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  • Posted: Feb 21, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2020
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    Day Care Provider

    Position Summary

    We are currently seeking a compassionate, reliable, experienced female Child Caregiver to join our thriving childcare facility. In this role the Daycare Care Giver, you will oversee children basic needs, provide an enriching learning environment, and create a safe, compassionate “home-away-from home” for children under her care. development and care

    Under the supervision of the Day care Supervisor, the Daycare Care Provider will undertake the following functions:

    • Provide direct support of children to ensure their wellbeing, safety and development throughout the day including maintaining proper hygiene, feeding, changing diapers, putting children down for naps, potty training etc.
    • Organize and facilitate play and interact activities for the children
    • Report any accidents, including scrapes and bruises, immediately to the Supervisor, the Associate Director- GEP and mother of the affected child
    • Report any significant behavioral changes or issues about the children to the Supervisor, Associate Director- GEP and mother of the affected child.
    • Hold regular update sessions with girl mothers to give growth updates of the children, address parenting issues and advice mothers accordingly.
    • Facilitate life skills sessions for girl mothers.
    • Work closely with the other day care staff in ensuring that the day care is clean at all times including utensils used by children at any given time.
    • Work with mothers on providing proper care and development of their children
    • Manage mealtimes.
    • Maintain and provide an updated inventory of all children play items at his/her disposal and report any damage, loss or otherwise to the Supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Maintain general cleanliness, organization, and ensure child space is hygienic and conducive for children.
    • Report any and all equipment, furniture, or general office breakages to the Supervisor in a timely manner
    • Present to work daily and on time, unless prior approval was granted by the Associate Director- GEP.
    • Maintain professional conduct at all times.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to each participant served by any and all RefuSHE Kenya programs.
    • Submit daily/weekly/ monthly updates of data and reports in a timely manner.
    • Any other duty that is accorded during the period of the engagement with RefuSHE Kenya.

    Education and experience.

    • · KCSE certificate with a mean grade of C-
    • · Experience working with children between 3 months and 3 years either in a day care set up or a children’s home
    • · A diploma in Early Childhood Development & Education (ECDE) with 2 years’ experience working in a similar position is preferable.
    • · Experience in First Aid
    • · Montessori certificate /DICECE certificate in Early Childhood is desirable
    • · Personal attributes
    • · Excellent interpersonal and age-appropriate communication
    • · Patient with self-control
    • · Enthusiastic and fun-loving with a passion for children
    • · High physical stamina and perseverance
    • · Decision making, critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving
    • · Ability to design, plan, implement, and lead educational activities that are child friendly
    • · Extensive knowledge of the needs of toddlers and infants
    • · Provide emotional support for distressed children
    • · Active listener and intentional communication
    • · Ability to provide affection, security, and comfort
    • · Building personal relationships with girl mothers and children alike

    Specific skills:

    • Communication skills: Has the ability to communicate with girl mothers and other staff concerned about the progress of the children in their care, good speaking skill to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand the girl mothers.
    • Decision-making skills: Good judgment is necessary for childcare so she can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.
    • Instructional skills: Able to explain things in terms that young children can understand and also communicate difficult concepts to kids in a way they understand
    • Interpersonal skills: Able to work well to develop good relationships with other staff, children and girl mothers. She should also be empathetic to children emotions and parent’s needs.
    • Patience: Able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly, patient with young kids who have tough time expressing themselves or need lots of help in learning skills.
    • Creativity: Keeping young children attention requires creativity. Preschool teachers need to think of new and innovative ways to engage children to learn.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you are the one we are looking for, kindly apply to:

    Human Resources & Administration Manager

    RefuSHE Kenya

    P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi

    E-mail address: hr2019@refuSHE.org by attaching cover letter, CV and copies of credentials and indicate “Day Care Provider” on the email subject line by 4th March 2020. Kindly indicate your current remuneration and notice period on your cover letter.

    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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