Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Specialist, Early Years and Child Care System

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 8:00 AM)
    System ID
    2018-8745
    # Positions
    1
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Social Services
    Career Level
    Experienced
    Post End Date
    1/16/2019 11:59 PM
    Min
    CAD $78,681.00/Yr.
    Max
    CAD $98,350.00/Yr.
  • Job Description

    Specialist, Early Years and Child Care System

    Contract Full-time-up to One (1) position; up to Thirteen (13) months

    Human Services  - Early Years and Child Care Services/Early Years System

     

    Our vision…

     

    Supporting access to quality, affordable and inclusive early years and child care programs and services for the Residents of Peel by planning and implementing the best possible Early Years and Child Care System.

     

    Do you want to be a part of this exciting vision?

     

    The Role:

    This role will assist the Region deliver on its service system manager responsibilities for Peel’s Early Years and Child Care (EYCC) system through providing policy, program development and implementation support. You will develop strategies for all EYCC related funding and program policy initiatives in response to ongoing system transformation and in alignment to evolving provincial and Regional direction.  

     

    What you will do:

     

    • Conducts EYCC program research, analysis and 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 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
    • 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 preparation of plans that anticipate and respond to evolving provincial 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
    • Applies knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act and Provincial Guidelines/Policies to align with service delivery requirements
    • 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 

     

     

    What we are looking for:

    • 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
    • Strong foundation in research, analytical, program planning and policy development and implementation and strategic and project planning
    • Knowledge of performance measurement to ensure evaluation and continuous improvement is built into the implementation framework
    • Demonstrated experience in forming strong relationship in order to work with community partners
    • Knowledge of Early Years and Child Care System and funding programs would be an asset
    • Knowledge of Project Management principles and practices, with the ability to execute complex and multi-year policies and plans
    • Experience in applying change management principles and methodologies and the ability to lead, manage and support change as well as influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders
    • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to present to and facilitate discussions with various audiences both internal and external
    • Ability to work independently and as part of internal and external teams
    • Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict; Demonstrates sound judgment and political acuity in communications and recommendations
    • 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 technology and software systems used to support the delivery of Human Services programs and services such as all Microsoft Office programs

     

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton 

    Hours of Work: 8:330am-4:30pm Monday to Friday 35 hours/week 

     

    If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

     

    About Us

    The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

    Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

    To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca 

     

     

    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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