School Age Childcare Coordinator

The Place   Norwich, NY   Full-time     Childcare
Posted on July 1, 2024

The Place Our Mission "...to provide programs and support to youth and families helping them realize their full potential as they become responsible contributing members of society."

JOB TITLE: School Age Childcare Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director The Place is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Norwich, NY that serves Chenango County. The Place was founded in 1983 and has been serving Chenango County youth and young adults through an established continuum of research-based programs to prepare them for college, career, and citizenship.    

The Coordinator will devote a portion of their time in the classroom supporting the implementation of curriculum, some of the time will also be spent planning, organizing and implementing services of the program, exercising independent judgment, best practices and decision-making authority as delegated, including but not limited to: following budgets, policies, procedures and proper staff training and supervision.        

-Work with the Executive Director to promote the center's open houses, events and available spots and establish relationships within the community in an effort to grow enrollment and meet community needs. -Licensing and managing an operation that follows Office of Children and Family Service regulations, establishing a positive working relationship with local OCFS licensor and local CCR&R. -Maintaining complete child and staff records per OCFS requirements. -Maintaining the physical space including ordering supplies and developmentally appropriate equipment, furniture, manipulatives, etc. -Handling all aspects of staffing including the hiring of highly qualified individuals, dedicated to providing the highest level of care and customer service, to meet enrollment demands. -Ensuring that staffing meets all OCFS requirements including, obtaining clearances, monitoring and documenting training, maintaining staff files and proper staff:child ratios. -Utilizing our HR and communication/registration platforms appropriately and effectively in the day to day operations: -Communicating effectively and regularly with Executive Director, keeping them abreast of daily occurrences and issues as they arise and in a timely manner, working collaboratively as a team to provide the highest quality of care, a positive working environment and to problem solve proactively. -Establishing open, comfortable lines of communication with parents, caregivers and staff, providing resources and support where needed.      

Education: To be qualified as a Center Director, a person must possess either: (i) a bachelor's degree, including or in addition to 12 credits in early childhood, child development or a related field; one year of full-time teaching experience in a childcare center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and one year of experience supervising staff in a childcare program or a related field of work; or (ii) a New York State children's program administrator credential; one year of full-time teaching experience in a childcare center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and one year of experience supervising staff in a childcare program or a related field of work; or (iii) an Associate's degree in early childhood or related field, with a plan of study leading to a bachelor's degree or a New York State children's program administrator credential; two years of full-time teaching experience in a childcare center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and two years of experience supervising staff in a childcare program or a related field of work; or (iv) a child development associate credential or other office-recognized credential, with a plan of study leading to a bachelor's degree or a New York State children's program administrator credential; two years of full-time teaching experience in a childcare center, family or group family day care home or other early childhood program; and two years of experience supervising staff in a childcare program or a related field of work.

Other: Must pass a full background check, including fingerprinting, references, SEL & SCR through NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Must be medically fit to perform all job duties, free of communicable disease including TB and provide documentation from a licensed physician within the past year. Warm, friendly, caring, upbeat personality. Exceptional people skills in dealing with young children, parents and staff. Professional, reliable and prompt. Commitment to delivering an excellent program. Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children's activities. Ability to multitask Ability to communicate, in written format and verbally ability to work effectively with a wide span of ages comfortable with public speaking comfortable with Microsoft Office and relevant computer programs team player, flexible Must have the stamina and physical flexibility (walking, sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, pulling, running, reaching, climbing, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.) without assistance to participate in children's activities.

The Place is an equal opportunity employer


The Place

Norwich , NY