Do you have experience working with Kindergarten – Grade 5 aged children in a group setting? Do you also have previous management experience experience and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team of staff. Are you fun, energetic, positive and an amazing multitasker? Victoria West Community Association is looking for a fabulous new Out of School Care manager. Come and join our great team and our wonderful community.

JOB DESCRIPTION – Reporting directly to the Childcare Manager of the Victoria West Community Association, the Out of School Care Team Manager will be responsible for leading a team of Out of School Care Leaders to plan and implement relevant and fun activities for the Out of School Care program at Victoria West Elementary School and Victoria West Community Centre site. In addition to working directly with the children, as the manager you will be responsible for all the different moving pieces of running a successful program such as maintaining the budget, recruiting and training new staff, staff schedules, organizing camps and PD days, ordering and preparing snacks, keeping up to date files for staff and children, preparing a monthly newsletter, communicating with families and more.

Rate of Pay: $22.00 – $26 per hour, (depending on education and experience) plus 4% in lieu of vacation.

This is a full time split shift position of 7.5 hours/day including both admin, preparation and program time. During regular school days the program runs for 5.25 hours starting at 7:00am-9:00am, and then again at 2:15-5:30pm Monday-Friday. During camps and PD days, the program is full day. There are two weeks of break, one over Christmas and other in the spring, following the School Board 61 calendar. An extended health benefits package is available to full time staff.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience working with children in a child care or recreation-based setting
  • Previous Out of School or Childcare management experience (preferably 1-2 years +)
  • Ability to offer leadership and mentoring to a team of staff
  • Ability to appreciate diversity, different opinions, lived experiences, backgrounds, and personality type
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks
  • Dependable, including the ability to maintain good attendance, be reliable and punctual, and set a good example for the team
  • Ability to understand and apply current child development and child care philosophy and licensing requirements
  • Ability to lead and deliver childcare programs with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of enthusiasm, imagination and personal motivation
  • Understanding and ability to apply first aid and emergency response with up to date certification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and positive customer service skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 25 kg.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Clean criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care (Preferred) or have completed a course or combination of courses, of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition. (Responsible Adult Certification).

Please send your resume to: childcaremanager@victoriawest.ca