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Educational Programs Director

Pay Rate: Exempt – $35,568 Annually

EPCC Transmountain ELA     

40 hrs + Based on operational needs, Mon-Fri (1 position) available when EPCC Transmountain reopens.

Under general supervision, directs educational program sites designed for the development for children ages birth to twelve (12) years of age including, early learning academies, after school sites, and summer camps.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

 

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Supervises day-to-day programs, operations, facility, staff, participants, business and record-keeping for assigned site(s) for children from ages birth years to twelve (12) to ensure the safety and the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child in a nurturing and appropriate environment.
  3. Accountable for the management of assigned educational program site (s) including facility, curriculum, staffing, financials, record keeping, accounts, budget and all aspects of child development and educational program at assigned center (s). Responsible for regulatory compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) standards and other appropriate government laws, regulations, and contractual agreements.
  4. Hires, counsels, trains, evaluates and terminates assigned employees in partnership with human resources.
  5. Continually trains new and tenured assigned employees to ensure compliance with standards, resolution of deficiencies identified in monitoring, and the improvement of overall program quality and staff development. Spends significant amount of time role modeling tasks for training and developing staff. Or Spends a minimum of 20% of time role modeling tasks for training and developing staff
  6. Develops and achieves objectives for designated center.
  7. Recommends objectives and achieves Board approved objectives for designated site(s).
  8. Implements and manages approved procedures and Board approved policies at assigned site(s).
  9. In coordination with Administrator or his/her designee, prepares annual budget and purchases of appropriate material/equipment. Reviews and reports on financial performance monthly compared to approved budget, recommending corrective action if needed.
  10. Implements and manages approved developmentally appropriate and bilingual, bicultural curriculum which provides for the emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of the children.
  11. Makes recommendations to enhance educational programs operations, curriculum, and staffing patterns. Encourages, develops, and promotes, professional development and ensures implementation of approved revisions.
  12. Prepares periodic reports as required for program compliance, staff, Human Resource department, budget and receipting compliance, quality, curriculum, objectives and others.
  13. Responsibly handles large amounts of money, including cash, checks and credit card charges, for assigned center.
  14. Ensures prompt, courteous and friendly customer service is provided to parents and program participants. Resolves customer complaints and parent issues through parent conferences and conflict resolution. Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.
  15. Provides proper nutrition to children enrolled by directly supervising kitchen staff, food management and compliance with USDA standards, for each assigned center.
  16. Aggressively and continuously markets program by local word of mouth, community contacts in program areas and by participating in community events to promote programs.
  17. Additionally, implements marketing strategies and initiatives as approved by Administrator and Marketing department.
  18. Monitors for, and reports, suspected abuse or neglect according to Texas Family Code and DFPS Minimum Standards.
  19. Conducts and/or facilitates investigations into parent, participant or staff complaints, grievances, charges, claims and hearings as requested.
  20. Selects and purchases appropriate materials and equipment for assigned center. Reports transfer/disposal of equipment to YWCA Warehouse Manager. Assesses needed repairs and authorizes repairs, or alerts supervisor to cost if it exceeds their authority to authorize.
  21. Enters into child/staff ratio as needed to maintain DFPS compliance.
  22. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required, including annual participation in required hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards, or the annually required hours for accredited sites.
  23. Performs duties of assigned staff or assigned site as needed to fill or ensure qualified child/staff ratio.
  24. Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.
  25. Conducts and attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per TFDPS minimum standards.

  REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES:

  1. Interprets, role models, and enables the YWCA’s mission, purpose, hallmark programs, leadership core values, and racial justice core values to employees and the public.
  2. Follows all YWCA policies and procedures, including safety procedures, at all times
  3. All employees are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace environment. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, reading and following the YWCA’s safety policies, safety programs, emergency preparedness, and general safety procedures.  Employees are also responsible for immediately reporting any safety violations of the facility, employees, participants and/or third parties, to their supervisor and the Safety Manager.
  4. Communicates with all levels of staff and public as appropriate to the job.
  5. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required.
  6. Responsible for all equipment, supplies, documents and materials related to job.
  7. Communicates all problems and questions to supervisor.
  8. Complies with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  9. May perform duties of assigned staff as needed; and performs other duties as required by supervisor.

 MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Participates as a team member on the childcare long range planning committee and other team processes.
  2. Assures proper filing and storage of all documents in accordance with Records Retention Policy.
  3. Performs additional duties as required including supporting the school age and early learning divisions of the agency.
  4. Conducts parent functions at least monthly, or as required.

