Pedagogical Leader: YMCA Child Development Martensville Centre

Pedagogical Leader: YMCA Child Development Martensville Centre

Direct Supervisor: Manager of Child Development

 Reporting to the Manager of Child Development, the Pedagogical Leader will be a full-time employee responsible for a number of duties surrounding the day-to-day operations of the YMCA Child Development Centre Martensville for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. This includes ensuring that all Child Protection and program quality requirements are met as per the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and YMCA Canada.

 Supervision of Children

  • Responsible for direct supervision of children and staff during the specified hours of operation of the childcare centre.
  • Uses guidance and discipline strategies that are consistent with the philosophy of the YMCA of Saskatoon.
  • Ensures that all activities offered at and away from the centre are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Oversees schedules to reflect the needs of the children enrolled in care.
  • Demonstrates and uses positive guidelines such as modelling, redirecting positive language, and positive reinforcement.

 Communication with Families

  • Communicates with parents/guardians regarding child development and performance.
  • Ensures families receive relevant information regarding centre policies, procedures, and events.
  • Registers new families and fills available spots.

 Program Planning

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of a child-directed environment and scaffolds and extends experiences for children accordingly.
  • Ensures the completion of accurate and relevant programming, documentation, and journaling.
  • Plans, implements, and assesses developmentally appropriate activities and experiences in accordance with the philosophy and practices of the YMCA.

 Staff Relations

  • Recruits and hires new staff as required.
  • Trains staff team members.
  • Facilitates evaluation process.
  • Facilitates individual or team conferences regarding work performance as necessary.
  • Provides staff with encouragement and recognition.
  • Arranges professional development for staff members.

 Administration

  • Ensures that the centre is maintained and in a neat, organized, and safe manner.
  • Maintains communication and liaison with Speech and Language Pathologists, Behavior Consultants, and other relevant community agencies.
  • Ensures that all YMCA Child Protection and Saskatchewan Ministry of Education requirements are met at the centre.
  • Keeps staff and children’s files current and in accordance with regulations.

 Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children of all ages.
  • Previous experience in a similar/related position.
  • Early Childhood Education Level III Diploma
  • Computer literate and working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

 Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.
  • Leadership: Guides, motivates and inspires self and others to take action to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short- and long-term goals.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work-related goals.
  • Flexibility/Managing Change: Ability to know your environment, initiate and respond effectively to changing conditions.
  • Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.

 Commitment to the Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.

 Please submit interest to:

 Veronica Fusnik – Manager of Child Development and Before and School Programs  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Please indicate the YMCA CDC Martensville Pedagogical Leader Position on your application form.