Kids3 Daycare in Downtown Edmonton, approved for 108 children is a Reggio based center and believes the success is based on enthusiastic and compassionate team of employees and parents.
Kids3 Daycare is currently seeking a highly motivated person for the position of a permanent full-time Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director. Program Supervisor/ The Assistant Director will manage the child care services according to “The Child Care Act” and The Child Care Regulations.
The Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring all the center staff are in compliance with all daily duties including following our curriculum, leading a team and managing the facility as a whole. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Program Supervisor/ Assistant Director or Director in a previous role.
We are looking for a Program Supervisor/ Assistant director with:
- Demonstrated child care center management and supervisory experience.
- Thorough understanding of child care licensing regulations and accreditation standards
- Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
- Strong customer service and communication skills (both written and oral).
- Must be certified as a Child Development Supervisor(Level 3)
- Commitment to providing high quality programming for children and a supportive work environment for staff members.
- A high degree of initiative and dedication.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office
- Ability to multi task while maintaining a positive attitude
- Ability to problem solving and make decisions
- Team building skills with an emphasis on collaboration, communication and coordination
- Must be physically agile, highly energetic and be able to work both indoors and outdoorsAble to work any shift
- Have own vehicle
- Current Childcare First Aide certificate with CPR, current Criminal Record Check, and vulnerable sector check
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Implement the center’s philosophy of early childhood education and care
- Oversee the day-to-day operations and maintain a center that meets or exceeds the company guidelines, licensing and accreditation requirements and health and safety regulations.
- Recruit, train and retain quality staff. Handle staff scheduling and other personnel-related matters.
- Consults, supports, and provides guidance to child care workers in evaluating and providing excellent programming.
- Ensures all regulatory requirements and accreditation standards are met.
- Manage facilities, materials, supplies & equipment
- Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
- Work with external resources and agencies
- Work with schools – develop positive and supporting relationships
- Build community awareness and mutually supportive relationships
- Collaborate with employer - build effective relationships through ongoing communication
- Maintain effective communication with families, staff and community
- Implement the center’s policies consistently
- Develop policies and procedures - make recommendations to the Operator/Owner - Participate in policy review and updating
- Provide all required forms – attendance, accident/incident, cleaning, staff attendance, staff hours, etc.
- Develop staff work schedules well in advance
- Manage payroll
- Act as an advocate for the program in the community
- Address any concerns or complaints in an effective manner & keep a record of actions taken
- Evaluate programs
- Be familiar with Accreditation Standards and work towards meeting the standards
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
Protect and respect the rights of children
- Provide a child centered learning environment
- Provide programming support to the staff
- Oversee and support the child care staff in planning, implementation, and evaluation of daily experiences based on the individual developmental needs and interests of the children
- Assist the Early Childhood Educators in planning and evaluating child centered inclusive learning environments both indoors and outdoors
- Be a positive model for the staff and support them in the provision of a quality program
- Ensure the children have daily scheduled opportunities for outdoor play (weather permitting)
- Utilize community resources in the children’s program
- Ensure the staff has the materials, equipment and supplies required to implement the program for the children
- Be in ratio with the children when required to help with ratios and to model for the staff
Work in partnership with families
- Welcome families to the center and act as the host to perspective clients as required
- Display a non-judgmental attitude towards a variety of parenting and/or lifestyles, attitudes, and values
- Register children and provide an orientation to families
- Develop positive relationships and maintain open communication
- Assist families with subsidy applications when required
- Support families in locating and accessing any resources to support them in their child rearing roles
- Support families in accessing supports for children with special needs and work collaboratively with affiliated agencies, professionals and support staff
- Encourage parent participation in the program
- Be a positive role model of child-adult interactions and guidance
- Encourage family involvement in the program
- Plan events for families
HEALTH & SAFETY
Create a safe and healthy environment and safe workplace
- Promote healthy living for staff, children and their families
- Stay current with research and emerging best practices in health and safety as it relates to the field of early childhood and implements best practices
- Train the staff in implementing the health and safety policies & ensure policies and procedures are consistently implemented
- Develop forms to record health & safety procedures (i.e. room cleaning checklists, toy cleaning checklists, indoor & outdoor safety inspections, etc.)
- Manage illness
- Respond to accidents and emergencies
- Ensure children who are ill or injured are provided with medical attention as required
- Oversee the nutrition program and menu planning – purchasing, receiving and food storage
- Monitor food preparation
- Oversee security and emergency response – implement security measures, prepare for emergency situations
- Assess risk and address identified concerns immediately
Determine and manage staffing needs
- Recruit staff
- Screen potential employees – interview, reference checks, criminal record check & vulnerable sector search
- Provide an orientation for new staff
- Train the staff in the policies, procedures and practices of the center
- Maintain staff files with all required documents
- Promote team building, open communication and positive working relationships.
- Communicate openly and effectively with the staff
- Plan and conduct staff meetings, keeping accurate meeting notes
- Review policies and procedures regularly with the staff
- Supervise the staff and provide regular constructive feedback on performance & provide resources & training as required
- Conduct performance appraisals and establish professional development goals with all staff
- Support, encourage and motivate the staff
- Address and document significant performance concerns or staff misconduct
- Support the staff in resolving problems and conflicts
- Ensure all necessary forms are completed accurately and in a timely fashion (i.e., time sheets, accident, incident & illness records, reports to licensing, operating authority for the van, etc.)
- Support, mentor and guide the staff, students and volunteers
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING
Model professionalism and exhibit ethical conduct
- Facilitate professional development for the staff
- Remain current on child development information and child care related issues by participating in professional development opportunities and/or continuing education
- Conduct self-evaluations and participate in a formal performance evaluation annually and set goals for professional growth
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), or 2-year diploma in ECE.
- 3+ years of experience in an early childhood education setting.
- 2+ years of experience as a Director of a licensed child care program.
- Strong understanding of accreditation and licensing standards.
- Experience with managing budgets
Job Type: Full-time
Wages $16-18 per hour
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour
- Program Supervisor: 2 years (Preferred)