Before and After School Child Care Director (Part-Time)
Company: New Branches Charter Academy
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2022
New Branches Charter Academy
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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New Branches Charter Academy strives to provide a positive learning
environment, along with a rigorous academic and cultural program
where our children learn to become healthy, responsible citizens,
life-long learners, and world leaders.
New Branches Charter Academy, in partnership with educators,
students, families and community stakeholders, closes the
achievement gap and transforms the human culture by developing
problem solvers and life-long learners who are fully prepared for
high school, college, global economy careers, and world change.
New Branches Charter Academy encourages and fosters:
Community We strive to create a safe environment that fosters
inclusiveness and belonging by students, parents, staff, and
Perseverance We always strive to push ourselves and our students to
their fullest potential.
Responsibility Students, parents and staff are respectful to each
other. Students learn to understand their responsibilities and take
initiative to act upon them in their local, national and world
Diversity We embrace and value working with families with rich
cultural and diverse backgrounds. We recognize that immersion in a
variety of cultures will prime our students to work and live in a
global economy. We celebrate and honor all the perspectives and
aspects of every culture and background that creates the fabric of
our school culture.
Teamwork We provide a respectful process for open communication,
collaboration and the opportunity for everyone to realize their
value in our school community.
Communication We will practice healthy, open and candid dialogue
between all members of our school community. Healthy dialogue is
that which encourages necessary conversations and respects all
Stewardship We ensure that our teaching and operational principles
and practices are morally sound, ethical, transparent, respectful,
Before and After School Child Care Director
25-29 Hours per week, 10 month position (school year)
Approximate Schedule: Monday-Friday, 6:15am-8:15am and
New Branches Charter School Academy
3662 Poinsettia Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 243-6221
GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Implements the before and after school child care program in
accordance with the program and Academy goals and objectives.
Coordinates, organizes and implements age appropriate activities
(crafts, games, outdoor activities), adherence to daily schedule,
providing additional activities, crafts, etc., for unexpected
Carries out discipline according to Academy program policy.
Initiates and maintain positive relationships with school staff
including the Principal, secretaries, custodial staff and
Keeps a consistent headcount on all children present at site;
communicates changes with all other staff.
Assists in maintaining clean-up schedules including janitorial
duties necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the school
Maintains all supplies, equipment and materials; purchase necessary
supplies when new/additional supplies are needed with approval from
Assists in the implementation of breakfast and other required
snacks to meet the nutritional needs of children.
Monitors Child Care Workers to ensure quality of activities and
support for program goals.
Hires, trains and supervises Child Care Workers.
Works in classrooms as a Child Care Worker on an as needed
Collects and displays suitable materials for bulletin boards and
other educational displays.
REPORTING AND LICENSING
Provides up-to-date enrollment of children, records of income and
expense, maintenance of student/enrollment information, preparation
of deposits and maintains financial records.
Processes monthly billing statements, payments and deposits.
Demonstrates understanding and implementation of DLARA's BCHS'
Child Care Licensing Rules and collects required paperwork from
Assumes responsibility for adherence to and monitoring of all
licensing regulations and for educating staff on regulations.
Communicates all incident reports and discipline referrals to the
Principal on a daily basis .
Turns in time sheets in a timely manner; monitors employee
Maintains accurate documentation of attendance, absences and
emergency information on each child.
RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN
Consistently demonstrates positive interaction with all children;
talks to them and treats them with dignity and respect.
Consistently demonstrates positive discipline; teaches and
redirects rather than scolding or reprimanding them; firmly and
consistently enforces the rules.
Expresses clear expectations and holds children accountable for
adhering to them.
Provides a classroom atmosphere based on the principles of firm,
fair and consistent practices, respect for individual children and
development of responsible citizenship.
RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN INTERACTING WITH PARENTS
Positively identifies parents before releasing children (picture ID
necessary until you can personally identify them).
Introduces him/herself to parents and communicates with them
regularly regarding program information such as schedule changes
and permission slips.
Communicates on a daily basis regarding the behavior of children.
Discusses any behavioral concerns with the parent in a conference,
Encourages parents to participate or volunteer in special events or
on field trips.
Expresses appreciation for parent interest in their child(s)
participation in the program.
STUDENT ACQUISITION & RETENTION
Shares responsibili t y for m arketing , recruiting and retaining
students for the Academy.
Communicates child care services provided to parents in a timely,
creative and professional manner.
PROFESSIONAL DEVE L OPMENT & LEADERSHIP
Participates in the development of policies and regulations that
affect instruction, care and conditions of student success.
Conducts himself or herself according to professional, ethical
Displays personal qualities, which reflect favorably upon the
individual, the group and the Academy.
Assists in observing and evaluating Child Care Workers.
Plans and coordinates staff meetings to promote ongoing
Assumes other responsibilities assigned by the Principal.
Attends required professional development trainings and staff
FACILITIES AND SAFETY
Reports any suspected abuse to the Principal.
Maintains a safe and healthy environment.
Maintains appropriate staff levels to accommodate children enrolled
in the program in accordance with regulations.
Assumes responsibility for the orderliness of the learning
environment and the appropriate and safe use of instructional
facilities and equipment.
Ensures facility, rooms and play areas are maintained in a clean,
orderly and safe condition.
Reports any safety issues on playground and in building to the
Ensures that all staff and children are respectful of school
property; ensures all school rules are followed.
Complies with all emergency procedures appropriate to the site and
in conformity with procedures adopted by emergency service
authorities to ensure the safety of the children and staff.
Must meet all requirements established by the Department of
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' ("DLARA") Bureau of Community and
Ability to walk, lift up to 25 pounds, climb, bend, reach and
Abili t y to communicate with students, s taff and gua r d ians in
a professional manner.
Excellent verbal and written expression using proper grammar and
vocabular y .
Exe m plary work habits ve r ified b y prev i ous e m plo
Strong i n terpersonal skills.
Desi r ed Requirements:
Knowledge of and skills wo r k ing with At - Risk students.
Experience in an educational setting with school-age chi ldren.
401(K) participation available
Employee Assistance Program
Supervising and coordinating activities of employees working and
children enrolled in the after school care program while
maintaining a clean and safe child care facility for the children
of the Academy.
TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM
To apply, please visit: https://choice.workbrightats.com/jobs/
Please contact Sara Hogle, Human Resources Generalist, directly
with questions at email@example.com
CHOICE SCHOOLS ASSOCIATES
Choice Schools is a team of educators, literacy specialists,
student advocates and many other professions, but first and
foremost, we are parents, moms, dads, guardians, grandparents,
aunts and uncles who love kids. As a nationally accredited and
regionally recognized full-service education service provider,
student learning is our organization's mission. We provide a
student-focused approach to customized school operations support,
including instruction, finance, compliance, communications, human
resources, enrollment, curriculum and professional development. Our
student-centric philosophy drives us to the path to greatness,
allowing everyone - students, staff, teachers, board members and
stakeholders to thrive. After more than 20 years of serving diverse
models of schools, Choice is committed to being Michigan's most
trusted education service provider with the highest-performing
Choice is an Education Service Provider for charter schools in
Michigan and is the employer. Please visit www.choiceschools.com
for more information. EEOC
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