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Licensing Officer – Child Care

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Vancouver, BC posted June 18, 2020.

Job Description

Job Title:

Licensing Officer – Child Care

(BC ECE Certificate) 

Work Sites: Community Care Facilities Licensing – North Shore, Richmond, VancouverStatus: Regular Full TimeStart Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $30.21 – $37.71 per hourHours:

0830 – 1630; Option to participate in the Compressed Work Week with alternating Fridays off.

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 129572-cye


Come work as a Licensing Officer with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Licensing Officer to join the team at Lions Gate Hospital. This position will also work at sites in Vancouver and in Richmond. Apply today to join our team!


As a Licensing Officer in Child Care (with BC ECE Certificate), you will:

  • Perform inspectional, regulatory and advisory work involving the licensing and inspection of child day care facilities in Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • Inspect and assess new and existing community care facilities and programs to ensure compliance with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and regulations.
  • Issue community care licenses.
  • Investigate complaints of contraventions to the Act and regulations.
  • Investigate reportable incidents in facilities.
  • Provide information, guidance and consultation to facility operators, the public and others on related matters.
  • Interpret, explain and ensure that applicable requirements and provisions of the act and regulations are enforced to promote the health, safety and well-being of children in care.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.



Education & Experience

  • Certificate or Diploma in a relevant discipline supplemented with at least three (3) years of recent, related experience managing a child care program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certificate.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License is required. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of provincial acts and regulations related to child care facilities licensing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the provision of quality care within child care facilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of quality assurance/quality improvement.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in the inspection and assessment of child care facilities and programs.
  • Ability to investigate complaints, identify infractions and violations, and make recommendations regarding corrective action.
  • Ability to interpret, explain and ensure compliance with applicable requirements and provisions of applicable acts and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and negotiate resolutions in a respectful manner to minimize conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully and diplomatically enforce regulatory provisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with licensees, operators, government agencies, special interest groups and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations on community care licensing issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to use current word processing, spreadsheet and electronic mail software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.