 

EDUCATION /JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must meet TDPRS minimum standard director qualifications which includes graduation from high school or equivalent, plus one of the following.
  2. Associate applied sciences degree in child development, or related degree with six (6) college credit hours in child development and six (6) college credit hours in business management and two (2) years experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  3. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with six (6) college credit hours in business management and two (2) year experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  4. Sixty (60) college credit hours with at least nine (9) credit hours in child development or early childhood education, or the equivalent and six (6) credit hours in business management and two (2) years experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  5. A day care administrator’s credential issued by professional organization or educational institution that is recognized by the Licensing Division based on published criteria and two (2) years of experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  6. Three (3) years experience in a licensed childcare facility and nine (9) credit hours in childcare, child development or early childhood education and nine (9) credit hours in business management from an accredited college or university. Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) may be substituted for each three (3) credit hours; or
  7. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with twelve (12) credit hours of child development or early childhood education, six (6) credit hours of business management and one (1) year of experience in a licensed childcare facility.
  8. Four (4) years of related childcare experience required.
  9. Two (2) years of supervisory experience required. This two-year experience, if related to childcare, may be substituted for two years of related childcare experience above; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  10. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  11. Love of children, patience, stamina, and flexibility required.
  12. Must be able to work other than regular scheduled hours.
  13. Must be able to establish and maintain a positive community image.
  14. Must be able to cope with emergencies, adept at mediating/resolving disputes and problem-solving.
  15. Some knowledge of and experience with developing and administering budgets helpful.
  16. Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  17. Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  18. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as listening skills, required.
  19. Excellent interpersonal skills required, with ability to interact at all levels.
  20. Must be able to work under pressure with constant interruptions.
  21. Must be able to work independently and autonomously as required.
  22. Must be able to make sound judgments, have excellent decision making skills, and possess strong conflict resolution skills.
  23. Bilingual capabilities in English/Spanish preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  24. Must be familiar with operation of personal computer and have knowledge of MS Office software.
  25. Must have access to vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance.
  26. Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDSDFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food management certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  27. If you have lived out of state in the past five years you are required to submit for criminal history and child abuse/neglect check for the different states, you have resided in.
  28. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable disease.
                               

                          

 

Teacher Assistant             $9.00/hr

Mabee Early Learning Academy
40 hrs. Mon-Fri (1 position)

University Heights Early Learning Academy                                                                                                                                        40hrs. Mon-Fri (1 position)

Valle Verde Early Learning Academy                                                                                                                                                        40 hrs. Mon-Fri (1 position)

MacGuire Early Learning Academy                                                                                                                                                          40 hrs. Mon-Fri (1 position)

Under direct supervision, provides a variety early learning classroom teaching and learning activities at assigned site for children from birth to 12 years old. Coordinates work of Assistant Teachers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
2. Implements developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
3. Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
4. Supervises classroom to comply with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures.
5. Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment. Performs daily health checks of children, as well as daily safety checks of indoor and outdoor environments.
6. Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
7. Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques. Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
8. Routinely documents observed development of each child.
9. Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication, conferences and by encouraging volunteerism and adult participation.
10. Maintains equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
11. Coordinates the classroom support activities of Teacher Assistants. Teaches and models appropriate classroom supervision for Teacher Assistants.
12. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required, including annual participation in required hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards, or the annually required hours for accredited sites.

EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE
Six (6) months experience working with and around children in a care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
3. Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
4. Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
5. Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
6. Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
7. Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
9. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
10. Must be able to make sound judgments
11. Bilingual capabilities in English/Spanish preferred. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
12. Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
13. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.

Teacher Assistant             $8.50/hr

                           

University Heights  Early Learning Academy
40 hrs. Mon-Fri (1 position)

Under immediate supervision, assists in a classroom for children birth to 12 years old with a variety of routine record keeping and teaching activities, child health, safety and developmental tasks and compliance with all policies and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

  • Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  • Assists Teacher in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
  • Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
  • Assists Teacher with classroom and record keeping in compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance in absence of teacher.
  • Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment. Performs daily health checks of children, as well as daily safety checks of indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
  • Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques.
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
  • Routinely documents observed development of each child.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication, conferences and by encouraging volunteerism and adult participation.
  • Accepts guidance, coaching and direction by Teachers and other superiors.
  • Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
  • May take over group occasionally in absence of Teacher.
  • Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required, including annual participation in required hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards, or the annually required hours for accredited sites.

EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE
Experience working with and around children in a care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities preferred.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
  • Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
  • Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
  • Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  • Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  • Must be able to make sound judgments.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  • If you have lived out of state in the past five years you are required to submit for criminal history and child abuse/neglect check for the different states you have resided in.
  • Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.

Substitute Teacher                                         $9/hr

                                                              

Substitute at various YWCA ELA locations
 Mon-Fri – time varies – on-call

 

Under immediate supervision, assists in a classroom for children birth to 12 years old with a variety of teaching activities, child health, safety and developmental tasks and compliance with all policies and regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

 

  1. Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  2. Assists Teacher in implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum in the classroom to include the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from birth to 12 years old.
  3. Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
  4. Assists Teacher with classroom staying in compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) minimum standards and YWCA standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment.
  6. Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
  7. Provides positive guidance through appropriate discipline and classroom supervision techniques.
  8. Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
  9. Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents and participants through communication and by encouraging volunteerism and adult participation.
  10. Accepts guidance, coaching and direction by Teachers and other superiors.
  11. Conducts self in professional manner at all times in all interactions.
  12. Conducts and attends meetings and training sessions as required,
  13. Participation annually in 24 hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards.

