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Full-time Area Director

at Jobisite in Massachusetts

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the VP of Operations, acts as an integral member of the Kids & Company team who are responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of specific child care centers through the conscientious application of Kids & Company standards to achieve our mission statement: to provide quality primary and backup childcare services conveniently located near our children's parent's place of work. We aim to assist corporations in creating a healthy work/life balance.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

- Assists with the planning, organizing, directing and control of the day to day operations of specific childcare centres, including scheduling for business needs, opening and closing procedures, ready for business standards and delegation and execution of duties
- Helping to ensure that all relevant legislative requirements are met with 100% compliance, including Children and Family Services/Daycare licensing, Public Health Department, Fire Department, Municipal by-laws, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Relations/Employment Standards, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
- 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 with corporate programs
- Recruits and selects qualified staff in conjunction with Human Resources and oversees staff development through on-going training, performance appraisals, discipline and fair and consistent leadership;
- Helps to ensure the sites are ready for business with all necessary supplies and equipment such as arts and crafts, large furnishings, cleaning supplies, office equipment and children's toys
- Promotes open communication and teamwork with all staff through personal example and use of positive employee relations techniques
- Maintains positive community relations through attending outside meetings and committees, networking with community agencies, accessing the changing needs of the community, being involved in parent advisory councils;
- Resolves parent complaints through excellence in customer service and adherence to Kids & Company guidelines and efficient follow up;
- Accurately performs administrative tasks in a timely manner;
- Completes monthly licensing checklists at designated locations;
- Visit designated locations once per month;
- Attends staff meetings for designated locations;
- Available by phone and email to provide support for the Site Director's in designated locations;
- Sign off on the weekly checklist completed by the Site Director's in their designated locations;
- Review daily reports for designated locations to ensure accuracy;
- Performs other related assignments as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS
- Minimum two years experience in the Early Childhood Education field
- Certification through EEC for Infant/Toddler and/or Preschool
- Infant/Child C.P.R. and First Aid updated yearly
- Early Childhood Administration and Supervisor program would be an asset
- Knowledge of children's development, agency policies and human resources procedures
- High standard of professionalism
- Enthusiasm for serving public ensuring that all children and clients are cared for equally and in accordance with Kids & Company standards
- Participative yet assertive management style: leads by personal example, coaching, teamwork, but not hesitant to make decisions and direct activities
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen and respond appropriately to client, children and staff needs as well as communicate with tact and diplomacy
- High energy level with a strong work ethic
- Excellent organization skills to prioritize workload in order to achieve results in a constantly changing environment
- Able to maintain the smooth operation of the daycare site through the ability to function as part of a cohesive team
- Ability to safeguard confidential information
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