Program Director, Family Resource (MSW) - Lancaster Area

Program Director, Family Resource (MSW) - Lancaster Area
Job Description

Overview: The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is seeking a cause-driven family specialist to lead the YMCA Early Learning Readiness program for our YMCA branches in the highest-need regions of LA County. The YMCA Early Learning Readiness (ELR) Program creates a stimulating environment for young children to play and learn alongside their caregiver or parent, while developing the physical, verbal, social, and emotional skills they'll need to successfully begin pre-K and for continued learning. The YMCA ELR program enhances language development, improves cognitive development and nurture creativity in early learners. It helps children to build relationships as they learn through play. The ELR program provides an informal setting with multiple "play" stations and allows for both children and their caregivers to learn how to encourage learning and skill-building at home. ELR classes feature age-appropriate activities that encourage children to problem solve and think creatively. Adult caregivers attend the classes with their early learner, allowing them to play an integral part in their child's learning and development. For this particular region, the program is at no cost to the participants. The ELR program typically runs on multiple weekly session blocks throughout the year, with classes typically being held once or twice a week, for two (2) hours, during the mid-morning/afternoon, for up to 20-30 children and their caregivers/parents.

In this role, the Family Resource Director would be responsible for leading the implementation of the YMCA Early Learning Readiness program at two (2) YMCA branches in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley areas. The position is based out of Lancaster. In addition, there would be some support of the Mid Valley Family YMCA ELR program in Van Nuys; Family Resource Director would need to travel to Van Nuys at least twice a month and provide ongoing support, remotely. The YMCA reimburses for mileage, based on the current rates provided by the IRS. Reliable transportation is required. Each location would have a lead program facilitator and program interns (based on the size of the program and number of weekly classes); the Family Resource Director would be responsible for recruiting, onboarding, hiring, training and evaluating program facilitators and interns for each location.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://ymcala.workbrightats.com/jobs/915582-75820.html

Qualifications
  • Education: Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work with at least 2 years of experience post-degree. Must be an MSW.
  • Licenses & Certifications: Infant Child Adult CPR & AED and Basic First Aid certified or willing to obtain the certification within 60 days of hire (certification courses available free of charge through the YMCA for all employees). Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred, but not required.
  • Related Experience: Minimum of two (2) plus years of experience in program management/operations in the area of early childhood, or upper administration experience in mental health or related non-profit arena.
  • Immunizations & Physical: TB Test clearance.
  • Specialized Skills: Visionary and creative, knowledge and demonstrated competence in implementing best practices in community development/partnerships, family engagement, volunteer and staff development, community resources, strong written and oral communication skills, and highly independent leader.
  • Other: Familiarity with mandated reporting procedures, safety and risk management. Must be able to clear a criminal record background check (DOJ/FBI/CACI).

Work Environment/Minimum Physical Requirements

  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities.
  • Job is performed in indoor as well as outdoor environments throughout the year.
  • Ability to lift 30-35lbs.
  • Job is based out of YMCA facility in one of the above listed communities. This is not a remote position.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as this position does require travel to program sites for evaluations and support.

To review the full job description, please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DS-hmzL12PgvZpyygr87d16EGrQ-MeC3/view?usp=sharing

EOE

Essential Functions

In this role, the Family Resource Director would be responsible for leading the implementation of the YMCA Early Learning Readiness program at two (2) YMCA branches in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley areas. The position is based out of Lancaster. In addition, there would be some support of the Mid Valley Family YMCA ELR program in Van Nuys; Family Resource Director would need to travel to Van Nuys at least twice a month and provide ongoing support, remotely. The YMCA reimburses for mileage, based on the current rates provided by the IRS. Reliable transportation is required. Each location would have a lead program facilitator and program interns (based on the size of the program and number of weekly classes); the Family Resource Director would be responsible for recruiting, onboarding, hiring, training and evaluating program facilitators and interns for each location.