Program Support Consultant

Program Support Consultant
Regional Municipality of Halton
Post Date: June 10, 2021
Apply Before: June 23, 2021

Job Description

Department:Social & Community Services…………………………………………………..
Division:Children’s Services
Position:Program Support Consultant
Note:At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. 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 Halton 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.

This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week.

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefit and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.

Purpose:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Quality and Community Development, this position supports systemic thinking, critical analysis, research, data collection and analysis, and evaluation skills to support service system manager responsibilities and strategic priorities that are responsive to local need in the early years and child care sector. The position supports Halton’s role as the CMSM to deliver targeted supports to the early years and child care sector based on an evidence based approach.

Preferred Background:
The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development, Psychology, Social Sciences or similar from a recognized University. Preference will be given to those with a degree in Child Studies or Early Childhood Education. The preferred candidate should have project management skills, with a Project Management Certificate (PMP) preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, and How Does Learning Happen? is required along with up to date knowledge of community supports for families and children’s programs. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, time management, project management and facilitation and presentation skills. Proficient computer skills to collect and analyze data are required.

You make a positive difference in people’s lives because you provide high quality customer centered services. You operate within a highly ethical environment and you will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to your customers, creatively meeting needs, and always being respectful to those you serve. As a result, you will be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness and flexibility.

Working Conditions:
The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen by the first day of employment. Travel within Halton Region is required; incumbent must provide their own transportation. Incumbent will be required to perform evening and weekend work as needed.

Duties:

  • Provides information and analytical reports requested by Program Managers and/or the Director on matters pertaining to child care services for use in planning and developing services.
  • Designs, conducts and/or contributes to research, evaluation, data collection and planning for the early learning and child care sector (licensed child care and EarlyON Child and Family Centres).
  • Provides critical analysis, evaluation, data gathering, and supports establishing metrics to support service system manager responsibilities.
  • Supports service systems manager ability to make evidence-informed decisions that are aligned with evolving early years and child care system priorities.
  • Project management skills to facilitate change management adhering to relevant child care legislation, funding guidelines and strategic priorities.
  • Analyzes and evaluates program related business processes in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational service, based upon research, internal and external benchmarking, provincial and Council direction.
  • Gathers and analyzes information and data on program and services related issues; prepares presentations, impact and options analysis, environmental scans, and statistical reports; monitors and reviews data to identify trends and develop community and divisional strategies.
  • Prepares reports, updates, background materials, briefing notes and presentations required by Management on related policies, processes, programs and special projects.
  • Works in collaboration with others on a variety of projects to support and enhance the delivery of service to children’s programs in Halton.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Posted:………………….June 9, 2021
Posting Expires:…. __.. June 23, 2021
Posting #:……………….SS-258-21

Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

NOTE: Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.

Job Overview

Location:

Oakville

Province:

Ontario

Starting Salary:

$0

Category

Human & Social Services

Job Type

Full Time

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