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Childcare Facility Manager

Listing Number: 5291
City/Town: Campbell River
Start Date: March 1, 2019
Wage: TBD
Hours: 40 hrs per week

The WeWaiKai Nation is seeking a full-time manager to provide oversight and
management services to the NEW Childcare facilities and operations.
The facility will house the following elements:
• Headstart program
• Special Ed programing (outreach)
• Infant to toddler programing
• Childcare programing (after school)
As the manager you will be responsible for oversight of the above noted
programs, in addition to the following action plan:
Soft Opening items for March 2019:
• Head Start Pre-School Program moves into the new building and runs the
same daily pre-school program of 9:00am -2:30pm.
• Develop a daycare program, including new hires for daycare opportunity,
also will include fee for services costs scenarios (for review by education
committee and senior staff at WeWaiKai administration).
• Coordinate purchase of new equipment that can not be relocated from old
• Prepare parents of the upcoming daycare fees to be charged starting in July
Administrative elements:
• Advertise and hire co-manager for childcare center
• Have management trained in Childcare Pro Management program and other
necessary training.
• Hire and coordinate training components for NEW staff for all the programs.
• Iron out any kinks in the NEW building
• Ensure the new facility is compliant with all licensing regulation responsibilities
• Prepare budgets annually in concert with WeWaiKai administration
• Ensure all required building and program inspections done
• Complete all policies and procedures for all programs
• Expand/create teacher job descriptions
• Undertake a through review of childcare facilities at Cape Mudge village,
incorporate the review into an overall approach to childcare for both facilities
• Maintain current service delivery standards for WeWaiKai membership
• Work with WeWaiKai senior staff on budgeting and other required elements
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide a warm, positive, nurturing and respective environment
• Maintain the highest level of professionalism with parents, families, and coworkers
at all times and maintain daily communications with families
• Lead by example
• Adhere to all licensing requirements
• Promote social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all children
enrolled in the programs
• Manage all levels of reporting required to various funding agencies
• Manage the center’s schedule, including time-off requests and changes to
day to day schedules
• Ensure all safety requirements and inspection and certification procedures
and ensure the center complies with those requirements
• Responsible for invoicing and collection of fees (where applicable)
• Manage classroom observations and meetings
• Responsible for maintaining good, clear communications with parents and or
guardians, with respect to behaviour, illness or injury issues
• Supervise and evaluate all employees, including training and monitoring
childcare workers
• Meet with families, provide tours of the facility, and maintain staff schedules
and registrations, following all ratio requirements or limits
• Help plan and conduct regular parent and employee/team meetings as
• Oversee planning of all center events, seasonal celebrations, open houses,
year-end graduation, special events
• Ensure facility meets all work-safe and health Canada inspection standards
• Perform other duties and directed by WeWaiKai senior management
Key Requirements:


• Early Learning Childhood Development Diploma required (formerly Level 3) • Minimum of 3-5 years in a Daycare Management/Supervisory role • Experience working in a First Nations community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is considered an asset • First Aid & CPR Certification • Criminal Record Clearance & Vulnerable Sector Search • Licensing and Accreditation Knowledge • Proficient in all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision • A valid class 5 drivers’ license as travel will be necessary Longer term objectives • Head Start Pre-School will run the same as the School District 72 calendar 10 months a year with statutory holidays, summer, spring break and Christmas closure. All programs with the exception of the Head Start Pre-School will run 5 days a week, 12 months of the year with statutory holidays and Christmas closures. • Develop infant/toddle program hours and staffing requirements • Develop fee for service elements for after school day care programs • Coordinate the NEW hires for after school programs robert [dot] duncan [at] wewaikai [dot] com

Company Name: We Wai Kai Nation
Contact: Robert Duncan
Phone Number: 250-914-1890
Fax Number: 250-914-1891
Address: 690 Headstart Crescent Campbell River, BC V9H 1P9