We envision an Ontario where all children and youth have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Service Delivery Division is seeking individuals to work with residential program operators and foster care agencies to support better outcomes for children and youth.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role you will:
• conduct inspections and licensing of children’s residential programs and foster care agencies under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), in accordance with legislative standards
• identify licensing issues, address immediate health and safety concerns, and recommend corrective action where required
• establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders
• provide effective advisory and customer service to licensed and potential providers of licensed services
• provide community consultations
How do I qualify?
• You are able to travel within the service area to conduct site visits
Communications, Interpersonal & Presentation Skills:
• You have effective oral communication and written skills to present licensing inspection findings and to provide information to internal and external partners
• You can write clear reports on licensing reviews
• You have excellent interpersonal skills and can conduct interviews with children, youth and adults
• You have knowledge of the principles/practices of child and youth development
• You have knowledge of programming requirements in children’s group residential and foster care settings
• You are able to interpret and apply relevant legislation, including the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) and fire and health regulations
Analytical & Problem Solving Skills:
• You have analytical and problem solving skills to assess compliance and formulate recommendations
• You can inspect operations for eligibility and licensing requirements
• You can assess compliance and effectiveness of programs
• You can explore, assess complaints to formulated conclusions and recommendations
• You are proficient with computers including word processing and spreadsheet software, on-line systems and databases to prepare licensing information, correspondence and reports
OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace. We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.