Early Childhood Educator Job in Calgary, Alberta
Willowbrae Academy Childcare facility in NW Calgary is seeking a strong Assistant Director. Experience in Planning Emergent Curriculum and strong leadership skills are required for this position. Applicants should have the correct qualifications and be able to perform tasks in a timely manner while supporting staff.
Responsibilities: * Responsible for ensuring that all Alberta legislative requirements are met with 100% compliance
Motivates and leads staff through personal example regarding client relations, site cleanliness, program development, classroom leadership, health and safety practices, uniform standards, staff relations, and compliance.
oversees staff development
Maintains enrollment expectations through on-going communication with all families, accurate administration, agency promotion and hosting open houses
Promotes open communication and teamwork with all staff through personal example and use of positive employee relations techniques
Maintains positive community relations
Accurately performs administrative tasks in a timely manner
Performs other related assignments as required
Communication: * Communicate the goals and objectives through information registration, forms and program
discuss progress with parents on an informal ongoing basis.
inform parents daily of staff concerns regarding their child and provide appropriate follow-up
arrange parent-teacher interviews
refer parents to appropriate professionals and other resources as needed
Participate in individual or parent committee meetings yearly or more frequently as needed
Program Management: * plan the gradual orientation of newly enrolled children
develop and implement the program through direction, participation, and ongoing evaluation
facilitate the management of children's programs and routines
provide experiences which teach good health practices: physical, mental, dental, and nutritional.
arrange evaluation and programming for children with special needs
supervise the activities of the staff and to ensure that the children's individual needs are being met by the program
Attend Open houses are required by Director
Experience in the accreditation process.
Respect each individuals’ ideas, opinions, and suggestions.
Staff Supervision: * Guide staff regarding duties
communicate with staff daily, implement procedures for solving problems that may occur, respond to individual and group needs
make staff aware of changes in enrollment when they occur
inform staff on a daily basis of parental concerns regarding children
maintain personnel files
act as a resource for and work with staff members to ensure policy procedure and program needs are met
relay policies and procedures regularly to staff, and to ensure that they are adhered to
Health and Safety: * maintain current first aid training and infant C.P.R.
keep both the inside and the outdoor play area free of debris and structural hazards and keeps the equipment in non-hazardous condition.
implement monthly practice procedures for fire and other emergencies.
assist in keeping a readily accessible and current list of phone numbers for contacting parents and emergency services.
monitor and replenish first-aid supplies when used.
record accidents and injuries to Director.
update which children have allergies and other conditions which require special care.
familiarize yourself with all safety rules and health practices regarding the academy and the children.
store dangerous or poisonous materials properly.
release children only to authorized individuals.
Class 4 Drivers License
Guidance and Behavior Management: * provide positive guidance methods, such as positive reinforcements, redirection and positive language, and use each appropriately on a daily basis.