Manager of Child and Family Centre

Manager of Child and Family Centre

Internal Employment OpportunitiesManager of Child and Family Centre

Manager of Child and Family Centre

Permanent Full Time

North Vancouver

Community Development

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Community Services Administrator, this senior position is responsible for managing the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Child and Family Development Centre to provide quality, inclusive childcare and support services for children and families. The manager has a strong and demonstrated understanding of quality, culturally-appropriate child care programming, early childhood learning and development, and can lead, motivate, train, and coach staff in the delivery of excellence in these areas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Centre promotes positive, holistic, strengths-based early childhood development, in a culturally appropriate manner, to support spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.
  • Ensure the Centre meets all requirements of Child Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Recruit, lead, motivate, train and coach a group of highly skilled and motivated staff.
  • Lead and coordinate culturally-relevant program planning with staff, informed by the latest early childhood development research and local knowledge keepers
  • Ensure the Centre is responsive to community and parent needs, and facilitates parents/ guardians/ caregiver’s involvement.
  • Ensure positive communication and collaboration with parents/guardians/caregivers.
  • Facilitate a respectful, proactive conflict resolution process when dealing with staff and parents/ guardian/caregiver issues.
  • Ensure programs run effectively and within their budgetary requirements.
  • Ensure all reporting and funding requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with Community Development team to ensure wraparound service delivery for families.
  • Explore gaps and resources for families with young children and be creative in facilitating supports to meet the needs.
  • Effective in writing successful proposals for funding.
  • Participate as a member of the Community Development Department Team.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Lead, supervise, hire, train and coach staff.
  • Ensure probationary review and annual performance evaluations are completed.
  • Facilitate access to professional development opportunities for staff
  • Develop and maintain a positive work environment to facilitate collaboration with and amongst staff.
  • Ensure staff adherence to TWN personnel policy and procedures and workplace health and safety procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related discipline.
  • Valid ECE Certificate and Infant & Toddler Care and Special Needs Certificate.
  • 4+ years of experience working in a childcare setting, 3+ of which are in a management capacity.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of residential schools, the 60’s scoop, and the overall impact of colonization on Aboriginal communities and families.
  • Experience working in a First Nations community and/or Indigenous organization an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience with program planning and development for children aged 3 months to 5 years.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and motivational skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in basic accounting practices and managing budgets.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • A valid BC driver’s license and reliable transportation is an asset.
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations and tuberculosis test.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record check.

 Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting and lifting (under 20 kg.)
  • Be available by phone for any emergencies the centre may have.
  • Able to fill front-line duties on the floor as needed.

Mental Focus

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.
  • Responds quickly to reassignment of priorities.

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Engagement with children, parents/guardians, staff and external contacts.
  • Noise level in the Centre varies from quiet to loud.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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