.
2. College degree preferred and/or units required. 12 college units completed in Childhood Education/Child Development units and/or related courses required, including six units in core courses of Child Human Growth and Development and Child, Family & Community or Child & Family Relations. 3 units in Supervision/Administration of a Child Development Program also required.
3. Minimum of 4 years experience working with and supervising children in a childcare center. With an exception of: 2 year experience required with an AA Degree, and 1 year with a BA degree.
4. Current Pediatric CPR and First Aide Certification and Health & Safety Class required within first 3 months of employment.
5. Immunization record: Influenza or waiver, Tdap(Pertussis), and MMR(Measles)
6. CDSS Manded Reported (AB1207) training required within first month of employment.
7. Criminal Clearance: including fingerprints
8. Health Exam Screening with Neg TB test and Negative Drug test screening.
9. Complete ALL required online training(s).
10. Previous experience with diverse populations.
11. Ability to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
Environmental Factors: Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. childcare and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials; work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Noise level is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
M-F 6:30 am - 9:30 am and 1 pm - 6 pm
Pay: $16.20 to $21.37/hour
Job Status: Full Time