The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!
We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!
The Assistant Site Director is responsible for the direct supervision, teaching and safety of all enrolled children in the Afterschool Program (including a group of up to 12 children per teacher).
- Eighteen years or older
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of twelve units in Early Childhood Education completed, including core courses of child development, child, family, and community and ECE curriculum classes
- 6 months experience working with children in an afterschool setting
- Strong character values, communication skills, emotional maturity
- Current Pediatric First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR; Preventive Health Practices Certifications (required)
- Plan monthly curriculum and conduct activities for school age children.
- Assist in the implementation of an enriching and nurturing children's program.
- Assist the Site Director with licensing compliance, classroom environments, maintenance of program quality and school readiness standards for the site.
- Assist the Site Director with grant program required paperwork.
- Ensure the safety of children at all times.
- Ensures high quality programs through purposeful programming dedicated to
building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
- Cultivate positive relationships and maintain effective communication with parents and caregivers.
- Assist with marketing efforts to help achieving enrollment goals.
- Assist with budget development and secures necessary supplies and equipment for
program activities within budget guidelines.
- Support supervisor with onboarding and training staff members as needed. Provides assistance with coordinating schedules and work flow to ensure program operates in a safe and efficient manner.
- Ensure close visual supervision of children, following ratios based on specific program. Ensure that no child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
- Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
- Support planning and implementing program curriculum and activities that are focused on skill development, developmentally appropriate, consistent with the YMCA values, and established guidelines.
- Make ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Communicate with supervisor regarding child's development.
- Engage parents as volunteers and connect them to the YMCA.
- Attend and participate in fundraising activities, family events, program activities, staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
- Follow YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follow reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
- Model relationship-building skills in all interactions.