The Inspection Officer is responsible for carrying out the inspections of the Childcare Centres’ programs and services following work procedures that comply with the Act Respecting Childcare Centres and Childcare Services and other regulations concerning the health and safety of children attending the centres.
- Stay current regarding the Act respecting childcare centres and childcare services and its other regulations. Update all regional documents as needed.
- Apply sanctions where childcare centres are not respecting the Act or regulations.
- Conduct thorough follow up on any infractions identified at the Childcare Centres, with the local director.
- During the inspection visits, verify that the children and employees’ files are complete.
- Collaborate and support the Coordinator of Funding and Finance with the overall maintenance needs of the centre.
- Follow-up and support the Childcare Centre Director to ensure the necessary regular maintenance of the facilities and equipment are completed and log/inventory updated.
- Review childcare centre equipment and supplies log/inventory with Director and make necessary updates to the regional log to reflect changes.
- Review the childcare centre permits and follow up when permits require renewal.
- In cases where the public health and safety of the children within our facilities are at risk due to unforeseen circumstances (health epidemic/pandemic, forest fires, etc), support and/or coordinate the team in meetings with the regional public health team, and/or the emergency response teams.
- Liaise with other members of the department (Financial, Special Needs Advisor, etc.) to ensure a proper flow of information leading to the best quality services possible for children and parents using local childcare services.
- Develop and facilitate workshops or awareness campaigns based on needs identified following inspections.
- Advise the Director of the Childcare Centres and the Coordinator of Childcare Operations of completed inspection and of any infractions.
- Provide the inspections report and any infractions to the President of the Board of Directors.
- Report to the Coordinator of Childcare Operations in cases where corrective measures are not followed up by the Childcare Centres.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
- Perform other duties as required by the Coordinator of Childcare Operations and the Director of Miyuuhpichinaausuwin Apatisiiwindepartment.
- College Diploma in Early Childhood Education or related field.
- Vocational training in Northern Building Maintenance is considered an asset.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience.
- Fluency in verbal Cree.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in French is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Good understanding of child growth and development, and of age‑appropriate activity programming.
- Good understanding of general maintenance and building needs.
- Knowledge of health, safety and hazards for age group 0 to 5.
- Ability to perform physical tasks when necessary.
- Customer-focused and service-oriented.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively.
- Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Willingness to work in both an office and childcare environment.
- Willingness to work irregular hours.
- Willingness to travel extensively.
- Must agree to undergo a background check.
The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.