YMCA Job Description
Job Title: Assistant Child Care Director
Status: P/T – Approximately 20-25 hours a week - $11-$13 an hour based on qualifications
Reports to: Child Care Services Director Date: 1/20/20
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Works with the director to develop, organize and implement high-quality YMCA child care program(s).
- Helps to manage, direct and coordinate the school-age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures a high-quality program and helps to establish new program activities.
- Helps to recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.
- Supports the program for healthy eating and physical activity through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
- Works with the director to guarantee compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met, and safety procedures are followed.
- Provides for the 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, other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Works with the director to respond to all agency, parent and community inquiries, and complaints in a timely manner.
- Maintains proper records/department files.
- May be asked to help to organize special events for parents.
- Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.
Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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.
- Associate's degree in related field or equivalent.
- One to two years related experience preferred, as Lead child care staff.
- Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, the minimum age of 20.
- Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of Child Abuse Prevention for staff; including Mandated Reporter training, working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, complete a Tuberculosis test and a physical and provide documentation of both.
- Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards, pass the criminal history background and fingerprinting process and completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
- Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
WORK ENVIRONMENT & 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.
- Sufficient strength, agility, and mobility to perform essential functions of the position and to safely supervise children’s activities. Such as: be able to kneel, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Be available as early as 6:30 am and as late as 6:00 pm.
- Be comfortable with computers and learning new software.