Sonshine Family Day Homes is looking for a Child Care Consultant

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Child Care Consultant performs home assessments and approvals and provides monitoring and support visits with the Educator in her home on a regular basis to ensure the Government of Alberta standards, Accreditation standards and the Agency standards are being met.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete Educator in home visit reports and act on non-compliance, work actions and resources needed on a regular basis

  • Provide support to Educators in the multiple dimensions of running a regulated family day home

  • Facilitate training opportunities for Educators and clients through delivery and organization of workshops and in house training

  • Research, update and provide appropriate resources to Educators

  • Liaise between Agency staff, Educators, and client families

  • Maintain Educator files according to Government of Alberta Standards

  • Assist with programming for children

  • Reviewing menus monthly to ensure children’s nutritional needs are being met

  • Identify and implement individual Educator training plans

  • Assist with matching client families and Educators

  • Screen and approve new Educators by following guidelines in the Agency Manuals, Policies and Procedures and the current Government of Alberta standards

  •  Be available during Educator day home hours to conduct visits including evenings and weekends 

  • Represent the Agency at public functions as required

  • Is integral and ethical in the work environment

  • Is self-controlled, willing to learn and open to new ideas

  • Engage in professional development

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Child Development Supervisor (Formerly Level 3) or equivalent certification

  • Experience in the child care field

  • Fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel 

  • Knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide, Program Planning, Child Development, child safety and managing difficult conversations  

  • Must place the highest priority on maintaining absolute confidentiality

  • Police Security Clearance including vulnerable sector search current to within 6 months

  • Child Intervention Check current to within 6 months

  • Valid First Aid certificate including infant and child CPR

  • Reliable vehicle

  • Three employment references

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER NO LATER THAN APRIL 12, 2019:

    Kim Nystrom

    Director of Sonshine Family Day Homes

    Sonshine Community Services

    Box 34067, RPO Westbrook

    Calgary, AB T3C 3W2

    Email: knystrom@sonshine.ca

    Fax: (403) 287-2194

    Sonshine Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 2-3 years of supervisory experience