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CHILD CARE SERVICE SPECIALIST

The Child Care Service Specialist is responsible for monitoring compliance of child care facilities and providing technical assistance to facility operators. This position is

Class Code:

M053C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Inspects and evaluates existing and proposed child care facilities to monitor compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Provides technical assistance to facility operators by conducting workshops, answering inquiries, and providing child care related information. Recommends licensure, re-licensure with provision, and denial or revocation of license for facilities to Child Care Facility Review Board. Investigates and documents abuse and/or neglect or licensure complaints in conjunction with social service personnel, when necessary, to determine credibility. Informs and explains deficiencies requiring corrective action to facility operators, determines a recommendation for appropriate corrective action, establishes time frames for corrections and examines whether corrective action occurred. Prepares and maintains a case file on each facility and compiles the data into a monthly report. Works with the division and information technology group to maintain data regarding child care licensing. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to child care facilities. Knowledge of agency, local, and state resources applicable to child care. Ability to inspect and evaluate child care facilities. Ability to identify deficiencies and provide technical assistance to child care operators. Ability to investigate complaints and recommend appropriate action. Ability to prepare and present information and reports in oral and written form. Ability to maintain case files and related documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or a related field; plus one year of experience in social services or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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