Early learning centre Manager
We are seeking an Early Learning Centre Manager for our Early Learning Centre on Barrington St. in Halifax Nova Scotia. The Centre cares for approximately 60 children, infants to school age.
Job Classification: Permanent, Full Time, Management, Salaried
How to Apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to the attention of: Betty Egan, Human Resources Coordinator, by email: , or by mail or in person to YWCA Halifax, 358 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax NS B3R 1V8. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.
Deadline for Resume Submission: Aug 22, 2014
General Summary of Competencies: The Early Learning Centre Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of the childcare centre including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, growing, risk management and supervising a team. The manager is responsible for ensuring all procedures, policies, and budgets are followed, and ensuring staff are in compliance with all procedures and policies. Competencies include :
- Attention to Detail
- Client-Centered Service
- Commitment to Learning
- Cultural Awareness
- Conflict Management
- Integrity & Accountability
- Planning & Organizing
- Problem Solving/Analytical Thinking
- Relationship Building
- Self Awareness/Emotional Intelligence
- Team Leadership/Management
Qualifications and Experience: Undergraduate degree in Child and Youth studies, ECE diploma or training recognized by the Department of Community Services to manage a Childcare facility in addition to a minimum of three years program management and staff supervision experience. Knowledge of the Nova Scotia Day Care Act and Regulations and all associated Standards. Understanding of program management, planning, and evaluation in an outcome based framework. Must have excellent program administration skills, program management capacity, and strong supervisory skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment, effective interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills, high level of computer literacy including MS Excel and Word, ability to maintain collaborative partnerships internal and external to the organization, ability and experience in training, supervising and motivating, monitoring, and measuring volunteers and staff.
Essential Duties of Position:
- Manage program to support achievement of organizational goals
- Seek out and apply best practices and program ideas
- Ensure a well organized and clean facility
- Monitor program activities
- Evaluate program and parent satisfaction at least annually
- Implement regular and effective learning updates for parents
- Support the Childcare Cook in menu development ensuring adherence to all DCS Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Licensed Childcare Centres.
- Provide monthly program reports as requested by Director/Executive Director
- Identify and evaluate the risks associated with the program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
- Serve as primary link between centre and parents.
- Ensure development, improvement, and implementation of documented systems, following YWCA procedures including: wait list management, fire safety, orientation of new families, child room transitions and related administration/communication, parent communications, staff recruitment, staff orientation and performance management, and oversight on child progress reporting.
- Responsible for completing and remitting all reports and administration requirements
- Responsible for information management of program records
- Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
- Maintains appropriate program record-keeping in accordance with policies
- Ensure that the designated projects and program operate within the approved budget
- Responsible for management of specific, designated and approved budget lines as delegated by Director. Monitor budget program expenditures.
- Ensure the program operates within approved YWCA’s financial policies and procedures,
- Coordinates the linkage of program plans with budgets and ordering of supplies.
- Provides timely and accurate source billing and subsidy claim information to accounting.
Staff & Volunteer Supervision
- Develop, monitor and evalutate systems to ensure program best practices, quality standards, and program policy and procedure compliance.
- Management and oversight of staff and volunteers.
- Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential.
- Provides staff with opportunities for professional and personal development.
Usual office hours, 37.5 hours per week. Some duties may require off site work. Occasional evening or weekends may be required to meet specific deadlines as determined by the Director.
Special Conditions of Employment: Current First Aid with Child CPR, WHMIS, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check.