YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Conejo
  • Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
  • 16.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

8% Retirement upon eligibility, Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, LTD, Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Leave provided


POSITION SUMMARY:

Directs a high-quality child development program, supervises all site staff and administers the program in compliance with State regulations and YMCA policies and program standards. Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Trains, schedules and supervises staff working in a licensed child care center or day camp.
  2. Facilitates monthly staff meetings and formally evaluates staff on an annual basis.
  3. Complies with all California Community Care Licensing requirements.
  4. Ensures all children are accounted for, properly supervised and safe at all times.
  5. Supervises the children, classroom or site, and all activities to ensure curriculum matches children ages and skill set.
  6. Develops daily, weekly and monthly program structure to guide staff preparation and keep parents informed.
  7. Directs and evaluates specific program planning and execution by site staff.
  8. Creates the standard for orderly conduct and directs appropriate behavior modification interventions focusing on the use of positive reinforcement.
  9. Communicates with parents to discuss progress and matters of interest. Initiates additional parent interaction to strengthen their connection to the program and the YMCA.
  10. Collects payments, checks sign-in/out rosters for completeness and accuracy, as well as completes and turns in all required documents and reports.
  11. Maintains positive relations with parents, children, school personnel and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  12. Recruits and leads parent involvement in committees and activities.
  13. Mentors a minimum of 3 staff or more.
  14. Attends staff meetings, trainings and completes all assigned on-line trainings.
  15. Follows all policies and procedures; including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  16. Purchases supplies, food and equipment necessary to complete planned program activities, while staying within budget.
  17. Continuously scans a variety of environments and surrounding areas for potential hazards and takes appropriate action to remove or avoid them, including the notification of senior staff when appropriate.
  18. Attends, leads and participates in family nights, program activities, YMCA campaign and other special events.
  19. Performs 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. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Meets at least one of the following:
  2. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law completion with passing grades of at least 12 (twelve) postsecondary semester units of specified early childhood education classes. Units specified shall include courses covering child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum and a minimum of (2) two years of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or equivalent.
  3. Has a Bachelor's degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development and a minimum of (1) one year of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or equivalent.
  4. Three (3) additional units in Early Childhood Administration completed within six (6) months of starting the position.
  5. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  6. Knowledge of acceptable child care and day camp practices.
  7. For licensed programs, knowledge of California child care licensing regulations.
  8. Ability to mentor staff.
  9. Ability to build a relationship with school staff.
  10. Ability to work productively in teams, task forces and planning groups.
  11. Demonstrate ability to create all activity calendars, snack menus and parent notifications in order to ensure program runs efficiently, smoothly, and that proper communication is occurring.
  12. Demonstrates initiative to plan, lead and participate in activities.
  13. All required online training must be completed before starting work.
  14. Mandated reporting course completed within 30 days of hire.
  15. Familiarity with mandated reporting and steps that need to be taken.
  16. CPR & First Aid certifications through a nationally recognized organization. Certifications must be maintained and current at all times.
  17. Must have Health and TB clearance.
  18. Must have up to date TDAP, MMR and Influenza vaccinations.
  19. Criminal records clearance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor / indoor settings.
  2. This position may require the ability to stand and / or sit for extended periods of time, wade in water in order to supervise children, able to walk continuously at least mile, spend a full workday outdoors in any weather condition.
  3. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

EFFECT ON END RESULTS:

Successful performance of this job will ensure a well-run youth development program where children and staff can succeed and develop age-appropriate skills, positive values and effective work habits and parents & staff develop lasting relationships.

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