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Site Leader - Before / After School Child Care - Full Time

Company: YMCA
Location: Pennsburg
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Greater Philadelphia YMCA Employment Opportunity!

Hiring Immediately for Full Time Child Care Site Leader! Fun and Rewarding Environment! Paying $17.50 to $18.50 per hour and No Nights or Weekends!

Do you want to make a positive impact on children, their families and your local community? If so, then you need to join the Greater Philadelphia YMCA team! We are looking to hireChild Care Site Leadersfor our before and after school childcare programswho have a passion to help inspire children to be lifelong learners.


POSITIONPURPOSE

The Site Leader is responsible for ensuring consistent implementation of quality programming that supports the unique needs of each child within the structure of the program creating a safe, enriching, and environment for all to thrive. Plan, promote and provide leadership for the Before/After School Enrichment program during the school year and camp during the summer; maintaining program quality in accordance with YMCA, the state licensing agency, Quality Rating System standards, ACA policies and guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Read and be accountable forYMCA Policies, State Licensing Body (PA- DHS / NJ-NJ OOL) regulations, and Quality Rating System standards (Example: NAEYC,Keystone STARS, Grow NJ Kids, ACA).
  • Supervise by being able to identify, SEE, HEAR, DIRECT and ASSIST to ensure the safety of each child in your direct care group at all times. Adhere to small group/ratio established by the state licensing agency. Accurately maintain attendance of the children in your care.
  • Communicate effectively and timely with parents/guardians regarding children's program experience, progress (written as well as verbal). Maintain confidentiality, use sensitivity, and patience at all times.
  • Provide quality Adult/Child interactions through engagement, positive and encouraging feedback, and asking open-ended questions. Maintain age appropriate verbal interaction guidelines at all times; exercising patience.
  • Maintain knowledge of GPY Association policies and procedures, risk management, safety practices and applicable laws.
  • Ensure that centers are maintained with quality learning materials, organized accordingly in labeled containers associated with appropriate Learning Center.
  • YMCA Policies, State Licensing Body regulations, and Quality Rating System standards,including but not limited to 6 hours of childcare related trainings annually.
  • Direct and maintain control of environments that build children's self-esteem. Utilize positive reinforcement techniques for redirection as a form of behavior management.
  • Conduct/record weekly child observations as well as any related to child behavior concerns or development that may require early intervention with parent/guardian(s).
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement daily child centered and developmentally appropriate learning experiences within YMCA, state licensing and quality rating system guidelines. Adapt the program whenever possible to meet the individualized needs of the children.
  • Maintain operation of the program consistent with YMCA policies, state licensing regulations and Quality rating system standards and initiatives in preparing for annual audits (state inspections and quality rating system assessments).
  • Ensure staff and child records are maintained in accordance with state licensing regulations. Organize and update files while protecting the confidentiality of this information.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance, recording and reporting of daily attendance, mobile emergency contact binders, trip binders and allergy reports.
  • Supervise all staff assigned to the site. Manage employee schedules, accurate recording and reporting of time worked (timesheets), arrange coverage to meet required ratios. Provide a minimum of 2 annual written staff observations and evaluations in accordance with YMCA policies, State licensing, and quality rating system standards.
  • Prepare and distribute quality, brand compliant, up to date, written communication with the parent/guardian(s) (example: Family Board maintenance, monthly newsletters, program updates, and announcements).
  • Meet deadlines: Ensure monthly lesson plans, weekly and specialized reports, and supply requests are submitted and managed in a timely manner. Plan and manage time and resources effectively.
  • Success will be measured by the degree to which enrollment levels are maintained. ROLE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
    • Present documentation of achieveddegreefromanaccreditedcollegeor universityin education orhumanservices relatedfieldas defined by state licensing regulations.
    • Verify a minimum of2years (2500 hours)of childcareexperience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      Abilitytoexpressorexchangeideasbymeansofspokenwordto impartoralinformationandtoconvey detailed, spokeninstructionsto staff, members,children,andvolunteersaccurately,quickly, andloudly.Abilityto perceive thenatureofsoundsbyear;ability toliftandcarry50-75pounds;ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling.Ability tomoveabouton footquickly;abilityto stoop,kneel,crouchandcrawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.Abilityto judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are andclearly seeat20inchesor lessand20feetormore.

      ENVIRONMENTALCONDITIONS

      Exposuretohighlevelsofnoise and various environmental conditions.

      ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS:
      • CPR/AED/O2/FirstAidobtained through the American Red Cross(valid2years)
      • RequisiteOSHAonlinetrainings(valid1yearunlessotherwisenoted)
      • Mandated Reporter Training(valid5years)
      • Additional training and development specific to your role as referenced in onboarding materials. OUR CULTURE

        AttheYMCAwevalueCARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITYin personalcharacterandbehaviorandbelievethattheyare essential to attainingourmission.

        OUR MISSION

        CONNECTING PEOPLE TO HEALTHIER LIVES

        The Greater Philadelphia YMCA is an equal opportunity employer. The Y considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable laws.
        Required
        Preferred
        Job Industries
        • Wellness

Keywords: YMCA, Allentown , Site Leader - Before / After School Child Care - Full Time, Other , Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

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