Position: Child Care Supervisor, Home child care. Temporary opportunity (approx. 15 months)
Overview of the Position: The Region of Waterloo’s licensed Home Child Care program provides round-the-clock assistance for families receiving financial help to meet their child care needs. As part of the program, contracted caregivers are supported by a network of resource professionals dedicated to helping these child care enterprises flourish. As Supervisor – Home Child Care, you will lead the activities of a team of Home Child Care Caseworkers tasked with ensuring the Region’s families receive timely, sufficient, quality services.
Your responsibilities as Supervisor – Home Child Care will include:
• Ensuring the Program complies with the provisions of the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) Child & Family Services Act (C&FSA) and the Region’s policies
• Directly supervising Caseworker III (Home Child Care) incumbents, with full responsibility for interviewing and selection, training and guidance, performance management, and discipline
• Coordinating daily case management team activities
• Consulting with caseworkers on program policy, caseload, time management, community resources and Regional policies and procedures
• Authorizing the purchase of service agreements with new caregivers
• Designing and delivering caregiver and community educational training programs
• Organizing a yearly caregiver conference for caregivers and community members as well as coordinating caregiver activities such as playgroups, picnics and seasonal parties
• Developing and implementing marketing strategies to recruit new caregivers and raise public awareness of Home Child Care in the community
• Supervising developmental screening of children and facilitating formal assessments through referral to community agencies
• Organizing and maintaining resource materials as well as assessment and screening tools.
To assume the role of Supervisor – Home Child Care, you will have:
• Thorough practical knowledge of the developmental and educational needs of children, research methods, and working knowledge of administrative policies and procedures acquired through the completion of degree program specializing in early childhood education (or related field)
• Significant, progressively responsible experience in a child care setting
• In-depth knowledge of the DNA and working knowledge of the C&FSA as well as Occupational Health & Safety Act; Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; Regional policies and procedures; and relevant municipal by-laws
• Experience supervising a staff team
• Knowledge of related community resources, outreach programs and subsidies available
• Knowledge of and skill in the use of marketing strategies to recruit new caregivers
• Understanding of children with special needs and current knowledge of diagnostic screening tools
• Human relations, leadership, mediation and organization skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with families living under stressful conditions and to influence clients and caregivers to resolve conflict
• Proficiency with computer software such as Word, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher and familiarity with the Ontario Child Care Management System; financial systems; attendance management systems; and Internet/Intranet
• Ability to interpret and explain various legislation, regulations, contracts and applicable collective agreements and to audit case record notes and new caregiver files
• Ability to compose and conduct presentations and information sessions for the public as well as Regional and community committees or boards
• An acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
Making a Difference – Every Day. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing the highest possible standard of living for its over 500,000 residents, offering health, transit, public works and social services that are second to none.
In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.
Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca for a detailed position description and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., June 9, 2013. If you prefer, send your resume, quoting competition number 2013-1257 to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human