Full Time Child Care Services Director

May 12, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Divisional Headquarters Toronto
Salary Range:
To be determined
1645 Warden Ave
Posting Expires:
May 27, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Tannaz Fadaei: tannaz.fadaei@salvationarmy.ca


The Director of Child Care Services is a senior leader whose main purpose is to provide oversight of five licensed childcare centres across the GTA. The Director will lead a team of childcare supervisors and provide strategic and operational guidance to ensure that all Salvation Army policies, Ministry regulations/legislation and municipal regulations are adhered to and that the childcare centres are maintained to the highest standards in accordance with external and internal accreditation guidelines.  The Director is directly responsible for the financial viability of the childcare centres. This work serves the Mission of the Army to meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the community, expressed in spiritual ministry and social services that serve the vulnerable and under-served.




  • Provide strategic leadership to the childcare management team (supervisors and assistant supervisors)
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with provincial and municipal partners/authorities, Corps Officers/Church Pastors, Church/CFS staff, Area Commanders
  • Ensure that The Salvation Army policies, standards and accreditation requirements are being met.
  • Facilitate strategic planning to ensure childcare centres remain sustainable through the examination of financial health, systemic and mission risks and childcare programming
  • Clearly identify roles and tasks within the governance structure including expectations around supervision, oversight, training requirements and engagement of the Supervisors and any new management positions created
  • Monitor staffing levels at all centres to ensure licensing requirements are met
  • Share resources and provide opportunities for continuous improvement and development of staff


  • Maintain all administrative and financial Army systems, ensuring required reporting is completed within established deadlines
  • Develop and track centre budgets in collaboration with supervisors and in alignment with funder requirements
  • Allocate funding to centre budgets
  • Apply for funding, maintain organized records of funding expenses and prepare reconciliation documents as required by municipalities
  • Create and submit a balanced budget for the City of Toronto ensuring you receive the maximum subsidy rate
  • Work with the finance team to ensure all financial records are organized for the annual financial audit and submit the audited financial reports to the funders within the required timeline and format
  • Identify maintenance work required to maintain the childcare facilities, apply for funding and ensure maintenance work is completed to The Salvation Army Property standards
  • Develop childcare centre leases with DHQ and Corps Officers


  • Review childcare program plans ensuring all centres are delivering the 4 components of “How Does Learning Happen” as required by the Ministry of Education
  • Work with the chaplain to develop spiritual and religious care programming
  • Develop standardized curriculum for the delivery of spiritual and religious care for childcare programming, ensuring that centres are given the tools and resources needed for successful implementation
  • Embed spiritual and religious care goals in childcare programming in order to evaluate and monitor the delivery of mission


  • Work with supervisors to ensure that the centres are well-organized, safe and clean, including playrooms, playgrounds, washrooms, kitchens, offices, equipment, etc.
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children is a top priority, by maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, continuous learning in child development and establishing best practices
  • Ensure the CCEYA is adhered to and followed in all centres at all times
  • Update and maintain childcare policies and procedures, parent handbook and employee handbook
  • Ensure all serious occurrences are reported through official Ministry of Education and Salvation Army channels within prescribed deadlines and reporting mechanisms
  • Manage childcare employee relations in partnership with HR

Working Conditions:

  • Work is generally performed in comfortable standard office conditions
  • Occasional exposure to disagreeable conditions (e.g. distraught or angry clients)
  • Occasional evening or weekend work may be required; occasional offsite work may be required



  • Qualified individuals must possess an Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma or degree
  • Member in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Finance or Business Certifications/Diploma an asset
  • Must be actively involved in ongoing Professional Development, Leadership, financial operations and Early Years research
  • Valid Certification in First Aid and CPR
  • Valid Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate


  • Minimum 10 years previous childcare supervisory experience (Christian childcare preferred)
  • Solid financial and business management knowledge and experience
  • Expert knowledge of The Child Care and Early Years Act, The City of Toronto AQI and The Region of Peel Raising the Bar
  • Proven ability to work with and develop spreadsheets/formulas in Microsoft excel
  • Experience implementing relationship based, child lead, emergent curriculum for children from infants to 12 years old
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, personal vehicle required and insurance, current copy of driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required


  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in multiple locations
  • Well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work within a Christian perspective
  • Governed by TSA Child Care Policy and Procedure Manuals and the Official Operating Policies of The Salvation Army including the Confidentiality Statement, Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

HOURS: 40 hours per week




In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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