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Positions Available

Job Title: Early Childhood Education Program Director
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Department: ECE
Reports to: CEO
FLSA Classification:Exempt – Full Time
Supervises: Yes
Created / Updated: 06/2021
JOB POSITION OVERVIEW
Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the ECE Program Director will develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the Early Childhood Education programs at three locations (Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert). Provides leadership, guidance, and program continuity. Assures that all Child Care facilities and employees are licensed in accordance with the requirements of the California Department of Social Services.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
  • Manages the state licensing requirements as established by the California Department of Social Services and the California Department of Education. 
  • Administers policies and procedures according to the standards of the Family YMCA of the Desert.
  • Assures that Site Supervisors adhere to YMCA quality check guidelines.
  • Assists in the development of age and quality grade appropriate programs in conjunction with Site Supervisors.
  • Continually reviews and evaluates programs and services delivered.
  • Implements and evaluates Character Development in all programs overseen.
  • Maintains the risk management policy of the Family YMCA of the Desert.
  • Keeps records essential for control, evaluation and reporting and program statistics.
  • Manages the Financial Assistance for assigned sites.
  • Responsible for the management and monitoring of the Food Program as established by the California Department of Education.
  • Schedule and lead Site Supervisors meeting for preschool sites.
  • Establishes rapport with parents; communicate events and activities.
  • Adequately observe participants activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate management techniques.
  • Assists in arranging for substitutes as needed.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.
  • Assists in fundraising activities and special events as needed.
  • Assists Site Supervisors with maintaining adequate enrollment levels.
  • Responds to any complaints in timely manner.
  • Works closely with Site Supervisors to support, create, develop, implement, and promote new or ongoing programs. 
  • Oversee the CPM, DRDP, ECERS process.
  • Provides leadership to Site Supervisors pertaining to all fiscal management.
  • Develops & monitors budgets for assigned sites. Takes appropriate action to correct variances.
  • Reviews aged trail balances on a regular basis. 
  • Manages the annual Contract Monitoring Review, conducted by the California Department of Education. 
  • Assists in the recruitment and hiring of childcare staff.
  • Conducts and/or attends regular Site Supervisor meetings and one-on-one conferences as needed.
  • Completes performance evaluations in accordance with Association policy.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates Site Supervisors, and provides secondary supervision to teachers and aides.
  • Provides leadership to Site Supervisors to identify and meet professional staff developmental needs.
  • Provides appropriate staff, volunteer, and participant recognition to promote high staff morale and low staff turn-over.
  • Maintains high visibility and accessibility with all supervised.
  • Represents the Association and maintains and / or develops positive relationships with other organizations in the community as agreed upon with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers.
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education or similar; Master’s Degree Preferred. Experience will be considered in place of degree.
  • 2 years or more experience in a leadership role for early childhood education.
  • Experience and knowledge of Title V and Title 22 in addition to state contracts.

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet use.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.
  • Ability to travel between the three site locations frequently.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Program Director Permit in the state of California granted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 

This position has access to confidential information –, such as customer personal data, credit cards, medical records, etc.

COMPANY FUNDS

This position has access to company funds: cash register funds – cash / credit / debit card information.

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Positions Available

Job Title: Facility Night Watchman/Maintenance
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Department: Aquatics
Reports to: Aquatics Director
FLSA Classification:Non-Exempt, Part-time
Supervises: No
Created / Updated: 05/2021
JOB POSITION OVERVIEW
Facility Night Watchman, under the direction on the Aquatics Director is responsible for providing continuous monitoring of the facility after hours to prevent trespassers from entering facility grounds. This position will require law enforcement intervention if trespassers are found on PDAC Grounds. Additional duties include but are not limited to: cleaning pools, drains, deck maintenance, and carpet cleaning during nightly shift.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
  • Always monitor the facility and grounds. 
  • Does not directly engage with trespassers until the authorities have arrived on the facility grounds.
  • Notifies the authorities when trespassers enter the facility and will be required to press charges. 
  • Follows protocol when reporting trespassers to the authorities.
  • Present written descriptive reports for all incidents
  • Preforms hourly facility perimeter patrols ensuring all entrances and exits are properly secured to maintain safety.
  • Ability to use judgement effectively to ensure that jobs are completed in the safest way. 
  • Ability to respond calmly and make rational decisions in stressful situations with the public, co-workers, and the authorities. 
  • Must work with the public in a professional manner.
  • Need to be able to work independently and have great time management skills to complete assigned tasks. 
  • Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities. 
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activity and act as appropriate.
  • Maintenance duties assigned during nightly shifts will need to be completed as tasked, including but not limited to pool cleaning, and drain/deck maintenance.
  • Always maintain awareness during scheduled shift.
  • Need to be fully alert and maintain safety standards required by the facility and YMCA.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote, and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year experience or training in a security like position
  • Experience in a safety position is preferred

