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Ministry of Education
Early Years Division - Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch
Job Term:
3 Temporary assignments/contracts: 1 unilingual temporary up to 18 months, 1 unilingual temporary up to 12 months, 1 bilingual temporary up to 12 months
Job Code:
05516 - Program Adviser, Early Childhood Education
$1,204.15 - $1,476.66 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have experience, skills and knowledge in child development and learning? Do you possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with good judgment in assessing compliance with legislative requirements? If so, consider joining the Ministry of Education's Early Childhood Education Branch where you will support the provision of quality child care programs in safe and stimulating environments.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Program Adviser for licensing and compliance, you will:

• conduct site visits to inspect and determine compliance with legislative requirements and ministry policies
• 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 committees

Please note: You will be required to travel on a regular basis

How do I qualify?

Specialized knowledge:

• 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 have knowledge of budgeting processes in order to review agency budgets.
• You have knowledge of programming and services available to families in the community.
• You can assess effectiveness of programs and compliance with accepted practices.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:

• You have the ability to make recommendations on new programs.
• You can assess the services being provided and formulate recommendations.

Communication and computer skills:

• You have effective oral and written communication skills.
• You work well with others and can 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.


• The bilingual position requires that you have advanced level oral and written French language skills
• You have the ability to travel on a regular basis

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 347 Preston, Ottawa, East Region, General Screening Requirement
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 347 Preston, Ottawa, East Region, General Screening Requirement
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 347 Preston, Ottawa, East Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Education and Training
Posted on:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.
  • W-EU-69149/14(2)
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 Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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