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Assistant Center Manager

Company: Youth In Need
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Youth In Need
Assistant Center Manager
Meramec Early Learning Program


Because every child deserves a future...
Youth In Need has been serving the greater St. Louis area since 1974 when volunteers reached out to the agency's first client. A teenage runaway, who left her home after another beating, was picked up on the streets and taken to the local jail with adult criminals. Troubled by the community's response to runaway and homeless teens, volunteers changed the way these teens were treated by opening Youth In Need's Emergency Shelter.
Today, more than 400 full- and part-time staff serve more than 8,000 of the area's most vulnerable children, teens, and families at nearly 100 locations in six counties in eastern Missouri.
Mission: To build on the strengths of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life.
Vision: Equitable opportunities so children, youth and families in our region can thrive.
Assistant Center Manager
We're looking for an Assistant Center Manager to work at our Meramec Early Learning Center to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive center environment that supports individualized learning for children, families and staff.
Position Type
Full Time: 40 hours/week
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Total Rewards
This is a salaried position starting at $39,000.
We offer an extensive amount of competitive benefits including:

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance at low cost (for employee-only coverage)
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Time Off:

12 Sick Days
12 Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
2 Weeks' Vacation (increases by year of service, up to 5 weeks in your 7th year)


401K with 3 % Employer Match
Employee Assistance Program

Responsibilities

Leadership (25%):


In partnership with the Center Manager, lead intentional team meetings that address program needs, facilitate collaborative communication and motivate individual and group learning.
In partnership with county/city leadership coordinate individual and group training needs for staff, inclusive of initial, on the job, and on-going training.
Provide direction and support to center teaching staff and cook through scheduled one-on-one and as needed supervisions.
Support, coaching and mentor staff.
Complete annual performance evaluations and assist in the development of Individual Professional Development Plans on a quarterly basis.


Teaching and Learning Environment (30%)

Ensure ratio is maintained and children are appropriately supervised at all times (1 teacher to 4 children EHS/ 1 teacher to 10 children HS) by following established protocol regarding counting children.
Ensure that all children are released only to a parent, legal guardian, or other individuals designated in writing by the parent or legal guardian.
In partnership with the Center Manager, conduct ongoing safety assessments of indoor/outdoor classroom environment per Head Start Performance Standards, State Licensing and Youth In Need policy. Safety concerns will be addressed immediately in accordance with policy and procedure.
Follow Youth In Need Policy, Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS), and Missouri State licensing regulations for safety, health, hygiene, and sanitation.


Monitoring (15%)

In accordance with program calendar conduct classroom observations, assessments, and lesson plan reviews to ensure experiences are based on Curriculum, Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS), the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and Family Engagement Outcomes, that follow children's ideas and interests, support individual children's learning goals, and advance progress towards school readiness.
Support Center Manager in monitoring Teaching Strategies Gold documentation and portfolio entry. Review TSG Checkpoints and assist center team in the creation and implementation of an Outcomes Action Plans as established by program guidance.
Maintain compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), State Licensing and other program regulations at all times. Serve as the point person for CACFP compliance.


Parent, Family & Community Engagement (20%)

In partnership with Family Advocate and center staff, welcome families into the program by conducting a Family Orientation with the child and family prior to the first day of attendance.
Assist families and center teaching staff in the development of transition plans through the family partnership process.
Support opportunities for families to engage with their children, and facilitate opportunities for families to contribute to the creation of the center community.
Communicate with families in a supportive manner regarding program participation and progress.
Observe Educational Home Visits and Parent-Teacher Conferences as outlined by program guidance.


For full job description, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/5z8ba2pd

Qualifications
-- You must have a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education or related or 18 hours ECE and 3 or more years' experience in an early childhood setting.
-- Possess knowledge in Early Childhood Development, Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri Licensing Regulations, Creative Curriculum. Knowledge in effective classroom management, lesson planning, individualizing for children, and developmentally appropriate practice and Infant/Toddler Responsive Care
-- Ability to be CPR certified preferred.
-- Experience in three or more years working with children ages birth-5 years or equivalent, human service management/personnel management, and other management systems preferred.
-- Must be able to physically lift at least 50 pounds, able to lift/carry children when appropriate, must be mobile, able to get up and down from the floor, stand and sit on the floor within the classroom environment.
-- To download the full job description, go here: https://tinyurl.com/5z8ba2pd

Why should you want to work at YIN?
We are an agency of passionate, mission-driven individuals who strive to offer the best possible services to children, youth, and families. We like to work hard, have a good laugh, and truly enjoy each other's company. Sound like you? Awesome-you've come to the right place.
You will be part of an agency that is on the leading edge of Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism Work. Youth In Need is committed to social justice and equity. We offer a wide range of ways for Staff, Leadership, and our Board of Directors to get involved including events, dialogues, caucusing, councils, and workshops.
You'll be part of a team that is structured on shared values. At YIN, we share a set of core values, which include: safety, strengths-based principles, quality service, transparency, accountability, diversity/equity/inclusion, and learning & improving. We are an agency built by social workers, so we encourage courageous spaces, leaning into discomfort and stretching your learning muscles. Above all, we value our community and relationships. We are a YIN Family!
You will truly change lives. We know, we know-it's such a clich--. But it's true. Whether you're providing front-line support to clients or working in administration, we all play an important role in keeping the mission moving forward, which, in the end, impacts clients directly. And that's what we're here for.
Want to learn more? Check out our website, Facebook page, Instagram (@YouthInNeed1974), and our YouTube channel. Give us a follow while you're there!
To Apply
Please apply electronically using the link below. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
If we can make any accommodations for you at any point during the hiring process, please contact hr@youthinneed.org. We are happy to provide you any information or resources to make this process accessible.
Believing in the power of potential, Diversity is intentionally embracing and valuing the differences and similarities, both visible and invisible, that make us who we are--ONE COMMUNITY.
Together our attitudes, actions, policies and physical environment are vital to ensure that all feel comfortable, respected and included regardless of race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, income, faith, political affiliation, sexual orientation or cultural background.
-Youth In Need
Youth In Need is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to ability, age, ancestry, color, cultural background, faith/religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, income, marital status, national origin, political belief/affiliation, pregnancy, race, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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