Salary: $82,282.20 - $102,848.20 per annum
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo/150 Main St., Cambridge
Description of Duties:
Manages, plans, and provides strategic leadership for the development and delivery of a municipally-operated licensed home child care program, providing services to children and families in Waterloo Region; develops standards and best practices and ensures compliance with relevant Provincial Legislation and Regulations and Regional policy.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Comprehensive knowledge of Early Childhood Education and operation of a licensed child care program, and demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations in the delivery of high quality curriculum approaches for young children, normally acquired through a Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent education, plus progressively responsible related child care experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity.
- Knowledge of Regional policies and procedures, by-laws, Provincial and Federal legislation (e.g., Day Nurseries Act, Child & Family Services Act, Fire Code), and labour relations, collective agreements, and environmental policies affecting Home Child Care.
- Negotiation, analytical, and problem solving skills to plan and develop objectives and determine goals of the program including administrative, technical, operational, and financial components. Ability to organize and coordinate these components, classify work required, and select staff to achieve goals and objectives.
- Leadership, human relations, and communication skills to manage, develop, motivate, and support supervised staff to achieve objectives; present issues and reports, and represent the program on various committees; present issues and reports to Regional Council and Council committees and represent the Division on various community committees and groups; and participate as an effective team member.
- Computer skills using software such as MS Office. Knowledge of program management systems (e.g., OCCMS, OneList).
- Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations. Must provide proof of negative TB skin test and current immunizations.
- Ability to travel to various locations within and outside Waterloo Region.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
- Ability to read and interpret legislation, financial, statistical and research documents. Ability to develop and write policy and procedural guidelines, promotional materials that are clear, concise and easy to understand. Reviews and writes Council and Committee reports, legislation, publications, journals, policy and procedure manuals, newsletters, agendas, letters, memoranda, minutes, to remain well informed and communicate issues and best practices to others.
- Ability to prepare and conduct presentations, training modules and information sessions to internal and external groups; and respond to inquiries and requests for information from staff, clients, and the general public regarding children, families, and child care.
The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact Human Resources & Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext.3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.
Please apply online, by the closing date May 25, 2015 quoting competition number 2015-1339. Or, send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Staffing Coordinator, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3. We are committed to employment equity and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.