SALARY:                               $17.00 – $19.00/hr. (DOE)

CLOSING DATE:                 Open Until Filled

SHIFT:                                   Monday – Friday (Day); 30 – 40  hours (some flexibility is necessary)

THE POSITION:

Florence Crittenton is excited to be expanding our early childhood program.  The Early Childhood Program Manager plans and coordinates both child care programs in conjunction with other program staff; insures that daily practices meet State licensing and other safety and program quality expectations and is the primary liaison with Florence Crittenton Home and Services’ (FCHS) Administrative staff to insure program and mission consistency.  Oversees the overall operation of all aspects of the child care programs and evaluates the effectiveness of the child care programs including the identification of program needs; consults with the Administrative Team regarding ideas for change; and assists in the development and implementation of new programs & services as directed by the Supervisor or Administrator. Provides high quality care for newborns and toddlers (up to age 4).  Provides program-specific orientation and training to new staff and volunteers.  Supervises, monitors, educates and evaluates child care staff.

FOR A COPY OF THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION, YOU MAY CALL (406) 442-6950 x208.

THE PERSON:

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavior Science/Human Services or closely related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Five years related experience or training, including two years of supervisory and directly related experience in child care operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Training in Trauma Informed Care, Circle of Security, and CSEFEL framework is a plus. Experience working with individuals and children with challenging behaviors, trauma histories and or disabilities.
  • Basic knowledge of Trauma Informed Care
  • Must possess a valid Montana driver’s license. Must possess, or be willing to obtain, CPR and First Aid certification.

Preferred Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

  • Experience with data collection and assessment in early childhood education
  • Experience with curriculum planning and implementation
  • Familiarity with Trauma-informed Supports for children and families
  • Understanding of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) or the Montana Behavioral Initiative.
  • Working knowledge of Montana Behavioral Initiative
  • Training in Circle of Security
  • Initiative taking, the ability to make quick yet thoughtful decisions, and respond appropriately in a variety of situations
  • Ability to respond calmly and effectively under high stress situations
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changes or new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Child Care staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties associated with this job, the staff must be able to:

  • exert up to 30 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body;
  • remain in a stationary position (sit, stand, etc.) for extended periods of time;
  • Position self (stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, climb, balance etc.) for extended periods of time;
  • identify, recognize, react and respond to all emergencies;
  • and perform repetitive motions of wrists, hands and/or fingers;

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Certain immunizations or screenings may be required before hire.

THE PERKS:

Access to training and development opportunities;

Family friendly work environment;

Satisfaction that the work you do directly impacts young families.

Retirement Plan 403(b); health insurance (depending on regular hours); and paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply on-line at http://www.florencecrittenton.org/content/category/career/

Application, Resume, and Cover letter should address your availability, and reason for applying for this position.