Clayton Youth Enrichment is currently recruiting for an Early Child Care Director.
Clayton Youth Enrichment is Tarrant Countys largest, on-site, youth enrichment provider. The non-profit agency serves 7,000+ children and families annually through its after school and other out-of-school time enrichment programs.
Clayton is a before and after school youth enrichment program. We serve over 80 locations in the Fort Worth, Crowley, Keller, and Birdville ISD. If you love working with children then we have the job for you....
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the overall efficient operation of a center, including management of the planned program and supervision of staff. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with children, parents, school facility and other Clayton staff.
- Implement and ensure program meets all agency, regulatory and contract requirements at both state, local and authority/grant levels.
- Develop and Plan program activities which are appropriate to the interest and needs of the children and address specific components as required by funding sources or other regulations.
- Obtain and Schedule special guests and/or events to enhance program curriculum.
- Coordinate program with the school site and ensure a positive working relationship.
- Collaborate with other school and external community resources to enhance the program.
- Work to continually improve program based on evaluations, feedback from supervisors, Site Observations, and visits from the contract authority/regulatory entity.
- Develop, post, and implement (if applicable) a Strategic Action Plan, Incentive Plan, Safety Plan, Field Trip Plan, and Community Service Project in adherence to respective program requirements.
- Adhere to all school requirements regarding use of building facilities.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with parents.
- Familiarize the parents of newly enrolled children with the centers expectations and routines.
- Participate in parent conferences, PTA/PTO and other school functions as needed. (e.g. Family Math/Literacy Night)
- Provide and submit (paper or online database system) accurate and timely delivery and other relevant information/paperwork (e.g. reports, prime assessments, attendance records for all classes, activities, and parent/family events, etc.).
- Purchase supplies and manage budget. May include but not limited to; maintaining accurate spending records, creating and submitting purchase orders , invoices, financial reports, managing contracted services, and monitoring time cards and work hours).
- Communicate all significant incidents to parents and the Program Coordinator. Document and appropriately respond to incidents of suspected child abuse and neglect, illness or incident.
- Actively promote the success of the program through marketing efforts organized by the Corporate Office. Recruit eligible students in adherence to the respective program requirements; maintain minimum enrollments, and participation goals (If applicable).
- Participate in school community service, parent organizations and other school functions. May also Plan and Execute Family Events in collaboration with the Parent Engagement Specialist.
- Provide leadership and be a positive role model for other staff
- Coordinate food program.
- Create and maintain relationships with collaborations, networks and supports specific to current programs and the agency including but not limited to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
- Monitor enrollment and staffing plans to ensure fiscally sound programming. If applicable, maintain minimum days of programming in adherence to contract/grant or other requirements.
- Ensure, Direct, and Orient program staff, contractors, and volunteers to ensure compliance with Texas Minimum Standards, Texas Education Agency, and adherence to Clayton YES! Policy and Procedure.
- Direct and orient program staff, contractors, and volunteers to ensure service quality and support for program goals.
- Attend regular meetings with the Project Director, Director of Programs, Program Coordinators, Principals, Academic Liaison and program staff.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Must be proficient with the use of workplace technology (i.e. computers and smartphones) with the ability to complete basic tasks including but not limited to; electronic lesson planning, sending and managing emails, navigating databases, keeping files and folders organized, using the Internet, and other basic functions
- Ability to perform all job requirements satisfactorily and meet the Education/Experience, Personal Skills/Characteristics, Reasoning Ability, Physical Conditions, Work Environment and Environmental Conditions listed below
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position
- Ability to communicate effectively with adults and children
- Ability to read to children, observe children at play, listen to children's needs and assist in evacuation of the building during emergencies
- Ability to plan, organize, delegate and prioritize task efficiently and effectively
- Must have access to a personal vehicle
- Valid drivers license with acceptable driving record
- Current Liability Insurance for personal vehicle
- Current CPR and First Aid certification
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- High School Diploma or equivalent required ; Associates degree or CDA preferred
- Must meet DFPS qualifications and other requirement required by regulatory agencies (if applicable)
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
- Self-Awareness: Ability to fully understand the impact emotions have on performance, assessment of strengths and weaknesses, relationships, and others. Demonstrates self-confidence, initiative, motivation, optimism and flexibility.
- Self-Management: Ability to manage behaviors, thoughts, and emotions in a conscious and productive way. Models the ability to implement self-control in assessing frustrations and failures and models resilience and courage. Understands personal responsibility in different aspects of life and work, and what is needed to fulfill that responsibility.
- Social Awareness: Ability to understand and learn about the diverse perspective of others. Includes listening, honoring others views, assessing impact of words, and the desire to serve others in effort to meet their needs appropriately and professionally.
- Relationship Skills: Ability to build relationships which model caring, concern and healthy conflict. Demonstrates positive methods of collaboration and conflict resolution. Ability to positively lead and inspire others and integrate such models personally. Demonstrates ability to support positive work culture, which encourages results from others.
- Responsible Decision Making: Ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms; the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions; and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral format
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to relate to adults and children
- Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to an emergency or a crisis situation
PERSONAL SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
- High energy level
- Resourceful and well organized
- Strong commitment for doing what is best for children
- Strong customer service skills
- Requires daily standing, sitting, bending and stooping (sitting will be limited to about 5% of your day)
- Requires normal range of hearing and vision
- Requires the ability to lift 40 pounds
- Ability to work overtime and odd schedules (flexibility is important)
- Supervisors may require exempt employees to report to the Corporate offices (inclement weather days, teacher in-service days, or any other days that that the school is not in regular operation) for training or regular work days.
- Limited driving required
- Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- No or very limited exposure to physical risk
- Exposure to childhood diseases
HOURS OF OPERATION:
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 11:00 pm
- Saturday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm
BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance coverage
- 401(k) with employer match
- Paid time off