Assistant Centre Director

Leduc, Alberta
Full-time

BrightPath Kids is hiring a Centre Director for their Leduc Centre outside Edmonton, AB.

The successful candidate will ensure the centre runs smoothly, efficiently, professionally, and working as part of a team to create a safe, caring, and educational place for children.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Administration & Financial

· Maintain centre expenses and labour costs within the approved budget.

· Responsible for the collection of fees.

· Ensure all parent accounts in Daycare Works are correct.

· Take enrollments and enquiries and follow these up appropriately.

· Ensure that staff records are kept up to date and remain current (Criminal Checks & Vulnerable Sector).

· Complete monthly reports, claims, and monitor childcare subsidy expiry dates maintain documentation to support accreditation portfolios and evidence.

Centre Duties

· Ensure the physical environment is monitored and maintained to meet fire, regional public health, Ministry of education & safety standards and policies.

· Ensure outstanding accounts are collected.

· Ensure centre records are always up to date, as per Legislation and Company Policies.

· Ensure staff get information and opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills (first aid, fire safety, food safety course, required courses for higher levels or training).

· Ensure personnel hired have been interviewed and thoroughly screened (police check and vulnerable sector search, references checked, etc.) before they begin working.

· Monitor and manage the menus at the centre ensuring a nutritional menu is provided each day.

Programming

· Oversee and assist in the programming and observations etc. of each group in compliance with BrightPath’s Curriculum and in co-operation with Educational Coaches.

Interactions

· Ensure all new parents and children are orientated into the centre upon enrollment.

· Hold regular staff, group leader and assistant meetings to ensure open communication channels display a positive, supportive attitude to all staff members.

· Hold Parent/Staff meeting to provide opportunities to evaluate centre programs and gain valuable input.

· Write newsletters informing parents of centre events.

· Conduct annual performance reviews on all staff, including the “Staff/Child Interaction Scale”.

Working with Families

· Communicate effectively with parents.

· Promote the quality care and education within the centre.

· Oversee children’s well-being key support person to parents.

Qualifications:

  • BEd with a focus on early childhood or Early Childhood Educator Level 3 Certification;
  • Minimum 2 years’ management experience in childcare;
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate;
  • Current Criminal History Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search;
  • Intermediate skills of the Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel);
  • Experience working with ADP and DCW would be an asset; and
  • Safe Food Handling would be an asset.

Our employees enjoy:

  • A competitive compensation package, including group benefits & paid sick leave
  • A 40 % discount on childcare
  • A Tuition Reimbursement Program to support and encourage professional growth
  • Ongoing training and development and great career opportunities.
  • A long-term position

Join the BrightPath team today!

…the Journey begins here

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.