Provides direct supervision to a group of children in a Youth Development Program. Creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with families. Promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall youth development experience. Provides direction for the program and classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
Manages, directs and coordinates the school age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
Trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
Provides upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
Provides staff leadership at Youth Development events within the Y.
Maintains proper records/department files.
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
Conducts parent conferences, and maintains positive relationships and effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers.
Maintains required program records.
Implements curriculum within the established guidelines and the Y core values.
Designs and implements daily lesson/activity plans.
Supervises the children, staff, program areas, and all activities in a safe and friendly manner.
Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child.
Maintains positive relationships and effective communication with families, school personnel, members and coworkers.
Acts as a role model to children and staff.
20 semester credits in Child Development, Early Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Special Education, Early Education OR minimum one year experience working in a certified childcare center.
At least 21 years of age.
Valid driver license.
CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
Enrolled in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry and proof of enrollment.
Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities such as sports, games and curriculum activities and monitor behavior.
Ability to lift weight of 25lbs.
General housekeeping – Mop/Sweep. Take trash out. Wash dishes. Clean tables, toys, stack and put baskets away etc.