Child Care Program Leader
Part time position with before and after school program
YMCA Competencies of a Leader
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising.
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.
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Provides direction for the children in the classroom, and implements program curriculum. Provides a quality experience to children and parents that focuses on building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
1. Implements and plans curriculum within the established guidelines.
2. Nurtures children through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
3. Supervises and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Motivates staff to achieve goals.
4. Supervises the children, classroom, and all activities including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Follows all procedures and standards
5. Supports YMCA healthy eating and physical activities standards through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
6. Supports YMCA healthy eating and physical activity standards.
7. Cultivates positive relationships, and maintains effective communication with parents. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
8. Maintains program site and equipment.
9. Maintains required program records.
10. Attends and participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings, and staff training.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state licensing requirements.
2. Three months of programmatic experience and one of the following education backgrounds:
a. One year early childhood certification from a college or university consists of at least 30 semester hours.
b. A child development credential by an organization listed in 63.2-1738 Code of Virginia
c. A teaching diploma from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization.
d. Have six months of supervisory programmatic experience.
3. At least 21 years of age.
4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications, licensing required trainings and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
5. Previous experience working with children in a developmental setting preferred.
6. Ability to implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
7. Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships
with people from different backgrounds.
8. Completes Presidium within 7 days of hire date.
9. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
10. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
1. Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
2. Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
3. Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
4. Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
5. Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
6. Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
7. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
8. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
9. Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
10. 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.
11. Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities.