Centre Director

Centre Director – Chestermere Centre,

Chestermere, Alberta

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
To 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all programming and observations for class groups meet all Ministry of Education Accreditation and Licensing Standards.
  • 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”.
  • Communicate effectively with parents.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Licensing and Accreditation Regulations.
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience in childcare.
  • Experience working with preschool age children and has relevant knowledge of programming and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management including budget development and review of expenditure against budget, utilization, and staffing levels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with respect to families, program educators, volunteers, and others.
  • Develops and fosters relationships with parents and educators.
  • A Child Development Supervisor (formerly Level 3) Certificate preferred
  • A current Criminal Check & Vulnerable Sector screening.
  • Current Standard First Aid and Infant Child CPR.
  • Up to date immunization and Health assessment as per the local Minister of Health Requirements
We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.