Posted on :
11 Jul, 2018
11 Jul, 2018
Kaya ChildCare is a social enterprise aimed at reducing the health and security risks faced by babies and infants of head porters (locally known as kayayoo) in markets in Accra, Ghana, by providing them with an early childhood centre that uses the learning-through-play model to aid their development. Several initiatives in an attempt to eradicate the head porterage profession have failed to address the effects of this phenomenon on the vulnerable child. Kaya Childcare provides the kayayo mother peace of mind, while they go about their daily hard-laboured work, knowing that their child is safe and is receiving good quality childcare and education, which every child has the right to.
As an organization, we are looking for individuals to join us in this initiative. To this end, we seek individuals who share our vision and are aligned with our core values: respect, community, collaboration, creativity and play. They underline our work, how we interact with the community we serve, which strategies we employ to fulfil our mission and inherently play a crucial part in the selection process.
Job Title: ChildCare Centre Manager
Kaya ChildCare is looking for an individual (preferably female) with the ability to work as part of a team, to assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Kaya ChildCare’s centre.. The Centre Manager will be responsible for program planning and financial management, implementing curriculum, working effectively with staff, working with children and their families, connecting with the community, and administrative responsibilities related to the day-to-day operations of the child care centre. The Centre Manager is also responsible for providing leadership and ensuring consistency with the mission and vision of the Kaya ChildCare.
Formal training in Early Childhood Development
Outstanding team building skills and the ability to address challenges with creative solutions
Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and experience working with children below age 6
Fluent in at least two local languages, including Twi. Fluency in Dagomba will be a plus
Working knowledge of budgeting and financial management
Capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups, as well as good community engagement skills
Ability to determine priorities, be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision in a startup environment
A non-judgemental and positive attitude; sensitivity in dealing with multicultural issues
Ability to form caring and trusting relationships with children and their families
Specifically, the Center Manager will perform duties related but not limited to the following:
Teaching and Caregiving
Actively be involved in the direct teaching and care of children enrolled at the centre
Work together with Community Development Officer in developing and monitoring the budget of the ChildCare centre
Ensure that adequate records are maintained and compiled for reports to stakeholders
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children and to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere
Regular contact and act as a resource for parents and families
Prepare and manage budgets, newsletters, and annual reports
Planning and Implementation
Plan and implement a program that reflects Kaya ChildCare’s learn-through-play curriculum
Maintain records of each child’s routine and progress, and keep records of matters parents should be informed of
Directly manage the Community Development Officer
Manage caregiver resources effectively to ensure that they work as members of a team, have input into planning and have opportunities for improving their professional skills
Provide support and direction to caregivers regarding child development
Conduct appraisals on each caregiver and all other centre staff
Assist with the hiring process of centre staff and make recommendations on staffing
At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. A degree in Social Work with Work/Volunteer experience in community development is a plus.
The Center Manager will work full time and will receive a monthly salary commensurate with experience and the role.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please address these three questions in your cover letter: