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Manager, Babies' Best Start - Strides Toronto

Apr 10, 2024
Scarborough, Ontario


Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services, we build strength and resilience through equitable, accessible, client-driven services, system leadership and advocacy. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. In its Lead Agency role, Strides Toronto collaborates with 24 publicly funded infant, child and youth mental health (ICYMH) core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that promote access, responsive service delivery and experience, and positive mental health outcomes for young people and families across Toronto's diverse communities. To learn more about who we are and what we do, we invite you to visit our website at



The Manager, Babies’ Best Start oversees the multi-lingual family home visiting program that provides prenatal and parenting supports for families, in conjunction with Public Health Nurses (PHN) from Toronto Public Health (TPH), for the healthy growth and development of young children who may experience greater challenges related to the social determinants of health (e.g., newcomer status, emotional stressors, early childhood development etc.).

Salary range: $39.00 to $46.00 per hour. 

                        This position is a one-year contract, 28 hours per week.


  • We provide a hybrid work model.
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our diverse team members and clients can thrive.
  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.



  • Ensure day to day supervision of employees to support delivery of high-quality service to clients.
  • Provide support and guidance to employees to provide information, resources, and other supports based on families’ needs/ goals as determined and outlined during joint service coordination meetings between parent, Family Home Visitor (FHV) and Public Health Nurse (PHN)
  • Complete administrative duties required for program operations.
  • Review and manage caseloads and service targets to ensure the program is meeting deliverables.
  • Input and implementation of organizational policies, procedures, guidelines, and initiatives as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.



The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:  

  • A College Diploma in Social Sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of related supervisory experience.
  • Sound knowledge and training in infant and child development and early intervention.
  • Awareness of the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of anti-black racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health.
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts.



While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience working or managing in an Unionized environment.
  • Functional computer and client information system knowledge.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language.



As our work puts us in direct contact with children, youth, and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

  • A Vulnerable Sector police check.
  • A positive police check does not automatically disqualify an applicant for a position with Strides Toronto.  The Police Check will be reviewed and evaluated for the purpose of making a decision on suitability for employment in relation to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.   



Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is April  10, 2024.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples to  increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.  

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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