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          Are you passionate about early childhood education? Are you motivated by helping families and building community? We are looking for a highly organised and enthusiastic Manager to join our team at Good Shepherd Daycare. We have been providing quality, licensed childcare for over 40 years in partnership with Harvest City Church. Our vision and mission is to support and resource local families and continue being a leading provider of quality, affordable childcare in our community. We are looking for a Manager who will demonstrate and promote an appreciation for the mission, vision, and values that drive our centre. If you have what it takes to manage and lead our program by ensuring excellence and quality of care for the children entrusted to us, we want to hear from you!

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

We are looking for a gifted individual who will be a learning facilitator, an effective manager and a mentor to our staff. The ideal applicant will be highly knowledgeable in early childhood learning theories, have the ability to enhance and strengthen the facilitation of our program, and ensure that licensing regulations are met at all times. Successful candidates for this role will bring enthusiasm and creativity along with excellent written and oral communication skills. They will have the ability to manage the day-to-day running of the daycare and foster respectful relationships with staff, families, and the community. Strong organisational skills including planning, task facilitation and managing conflicting priorities are essential for this role. Collaborative and solution-oriented style of management is highly valued.

 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Daycare Manager supports the ECE’s and support staff in the implementation of the educational program and furthering the development of children entrusted in our care. Candidates must demonstrate excellence and leadership in the following areas: Implements Childcare Licensing Regulations while establishing a culture of staff professional development related to children’s care and learning Promotes a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities for children to grow socially, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually Develops and maintains effective decision making processes that build consensus, commitment, and collaboration amongst staff Provides guidance and information to all relevant parties, both internally and externally Fosters and maintains positive and professional relationships and communication with parents, children, staff and management Responsibilities of the Daycare Manager include: Ensuring that the daycare environment and program meet the standards of licensing regulations and are in compliance Planning, organising and directing the day-to-day operations of the daycare Creating schedules for the program to ensure that adequate staffing ratios are always maintained Performing administrative duties in a timely manner, including: scheduling, reporting, newsletters, maintaining care plans and records, etc. Providing ongoing training and mentorship to staff and overseeing professional growth plans Working with coordinators and educators to ensure that best practices are followed when planning to meet children’s early learning needs Planning and delivering learning activities and ensuring that children’s developmental needs are met within the program Maintaining effective communication with families, responding to e-mails, inquiries and phone calls Managing the registration and enrolment of children Assisting with grant writing, as required Ensuring an operationally appropriate list of ECE substitutes Providing onboarding and training to new staff and students Maintaining the safety and wellbeing of children and staff Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

The following qualifications are required: Valid Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate Licence Knowledge and understanding of current BC Licensing Regulations & BC’s Early Learning Framework Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate
Criminal Record Check Experience supervising, coaching or consulting with ECEs Minimum 3 years of experience in various childcare settings Three references Montessori training would be an asset Experience working in non-profit settings would be beneficial Strong work ethic, flexibility and appreciation for the mission, values and culture of Good Shepherd Daycare and Harvest City Church.


 

SALARY & BENEFITS

Expected start date: April 2022

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday between 7:30am and 5:30am

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Professional development allowance, 3 weeks of vacation time, Onsite parking.

 

Contact Us:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and description of your journey to faith to: info@harvestcitychurch.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.