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Child Care Director

Boys And Girls Clubs of Delaware

This is a Full-time position in New Castle, DE posted November 27, 2021.

Under the supervision of the Program/Executive Director, the Child Care Director is responsible for the planning, development and effective implementation of the operation of a quality school age childcare program that complies with current Delacare and Delaware STARS rules and regulations.

This position requires the maintenance of the Delaware Star Level Five Program and knowledge of various educational approaches, software and other educational materials.

Essential Functions
Manage day-to-day operation of the Club’s morning and afternoon licensed childcare program and summer camp program.
Interpret and maintain compliance with current state licensing requirements for school age childcare centers; address non-compliance issues as needed.
Control expenditures against an assigned budget; recommend income and expense projections for assigned areas of responsibility; assist with the financial development of the childcare program.
Lead staff in long and short-range program planning to ensure a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club’s five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children in K through 8th grade; may include teen programming.
Consistently incorporate “high yield learning activities” in all childcare programs and utilizing the BGCA tool kit and other curriculum resources to provide fun, engaging, and interactive activities for all children.
Planning and preparation for before and after care curriculum, as well as staff and transportation schedules.
Support the planning and execution of staff professional development in-service opportunities.
Collaborate with outside community agencies for enhanced childcare programming opportunities, including workshops around preventative health and other broader community topics/resources.
Ensure safe implementation of all childcare activities including the condition of equipment and facilities, age-appropriate activities and appropriate use of equipment and supplies.
Directly supervise children and youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing and Delaware STARS regulations.
Maintain regular contact with parents/guardians concerning programs, schedules, developmental progress (including behavioral issues), payments, etc.
Within established organizational guidelines, develop and maintain systems for accurately tracking attendance, payments, school grades, medical issues, and other needed information.
Complete and submit reports and perform other administrative tasks as needed or directed, including Purchase of Care reimbursements.
At all times, present yourself as a positive role model for youth.
Through effective marketing and promotion, good public relations, and quality programming, reach and maintain necessary childcare participation levels.
Within guidelines established by the Program/Executive Director, the Child Care Director will recruit, hire, train and supervise staff and volunteers as needed; ensure that childcare staff members meet qualifications and ongoing training requirements per state licensing regulations.
Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the community.
Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.
Support and contribute to the success of other staff members.
Operate 10-passenger van
Serve as key-holder and manage opening/closing of club.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum Requirements (School-Age Site Coordinator):
Twenty (20) years of age or older

Must be able to pass an FBI clearance, State of Delaware Criminal History Background Check, National and State Sexual Abuse Registry check, and National and State Child Abuse Registry Check per Delacare regulations.

High school diploma or its equivalency recognized by the Delaware Department of Education
Twelve (12) college credits from a regionally accredited institution in recreation, elementary education, school-age care, or school0age administration AND
One (1) year of full-time experience (must be equivalent to 1,000 hours) working with children in kindergarten through sixth grade in a group setting.
Preferred Qualifications: (School-Age Administrator):
Twenty (21) years of age or older
Must have a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Fifteen (15) college credits with three (3) from each of the following area: child development/learning, environment/curriculum, social-emotional development, observation/assessment; and one three
– credit course in school-age elective AND
Eighteen (18) months of (must be equivalent to 1,500 hours) experience working with children kindergarten through sixth grade in a group setting.
Working Conditions:
The majority of the work time is split between an office and Club setting, which may include activities out of doors.

Occasional travel in and out of town is required.

Occasional weekend work is required.
Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing room for instruction.
Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartiality
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
High energy, comfort with multi-tasking, able to work with numerous deadlines.
Employees are subject to transfer from one department to another and from one club/school site to another as the needs of the organization change.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM
– 6:00PM

Flexibility during summer breaks and school closures required.

Occasional travel to other clubs required.

Note: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.

It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need

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