Length: Temporary Full-Time (for approximately 24 months)
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary/Wage: $67,303.60 – $84,138.60 per annum/$36.98 – $46.23 per hour
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo
Description of Duties:
Works as a member of a management team within Children’s Services for the development, delivery of a licensed Home Child Care Program. Directly supervises a team of Home Child Care (HCC) Consultants to ensure effective and efficient service; provides guidance and knowledge to ensure the program operates within Provincial, Federal and Regional legislation and policy such as the Child Care and Early Years Act; oversees contracted caregivers to ensure the provision of quality child care as well as compliance with legislation in the delivery of services to families.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
-Thorough practical knowledge of the developmental and educational needs of children, research methods, and working knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, normally acquired through the attainment of a University Degree specializing in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, such as a University Degree with a diploma in Early Childhood Education, plus significant, progressively responsible experience in licensed child care settings.
-Knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g., Ministry of Education, College of Early Childhood Educators, Child Care and Early Years Act, Child & Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and other related legislation).
-Knowledge of related community resources, outreach programs, and subsidies; and strategies to recruit new caregivers to the program. Understanding of children with special needs and current knowledge of diagnostic screening tools.Working knowledge of current research and best practice relating to high quality standards for early learning and child care.
-Analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills in order interpret and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures; analyze political, socioeconomic and research trends and information; and manage competing demands.
-Leadership, human relations, facilitation, team building, and presentation skills in order to communicate and promote services; initiate and implement change; build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders; lead project teams; ensure ongoing partnership and commitment; respond to inquiries and requests using tact and diplomacy; develop, motivate, and support staff, project members, and volunteers to achieve objectives; instruct or train others in specific methods or procedures; and participate as an effective team member.
-Computer skills using software such as MS Office, program-specific databases such as Ontario Child Care Management System, project management and document management systems.
-Must provide an acceptable vulnerable sector Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations, and an annual “offense declaration” plus proof of up-to-date immunizations and TB skin test.
-Ability to travel to various locations within and outside Waterloo Region.
-Ability to read, interpret, synthesize, and explain various legislation, policies, procedures, contracts, regulations, and applicable collective agreements; audit case record notes and new caregiver files; and to read correspondence and professional publications related to child development, assessment tools, training materials, and statistics.
-Ability to compose and edit correspondence, newsletters, activity booklets, pamphlets, flyers, brochures, caregiver training materials; develop surveys and evaluation materials.
-Ability to communicate formally and informally; conduct presentations and information sessions regarding the role and function of Children’s Services and the Home Child Care Program to the public; conduct presentations to Regional and community committees or boards; and develop and facilitate training.
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 and Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext. 3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website at www.regionofwaterloo.ca and reference 2015-1649. This position will be posted until September 1, 2015.