 

EDUCATION
High school graduate or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE
Experience working with and around children in a care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
  3. Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
  4. Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
  5. Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  6. Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  9. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  10. Must be able to make sound judgments.
  11. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  12. Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint and food handling certifications prior to start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  13. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB

test and freedom from communicable diseases.

 

Floater for Early Learning Academies           $9/hr 

 

El Paso Early Learning Academies
40hrs. Mon –Fri hours vary from 6:30am- 6:30pm (2 POSITIONS)

 

Under immediate supervision assists in a classroom/after school program for children birth to 12 years old with a variety of routine record keeping and teaching activities, child health, safety and developmental tasks and compliance with all policies and regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

 

  • Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
  • Provides appropriate guidance, care and security in a nurturing environment to ensure safety, physical care and emotional wellbeing of the children.
  • Interacts positively with children individually and in small or large groups throughout the day.
  • Provides a variety of supervised activities to children including, but not limited to, arts and crafts, dramatics, story hours, indoor and outdoor games, creative movement and free play.
  • Complies with Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (TDPRS) minimum standards for child care at all times. Ensures compliance in absence of Teacher/Leader.
  • Ensures a safe, healthy learning environment. Performs daily health checks of children, as well as daily safety checks of indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Ensures the healthy development of children through appropriate supervision of meals, snacks and rest periods.
  • Assists in maintenance of equipment and supplies required for appropriate curriculum and requests replacement as required.
  • Routinely documents observed development of each child.
  • Accepts guidance, coaching, and direction by Teachers/Leaders and other superiors.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times in all interactions.
  • May take over group occasionally in absence of Teacher/Leader.
  • Supervises “fun-day” program activities of children to include swimming, sports and field trips.
  • Attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per TDPRS minimum standards.

 

EDUCATION

High school graduate or equivalent required.

 

EXPERIENCE

Experience working with and around children in care or educational setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities preferred.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS   

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Willingness to follow direction from superiors required.
  • Love of children, patience, stamina, and flexibility required.
  • Must be able to cope with emergencies and mediate or resolve disputes.
  • Must be a self-starter, have creative energy, and be enthusiastic.
  • Must be well organized and be able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  • Must be able to make sound judgments.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Must acquire CPR, First Aid/SIDS, DFPS background check, FBI fingerprint, and food handling certifications prior to the start of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment.
  • If you have lived out of state in the past five years you are required to submit for criminal history and child abuse/neglect check for the different states you have resided in.
  • Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance.


   

Cook          $8.10/hr

                                         

Escobar  Early Learning Academy
27.5 hrs. Mon-Fri from 7:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.  (1 position)

Under direct supervision, prepares and cooks food for children in child development programs. Utilizes recipes, menus, proper measurements and mixtures; and follows established food services guidelines and USDA standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.

 

  1. Regular attendance at the Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times unless a reasonable
  2. Prepares breakfast, lunch, snack, and/or snacks for children in child development.
  3. Measures weighs and combines ingredients for quantity preparation, following prepared menus in accordance with USDA guidelines.
  4. Informs Director of menu substitutions in advance and posts menu substitutions according to USDA regulations.
  5. Ensures that meals are served according to standard posted schedules by utilizing advanced preparation and time management. Prepares and serves correct food portions for each age group.
  6. Ensures accurate headcount in each group for each food service.
  7. Maintains records of food supplies, monitors food inventory, orders and receipts food and supplies.
  8. Inspects food storage areas and ensures proper food storage to prevent food spoilage.
  9. Cleans kitchen daily and assists classroom staff with return of food service items and utensils.
  10. Orders and maintains cleaning supplies. Orders supplies requested by classroom staff and approved by Director.
  11. Attends 20 hours of training related to child care food programs and early childhood development.

 

  OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Assists classroom staff with serving of meals to the children as required.
  2. Substitutes in classrooms as qualified and required as Assistant Teacher

 

   EDUCATION:            

 High school graduate or equivalent required.

    EXPERIENCE

  1. One (1) year institutional food service experience required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Knowledge of simple arithmetic required, with the ability to make basic computations.
  4. Ability to follow directions and routines required.
  5. Must be able to cook for and serve large groups.
  6. Must have an interest in children.
  7. Ability to be creative and resourceful required.
  8. Must be able to cope with emergencies
  9. Must be able to work under pressure with interruptions.
  10. Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
  11. Must acquire current certifications for CPR, first aid and food management within 30 days of employment. Must maintain these certifications throughout employment. Current food-management preferred.
  12. Must supply physician statement of current negative TB test and freedom from communicable diseases.