The Ministry of Education's Early Learning Division supports the provision of quality child care programs in safe and stimulating environments. We are seeking candidates with experience, skills and knowledge in child development and learning who can apply this knowledge, together with their analytical and problem solving skills, with good judgement in assessing compliance with legislative requirements and supporting operators to achieve compliance. The successful candidate must have a strong customer service orientation supported by excellent collaboration and communication skills to balance their responsibility for operator accountability with support.What can I expect to do in this role?As a Program Advisor for licensing and compliance, you will:• conduct site visits to inspect to determine compliance with legislative requirements and ministry policy• identify and address immediate health and safety issues• analyze licensing issues, make recommendations for corrective action and best practices to enhance the quality of care where appropriate• liaise with agencies and stakeholders• follow-up on complaints and facilitate issues resolution• participate in enforcement action, where applicable• participate on projects and project committeesHow do I qualify?Mandatory requirement:• You have the ability to travel on a regular basis.Technical expertise:• You have knowledge of principles and practices of child learning and development.• You have the ability to interpret and apply the Day Nurseries Act and other relevant legislation and regulations to conduct site visits, prepare licensing documentation and participate in operational reviews of agencies.• You understand programming requirements in a day care setting.Program techniques:• You can assess effectiveness of programs and compliance with accepted practices.• You have knowledge of budgeting processes in order to review agency budgets.• You have knowledge of programming and services available to families in the community.Analytical and problem-solving skills:• you can assess the services being provided and formulate recommendations• you can make recommendations on new programsCommunication and computer skills:• You have effective oral and written communicate skills.• You work well with others and present information to stakeholders.• You are proficient in computer software and databases (e.g. email, word-processing, spreadsheets) and have the ability to use portable automated technology to conduct on-site inspections.
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