The ideal candidate will be responsible for the effective administration and operation of our Child Care Centre in accordance with the Childcare Modernization Act and its regulations, the Early Learning Care and Quality Improvement tool for the City of Toronto, and the regulations and procedures of other legislative bodies and St. Stephen's Community House. She/he ensures clear communication between management and direct service staff and adherence to agency HR, administration and financial policies and procedures.
A. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensures the safety, health and well being of the children in the Center.
2. Provides quality child care programs to meet the physical, social/emotional and cognitive needs of children (Infant to School Age). Ensures an age-appropriate curriculum for each group to meet individual developmental needs is planned, implemented and posted.
3. Maintains open communication with parents regarding admissions, withdrawals, subsidy, their child?s progress, and other relevant information on a continuous basis.
4. Works with families from a community development perspective to improve family and neighborhood life for all. Involve staff and parents in social action to promote child care and social inclusion. Encourages parental involvement in the centre through parent engagement activities, parent/staff meetings, fundraising, advocacy and social activities.
5. Participate in community and neighborhood meetings and events relevant to families to represent St. Stephen's Community House.
6. Supervise all staff (FT/, PT, temporary, seasonal, casual) and students, including evaluation of staff performance. Holds supervision meetings, room and staff team meetings to ensure goal setting, flow of communication and adequate staff management. Adheres to collective agreement as it pertains to staff. Arranges schedules and staffing requirements for all staff.
7. Facilitates development and implementation of policies and procedures to meet staff and children?s needs.
8. Assists in the preparation of the child care budget with the Director and Finance Director and monitors budget expenditures to keep within guidelines.
9. Monitors, evaluates and acts to ensure enrollment is at capacity and maintains communication with Toronto Children?s Services regarding subsidies, waiting lists and statistics.
10. Manual and electronic records management including children and staff data, children?s reports, attendance records, time sheets, fees, petty cash, waiting lists, fire drills, and any other assigned tasks. Ensures the collection and documentation of parent fees; and completion of monthly statement for the Finance Department.
11. Purchases and orders supplies and equipment for all areas of the centre, and ensures the safe operation and timely repairs of equipment, furnishings, etc. Manages physical building issues, maintenance and problems to ensure a safe environment.
12. Oversees the operation of the kitchen in terms of food purchases, menu preparation and the provision of quality food.
13. Attends meetings scheduled by Toronto Children?s Services and/or the Ministry of Education as required. Maintains good communication with external partners as assigned.
14. Recognize, document and take action in the case of suspected child abuse, illness or accident. Completes serious occurrence reports as required.
B. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Prepare for, and actively participate in, regular supervision meetings, including the establishment and evaluation of an annual goal plan
2. Participate in the House activities, meetings and committees and community events as appropriate and/or assigned
3. Adhere to all House policies and procedures and ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client, staff and agency information
4. Support community development and social action activities as they arise both within the agency and within the communities we work with.
5. As a representative of St. Stephen?s, responsible for ensuring professional and effective communication with stakeholders of all kinds
6. Cooperate and participate with health and safety legislation and instructions for a safe and healthy workspace. Act as the certified health and safety management representative on the committee
? Early Childhood Education diploma/degree and a minimum of 3 years management experience in a child care setting
? Registered member of the College of ECE in good standing.
? Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate
? Childcare Management Certificate or equivalent an asset
? Demonstrated knowledge of the Childcare Modernization Act, ELECT and ELCAQI
? Proficient with MS Office, Outlook, online search and business tools, and database administration for children?s records and fees
? Familiarity with Asset Based Community Development and Anti ? Oppression practice is an asset
? Excellent written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills
? Ability to manage a budget and maintain financial records and control
? Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset
? Extensive knowledge of child development theory and effective individual and group programming in a child care setting
? General knowledge of legislation in the area of child care, human rights, health and safety, employment standards
? Effective time management, planning, problem solving and decision making abilities
? Ability to liaise with the community and engage in outreach as necessary
? Vulnerable sector police check clearance.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER in one document to the by Monday, January 14, 4:00 p.m.:
Hiring Committee Child Care Manager
Att: Lidia Monaco
Toronto, ON M5S 2P1
Or E-mail: [email protected]
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