Hastings County has an opening for one (1) temporary full-time Childcare System Coordinator position. This non-union position is responsible for developing and coordinating strategies for the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care funding and program policy initiatives in response to ongoing system transformation and in alignment to evolving provincial and regional director.
Hastings County is situated on the traditional territory of many nations including the HuronWendat and the Haudenosaunee peoples. The County also acknowledges the Mohawk and Algonquin nations whose traditional and unceded territory Hastings County is located on.
Geographically it is the second largest county in Ontario, stretching almost 160 kilometers from the Bay of Quinte in the south to the edge of Algonquin Park in the north. Including the cities of Belleville and Quinte West, more than 145,000 people make Hastings County their home. With easy access into the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal either by road or rail Hastings County is strategically located.
If you have a family, our elementary and secondary school systems provide high quality education through the Hastings Prince Edward Public and the Limestone School Boards. Hastings County is also proud to be the home of Loyalist College, one of Ontario’s premier community colleges offering a wide range of diploma and degree programs.
Residents’ health care needs are served by Quinte Health Care Corporation (QHC) and family health teams throughout the County. QHC runs three hospitals in the Town of Bancroft and cities of Belleville and Quinte West. It also owns and operates a hospital in Picton in Prince Edward County.
If you are urban focused, the cities of Belleville and Quinte West along the Bay of Quinte shoreline provide municipal services to more than 100,000 residents as well a wide range of shopping amenities, sporting venues and other cultural attractions. If rural living suits you best, Hastings County can meet your needs. Our 14 member municipalities have all that you will require including a range of housing types, shopping, entertainment, schools and access to outdoor recreational amenities including an extensive trail system that connects to other counties in our region.
- Work with internal and external partners to support and facilitate Professional Development opportunities within the Children’s Services community.
- Responsible for coordinating and/or providing training of child care operators according to the respective needs of each centre. The training may include but not limited to workshops, networking opportunities, and peer support.
- Keep child care providers up to date on current best practices and the Ministry of Education vision and directives as they related to quality initiatives.
- Participate in child care network meetings and community meetings are required.
- Communicate status and project updates, developing draft Council Reports, internal/community partner reports, briefing notes, and other communications.
- Under the direction of the Children’s Services Manager, develop local service system management processes, guidelines, accountability tools, and child care provider resources and tools to support system partners in delivering on shared priorities and outcomes.
- Under the direction of the Children’s Services Manager, develop responses to proposed Canada-Wide Early Learning Child Care System legislative and regulatory guidelines and policy changes as well as provides recommendations and analysis for local policy development regarding emerging issues affecting service delivery.
- Research, analyze and seek out subject matter expertise through Regional/Provincial. National colleagues and implementation.
- Collaborate with both internal and external partners to support transformation within the early years and child care system.
- Protect own health and the health and safety of others by adopting safe work practices and reporting unsafe conditions immediately. Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Under the direction of the Children’s Services Manager develop, monitor and implement a program evaluation framework, including key performance indicators, communication, budget adherence, timelines, and outcomes.
- Other duties as may be required or assigned from time to time.
- Early Childhood Education diploma and/or university degree in Child Development.
- Minimum three years supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of early childhood development.
- Demonstrated competence in project coordination, program implementation, process improvement, change management and program evaluation, ideally in a children’s services system.
- Strong knowledge of Early Learning and Child Care provincial legislation and Ontario Early Years framework, including How Does Learning Happen.
- Demonstrated experience in community engagement and working collaboratively with community partners.
- Understanding of culturally responsive Indigenous pedagogy and its importance.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
Hours of Work:
8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
$77,087 - $90,160 per annum, plus 14% in lieu of fringe benefits.
September 15, 2023 by 4pm