Supervisor, Children’s Programs (Acting)

Position Summary:

Responsible to co-ordinate the development, implementation and supervision of the day-to-day operations of a childhood development program for children at the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, which includes supervision of daily after school, weekend and summer programs.  The Supervisor, Children’s Programs (Acting) ensures community relationships are developed, modeled and encouraged and assists children and their families in identifying other services, programs and activities that promote positive child development.

Reports To:  Assistant Executive Director


Activity Leaders – Family Support Programs
Activity Leaders – After School Programs
Program Workers – Family Support Programs
Instructors – Children’s Dance
Summer Camp Coordinator
Day Camp Leader
Senior Camp Counsellors
Placement Students

Programs Managed: Child Focus

Children’s Services offers a community development, participant client centered model of support and service/program provision to all those living within the community who are marginalized and at-risk.

Program Service Clusters Direct

Family Drop- In Programs – Parent/Caregiver & Children 0-6 years
P.E.EP (Preschool Experiences Enrichment Program) 2 to 5 years
Summer Preschool Programs
Virtual Programming
After School Programs – 6 to 12 years
Children Camps -March Break, PA Day & Summer Camps

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work within the management team, with staff and community members, including parents to design a cohesive and comprehensive children’s program for children ages ranging from 0 to 12 years and their families, utilizing the resources of the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre.
  • Develop and implement planning processes to ensure the effective coordination and integration of the programs and resources of all programs.
  • Plan, administer and supervise daily regular programming and special events for all children’s programs.
  • Responsible for the creation of procedures for the day to day operations and activities of all children’s programs.
  • Provide supervision and support to children utilizing all children’s programs.  
  • Collaborate with families to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for children and families.
  • Protect the assets (equipment, materials, etc.) for all children’s programs from theft, damage and vandalism.
  • Practice and maintain appropriate Health and Safety standards and practices as required in his/her areas of responsibility.
  • Evaluate the different programs and activities of the children’s programs provided by the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Assist with funds development for children’s programs.
  • Represent the interest of all children’s programs for the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre by participating in various children’s oriented activities and events.
  • Foster relationships among local schools, universities, businesses and other community children and social service programs to enhance the development of the children’s program.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Recognized competency and training in field of instructional expertise/may require discipline-specific certification.
  • Leadership and supervision experience in children’s services, family support or educational setting.
  • Ability to articulate a vision about preparing children for the future—from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives—to partners, funders and the community.
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
  • Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective staff development and training.
  • Current Certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Annual Vulnerable Sector Screening Certificate.
  • A competent person as defined by the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Diploma in or equivalent in education and experience in social sciences, early childhood education, child & youth care or related field.
  • Strong relationship management, leadership skills and experience in fostering a team approach to child development and creating collaboration among partner organizations in child development an asset.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrative experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in an organization that provides direct services to children.
  • Experience and competencies in working in a multiracial, multicultural environment.
  • Proven child development skills and/or understanding of the development of social and educational programs in non-profit or settings servicing children 0 to 12 years.
  • Experience with and/or understanding of the application of information technology to social and educational programs for children.


Position Status: June 15th, 2021- June 15th, 2022 /Full Time (35 hours per week)

Union Status: Non-Union/Exempt

Salary: $62,008.54- City of Toronto, Grade 4

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm, some evenings and weekends may be required as needed.

Qualified Candidates List:

A list of qualified candidates will be established for the Supervisor, Children’s Program position at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre and will be in effect for 12 months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future and/or temporary vacancies in this position.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Please send cover letter and resume to: 

Supervisor, Children Programs (Acting) Hiring Committee

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre

627 Queen’s Quay West,
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3G3

Fax: 416 392-1512

Waterfront Neighbourhood House is an equal opportunity employer.  Only applicants selected for the interview will be contacted. Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.