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United Health Services Administrative Manager UHS Emergency Drop-in Child Care Center in Binghamton, New York

The Administrative Manager of UHS Emergency Drop-in Child Care oversees the daily operations of the center, establishes and sustains a positive learning environment for children. Oversees the coordination of day care education program, and ensures that facilities are maintained, managed and support a complement of daycare staff. Manages the center's financial affairs. Has demonstrable experience in managing all aspects of a daycare center, as well as strong leadership skills.

Coordinate efforts of other staff to help them:

--Offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social needs of both the individual and the group.

--Interact with the children and encourage their involvement in activities.

--Prepare a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits the child to grow and to explore.

--Plan monthly lesson plans based on a curriculum outline.

--Establish and maintain good communications with parents on a daily informal basis and through parent conferences.

--Observe, record, and report significant individual and group behavior.

--Use appropriate and positive discipline and train staff so that discipline is consistent.

--Maintain necessary records and files

--Develop appropriate relationships with children of diverse backgrounds by treating all children with dignity and respect and by considering the child in relationship to his or her cultural and socio-economic background.

--Manage toileting needs of children including changing diapers if necessary

--Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

--Keep staff informed of program goals and developments both with children, parents, and administration.

--Participate in staff meetings, in service training, conferences, etc.. as necessary.

--Coordinate and pursue grants, fundraisers, and contributions when needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development or related field, five plus years in child related field and one to two years’ experience in a supervisory role depending upon degree; ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children and parents/guardians; evidence of emotional maturity and stability; evidence of sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations and to use supervision constructively required. One to two years as a teacher in elementary education preferred.

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