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Youth Service Program Specialist

  2021-11-24     City of San Luis Obispo     990 Palm Street - HR  
Description:


CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
invites applications for the position of:
Youth Services Program Specialist

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY:

Hourly-$22.00 - $27.01

Biweekly-$1,760.00 - $2,161.00

Monthly-$3,813.33 - $4,682.17

Annually-$45,760.00 - $56,186.00

OPENING DATE: 11/09/21

CLOSING DATE: 12/06/21 05:00 PM

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.slocity.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Please note: If selected to move forward to interviews, the oral boards will be held on: December 20th, 2021. Please save the date.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Youth Services Program Specialist is responsible for overseeing daily operations for the school age before- and after- school childcare programs (Sun 'N Fun and Club STAR during the school year and school break camps) at an assigned location. Responsible for the day-to-day management of a childcare site, including staff supervision, engagement with children and families, curriculum planning and implementation, planning enrichment opportunities (guests, trips, events), collaboration with school and community partners, ensuring an equitable and inclusive environment and uphold division standards.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
Positions in this journey-level classification oversee daily operations of childcare programming at a specific childcare site. Incumbents in this classification are capable of performing a variety of work to ensure childcare programs run smoothly. This classification is distinguished from the Recreation Coordinator in that the latter has responsibility for broader program operations.

SUPERVISION:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Recreation Supervisor and receive functional supervision from the Recreation Coordinator.

Employees in this classification may coordinate the work of part-time childcare staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)

  • Ensures site wellness and safety through supply management, cleaning schedules, updating room environment and clear expectations to staff in upholding policies.
  • Supervises, supports, and communicates expectations to staff on a daily and on-going basis.
  • Works with Supervisor to address concerns and opportunities for staff growth.
  • Works collaboratively with school administrators, staff, and outside agencies.
  • Ensures a positive environment, demonstrating healthy communication strategies.
  • Demonstrates fluency in positive guidance, train staff in using it, and utilize it to ensure healthy child behaviors.
  • Ensures Community Care Licensing Title 22 regulations are followed at the program site.
  • Plans and conducts daily schedule of activities.
  • Plans and implements weekly themed curriculum and enrichment opportunities (guest speakers, trips, special events).
  • Collaborates on program development year-round (school year and summer programming)
  • Maintains accurate records for each child (state licensing paperwork, tuition, safety notices) and ensure licensing compliance at all times.
  • Facilitates bi-weekly staff meetings after close of program and attend weekly Director meetings during program hours.
  • Assists in providing applicable staff training programs to ensure staff are motivated and program goals are met.
  • Follows and upholds City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department policies and philosophies.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.


KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of child development, positive guidance, and curriculum development.
  • Large group childcare management skills.
  • Title 22 Community Care Licensing standards.
  • Staff management and delegation.
  • Correct business English, including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computer applications related to the work, including basic word processing and basic spreadsheet applications.
  • Record keeping and filing principles and practices.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Safety procedures related to the work.



Ability to:

  • Be aware of and conduct all activities occurring in the childcare programs during program hours, including staff, children, family and school partner interactions.
  • Facilitate staff training.
  • Manage staff schedules, communicate shifts, and find substitutes (or step in as a substitute) when needed.
  • Engage large group of children (up to 70 on campus) in enriching activities while ensuring safety for all participants.
  • Implement changing protocols and policies as related to licensed childcare facilities.
  • Interpret and implement policies, procedures and computer applications related to the department or organizational unit to which assigned.
  • Using English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
  • Using independent judgment within established procedural guidelines and written directions.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Twelve college-level units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Recreation, or related field;
and
Two years of experience working in a childcare setting or in a structured program for school-age children.
or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
3 units of coursework related to Childcare Administration and 3 units of coursework related to Nutrition or ability to obtain within one year of hire.

POSSESSION AND MAINTENANCE OF:

  • A valid class "C" California Driver's License.
  • First Aid and CPR certificate required within 6 months of hire.
  • AB 1207 certificate required within the first month of hire.


THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE A FINAL OFFER IS MADE:

  • Livescan Fingerprinting – DOJ/FBI
  • Child Abuse Index check
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Proof of Immunization: MMR, TDAP, and Influenza (or Statement to Decline)
  • Satisfactory Health Screening
  • Provide copies of college transcripts.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.slocity.org


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