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Regional Municipality of Peel Specialist, Early Years and Childcare in Ontario

Specialist, Early Years and Child Care Services

Contract Full-time, duration: up to 18 months

Human Services- Early Years and Child Care Services

Reporting to the Advisor, Early Years and Child Care Services, the Specialist is responsible for providing policy and program development and implementation support for early years and child care programs and initiatives with a focus on ensuring system accountabilities are met and outcomes are achieved. This role will directly support Service System Manager responsibilities for system planning and oversight of the early years and child care system.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates new and existing EYCC program policies/processes and accountability mechanisms to support evolving provincial and local direction, and enhanced service manager accountabilities/responsibilities

  • Conducts EYCC program research, analysis, evaluations to inform evidenced based policy development and decision making and ensure accountability for funds

  • Gathers and analyzes program outcomes and associated performance measures, as well as information, trends, issues, gaps and statistics for planning and reporting purposes. This includes the preparation of accountability mechanisms and outcome measures, complex and specialized documentation, reports and statistical analysis

  • Assists in the development of strategic outcomes, policy objectives, and accountability measures for all funding programs under EYCC Funding and supports the ongoing integration of EYCC funds into technology systems

  • Assists in the preparation of plans that anticipate and respond to evolving provincial direction and Council, corporate and community priorities

  • Provides subject matter expertise on projects with internal and external partners, participate on working groups/committees and liaise with other service managers, community and provincial partners as required

  • Develops and /or contributes to Council Reports, and internal/community partner reports, communications, briefing notes, program guidelines and service provider resources to support system partners in implementing system transformation and delivering on shared priorities and outcomes

  • Develops and/or contributes to responses to proposed EYCC legislative, regulatory, guidelines, and policy changes as well as recommendations and analysis of local policy development in consultation with internal and external partners

  • Supports the service delivery requirements and complies with regulatory requirements as identified but not limited to the following acts; the Child Care and Early Years Act, the Early Childhood Educators Act, the Education Act, Child and Family Services Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act

  • Develops communication materials for project and program roll-outs as well as regularly measures and monitors status

  • Collaborates with both internal and external partners to support transformation within the early years and child care system

  • Develops and maintains cooperative, collaborative and strategic relationships with internal and external partners

    Qualifications:

  • University Degree in human services or related field, such as social sciences, business/public administration, and early years and child care, with at least 5 years’ job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong foundation in research, analytical, program planning and policy development and implementation and strategic and project planning

  • Knowledge of Project Management Principles and Practices, with the ability to execute complex and multi-year policies and plans

  • Knowledge of performance measurement to ensure evaluation and continuous improvement is built into the implementation framework. Experience directly applying quality control and assurance best practices such as Six Sigma, LEAN, SWOT analysis, process mapping, process re-engineering is an asset

  • Highly -developed communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to present to and facilitate discussions with various audiences both internal and external

  • Knowledge of Early Years and Child Care funding programs, as well as related provincial legislation and policies would be an asset

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and political acuity in communications and recommendations

  • Experience in applying change management principles and methodologies and the ability to lead as well as manage and support change

  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/stakeholders

  • Ability to lead, manage, influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders and teams

  • Ability to work independently and as part of internal and external teams

  • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict responding with tact and diplomacy

  • Ability to manage time and priorities within a context of multiple competing priorities

  • Knowledge of technology and software systems used to support the delivery of Human Services programs and services such as all Microsoft Office programs

  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with community partners

  • Strong knowledge of community resources/services available to residents of Peel Region

Location: Due to Covid-19, most of our offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once our offices re-open you will report to either 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, Brampton.

Hours: 35 Hours per week- Monday to Friday

Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca.

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.

System ID: 2021-10482

Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Government and Public Sector, Social Services

Career Level (EN): Experienced

Post End Date: 1/26/2021 11:59 PM

External Company Name: Regional Municipality of Peel

Street: CA-ON Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga

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