Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Specialist, EarlyON Community Development

    Posted Date 7 days ago(5/18/2018 10:59 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Social Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    5/27/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $66,884.00/Yr.
    CAD $83,605.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Specialist, EarlyON Community Development

    Early Years & Child Care Services- Human Services

    Contract Duration - Thirteen (13) months


    EarlyON centres are available across Peel region and offer free programs for parents and caregivers and their children from birth to six years of age. EarlyON centres are welcoming places that promote children’s curiosity and early development; provide parents with information and support to raise happy and healthy children; and connect and refer families to community services and resources. EarlyON centres are operated by non-profit agencies under the direction of the Region of Peel and funded by the federal and provincial governments.


    The Specialist position is responsible to monitor and oversee the development and implementation of consistent service delivery standards for EarlyON programs to ensure compliance with provincial guidelines and mandates. The specialist will identify, develop and lead local community planning tables and advise professional networks to inform the development and ongoing implementation of an outreach and engagement strategy. This strategy includes the neighbourhood based mobile resource centres which engage hard to reach families that increases local participation in EarlyON programs and serves to respond to community trends and gaps.  



    • Works collaboratively with project partnership, program staff, and community partners to ensure high quality programming
    • Coordinates core programs and services within the EarlyON Child and Family Centres
    • Maintains and builds community linkages and partnerships through networks and coalitions
    • Prepares detailed documentation, research and analysis to identify system trends and gaps
    • Works within Provincial and Regional along with project staff to monitor and build strategies to respond to community trends and gaps
    • Develops and leads local community planning tables
    • Collaborates with the partner agencies to identify, analyze and evaluate service delivery in Peel communities through the EarlyON mandated initiative.
    • Communicates analysis of the data and recommends changes related to the program through presentations and reports to the Region of Peel and Success by 6 committees and EarlyON service providers.
    • Responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of EarlyON data collection process 


    • Post-secondary education in a Human Services discipline or related field (i.e. social services, early childhood education ECE, family support, settlement) with at least 3 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ project management experience
    • Knowledge of legislation governing the early years and family support systems
    • Significant research, analytical and practical problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent oral, written and report writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and foster partnerships with clients, technical teams, external contacts and management
    • Solid knowledge and experience with outcomes evaluation and applied research methodologies
    • Sound knowledge of the community and service provision system in Peel
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
    • Demonstrated attention to detail, and organizational skills for managing multiple tasks, conflicting demands and shifting priorities
    • Experience working with diverse populations and community networks
    • Excellent skills in decision making, consensus building, and partnership development
    • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with experience in adult education
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Access to reliable transportation

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, Brampton

    Hours of Work: 35 hours per week/ Monday to Friday


    If this position matches your skills and experience please apply online

    Additional Information

    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 Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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