Child Care Director (Bitter Lake)

Associated Recreation Council Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities. Our school-age care programs provide a fun, creative, safe and welcoming environment for children to learn, play and grow.

The School-Age Child Care Director is responsible for planning and directing the School-Age Child Care and Summer Day Camp programs for youth ages 5-12 years old; working with staff to coordinate events, programs and community outreach; supporting other ARC programs within the community center by being a part of planning, marketing and coordination of childcare program events and projects.

Starting Pay Rate: $20.75 hourly DOE/non-exempt with benefits

Schedule:

  • Monday Friday up to 40 hours per week, straight shift

  • Schedule subject to change (i.e. split shift) due to program/season and business needs

Key Responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP

  • Mentor, train, and coach staff in development and implementation of program

  • Demonstrate and model desirable leadership qualities to reporting staff

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of high quality program offerings

  • Engage staff and youth in utilizing their voice to affect program offerings

  • Lead opening and closing procedures daily

  • Address behavior via positive reinforcement

  • Models appropriate behavior and provides opportunity for social and emotional growth

  • Collaborate with SAC team members to ensure the success of participants

  • Communicate with SAC team members, families, Seattle Parks and Recreation, school staff

  • Manage necessary work procedures by communicating effectively with staff and holding them accountable to job-related responsibilities

  • Use critical thinking to problem-solve, trouble shoot and plan to minimize risk

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Create program and snack plans

  • Regular assessments, observations, and audits of programs, children, and staff paperwork to be in accordance with DCYF licensing and PQA requirements (and others as needed or required)

  • Frequently review and maintain staff and child files per DCYF requirements

  • Create staff schedules and budget training

  • Complete attendance tracking and maintain related records

  • Plan and lead staff trainings and meetings

  • Attend ARC-run meetings and trainings

  • Conduct regular one-on-ones with assistant directors, leads, and counselors

  • Communicate and collaborate often and effectively with our partners (SPR, SPS, licensors, and all ARC departments)

  • Conduct interviews and hire staff

  • Responsible for maintaining workplace expectations and documentation (staff recognition, performance improvement needs/concerns)

SAFETY

  • Draft safety procedures

  • Schedules regular safety drills and disseminates corresponding responsibilities to reporting staff

  • Lead day-to-day program implementation including DCYF (Department of Children, Youth, and Families) requirements and PQA (program quality assessment)

  • Utilize proper and timely reporting procedures, including CPS reporting, licensor notification, field supervisor notification, and completion of prerequisite documentation

CARE & CUSTODY

  • Ensure environments are well-maintained, appropriate and support the needs of the program and its participants

  • Provide positive transitions that maintain ratios/head counts to minimize the behavior issues

  • Supports other organization sites and programs as needed

  • Cultivate a safe and welcoming environment for all families and participants

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Must have completed a minimum of 45 or more college credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education

  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience working in child-related programs

  • Must have 3-5 years supervisory and/or mentorship experience

  • Must have demonstrated working experience working with families, community members and partners to foster positive relationships

  • Must have a valid WA state driver license and clear a driving history record from DOL upon hire

  • Must provide documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County Food Handlers Permit, WA State Drivers License, TB test clearance, STARS training or documentation of exemption

  • Must successfully complete a background check

This is a full-time, year-round, benefited position. Hours will vary and may be scheduled between 6:00am to 6:00pm. Working split shifts may be required based on business/program need.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision, 401(k), paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Life Insurance, AD&D, Employee Assistance Program.

Please provide a resume, cover letter and college transcripts and any STARS credits to determine if you qualify for the position. Please see the above requirements.


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