Peacock Family Center is currently conducting a search for our next Child Care Director/Program Supervisor. See the job description and submittable information below:
Program Supervisor/Childcare Director (Full-time/Salaried hours/week, M-F)
The mission of Peacock Family Center is to promote the healthy social and emotional development of children by providing nurturing and enriching care and family support.
Peacock Family Center, an eco-certified, unique early childhood development and family resource center located in the heart of beautiful Bainbridge Island, is looking for an Child Care Director/Program Supervisor whose passion around a cause ignites the same in the staff, and volunteers. We are seeking a leader for the next stage of our organizational growth, one who wants to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
The Program Supervisor/Childcare Director oversees the Peacock Family Center’s unique childcare learning programs and activities. They ensure safe operations, compliant with all state WAC licensing requirements, while promoting healthy social and emotional development of children. They supervise and coach staff and volunteers, and implement and train staff in emergent curriculum and attachment-based, responsive care giving.
The Program Supervisor/Childcare Director must enjoy teamwork and building strong partnerships with the staff, parents, children, and community at Peacock Family Center. The Childcare Director will have proven leadership, interpersonal skills, supervisory experience, and excellent communication skills that will support the goals and mission of the organization.
Lead & Assistant Child Care Center Teachers and Kitchen Staff
- Supervise the center’s early learning programs and activities, ensuring safe operation and compliance with all state WAC licensing requirements
- Supervise, train and coach staff and volunteers, performing periodic performance reviews, and ensuring accountability of staff. Implement and train staff in emergent curriculum and attachment-based, responsive care giving that is developmentally appropriate.
- Work with parents, children and staff to support children’s behavior and learning, and ensure that parents receive timely communication about their child’s progress.
- Prepare and communicate weekly staffing schedule in accordance with DEL requirements and center philosophy, in collaboration with the Operations Manager.
- Post job offerings, interview, check background and clearances of all applicants, and hire and fire instructional staff. Promote and maintain an active, reliable pool of substitute teachers.
- Ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of records kept on children’s learning, behavior, injuries,illnesses; as well as communication with parents and caregivers; staff training; and curriculum planning.
- Serve as Assistant or Lead Teacher and assist with meal preparation duties when needed, but not as to interfere with management and supervisory responsibilities.
- Be present on the premises for the majority of the hours (5 days/week) that care is provided and designate a person to be in charge that meets the qualifications of a lead teacher when not present.
- Keep Executive Director informed of all operational successes and issues in a timely way. Work collaboratively with Executive Director to create solutions to challenges, as well as looking for opportunities for continuous improvement of operations.
- Review staff timesheets and complete corrections for Bookkeeper
- Conduct staff meetings, as well as monthly fire and disaster drills
- Contribute “Director’s Notes” to facility newsletter
- Complete 10 clock hours or one college credit of continuing education yearly after the initial training. Five of the ten hours must be in program management and administration for the first two years. Each additional year, three of the ten hours required must be in program management and administration.
A qualified Childcare Director/Program Supervisor must:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Have knowledge of child development as evidenced by professional reference, education, experience and performance
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Have the understanding, ability, physical health, emotional stability, good judgment and personality suited to meet the physical, intellectual, mental, emotional, and social needs of the children in care.
- Be able to furnish the children in care with a healthy, safe, nurturing, respectful, supportive and responsive environment.
- Have completed a minimum of 45 or more college credits or a combination of one-third clock hours and two-thirds college credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Social Work, or other child-related field including, but not limited to: art, music, and dance relevant to school-age children, recreation or leisure time activities, physical education, education, psychology, social services, home economics, or nutrition
- Have 2+ years of experience working in child-related programs
- Have 2-4 years supervisory or mentorship experience
- Have demonstrated experience working with families to foster positive relationships
- Provide documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County Food Handlers Permit, WA State Driver's License, TB test clearance, 20 hours of STARS training or documentation of exemption.Successfully complete a background check.
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week salaried position. Hours are scheduled between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Benefits include stipend for medical benefits, paid time off (PTO), Holidays, and child-care discounts.
Position is open until filled.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to john @ peacockfamilycenter.org
The mission of Bainbridge Island's Peacock Family Center is to promote the healthy social and emotional development of children by providing...