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Ability to work overnight shift.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Must have great oral and written communication skills. 
  • Must be fluent in English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 

This position has access to confidential information – personal data of participants and families and participant medical records.

COMPANY FUNDS

This position does not have access to company funds.


Looking for part time or on call Support Teacher
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Job Title:Teacher
Department:Programs
Reports to:Program Director
FLSA Classification:Non-Exempt, Part-time
Supervises: N/A
Created / Updated: 06/2020
JOB POSITION OVERVIEW
Under the direction of the Site Supervisor and/or the Early Childhood Program Director, The teacher is responsible for the supervision and management of a group of 8-12 children between 2-5 years of age, or 10-14 children between 5-12 years of age, in a manner the contributes to the growth and functioning of the children and their families. The Teacher is responsible for assuring compliance with regulations of local governing agencies; and works collegially with classroom teaching team and other staff members of the Family YMCA of the Desert.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
  • Assists the Lead Teacher/Site Supervisor in the implementation of the daily program.
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of the creative learning environment, establishment of interest centers and preparation of needed materials and supplies.
  • Supports, promotes, and participates in all YMCA events, staff meetings, staff developing activities and workshops when it is determined by your supervisor that you are to be involved.
  • Provides continuous supervision of assigned groups of children to assure safety and welfare, observe the behavior and health of children continually throughout the period of attendance, and refer ill or injured children to the Site Supervisor.
  • Implements weekly group and individual lesson plans and implements age appropriate curriculum as approved by the Site Supervisor to nurture and stimulate all domains of children’s development in their care.
  • Provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment that reflects the children’s learning and growth. Assists the lead teacher in utilizing the most current Environmental Rating Scales to guide classroom environment and arrangement.
  • Assists with on-going developmental evaluations of children as required by the Family YMCA of the Desert and/or funding sources.
  • Completes the DRDP and ECERS with other classroom teachers and assists in preparing developmental progress reports as needed.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and respect for the child’s background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the program and lesson plans.
  • Acts as a liaison with children’s families to ensure smooth transitions from home to the classroom and from classroom to classroom, if necessary.
  • Maintains YMCA discipline policy in the positive guidance of young children.
  • Reports any reasonable suspicion of child abuse to their Site Supervisor and Child Protective Services.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; Completes daily meal and attendance records.
  • Completes, or ensures the completion of, daily health checks regarding hygiene, safety, and overall well-being of the children.
  • Assignments at La Quinta location may require supervision responsibilities of school age children, where required
  • Assists with the operation and monitoring of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) including ensuring the practices of family style dining and appropriate hand washing.
  • Performs housekeeping tasks and maintains a safe, clean and healthy learning environment. Maintains and properly stores equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures that other classroom teachers and aides are kept updated and are included in all matters concerning the classroom and program (i.e. lesson plans, implementation of circle time/activities, policies and procedures and trainings).
  • Treats each child, guest and staff with dignity and respect. Maintains a professional attitude at all times.
  • Wear correct uniform daily with appropriate pants, shorts, skirts, etc. Wears safe and appropriate closed toe shoes.
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote and exemplify Company values and represents departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service – Follow up on complaints, questions, and concerns; respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Teamwork – Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned
    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Education and/or Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 18 years of age
  • Must have 12 or more units of Early Childhood Education, including core courses
  • 2 years of experience in an ECE program preferred

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

 

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office products)
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; 
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is a plus
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and TB test. 
  • Must pass background check and live scan thru DOJ, FBI and CCLD. 
  • Must provide immunization records showing vaccination, or immunity, to measles, whooping cough and the flu must be provided at the time of employment.     

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Have the ability to apply for an Assistant Teacher/Teacher permit issued by CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 

This position has access to confidential information – personal data of participants and families and participant medical records.

COMPANY FUNDS

This position does not have access to company funds.