Children's Services Manager

education & child care housing & social services
Location: County of Bruce, ON
Website: http://www.brucecounty.ca
Type: full-time
Posted On: Sep 4, 2018
Closing Date: Sep 24, 2018

 
 
Children's Services Manager
 
  • Challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity for an experienced Children's Services professional
  • Receive a competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package from start of employment
  • Enjoy the lifestyle benefits of Bruce County, including 2,400 kilometers of pristine coastline
 
 
About Bruce County
 
 
Bold and beautiful Bruce County... a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation. Bruce County is a safe, caring, and prosperous community located in Southwestern Ontario. Boasting 2,400 kilometers of pristine Great Lakes coastline, Bruce County is within two hours of Ontario's major urban centers and offers a healthy lifestyle free from traffic jams, congestion and a high cost of living. In fact, Bruce County is part of a thriving sub-provincial economy with direct access to major North American markets and exports exceeding $50 billion.  
 
 
Bruce County maintains a children-first approach and the Children's Services team plans and manages the local child care system focusing on the integration of government initiatives, inter-agency coordination and the development of new programs and services. 
 
 
 
About the Opportunity
 
Bruce County is currently seeking a Children's Services Manager to lead members of the Children’s Services Division on a full-time basis. 
 
Based in Walkerton and reporting to the Director, Human Services, the Manager oversees all services and programs of the Children’s Services Division, including the role of consolidated municipal service manager, fee subsidy, home childcare, preschool resources, early year’s programs and other related programs or initiatives. 
Responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives, the Manager builds and develops relationships with representatives at various levels of government, and sits on various internal and external committees to enhance the delivery of services.
 
With six direct reports, including Supervisors, Data Analysis Coordinator, Early Years Coordinator, and Children’s Services Program Assistant, the Manager is also responsible for facilitating regular team meetings and ensuring childcare providers comply with the Child Care and Early Years Act, and related regulations or guidelines. 
 
To qualify for this role, candidates must have a degree in Child Studies, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field. 
 
The successful candidate will have at least five years' experience working in the Children's Services field, as well as two years' experience in a supervisory or leadership role.
 
With direct reports, the Manager must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. You will also have proven ability to develop strong working relationships, actively listen to the needs of various stakeholders and meet those needs through effective negotiation, mediation, and collaboration.
 
 
About the Benefits
 
Upon joining Bruce County, the successful incumbent will be rewarded with a competitive salary, based on experience, and access to a wide range of benefits at the commencement of employment.
 
 
If you're looking for a new career challenge where you will be welcomed into a supportive and friendly team culture, apply to join the Bruce County team today! For full details and to apply, please visit https://jobs.applyfirst.ca/jobs/103205