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YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Director of Primary Enrichment Program: Full-time, Exempt

Title: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Department: PEP
Reports to: Deputy Director
Effective Date: December 2016

Position Summary: The Director of Primary Enrichment Program is a member of the senior leadership team of the YWCA and is responsible for providing quality care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade outside of school hours. The position is responsible for creating and sustaining a racially diverse community of learning, love, and creativity that ensures that children grow academically, socially, physically, and emotionally in a safe, educational, fun environment. The position develops activities that supplement or create a foundation for academic and life success through experiential learning and ensures positive relationships with children and families that support building successful citizens and community members. The position is full-time, exempt and supervises a seasonal staff of part-time counselors, two part-time bus drivers, and a full time coordinator.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Successfully leads a program of academic, social and physical enrichment that ensures appropriate development for school age children and that supports the mission and values of the YWCA.
Develops and oversees implementation of age appropriate experiences consistent with the mission and values of the YWCA. Creates and implements program plans and activities that support the learning of life and social skills, educational achievement, nutrition, and physical activity for children from kindergarten through sixth grade after school and during the summer.
Meets or exceeds all five-star state certification requirements to maintain license.
Establishes and models professional standards of behavior with children and adults, and ensures that all staff meet professional standards of behavior.
Ensures confidentiality of information where appropriate.
Establishes and sustains relationships with schools and families to identify areas of need for individual children. Assesses family situations to identify challenges and develop unique plans for each child to address challenges and meet goals for improvement. Ensures shared expectations and a successful experience for children by establishing and sustaining honest and supportive relationships with parents. Communicates concerns to parents and teachers as needed to support child development.
Identifies and develops curricula to provide learning opportunities for children in science, language, reading, arts, character education, social skills, math, gardening and nutrition.
Provides hands-on experiences and relationship building for children through community service.
Seeks to improve academic achievement in student reading and math by utilizing school report card information to establish pre- and post-participation skill levels and offering help to students having difficulty.
Creates schedules for program activities that ensure variety and continuity of experiences and build knowledge and skills.
Leads and mentors staff to provide excellent care that encourages maximum growth for each child. Recruits, hires, supervises, and trains staff in utilizing program curriculum and in meeting program goals. Mentors, supports, and encourages staff in professional and life-skill development. Regularly observes staff interactions with children and continually improves their quality of program implementation. Ensures that that all staff members have appropriate training and certification.
Leads and supervises the Primary Enrichment Program Coordinator to successfully fulfill job responsibilities.
Continually improves the quality of the program by maintaining personal awareness, skills, and knowledge of best practices in the field and integrating those best practices as appropriate.
Identifies and secures community resources to enrich experiences and learning for children and staff to supplement programming. Encourages volunteerism among regional high school and college students.
Identifies materials and supplies needed to create a safe, engaging physical environment. Regularly monitors space and supplies to ensure all licensing guidelines are met.
Successfully implements Rainbow in My Tummy or other organizationally approved child nutrition program. Collaborates with Director of Preventive Health and Child Nutrition Coordinator to ensure that students receive nutritious, appetizing and healthy snacks. Supports staff in their effort to present the program to children and model good behavior in lifestyle and nutrition.
Provides a safe, reliable transportation program to support program goals. Develops and oversees transportation schedules and routing to limit children’s time on busses, maximize bus usage, and ensure that children arrive on time to meet subsidy requirements. Ensures that all safety requirements are met, all drivers have appropriate licensing, and vehicles are well maintained.
Oversees care and utilization of YWCA garden to support incorporation of science curriculum and nutrition program for children.
Participates in the development of the program budget. Manages the budget to achieve income goals and meet expense goals.
Achieves annual program and organizational budget goals by setting and meeting enrollment and related revenue goals. Participates in setting fees for program participation. Ensures that all payments are complete and timely. Supports subsidy families in meeting payment requirements.
Ensures complete and accurate recordkeeping and data capture about program participation, analyzing and utilizing information for grant and licensing reports and planning.
Sets annual calendar for programs including closings and special events.
Monitors state regulations and funding to ensure all requirements are met for attendance, accurate participation records are maintained, sanitation guidelines are followed, and funding is sustained.
Ensures fire safety regulations are met.

YWCA Administration:
Ensures alignment with the mission, values and administrative policies of the YWCA.
Serves in a managerial capacity for the organization as required (i.e. weekend Manager on Duty).
Participates as a member of the organization’s leadership team for planning and ongoing operations.
Communicates continually with the Deputy Director regarding program changes, problems needing resolutions, staff news or issues, and participant news and issues.
Provides excellent customer service, personally and by directing staff, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
Participates in grant planning and support-grant writing and reporting for funding from all funding sources.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the YWCA’s policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
Successfully prepares and submits regular and accurate payroll reports to Director of Finance. Oversees staff scheduling and payroll to ensure appropriate coverage and accurate compensation of staff.
Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director or the CEO.

