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Child Development Resource Centre Manager for Tla'amin Health


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Position:Child Development Resource Centre Manager
Employer:Tla'amin Health
Sector:Health Care
Closing Date:2022-Jan-19
Salary or Wage:Competitive salary
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP
Contact:Marlane Christensen
Email, fax or in personTla'amin Community Health Services
4895 Salish Drive
Powell River, BC V8A 0B6


- Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline
- Valid ECE Certificate and Infant & Toddler Care and Special Needs Certificate
- 4+ years of experience working in a childcare setting, 3+ of which are in a management capacity
- Demonstrated understanding of the impact of residential schools, the 60ís scoop, and the overall impact of colonization on Aboriginal communities and families
- Demonstrated experience in supported child development
- Experience working in a First Nations community and/or Indigenous organization an asset
- Demonstrated leadership ability and experience with program planning and development for children aged 3 months to 5 years
- Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and motivational skills
- Demonstrated skills in basic accounting practices and managing budgets
- Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
- A valid BC driverís license and reliable transportation is an asset + driverís abstract
- Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test
- Must successfully pass a criminal record check

Duties and Responsibilities

- Ensure that the Centre promotes positive, holistic, strengths-based early childhood development, in a culturally appropriate manner, to support spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth
- Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of Child Care Licensing Regulations
- Recruit, lead, motivate, train and coach a group of highly skilled and motivated staff
- Lead and coordinate culturally-relevant program planning with staff, informed by the latest early childhood development research and local knowledge keepers
- Ensure the Centre is responsive to community and parent needs, and facilitates parents/ guardians/caregivers involvement
- Ensure positive communication and collaboration with parents/guardians/caregivers
- Facilitate a respectful, proactive conflict resolution process when dealing with staff and parents/ guardian/caregiver issues
- Ensure programs run effectively and within their budgetary requirements
- Ensure all reporting and funding requirements are met
- Collaborate with team to ensure wraparound service delivery for families
- Explore gaps and resources for families with young children and be creative in facilitating supports to meet the needs
- Effective in writing successful proposals for funding
- Participate as a member of the Community Services Department team
- Lead, supervise, hire, train and coach staff
- Ensure probationary review and annual performance evaluations are completed
- Facilitate access to professional development opportunities for staff
- Develop and maintain a positive work environment to facilitate collaboration with and amongst staff
- Ensure staff adherence to policy and procedures and workplace health and safety procedures

Additional Details

Reporting to the Health Director, this senior position is responsible for managing the Tlaíamin Nation Child Development Resource Center to provide quality, inclusive childcare and support services for children and families. The Manager has a strong and demonstrated understanding of quality, culturally-appropriate child care programming, early childhood learning and development, and can lead, motivate, train, and coach staff in the delivery of excellence in these areas.

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