Department: Social Services/Children’s Services
Location: Elmira Children’s Centre, Elmira
Salary: $70,488.60 – $88,106.20 per annum/$38.73 - $48.41 per hour
Union: Management/Management Support
Date of Posting: January 24, 2013
Description of Duties:
- Administrates an integrated Children’s Centre for young children using the High Scope Curriculum Approach, in a manner that provides for their optimum growth and development, within the legislation of the Day Nurseries Act, Child and Family Services Act, and Regional policy.
- Maintains a physical environment to conform to government standards of safety, cleanliness, and health.
- Coordinates the teamwork of qualified early childhood education and support staff while maintaining legislated child to staff ratios.
- Identifies and secures purchased services necessary for facility maintenance.
- Coordinates and documents the enrollment of all children to the centre according to admission policies, and maintains all children's records. Supervises the provision of specialized services for and special needs children.
- Supervises developmental screening of all children and facilitates formal assessments through referral to community agencies.
- Supervises menu planning, including food ordering, preparation, serving, and storage.
- Maintains records of staff medicals, vacation, training, and overtime. Supervises the administration of prescribed medications for children attending the centre.
- Documents and reports child abuse. Directly supervises a staff team comprised of an Assistant Supervisor/Resource Teacher, Child Care Teachers and a Cook, as well as part-time and contract staff. Standing, bending, stooping, and heavy lifting are required 50% of the time.
- Work requires periods of prolonged sitting and heavy visual concentration 10% of the day.
- Uses a computer daily when entering statistics or preparing flyers, newsletters, and notices.
- Work is performed to meet inflexible deadlines and is subject to certain peaks.
- Thorough practical knowledge of the developmental and educational needs of children, diagnostic screening tools, community resources, and research methods, normally acquired through the attainment of a Bachelor level degree specializing in Early Childhood Education or proven equivalent education.
- A minimum of three years direct child care experience as required in accordance with the Day Nurseries Act.
- Must be a Registered Member of the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators.
- Knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, including the Day Nurseries Act and regulations pertaining to Child Care, as well as Regional policies and procedures, municipal by-laws, Occupational Health & Safety, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, and other related legislation.
- Advanced knowledge and training in the High Scope Curriculum approach would be an asset.
- Must possess a valid standard First Aid Certificate.
- Ability to organize work and its performance by others.
- Ability to instruct or train staff in specific work methods or procedures.
- Ability to establish supportive relationships with families.
- Human relations skills to advise and supervise staff and participate as an effective team member.
- Reads policies, legislation, and professional publications related to child development, assessment tools, training materials, statistics, memorandums, letters, forms, memorandums, assessments, and referrals to maintain current knowledge in the field.
- Composes reports, letters to outside agencies and memorandums to staff, and meeting minutes; as well as maintains and updates attendance records, personnel files, program participant files, and policy and procedure manuals.
- Responds to telephone calls from parents and members of the general public, including inquiries regarding program information and conflict resolution.
- Convenes and coordinates case conferences for special needs and handicapped children, or supervises staff participation in same.
- Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
Interested internal applicants SHOULD APPLY ON-LINE IN OUR JOB POSTINGS SECTION ON THE REGIONAL PORTAL before 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2013.
Alternately, you may submit a detailed resume and Application for Posted Position Form (HR19) before 4:30 p.m.
on January 30, 2013 to Human Resources. See Regional Portal for job description.
NOTE: Since the resume, cover letter and Application for Posted Position form (HR19) will be used to select candidates for the interview process, we require that internal candidates emphasize any education, experience and skills they have which relate to the duties and requirements outlined in the job posting. If you have any further questions regarding the application process for internal job postings, please refer to the document “Internal Job Postings: Answers to Common Questions” posted on all Human Resources/Union Notices bulletin boards and Regional Portal.
We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process. We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.