Working Conditions:
Works at desk for long hours and operates personal computer.
Is expected to attend events during the day and evening hours and on occasional weekends.
Will be in contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Will work closely with a culturally and economically diverse group of participants and colleagues.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: frequently required to move throughout the building; required to sit for long periods of time in front of the computer screen; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; may occasionally be required to lift younger school age children. Must be able to perform CPR and basic First Aid.


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

Lifeguard: Part-time, non-exempt

Title: Lifeguard
Department: Aquatics
Reports to: Aquatics Coordinator
Effective Date: December 2016
Position Summary: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all aquatics participants by preventing accidents, informing participants of and enforcing the rules. Lifeguards also assist in the maintenance of the facility and program operations to ensure that all participants have a good experience. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains vigilance over pool participants at all time from a position on the pool deck.
Becomes familiar with physical circumstances of participants, paying attention to visible medical conditions and limitations.
Learns participants’ names.
Assist participants as needed, projecting professionalism at all times.
Collects tickets and logs each participant to record attendance in each activity.
Attends mandatory in-service trainings as arranged by the Aquatics Coordinator.
Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.

Pool Maintenance:
Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant. Accurately records results.
When not supervising participants, takes initiative to organize program supplies and toys, arrange ropes for the next activity, clean the deck, check the First Aid Kit, and perform other duties as described the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.

YWCA Administration:
Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
May be required to fill shifts in evenings, early mornings, and on weekends. Is expected to assist with substitutions when possible.
May be exposed to toxic chemicals. Helps with pool maintenance.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Will lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes. Will be required to participate in cleaning the pool and the pool area.

Certifications and Skills:
Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification as well as thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding rescue techniques. Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures. Ability to work with diverse populations in a variety of situations. Must be able to perform CPR.

Accepting Applications through December 2nd, 2016.

Application available online at www.ywcaofasheville.org

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or to the attention of Mary Beth Herman.


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

CDL Bus Driver: Part-time, non-exempt

Title: Bus Driver
Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: November 2016
Position Summary: Bus drivers ensure the safe transport of children enrolled in YWCA programs. Drivers take responsibility for bus maintenance. Driving is primarily for the Primary Enrichment (After School) and Summer Camp programs, but drivers may be asked to drive at other times and for other programs. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures the safety of children by following all YWCA bus policies as well as state and local safety laws.
Assists and supports counselors and teachers in encouraging safe behavior by children on buses.
Stays up to date on all rules regarding safe conduct for children during transport, including those from the state licensing bureau.
Engages with children appropriately, learning names and modeling professional behavior.
Ensures that buses are clean and doors and windows securely locked at the end of each day.
Continually communicates with the Director of Primary Enrichment Program about the condition of buses or problems with child behavior on buses that can lead to unsafe conditions.
Ensures that buses are always fueled.
Arranges for repairs and regular maintenance with approved mechanics, and assists in transferring buses to repair shops when necessary.
Reports any accident or incident immediately via telephone to the Director of School Age Programs or, if unavailable, to the Director of Programs, Director of Operations or the Executive Director.

Program Administration
Records travel time and distance as directed.
Collects invoices at the time of fueling and at the completion of maintenance on vehicles and conveys them to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Attends all staff meetings as required by the Director.

YWCA Administration:
Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
Attends trainings assigned by the YWCA administration.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Works with a culturally and economically diverse group of children, parents, and colleagues.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: May occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid; will enter and exit school buses several times a day; may be asked to drive long distances within the state of North Carolina.

Certifications and skills:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must have a valid North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement.
Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.
Must be able to maintain order among large groups of children according to YWCA and state guidelines for handling childhood behaviors.

Accepting application until December 2nd, 2016.

Application available online at www.ywcaofasheville.org

Applications and resumes should be sent to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org or to the attention of Mary Beth Herman.

 


YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina

Primary Enrichment Counselor: Part-time, non-exempt

Title: Primary Enrichment Counselor
Department: Primary Enrichment
Reports to: Director of Primary Enrichment Program
Effective Date: December 2016

Position Summary: Primary Enrichment Counselors create a safe, supervised environment for children during out-of-school time while parents are working. Counselors provide academic support, enrichment, and opportunities for recreation and act as role models for children in the center. Counselors follow all requirements for maintaining the program’s star rating, as explained by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program. The position is seasonal requiring an afternoon commitment during the school year and an all-day commitment during the summer months. The position is part-time, year round and non-exempt.


The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates an atmosphere of trust, safety, respect, and care in the assigned classroom by becoming familiar with each child’s condition and special needs.
Participates in transporting children from school to the YWCA. Will be asked to drive a mini-bus on bus routes or to act as a monitor on the bus. Will also participate in transporting children on field trips, mainly during the summer months.
Maintains constant supervision of assigned children in the center, at activities outside the center, and during transport.
Continually communicates with the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator regarding changes in children’s conditions or special issues in the classroom.
Knows and implements all sanitation and safety rules as described and explained by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Works in a team with other counselors to plan activities for children during all periods of the day when the program is open.
Provides academic support for children who need to use out-of-school hours to work on homework or study for tests.
Supports the YWCA’s commitment to addressing childhood obesity by modeling enthusiasm for outside play, indoor physical fitness, and good nutrition.
Interacts with parents professionally, keeping parents informed of all aspects of their children’s after school or summer camp experience.
Works to resolve conflicts among children in the spirit of non-violence.

Program Administration
Records information about each child’s participation, as required, in an accurate and timely way, using the forms provided by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Immediately reports all accidents and incidents to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program and the Primary Enrichment Coordinator.
Attends all staff meetings called by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Contributes to the class and program newsletters.
Keeps track of equipment needs for the classroom and reports these to the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.

YWCA Administration:
Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
Attends trainings assigned by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the Director of Primary Enrichment Program.
Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
May be asked to attend events during occasionally during evening hours or on weekends.
Will be in direct contact with school age children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
Works with a culturally and economically diverse group of children, parents, and colleagues.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: will stand for hours at a time, move about the classroom bending to engage with school age children; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; must be physically able to perform CPR and basic first aid. Will be required to supervise outdoor activities, and may be asked to participate in physical fitness activities appropriate to children. Will ride in school bus or mini-bus, sometimes for long distances.

Certifications and skills:
Credentials in the field of School Age Child Care are desirable, and, if not brought, must be obtained during the first year of employment. A high school diploma is required.
Will be trained in CPR and basic first aid.

 

Accepting applications till December 2nd, 2016.

Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org



 YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina  

 Early Learning Program Teacher: Full-time, non-exempt

Title: Early Learning Program Teacher
Department: Early Learning Program (ELP)
Reports to: Director of Early Learning Program
Effective Date: December 2016

Position Summary: Early Learning Program Teachers provide supervision, educational opportunities, and give quality care to children--aged 6 weeks to five years--in a safe, loving environment. Teachers are responsible for establishing the environment of the room to which they are assigned and for ensuring that other adult caregivers are meeting goals of excellence set by the Director of the Early Learning Program and the YWCA administration. The position is full-time, year-round, benefits eligible and non-exempt.

The YWCA fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Works together with co-teacher to produce the curriculum for each day and to provide a schedule for the class ensuring that curriculum guidelines and requirements established by the center are met. Ensures that the daily schedule is followed by children and volunteers.
• Stays up-to-date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center and ensures that all regulations are followed by all adults in the assigned classroom, including volunteers and floaters.
• Stays up-to-date on the latest theories of and best practices for promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development for children in the assigned classroom.
• Works together with co-teacher to ensure that administrative tasks are accomplished each day. These tasks include providing daily statistics to the Early Learning Program Coordinator, the Nutrition Coordinator and ensuring that other documentation on each child is complete, timely, and accurate.
• Directs volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer. Reports any difficulty with volunteers to the Director.
• Interacts appropriately with parents when present in the classroom; ensures that parents are informed of children’s daily activities, health concerns, eating habits, and other areas of interest to the family. Takes note of parents’ information on the child and communicates any health or wellness concerns to the Director of Early Learning Program. Communicates policies to parents as needed.
• Models positive behavior for children according to the culture and mission of the YWCA, including non-violent speech and action and respect for all.
• Participates actively and positively in the YWCA’s initiatives toward reducing childhood obesity; acts as a role model and provides positive guidance to children toward trying new foods, appropriate table manners, and the enjoyment of exercise. Encourages good nutrition according to the latest nutrition guidelines and promotes a positive attitude toward exercise at every opportunity.
• Takes and active part in all department trainings and staff meetings called by the Director of Early Learning Program.

Program Administration:
• Works as part of a team of two teachers in the assigned classroom. May be required to assume the role of ‘lead teacher’ to facilitate leadership and responsibility in each classroom. This role may shift from one to the other member of each team of teachers.
• Assumes other duties as assigned by the Director of Early Learning Program or Early learning Program Coordinator.

YWCA Administration:
• Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
• Attends trainings and meetings as required by the YWCA administration.
• Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
• Will work with a culturally and economically diverse population of YWCA members, participants, and staff members.
• Is responsible for knowing all conditions of employment, including the contents of the YWCA staff policy manual.
• Maintains confidentiality at all times regarding information about participants and colleagues.

Working Conditions:
● Works in direct proximity with children and will be exposed to childhood illnesses.
● Will spend a part of each day supervising and participating in outdoor play at all times of the year.

Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: will stand for long periods of time; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes; will be expected to participate in the demands required when working with children under the age of 6 such as bending, lifting, diapering, floor play, leading fitness activities.

Accepting applications until December 2nd, 2016.

Send resume, application and cover letter to humanresources@ywcaofasheville.org