School Sites: 5 – Full Time Positions – AOY, Cooley, Hart, Zaval, Guillen Middle, Tinajero and Douglas.
Under general supervision, directs school age sites, developmental programming, staff and operations of multiple schools and/or camps for children four (4) years of age and older.
- 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.
- Supervises day-to-day programs, operations, facility, staff, participants, business and record keeping for assigned site(s) for children from four (4) years and older to ensure the safety and the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child in a nurturing and appropriate environment.
- Hires, counsels, trains, evaluates and terminates assigned employees.
- 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 a minimum of 20% of time role modeling tasks for training and developing staff.
- Recommends objectives and achieves Board approved objectives for designated site(s).
- Implements and manages approved procedures and Board approved policies at assigned site(s).
- 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.
- Implements approved developmentally appropriate and bilingual, bicultural curriculum that provides emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of the children.
- Makes recommendations to enhance after school operations, curriculum, staffing patterns or professional development and ensures implementation of approved revisions.
- Accountable for all record keeping, accounts, budgets and regulatory compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) standards and other appropriate government laws, regulations, and contractual agreements.
- Negotiates customer complaints and ensure customer service for parents and program participants.
- Ensures enrollment through continued marketing of program(s).
- Monitors, detects and reports abuse or neglect according to Texas Family Code and TDFPS Minimum Standards.
- Prepares periodic reports as required for program compliance, staff, Human Resource department, budget and receipting compliance, quality, curriculum, objectives and others.
- Participates in and cooperates with investigations into parent, participant or staff complaints, grievances, charges, claims and hearings as requested.
- Assures that participates receive nutrition and/or appropriate snacks as directed.
- Selects and purchases appropriate materials and equipment and reports transfer/disposal of equipment and needed repairs to supervisor.
- Performs duties of assigned staff or assigned site as needed to fill or ensure qualified child/staff ratio.
- Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.
- Conducts and attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per TFDPS minimum standards.
- Interprets YWCA purpose, imperative and mission to staff and public.
- Follows all YWCA policies and procedures, including safety procedures, at all times.
- Responsible for all equipment, supplies, documents and materials related to job.
- Communicates all problems and questions to supervisor.
- Complies with all federal, state, and local regulations.
- Communicates with all levels of staff and public as appropriate to the job.
- Must meet TDPRS minimum standard director qualifications which includes graduation from high school or equivalent, plus one of the following:
- 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
- Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with six (6) college credit hours in business management and two (2) years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Four (4) years of related childcare experience required.
- Two (2) years 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.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Love of children, patience, stamina and flexibility required.
- Must be able to work other than regular scheduled hours.
- Must be able to establish and maintain a positive community image.
- Must be able to cope with emergencies, adept at mediating/resolving disputes and problem-solving.
- Knowledge of and experience with developing and administering budgets helpful.
- 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, as well as listening skills, required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills required, with ability to interact at all levels.
- Must be able to work under pressure with constant interruptions.
- Must be able to work independently and autonomously as required.
- Must be able to make sound judgments, have excellent decision making skills, and possess strong conflict resolution skills.
- Bilingual capabilities in English/Spanish preferred.
- Must be familiar with operation of personal computer and have knowledge of MS Office software.
- Must have access to vehicle and possess valid driver’s license and sufficient liability insurance.
- Must acquire CPR, First Aid, 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.
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