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Manager – Specialized Preschool Programs (Bilingual Position), Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline January 17, 2011

35 hours/week; permanent – HOOPP enrolment and cost-shared extended health
Pay rate:  $38.622 to $45.438/hour range

Job Summary

Directs the planning, delivery and evaluation of specialized preschool programs (including First Words Speech and Language, Infant Hearing, and Blind/Low Vision). Facilitates the coordination of these programs with other partners and supports Steering Committee structure.

Job Specific Responsibilities

Program Coordination

  • Directs the planning, implementation, administration and evaluation of the programs.
  • Recommends the hiring, supervises and evaluates staff as appropriate to the programs.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, negotiates and monitors agreements with agencies to provide First Words services.
  • Prepares and manages the budget in coordination with the Manager of Finance and Administration of Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures for the programs.
  • Develops, coordinates and supervises activities to collect and analyse services data and reporting.
  • Develops and implements mechanisms to ensure quality of care and service effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensures maintenance of professional practice standards.
  • Works in partnership with Clinical Coordinator and other staff of the programs.
  • Works closely with other programs within Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre and organizations related to the delivery of the program.
  • Liaises with service providers outside the programs and with community groups to ensure the effective delivery of services.
  • Other related duties as requested.

Program Delivery

  • Coordinates and assists in the implementation of education and health promotion activities.
  • Assists in the development, delivery and maintenance of protocols, mechanisms and materials that support the programs activities.
  • Develops and maintains linkages with parent groups and associations with an interest in speech and language, infant hearing and early childhood blind/low vision issues.
  • Responds to information requests.
  • Coordinates intake services with Clinical Coordinator.
  • Support of Steering Committee Structure
  • Supports the Steering Committee and related sub-committees.
  • Provides advice and assistance to the Steering Committee by:
  • keeping the Steering Committee informed of all aspects of the programs for which the position is responsible;
  • bringing to the Steering Committee’s attention issues that may affect the health of the community;
  • preparing reports and information for the Steering Committee.


  • Masters degree from a recognized university degree in health, social services and/or administration.
  • 3 to 5 years significant experience in health promotion and working in community partnerships.
  • Proficiency in planning, program development, delivery and evaluation.
  • Five years experience with progressive responsibility in a health setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Sensitivity and awareness of community specialized preschool programs.
  • Ability to work with a range of service organizations and community groups.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sensitivity to people of differing cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Fluency in English and French essential.
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle required.

Please reply by 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2011 to:

HR Manager
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
1365 Richmond Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2B 6R7 
Fax:  (613) 288-3407    
Email:  (Microsoft Word format only)

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