Employment Opportunity Details

Head start/Day Care Manager - One Arrow First Nation


Job Opportunity

Position: Head start/Day Care Manager

Full time

Our Organization

One Arrow First Nation is committed to providing a meaningful and balanced workplace environment by brining uniqueness of our culture into the workplace. Our mission is, ‘Honoring our past; building our future.’ One Arrow First Nation is located at approximately 80 km north of Saskatoon and approx. 75 km south of Prince Albert. Our employees enjoy a friendly work environment, opportunities for development and a real opportunity to make a difference in our community.

The Position

Head start / Day Care Manager in charge of budgeting, recordkeeping, maintaining client files, purchasing anything needed by the facility such as new equipment or art supplies, and interacting with parents. The manager must be conscientious about issues such as the proper handling of funds and the privacy rights of clients.

Reporting jointly to the Director of Operations and One Arrow Chief and Council. The Head start / Day Care Manager is responsible for staff of the Head start / Day Care and to other duties as assigned by DOP or C&C.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Head Start /Day Care Manager will be expected to adapt and fully implement all enhanced learning programs that are developed and supplied from Saskatoon Tribal Council and other funding agents.
  • Head Start / Day Care manage general classroom operations. They deliver lessons and perform activities with the children. They also coach teacher assistants and classroom volunteers.
  • Head Start teachers develop curriculum appropriate for children ages three to five. They work with teacher assistants and special needs aides to develop a curriculum that works for each child, so no one falls behind.
  • Parents want to know how their children are performing in the classroom; Head Start teachers will meet with parents to deliver progress reports.
  • Head Start teachers monitor behavioral, educational, and developmental progress for each of their students.
  • If an emergency occurs in the classroom, Managers are the first to respond. They provide first aid when needed and manage conflict in an appropriate manner.
  • and responsible for children in all aspects related to the development of their learning skills, hygiene, health, welfare and safety.
  • To evaluate staff performance and identify professional development opportunities that respond to staff training needs.
  • Ensure operations are within budget parameters and approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Chief or Finance Officer.

Education & Experience

  • Has previously served as a childcare provider and earned a degree or certification in early childhood education.
  • Should have professional references to prove this on-the-job experience and accreditation.
  • Must be knowledgeable in dealing with all childcare-related issues, including interaction with parents.
  • must demonstrate a high degree of responsibility, as the lives of little children literally depend on their expertise.
  • be able to take proactive measures to teach, protect and care for young children -- as well as train all adult staff to do the same.
  • must show a willingness to lead by example and do all necessary tasks, as well as enforce any rules.


  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction goals and philosophy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate quality programming.
  • A creative problem solver, resourceful and comfortable working in a flexible and challenging work environment.
  • Strong understanding of indigenous cultures.
  • Knowledge of an indigenous language would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Accreditation Canada Standards would be an asset.
  • Ability to build teamwork, collaborate and communicate effectively between Chief and Council and band, Health and AEC Staff
  • Ability to analyze, manage issues, make recommendations and implement solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Initiative, strong work ethic and drive for results, honors commitments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy; confidentially, and accountability.

Other Conditions

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, a reliable vehicle.
  • Must provide a current and original Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) and vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment.
  • Must provide an Alcohol and Drug Test, before employment.
  • Must abide by One Arrow First Nation fit for duty policy, and OAFN Administration and Personnel Policy.

One Arrow First Nation welcomes all applicants but will give preference to qualified members of One Arrow First Nation.

Deadline for applications: April 21st, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

How to apply: Send Resume, along with a cover letter and three (3) references to:

Human Resources Manager

Arlene Matchap

PO Box 147 Bellevue, SK S0K 3Y0

Send by Fax: 306-423-5904 or

Email or amatchap@onearrow.ca

No telephone calls please. One Arrow First Nation appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those candidates selected will be notified for interviews.

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public