Assistant Center Manager
Company: Youth In Need
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 9, 2021
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.
Full Time: 40 hours/week
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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:
-- 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
-- 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
-- To download the full job description, go here:
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
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
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 email@example.com. We are happy to
provide you any information or resources to make this process
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
-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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