|Department||Department of Human Services|
|Date Opened||6/28/2018 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||7/18/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||H24A DHS Hiring Rate: $2,305.00|
|Full or Part Time||
Announcement #: 18-N084
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO ALL SOURCES.
Organization: Child Care Service-Cherokee-Licensing
Address: 1298 West 4th Street, Tahlequah, OK 74464-4726
Job Description, essential functions:
Manages a caseload located in Cherokee County and surrounding areas, monitors and assesses child care facilities to ensure compliance with licensing requirements and certification criteria for the differential quality rate and special needs rate for children with disabilities. Conducts complaint investigations, identifies and investigates unlicensed facilities. Provides necessary training for caregivers.
Job description, marginal functions:
Will attend all meetings, required training and workshops.
Preference Qualifications Statement:
May be given for early childhood/child development background &/or bilingual candidates with written and conversational skills in Spanish and English.
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing professional services to child care facilities, families and children. Services include on-sight monitoring of child care facilities to ensure compliance with licensing requirements; reviewing and recommending/approving case actions; and investigating complaints involving violations of the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act and violations of licensing requirements, including abuse and neglect of children in both licensed and unlicensed facilities; and assisting child care providers in meeting minimum requirements and attaining optimum quality by providing on-going technical assistance and consultation to the facility.
This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for the completion of the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the basic level where employees are assigned beginning level child care licensing activities in a training status to build their knowledge and abilities in providing licensing services to clients. In this role they will be assigned tasks which involve managing a caseload of moderate complexity, learning to conduct on-site monitoring of facilities to evaluate compliance with licensing requirements for children in child care, approving plans of correction with supervisory review and consultation, and working cooperatively with state and local fire, health and zoning officials and federal food program sponsors. Employees at this level receive complaint intakes and complete complaint investigations under the direction of Level IV Licensing Specialists and learn to initiate procedures to close a child care facility if children are in immediate danger. Learn procedures for issuance or denial of initial license, renewal or revocation of a license. With Level IV guidance, initiates procedures and works with district attorney and law enforcement entities when children are in immediate risk. Additional duties include preparation of reports pertaining to emergency closure orders and/or injunctions for closure of unlicensed facilities, and participation in training sessions, individual conferences, case staffings and group meetings; also attends workshops to stay abreast of current trends in child care services; reads and maintains reference materials such as professional publications and handbooks to remain current in job practices.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree.