This position manages the daily child care program to meet the educational and developmental needs of the children enrolled in the program. This position acts as a liaison between child, parent and teacher. This position provides leadership, direction and support in the pursuit of best practice to achieve quality outcomes, reduced costs, and shape and interpret the standards required to ensure a high degree of child care satisfaction. This position will ensure compliance with state, local and other child care regulations. This position oversees the operational budget.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
*Two years of child care center experience in a supervisory or management capacity required.
40 hours per week
8 hour shifts
Occasional Evening and holidays required
Directs and guides the implementation of chosen curriculum. Understands and fosters child directed learning and play based practices. Manages and supports classroom planning, based on objective observation. Responds to the needs of the enrolled children and staff. Articulates and fosters the program’s philosophy at all levels. Monitors and mentors teaching staff, provides quality assurance for all facets of their professional practice, and supports the highest quality of service program-wide. Monitors and corrects behaviors that to ensure alignment with the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, as well as FHP Service Behaviors.
Provides care and learning in a setting that is safe, healthy, nurturing and responsive to each child according to NAEYC accreditation guidelines, as well as State of Alaska licensing standards. Establishes and maintains a program that fosters children’s development and learning, promotes respect for individual differences, and helps children learn to live, play and work cooperatively. Promotes children’s self-awareness, competence, self-worth, resiliency and physical well-being. Trains new staff as necessary. Provides leadership and facilitates teamwork with families and teaching staff through reflective practice. Demonstrates caring and cooperation, and supports productive work and professional satisfaction.
Partners with TLC management and teaching staff to ensure the program is child directed, research based, and follows best practice as outlined by NAEYC accreditation guidelines. Articulates the importance of planning for all developmental domains supporting the whole child and helping children learn to live, play and work cooperatively.
Ensures that families are of primary importance in children’s development. Guides and supports communication, cooperation and collaboration between the home, program and teaching staff in ways that enhance the child’s development and the relationship between the family, teaching staff and program.
Provides continuous quality improvement, prioritizes participation in quality initiatives and other learning opportunities.
Provides oversight for all site operations, as well as serves as a leaders in best practice. Creates and maintains a caring, cooperative workplace that respects human dignity, promotes professional satisfaction and models positive relationships. Exemplifies the highest possible standards of professional practice both within and beyond the program.
Assumes all responsibility for the program as outlined by State of Alaska Licensing standards. As vehicles are used for transportation, this position is responsible for coordinating mileage, maintenance records, and routine maintenance for all TLC vehicles.
Performs all functions according to NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, NAEYC accreditation guidelines and State of Alaska licensing standards.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Early Childhood Development, Child Development, or Early Childhood Special Education. The degree program must have encompassed development and learning of children birth through kindergarten, family and community relationships (observing, documenting and assessing young children), teaching and learning, as well as professional practices and development relevant field-based experience.
Must possess a minimum of four (4) years of experience in related field, and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a lead, supervisory or equivalent capacity at a licensed early learning and care facility. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice for each age group represented. Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written formats.
May be required to meet standards for NAEYC accreditation standard 10.A.02 alternative pathways for program administrators.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Requires extensive sitting with periodic standing and walking.
May be required to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
Requires significant use of computer, phone and general office equipment.
Needs adequate visual acuity, ability to grasp and handle objects.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require off-site travel and/or driving.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2019-4112
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.