Apply By: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of Education
Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0909A - Legal/Regulatory06
$74,066.00 - $115,856.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
We Care About Ontario's Children

Early learning experiences help lay the foundation for a high quality of life and future success. Here is your chance to play an important role ensuring that Ontario's children are provided with the highest quality of care. If you are a motivated and goal-inspired leader who shares our values, please consider joining us at the Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch of the Ministry of Education.

About Us:
Our vision is to ensure Ontario's children and families are well supported by a system of responsive, high-quality, accessible and increasingly integrated early years programs and services – a system that contributes to healthy child development today and a stronger future tomorrow.

To learn more about us and our service, please visit our page by clicking here.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:
• We are responsible for being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• We are innovative for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
• We are collaborative by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Senior Manager, you will;
• Provide modern regulator regional leadership for a licensing team that ensures child care centres and home child care agencies and providers comply with legislation and regulations directives, ministry policy framework in order to support the learning and developmental needs, and safety, health and well-being of children in care.
• Lead the development, coordination and delivery of risk-based inspections that complies with applicable legislation, regulations and standards and use evidence-based approaches such as analytics to guide the use of regional program resources.
• Leads and manages a team in the delivery of a program or service operation and contributes to financial, business, strategic planning, performance measure and evaluation processes.
• Manage the coordination and delivery of inspections and other compliance activities for licenced child care centres and home child care agencies and providers.
• Exercise legal authority and provide leadership in taking a progressive compliance approach for licencing under the Child Care and Early Years Act, including issuing, renewing, revoking and suspending licences.

How do I qualify?

You are responsible for being a leader by:

• leading a high-performing team to deliver risk-based compliance and licensing activities.
• managing the region's financial, administrative and human resources needs, including long-term strategic planning.
• having communication skills to provide expert advice and briefings to senior management and to develop reports, issues notes and presentations.
• having consultation skills to discuss and resolve inspection issues and to provide information, advice and/or compliance direction to key stakeholders.
• having influencing skills and use a wide-range of compliance tools to promote compliance with regulatory requirements.
• applying analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve policy/operational issues, assess risk and engage in dispute resolution with child care operators and other stakeholders.

You are innovative for the future by:

• coaching and mentoring team members and communicating regulatory compliance values, strategies, and expectations that align with modern regulator objectives.
• developing risk-based compliance strategies and apply the use of analytics and metrics to address program delivery problems and issues, which may be high-profile and without precedent.
• leading a high-performing virtual team by working together, while apart.

You are collaborative by:

• promoting employee engagement and an inclusive environment.
• working collaboratively with team members and across the ministry on program issues.
• building collaborative relationships with a diverse network of internal and external stakeholders.

Your technical expertise is needed by:

• having knowledge or experience working in a regulatory/compliance environment.
• having prior experience delivering a service in a highly regulated, multi level setting.
• developing and delivering a performance management/measurement, program evaluation and risk management practices.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 255 Ontario St S, Milton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • C-EU-164083/21
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 29, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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