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CHILD CARE SERVICE SPECIALIST

Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Req ID:  13167
Location: 

Fayetteville, AR, US, 72703

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154.98

Position Number: 22100512 
County: Washington 
Posting End Date: 12/03/2021 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98 

DCCECE 

 

Hiring Official: Yelonda Willis

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent communication (written and oral skills); Experience in effective use of Microsoft Office products.  Extensive in-state travel is required. Occasional overnights and weekends. Experience in early childhood education, investigations, or regulatory experience is preferred.

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M053C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Child Care Service Specialist is responsible for monitoring compliance of child care facilities and providing technical assistance to facility operators. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville