Assistant Early Care & Education Director

Assistant Early Care & Education Director position now available at the Bellefonte Branch of the YMCA of Centre County.


YMCA of Centre County


Bellefonte, PA 16823-1697

Job Description

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that assists the Early Care & Education Director in the supervision and direction of the Early Care & Education programs at our Bellefonte Branch.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Human Service Field
  • Bachelors’ degree in a non-human service field plus 30 credits in education or human service field plus two years of experience working with children totaling a minimum of 2500 hours

Essential Functions

  • Comprehensive knowledge, understanding and following of PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW) regulations
  • Assuring all staff have been properly trained in DPW regulations, PA Keystone Stars standards, the Environmental Rating Scale and New Staff Orientation
  • Assure information on families, children and co-workers remains confidential
  • Assure all programs and classrooms are staffed appropriately
  • Serve as a closing staff at one of the off-site school age care programs during the school year. Assume the role of lead summer camp staff, working a minimum of 30 hours per week during camp, generally June - August.
  • Supervision of all children which is defined by DPW as “To be physically present with a group of children. Critical oversights, in which the staff can see, hear, direct and access the children”.
  • Gear the program to the needs of individual children with concern for their interests, special talents, individual style and pace of learning
  • Assist staff in the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Assist in the development of the Early Care & Education Program budget
  • Assure all children are treated with dignity and respect
  • Assure proper communication with parents, children and co-workers
  • Assure child assessments/portfolios are complete and parent/teacher conferences are held at appropriate times of the year.
  • Assist in identifying, hiring and training staff as needed and evaluate annually
  • Assist in administering all aspects of payroll for the Early Care & Education Program
  • Work with staff and volunteer leadership to help plan, train, motivate and oversee the campaign to reach the campaign goal. To demonstrate sound campaign practices by implementing Good Practices and Proven Concepts
  • Assure completion of all administrative paperwork including but not limited to attendance, meal counts, incident reports, supply and equipment requests, newsletter, curriculum, fundraisers, and field trips in a timely manner
  • Participate in recommended trainings, and complete and upkeep Professional Development Record to ensure professional growth.
  • Report all incidents to the Early Care & Education Director
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings
  • Assume equal responsibility for all housekeeping responsibilities
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the Early Care & Education Director or other Y Management

Required Certifications

  • Annual Water & Fire Safety Training
  • Must maintain current First Aid, CPR and AED certifications
  • Must complete Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training within the first 90 days of employment and every 3 years thereafter
  • Must complete Mandated Reporter training within the first 90 days of employment and every 5 years thereafter
  • ACT 139 Training for First Responders – Naloxone Training within the first 90 days of employment and every 2 years thereafter


$14.42 - $16.82

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

Dec. 31, 2020

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