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Mary's Place Manager (Daycare)

Job Title:

Manager of Childcare Services

 

Reports to:

Director of Support Services

 

Team:

Support Services Team

 

Location:

4351 West Saanich Rd. Victoria, BC

 

Authority Level:

 

Supervision of staff and volunteers

Date:

Pay Rate:

January 2020

 $ 54,112-56,257 Annually

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

 

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island has been supporting people in need on Vancouver Island since 1916, and we celebrated our 100th anniversary September 27th, 2016. Focused on impacting the lives of people affected by poverty, the Society offers emergency relief services while maintaining a focus and commitment to addressing the root causes that contribute to poverty in our communities. The Society currently provides 90 units of supportive and affordable housing, with an additional 42 units that came online in September 2016 with the opening of Rosalie’s Village in Saanich. Saint Vincent de Paul provides a wide range of community supports through the Social Concern Program including a food bank, home visit program, education, training and emergency rent/utility payments. Through the Ozanam Centre the Society operates a community integration program for persons with developmental disabilities, helping people achieve a higher quality of life. Believing in sustainable development, the Society operates 2 thrift stores that contribute to both financial sustainability and the provision of clothing and household items to those in need. More than 200 people make up the Society membership, supported by more than 300 volunteers and 75 staff.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Reporting to the Director of Support Services, the Childcare Manager is responsible for developing, delivering, and managing the Childcare Program in order to ensure a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children. 

The Childcare Manager is responsible for providing a quality caring and supportive child care program to families living at Rosalie’s Village and the surrounding community.  The priority of Mary’s Place is to provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment for the children in our care, with a focus on providing a stimulating early care and education experience and operating a program that meets all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

 

The key responsibilities of the Childcare Manager include but are not limited to:

  1. 1.    Develop and implement programs for young children infant to aged five

Main Activities

  • Develop and implement a philosophy of early childhood education and care
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the program
  • Ensure the provision of nutritious snacks and lunches
  • Provide adequate equipment and activities
  • Ensure equipment and facility are clean, well maintained, and safe at all times
  • Provide weekly and monthly schedules of activities
  • Develop culturally appropriate programs and activities
  • Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts
  • Establish policies and procedures including acceptable disciplinary policies
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures
  • Evaluate programs

 

  1. 2.    Supervise and develop childcare staff

Main Activities

  • Recruit, hire, and orient daycare staff
  • Supervise, coach, and encourage staff
  • Evaluate staff performance
  • Take corrective action when necessary
  • Assess training needs
  • Provide opportunities for training and support

 

  1. 3.    Manage the administration of the childcare program

Main Activities

  • Keep parents informed of program expectations, program activities, and their child’s progress
  • Develop and maintain current, accurate, and confidential client files
  • Prepare and monitor the daycare budget
  • Approve purchases within established spending limits
  • Receive and record daycare fees
  • Develop monthly and yearly statistics about number of participants, costs of equipment, supplies, and maintenance
  • Prepare and complete subsidy forms and grant applications and reports as required
  • Liaise with community supports for children with special needs

 

  1. 4.    Supervise children in the childcare Centre

Main Activities

  • Ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games, and story telling
  • Provide opportunities for sleep and rest time
  • Build children’s esteem
  • Establish routines and provide positive guidance
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
  • Implement positive discipline when required
  • Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand

 

  1. 5.    WorkSafe BC Employee Responsibility

The Manager of Mary’s Place Childcare is part of the leadership team of the Society and in that role is responsible for assisting in setting and maintaining the standard for ensuring that the programs within the managers jurisdiction are meeting the WorkSafeBC requirements and the Society health and safety policies and procedures:

  • As an employer the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is responsible for:
    • o Establishing a valid occupational health and safety program.
    • o Training the Society employees to do their work safely and provide proper supervision.
    • o Provide supervisors with the necessary support and training to carry out health and safety responsibilities.
    • o Ensuring adequate first aid equipment, supplies, and trained attendants are on site to handle injuries.
    • o Regularly inspecting the workplace to make sure everything is working properly.
    • o Fixing problems reported by workers.
    • o Transporting injured workers to the nearest location for medical treatment.
    • o Reporting all injuries to WorkSafeBC that required medical attention.
    • o Investigating incidents where workers are injured, or equipment is damaged.
    • o Submitting the necessary forms to WorkSafeBC.

 

  • As a supervisor (as defined by WorkSafeBC) the Manager of Mary’s Place Childcare Centre’s responsibilities will:
    • o Ensure the health and safety of all workers under your direct supervision.
    • o Know the WorkSafeBC requirements that apply to the work under your supervision and make sure those requirements are met.
    • o Ensure workers under your supervision are aware of all known hazards.
    • o Ensure workers under your supervision have the appropriate personal protective equipment, which is being used properly, regularly inspected, and maintained.

 

  1. 6.     Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/Assets

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education with Infant Toddler preferable
  • Current BC License to Practice (mandatory)
  • Documentation in accordance with Community Care Facilities Branch licensing requirements
  • First Aid Certification –Infant CPR
  • Adherence to the ECE of BC Code of Ethics
  • Minimum 3 years recent Childcare Centre management including the direct management and supervision of staff and budgets
  • Experience with childcare subsidy/grants
  • Proficient with Microsoft office suite and general office management
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to attend meetings and events after hours
  • An understanding of the issues that affect children and their families
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with children, parents, and community members.
  • Experience working with children with mental and physical disabilities and the community supports available
  • Understanding of the Mission and Values of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Will be required to successfully obtain a Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check clearance letter prior to commencing employment

Please submit  Resumé and Cover Letter  to info@svdpvictoria.com

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