Childcare Manager & Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Mountain Home Montana
Mountain Home is seeking a full-time Childcare Manager to oversee and implement all aspects of Mountain Home's Childcare program, Ariya’s Circle. Ariya’s Circle provides high-quality care for babies and toddlers. The Childcare Manager will support an innovative model of childcare that integrates the best practices of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma-Informed care throughout all aspects of the program. They will supervise our passionate and engaged team of Early Childhood Teachers and Lead Teachers and support them as they deliver services to a fantastic group of young children.
This position requires a history of overseeing and/or managing a home or center-based child care program, experience in supervising staff in a collaborative, supportive way using clear communication, and a commitment to a strengths-based approach with an understanding of the effects of trauma on young children and adults. The ideal candidate also has experience/training/education in infant and early childhood mental health and/or development as well as maternal mental health. They must enjoy working with children and their caregivers and have a passion for building healthy families while also being able to work closely with internal staff and programs and external agencies. This individual must be able to work independently without direct supervision and possess the skills of flexibility, creativity, and the ability to remain calm during crises.
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