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As part of a multi-year plan, ART is seeking an individual to fill the role of Director of Dayhome Operations in their Proof of Concept and Dayhome phases. Upon successful completion of the Proof of Concept phase the individual who fills this role may be offered the opportunity to oversee the expansion of programming to include multiple cohorts in a larger facility as part of full-time employment. The Director will be part of a 2-person team that includes themselves and an early childhood educator. Together they will be responsible for successful operation of the At Risk Together Co-Operative School - Dayhome Proof of Concept.


Term: 1 year contract

Hours: Part-time, minimum 20hrs/wk (4hrs/day Monday - Friday)

Salary: $20/hr

Start: September 7, 2021

Deadline August 25

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director’s responsibilities and duties include

  • Protecting and promoting the psychological and physical safety, health, and well-being of each child being cared for with an understanding of the risks and challenges particular to immunocompromised families

  • Developing and maintaining a warm, caring, and responsive relationship with each child

  • Supervising and supporting the ECE in providing care and programming

  • Planning and delivering daily experiences and programming

  • Preparing individual progress reports for each child and communicate with parents

  • Preparing progress reports regarding the overall operations of the daycare and report to the board.

  • Attending to personal care duties as required (i.e. dressing, bathroom needs, personal hygiene matters, feeding etc.)

  • Housekeeping duties (sanitizing, sweeping/mopping, dusting, laundry etc)

  • Maintaining the grounds and premises (raking, grass, snow clearing)

  • Supporting the board with grant seeking and fundraising

Qualifications and Experience

  • ECE Level III Certification or B.Ed.

  • Understanding of issues and challenges faced by immunocompromised children/families 

  • 2 years experience with demonstrated child care centre/dayhome management

  • Ability to manage program budgets

  • Experience with program evaluation

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience providing opportunities for creative expression through mediums of art, dramatic play, music

  • Experience in non-profit day care an asset

  • Knowledge of licensing regulations an asset

  • Experience in a Montessori/Reggio or other discovery-based learning environment an asset

Required Additional Certifications

  • First Aid Certificate

  • CPR B or C

  • Food safe certificate

  • Valid driver's license

Required Security and Safety Documentation

  • Original criminal record check (vulnerable sector) dated within 3 months of start date

  • Due to the vulnerability of the children being cared for, the successful applicant must be fully immunized (including for  COVID-19) and prepared to provide immunization records

Some notes on the work context

  • The cohort is very small (5 children)

  • Infection control protocols including screening will be in place

  • Masking indoors is required at this time

  • Outdoor learning will be a focus as maximal use of outdoors will mitigate infection risk

  • No electronic toys or screen time

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