Child Care Director (Opened 1/30/2019)

YMCA of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
2085 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, 33406

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred; Active Director Credentials, Past supervision experience required. Ability and desire to work with children 3 to 12 years of age. Must have working knowledge of sound fiscal principals. Ability to interact with people of all ethnic backgrounds, ages and lifestyles. Working knowledge of computers and experience with a variety of software applications.

Required:
Active Director Credentials
Fingerprinting
State of Florida level 1 criminal background clearance
Blood Borne Pathogen training
Negative T.B. test and proof of current physical exam
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
First Aid Certification

Employment Details

The Childcare Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Child Development Center. Operations include maintaining all licensing and food program records, budget development, program plans, enrollment and retention of child care participants, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation and expansion of the child care program into the community. This position may require face-to-face leadership in these programs and involve early morning, evenings, and weekends.


PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES


Childcare Operations
• Manages the day-to-day operation of the childcare programs
• Develops action steps to improve programs quality and enrollment
• Recommends appropriate staffing plans to meet ratio requirements
• Manages recruiting, orientating, and enrolling of children/families
• Tours prospective childcare participants/members
• Advises parents/guardians of necessary child/family referrals
• Recommends purchases of instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, equipment, and games designed to stimulate learning
• Confers with parents/guardians regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures
• Confers with teaching staff regarding child's behavioral or learning problems, and recommends methods of modifying inappropriate behavior and encouraging learning experiences
• Reviews and evaluates facility activities to ensure conformance to state and local regulations
• Maintains Florida child care food program records
• Arranges medical attention for ill or injured children in accordance with parental instructions
• Performs classroom teaching duties due to the absence of a regular teacher, ratio needs, or budget constraints
• Maintain compliance with all state licensing regulations, including fire and health codes

Community Relationships
• Maintains a positive relationship with assigned licensing consultants
• Develops relationships with area schools

Human Resource Management
• Manages childcare staff, and / or volunteers
• Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Preschool and After School Program.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Association’s policies and applicable laws
• Assists staff to identify and meet all development needs with action plans built into the next budget
• Sets goals and objectives for each staff member
• Makes annual salary increment recommendations
• Audits payroll reports
• Fills staff vacancies in accordance with established Association policies
• Supports the Association in recruitment of diverse staff and volunteers
• Interviews, hires, and trains staff; plans, assigns, and directs work; rewards and disciplines staff; and addresses complaints and resolves problems

Fiscal Management
• Meets all budget goals
• Monitors monthly budget and year-end forecast for responsible program areas
• Operates program areas within directives and policies of the Association
• Assists with Annual Campaign

Facility Management
• Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion
• Assists in branch special events, manager-on-duty coverage, and other branch and facility management.

Contact Information

Delia Miraglia-Stern

dmiraglia-stern@ymcapalmbeaches.org

(561) 968-9622

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