Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Specialist, Early Years & Child Care System

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Temporary Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Social Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    9/23/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $78,681.00/Yr.
    CAD $98,350.00/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 Early Years & Child Care System

    Temporary Full Time - up to One (1) position; up to 13 months

    Service System Management- Human Services 




    Early Years and Child Care Services (EYCCS) plans, oversees and manages a wide range of services intended to help families and children in Peel access safe and affordable child care,  and child and family programs that meet their needs. As the Region’s Service System Manager, our goal is to shape an inclusive, accessible, and affordable Early Years and Child Care system that supports parental choice and promotes child growth and development, making Peel a community for life.


    • Are you an excellent communicator that can build relationships and interact effectively with internal and external partners?
    • Do you have strong project management skills to support the planning and implementation of strategies evolving with legislative and regulatory changes?
    • Are you passionate about providing families and children in Peel with the supports they need to thrive?   


    Reporting to the Manager, Early Years, the Specialist will support the planning an!d management of early years and child care programs and services in Peel. You will be responsible for providing policy and program development, and implementation support for the Early Years and Child Care system to support Peel’s role as the Service System Manager.

    • Conducts EYCC program research, analysis, evaluations to inform evidenced based policy development and decision making.
    • Develops Council Reports, and internal/community partner reports, communications, briefing notes, program guidelines and child care provider resources to support system partners in implementing system transformation and delivering on shared priorities and outcomes.
    • Develops, implements and evaluates new and existing EYCC program policies/processes to support evolving provincial and local direction, and enhanced service manager accountabilities/responsibilities
    • Develops responses to proposed EYCC legislative, regulatory, guidelines, and policy changes as well as recommendations and analysis of local policy development in consultation with internal and external partners.
    • Provides subject matter expertise on projects with internal and external partners, participate on working groups/committees and liaise with other service managers, community and provincial partners as required.
    • Assists in the development of strategic goals for all funding streams under EYCC Funding (E.g. Wage Enhancement, General Operating, Special Purpose, etc.) and supports the ongoing integration of EYCC Funds into the Funds Management and Technology system
    • Assists in the preparation of plans that anticipate and respond to evolving provincial and direction and Council, Corporate and Community priorities.
    • Gathers and analyzes program outcomes and associated performance measures, as well as information trends, issues, gaps and statistics for planning and reporting purposes.
    • Supports the service delivery requirements and complies with regulatory requirements as identified but not limited to the following acts; the Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (2018 Guidelines, the Early Childhood Educators Act, the Education Act, Child and Family Services Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act.
    • Develops communication materials for project and program roll-outs as well as regularly measures and monitors status.
    • Collaborates with both internal and external partners to support transformation within the early years and child care system



    • University Degree in human services or related field, such as social sciences, business/public administration, and early years and child care, with at least 5 years’ job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with community partners
    • Strong foundation in research, analytical, program planning and policy development and implementation and strategic and project planning
    • Knowledge of Early Years and Child Care funding programs, Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres mandate, as  well as related provincial legislation and policies would be an asset
    • Knowledge of Project Management Principles and Practices Strong short and long term planning with demonstrated ability to phase in and execute complex and multi-year policies and plans
    • Ability to lead, manage, influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders and teams
    • Experience in applying change management principles and methodologies and the ability to lead as well as manage and support change
    • Highly -developed communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to present to and facilitate discussions with various audiences both internal and external
    • Demonstrates sound judgment and political acuity in communications and recommendations Ability to work independently and as part of internal and external teams
    • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/stakeholders
    • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict responding with tact and diplomacy
    • Ability to manage time and priorities within a context of multiple competing priorities
    • Strong knowledge of community resources/services available to residents of Peel Region
    • Knowledge of performance measurement to ensure evaluation and continuous improvement is built into the implementation framework
    • Knowledge of technology and software systems used to support the delivery of Human Services programs and services such as all Microsoft Office programs

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm 35 hours/week

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, Brampton


    If this opportunity matches your skills and qualifications, 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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