Child Development Director
East Hartford, CT, USA | YMCA
Industry:Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
Job Description:98 people have viewed this job
The Child Development Director is accountable for the day-to-day operations of the assigned Licensed Child Care Program locations.This includes training and development of assigned child care staff, ensuring quality and compliance of program, direction and implementation of all program delivery, promotion and monitoring results against pre-stated performance goals at both their home branch and partner branch.The Child Development Director will also be accountable for the enhancement of school system / community relationships and ensure / monitor licensed status in conjunction with the designated branch leadership.
Be visibly involved w/ members, volunteers and staff in a positive, friendly manner that communicates and demonstrates the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Follows all established policies and procedures, including but not limited to, safety practices and personnel policies.
Participate in and support association events and fund raising activities.
Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
Secure required trainings and/or certifications necessary for the position.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Provide staff with on-going supervision and training related to abuse risk and boundaries with youth
Respond seriously and in a timely manner to any reports of suspicious and/or inappropriate behaviors
Communicate to all staff the organization’s commitment to protect youth from abuse and follows all mandate reporting requirements
Travel required- 25 %
Demonstrate high level of diplomacy, confidentiality, sound judgment, and discretion when dealing with donors, volunteers, and community professionals.
Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members, Vendors, and others.
Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive feedback; works cooperatively as a team member.
Continually reviews and evaluates key performances measures regarding service sites, staffing, licensing compliance issues, customer service and fiscal operations to insure for continuous improvements in each area.
Review and appraises the effectiveness of supervised staff in assigned accountabilities and makes appropriate training recommendations or staff changes where necessary.
Through personal involvement and utilizing individual branch staff the manager integrates and communicates the objectives and the program of the association to the community through public communication and participates actively in community organizations.
Initiates and maintains necessary relationships with local schools, community agencies and other like groups to ensure that the YMCA licensed child care services exceed all licensure and community requirements.
Implements and leads training for staff in areas of management, effective supervision, licensing & quality, child care program and other related topics.
Plans and implements effective ongoing marketing of licensed child care programs in collaboration with the Regional Director of Child Development.
Continually improves recruitment and retention strategies to maintain the best available staff.
Ability to develop, retain and lead a team of child care professionals that deliver high quality fiscally sound school-age programs.
Verify that all staff maintains all internal and external required certification and comply with regulations.
Maintain adequate, accurate and complete records pertaining to programs and staff.
Responsible for overseeing budget for all Childcare Programs in their branch in collaboration with the Regional Child Development Director.
The following are essential supervisory functions:
Supervise employees in assigned accountabilities, monitor site operation and scheduling and verify time sheets and actual hours worked.
Identify training needs and initiate development activities of supervisees.Recommend effective personnel management actions (i.e. employee counseling process).
Assure that new employees complete orientation and training according to established guidelines and provide on the job training as required by supervisees.
Ensure duties, responsibilities and accountabilities of all direct reports are defined and understood. Ensure that the individual understands the standards for acceptable performance.
Notify Regional Director and Human Resource Department of job openings, follow hiring and interview process.Make final selection and maintain qualified staff.
Keeps employees informed as to association and branch events, plans and progress on organizational goals.
Must have a minimum of 3 year successful experience as a supervisor and manager within the YMCA or equivalent experience outside the YMCA.
Bachelor's degree in preferred majors:Early Childhood / Education or Social Service field.Demonstrated leadership in long-term planning andsuccessfully accrediting centers throughNAEYC
To administer the program, fiscal, and personnel policies of the association, a person in this position must possess the insights and skills of modern management (ex. Continuous Improvement) to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization through the efforts of other people.Ability to empower staff and to delegate appropriate responsibilities involved in day-to -day operations is essential.
Must demonstrate a clear understanding of the branch and associations relationships with the community.Ability to think strategically is essential.
The human relationship aspect of this position is very important, must have skills in relating to individuals and groups and have the ability to delegate appropriate responsibility involved in day-to-day operations.
The employee is expected to meet the physical requirements of the position, which may include, a frequent amount of sitting, standing and walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, bending and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.Lifting requirement of the position may be greater depending on the particular job to be performed (i.e. aquatics, child care).
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