Division: Licensing and Compliance Review Unit
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: 5516 - Program Adv Early Childhood Ed
Salary: $1,204.15 - $1,476.66 per week*
Posting Status: Open Targeted
Job ID: 52741
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The Ministry of Education's Early Learning Division supports the provision of quality child care programs in safe and stimulating environments. We are seeking a candidate with experience, skills and knowledge in child development and learning who can apply this knowledge, together with their analytical and problem solving skills, with good judgment in assessing compliance with legislative requirements and supporting operators to achieve compliance. The successful candidate must have a strong customer service orientation supported by excellent collaboration and communication skills to balance their responsibility for operator accountability with support.
What can I expect to do in this role?
As a Program Advisor for licensing and compliance, you will:
• conduct site visits to inspect and to determine compliance with legislative requirements and ministry policy;
• identify and address immediate health and safety issues;
• analyze licensing issues, make recommendations for corrective action and best practices to enhance the quality of care where appropriate;
• liaise with agencies and stakeholders;
• follow-up on complaints and facilitate issues resolution;
• participate in enforcement action, where applicable;
• participate on projects and project committees.
Please note: You will be required to travel on a regular basis
How do I qualify?
Knowledge of Child Care Legislation and Regulations:
• knowledge of principles and practices of child learning and development;
• ability to interpret and apply the Day Nurseries Act and other relevant legislation and regulations to conduct site visits, prepare licensing documentation and participate in operational reviews of agencies;
• you understand programming requirements in a day care setting.
• you can assess effectiveness of programs and compliance with accepted practices;
• knowledge of budgeting processes in order to review agency budgets;
• knowledge of programming and services available to families in the community.
Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:
• you can assess the services being provided and formulate recommendations;
• ability to make recommendations on new programs.
Communication and Computer Skills:
• effective oral and written communication skills;
• you work well with others and can present information to stakeholders
• proficient in computer software and databases (e.g. email, word-processing, spreadsheets) and have the ability to use portable automated technology to conduct on-site inspections.
Address: 1 Permanent, 1091 Gorham St, Newmarket, Central Region Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Category: Customer and Client Services
Posted on: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.