Jun 30, 2018

Childcare Director - Mission Viejo, CA

  • YMCA
Programs Youth services

Job Description

Job Details
Mission Viejo Family YMCA - Mission Viejo, CA
Full Time


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The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

GENERAL PURPOSE: The Childcare Director is responsible for the overall leadership of a specific child care site including staff supervision, daily schedule and curriculum, enrollment, parent and school relations, facility maintenance, risk management, fiscal accounting and licensing compliance.


• Plan, prepare, supervise, implement and evaluate programs. May supervise any staff or volunteer positions at the site. May supervise children directly or indirectly at the site.

• Ensure the safety of children and staff.

• Develop and manage operating budget per enrollment.

• Plan, supervise, and implement the program in accordance with the policies and philosophies of the YMCA.

• Maintain a licensed program in accordance with Title XXII regulations and the YMCA of Orange County Compliance Manual.

• Assist in the direct supervision of children in order to maintain mandated ratios.

• Assist in selecting, orienting and training paid and volunteer staff.

• Supervise and evaluate the performance of all Teachers, Associate Teachers, Assistants, and Volunteers.

• Implement staff meetings and trainings.

• Maintain positive parent-staff and community-school relationships.

• Organize and maintain Parent Advisory Committee and fund raisers.

• Assist in program promotion, explain the program to visitors.

• Collect tuition fees by given deadlines.

• Communicate with Area Managers, Program Director, Maintenance Staff and Childcare Administration staff.

• Maintain the arrangement, appearance and learning environment of the Child Care Site.

• Carry through plans by obtaining materials.

• Attend classes and/or trainings to stay current on Child Care issues.

• Follow and enforce safety regulations and other YMCA and School policies, procedures.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY DUTIES: In accordance with applicable policies/procedures and Federal/State laws, may perform the following supervisory responsibilities: Interviewing, hiring, orienting, and training staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; coaching and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining staff; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Please note that the minimum qualifications may vary based upon the department size and/or geographic location.
The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Education & Certifications: High School Diploma or equivalent, EMSA First Aid & EMSA CPR Certification, 15 college units accepted by licensing (3 units in Child Development, and 3 units or 60 training hours in Administration, and 9 units or 180 training hours in Recreation, Elementary Education or related field) required.

Experience & Background: Must be at least 21 years of age. 4 years of experience working with children, previous supervision of staff, and completion of all requirements for 15 hour Preventative Health Practices required.


The YMCA of Orange County offers excellent benefits as part of our compensation package. Programs such as medical and dental insurance options are available for full-time staff. Program discounts, retirement, and complimentary use of YMCA facilities are offered to all employees.

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Once a conditional offer is made, candidates will be subject to criminal background check, drug screen, and will be asked to provide criminal history. Criminal history will be analyzed on a case by case basis as it related to the position. YMCA of Orange County participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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