Program Advisor, Licensing and Compliance (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services)

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.

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.

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
Location: Mississauga, Newmarket

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 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, and assess complaints to formulated conclusions and recommendations
Computer Skills
  • You are proficient with computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software, on-line systems and databases, to prepare licensing information, correspondence and reports

Salary Range: $1,328.74 - $1,629.42 Per Week

Additional information:
  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 17215 Leslie St, Suite 101, Newmarket, Central Region or 6733 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Central Region, Criminal Record Check
  • The successful candidates will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, December 7, 2022, by visiting and entering Job ID 190798 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.