Child Care Site Director

CHILD CARE SITE DIRECTOR

The Child Care Site Director is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package available at our child care site for infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 615 Mary St. Utica, NY.

Basic work schedule is 37.5 hours per week; Monday through Friday; Day-time schedule with flexibility needed as necessary.

Come lead a dedicated and nurturing team caring for our community’s children.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction his or her immediate supervisor, the Child Care Site Director supervises the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of the child care site program.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for the overall supervision and planning, execution and evaluation of the child care site program including curriculum and activities

• Site enforcement of the child care standards and regulations of the State of New York, the City of Utica and any other accrediting agencies. Works with the Division Director as necessary to maintain and renew the child care licenses

• Responsible for the upkeep of child care records, including individual files

• Responsible for the recruitment of children and conducts enrollment interviews for the child care site

• Establishes and reviews fee for service scales at least annually, in consultation with the Division Director. Sets fees with parents and guardians. Assists in the timely collection of fees for service

• Plans and implements, in consultation with the Division Director, a strong parent involvement program including, but not limited to, newsletters, conferences, home visits, support groups, educational events and family recreational activities

• Responsible to refer individuals and families whose needs are not met within the scope of the child care program to appropriate internal or community services

• Maintains a child care environment that is safe, healthy, enriching, orderly and appealing

• Reports to the Division Director the need for supplies and materials as well as any repair and equipment needs

• Coordinates and supervises any volunteer or student intern programs

• Participates actively in professional organizations and networking groups to promote quality service to children and families

• Represents and interprets the agency and its mission to supporting and interested groups, as assigned

• Recommends to the Executive Director, in consultation with the Division Director, applicants for hire, staff for additional assignments or promotion or termination

• Completes and conducts staff performance appraisals as per agency policy

• Coordinates and conducts staff conferences and group meetings

• Coordinates and oversees that staff training requirements are met as per mandates of funding, licensing and regulatory offices

• Maintains self in professional manner at all times and adheres to The Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and Agency Mission Statement

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Strong experience working with infants and/or children in a child care setting

• Previous experience with the effective supervision of staff

• Knowledge of the child care standards and regulations of the State of New York, the City of Utica and any other accrediting agencies. Works with the Division Director as necessary to maintain the child care licenses

• Understanding of individual and family dynamics and referral processes

• Knowledge of agency and community resources

• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships

• Ability to prepare accurate and timely reports and records

• Ability to oversee the planning and implementation of a daily program which enhances the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children.

• Thorough knowledge of child development.

Bachelor’s Degree including, or in addition to, 12 credits in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field AND one year full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program AND one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or a related field of work

OR
• New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential AND one year full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program AND one year of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work

OR

• Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field with a plan of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree or a New York State Children’s Program Administrator credential AND two years full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program AND two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work

OR

• Child Development Associate Credential or other Office-recognized credential with a plan of study leading to a Bachelor’s Degree or a New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential AND two years full-time teaching experience in a child day care center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program AND two years of experience supervising staff in a child care program or related field of work. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.org