Manager, Child Care and Early Years Programs (District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board)

Job Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary Range: $99,640.82 - $117,224.51
Application Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023
Organization Overview: TBDSSAB is a leading organization committed to improving child care and early years programs. We strive make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families in our community. To learn more about TBDSSAB and our strategic plan, please visit our website at
Reporting to the Director, Integrated Social Services, the Manager, Child Care and Early Years Programs is responsible for managing the human resources of the Department as well as planning and implementing Department programs, assessing the effectiveness of programs, and formulating and recommending improvements within established regulations and policies.
  1. Plans and implements short- and long-term program objectives for the Department within the Division’s strategic plan.
  2. Leads the development of policies, procedures, and quality assurance systems consistent with legislative requirements, corporate objectives, and effective risk management.
  3. Monitors purchase-of-service agreements and maintains accurate records as required by the Ministry.
  4. Prepares reports as required and ensures statistical and financial records meet audit requirements.
  5. Works collaboratively to develop, review and co-ordinate activities toward short and long-range program objectives and TBDSSAB strategic plan.
  6. Investigates and resolves concerns and/or complaints as necessary.
  7. Develops and administers the expenditure of the department budget including identification of Department priorities.
  8. Assesses Department staffing needs and participates in recruitment processes and makes effective hiring decisions Responsible for staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, collective agreement administration and discipline and termination decisions.
  9. Establishes standards for service delivery consistent with changing community needs, allocated resources, provincial and TBDSSAB standards.
  10. Ensures mandated requirements under the applicable legislation are met and all legislated regulations and departmental policies are adhered to.
  11. Provides information, reports, letters, and memoranda to the Director making recommendations on matters pertaining to the Department. Attends meeting of the Board of Directors as required.
  12. Liaises with various community leaders and groups, as well as maintains appropriate community relationships on issues of community and Departmental concern and responsibilities.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Core Competencies:
  • University degree in social services or a related discipline.
  • Diploma in early childhood education is considered an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in human services, social services and child care services programs, including experience in program development and administration.
  • Proven managerial experience preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with stakeholders and the public.
  • Proven skills in budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Proven skills in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to motivate and direct Department personnel.
  • Proven organizational, administrative, interpersonal team building and management skills are required.
  • Proven planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • An expert knowledge Child Care and Early Years Act and other related Acts, regulations, policies, and programs is required.
  • Proficiency with office computer equipment and MS Office software applications.
Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit our website at for more information on the job and application process.
TBDSSAB is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. Our organization will provide employment accommodation in all steps of the hiring process upon request.
We appreciate all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.