Senior Program Analyst, Early Years and Child Care (Halton Region)

Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Children’s Services
Position: Senior Program Analyst, Early Years and Child Care
Note: At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
This is a permanent full time position working 35 hours per week.


Reporting to the Manager Systems Planning and Evaluation this position is responsible for a leading the management and oversight of financial analysis, reporting, and policy analysis of Children’s Service Division’s services and budget. This position will provide strategic financial and policy advice in the development of funding models, accountability mechanisms and implementation strategies based on broad provincial guidelines.

Preferred Background

The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business or Economics, and have significant experience in managing budgets, providing strategic advice to senior management and developing financial policies and programs related to early years and child care. A Master’s Degree in Business/Public Administration or a Chartered Professional Accountant Designation would be an asset.
Excellent analytical and research, report writing, organization, communication skills and financial acumen are essential. A high level of data management and computer skills, including ability to design and analyse databases, perform statistical analysis, Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software are required. Knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act is preferred. A combination of work related experience and education will be considered.
You make a positive difference in people’s lives because you provide high quality customer centered services.  You operate within a highly ethical environment and will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to your customers, creatively meeting needs and always being respectful to those you serve.  As a result, you will be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness and flexibility.

Working Conditions

The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen by the first day of employment. Travel will be required between locations within Halton Region. Incumbent must supply own transportation. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a valid Ontario driver’s license.


  • Develop implement and evaluate early years and child care (EYCC) policies, procedures and accountability frameworks in accordance with provincial and Council directives.
  • Provide ongoing and regular policy development and system level analysis to ensure funding is being used to maximize system outcomes and meet local need.
  • Gather and analyze program outcomes and performance measures as well as information trends, issues gaps and statistics for planning and reporting purposes.
  • Provide strategic advice, policy options and funding oversight for the budget of numerous early years and children care funding programs. Provide funding advice and analysis to ensure funding is being used to maximize outcomes.
  • Provide strategic advice and develop strategies for new funding initiatives. Recommend funding approaches aligned with provincial direction.
  •  Provide modeling support and establish metrics and business intelligence mechanisms to assess economic viability.
  • Interpret policies and regulations and provide advice and guidance on implementation ensuring compliance with a broad provincial framework. Respond quickly to changes in provincial policy direction.
  • Lead a team of coordinators in administering funding related to early years and child care services
  • Oversee Children’s Service Budget, including developing  and overseeing agency and program budgets.
  • Develop and manage service agreements, accountability framework, and financial reporting
  • Collaborate with both internal and external partners to support transformation within the early years and child care system.
  • Develop Council reports and internal decision making reports, communications, briefing notes, program guidelines and resources to support system partners in delivering shared priorities.
  • Communicate with provincial and local partners regarding provincial direction. Undertake research and analysis to quickly accommodate required changes.
  • Participates on working groups to collaborate on EYCC programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Posted: February 12, 2019
Posting Expires: February 26, 2019
Posting #: SS-68-19
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