Child Care Licensing Specialist

State of Utah

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Child Care Licensing Specialist

Do you celebrate the diversity that comes from working with a wide range of cultures and beliefs to the betterment of Utah children? The Child Care Licensing Specialist will provide training and technical assistance to child care providers to ensure the compliance with Child Care Licensing Rules.

In this role you will conduct inspections and investigate complaints about providers will foster a sense of team work with the State and Child Care Providers. Using a gained knowledge of applicable rules and Utah statute, the Child Care Licensing Specialist will determine if citations or sanctions should be issued by following established protocols and work towards creating opportunities for improvement with providers.

This position requires communication and time management skills to efficiently process an assigned caseload. You will further foster working relationships by coordinating with partner agencies to provide documentation and speaking at informal discussions or hearings concerning decisions made by the program. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent on passing a background check.

This is your chance to affect a real change in Utah’s future. This is an opportunity for a new career which rewards your knowledge, professional abilities, caring nature, and efforts. This position offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance. Other employee incentives and bonuses are available as well.
Please click here for a page where you can review these and other benefits.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Human Services and the Child Care Licensing Program, please click here .


Example of Duties
As a valued member of our team you will be:

Scheduling outreach and trainings.
Conducting inspections and investigations.
Acting as a facilitator in problem solving situations with providers.
Providing information to providers seeking assistance.
Suggesting alternatives or solutions.
Writing simple, accurate, and grammatically correct statements of findings.
Providing consultation and/or expert advice or testimony.


Typical Qualifications
The model candidate for this position is someone who:

Maintain confidentiality.
Effective speaking, reading, and written communication skills
Is passionate about helping others
Is able to remain calm and to calm others
Exceptional customer service skills and ability to assist people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism, without prejudice or bias.
The ability to present information clearly and effectively.
The following experience or skills may be of benefit to you, but the absence of them will not, in any way, exclude you from consideration. Hiring manager may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences in making hiring and promotion decisions.Preference may be given to those applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and/or Child Psychology.
Experience providing child care in a licensed child care facility.
Preference may be given to applicants able to communicate in Spanish.


Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the data entry part of the work when in the office; however, there will be walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. while conducting onsite inspections.
As a condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health & Human Services Employee Immunization policy. Applicants can view the policy by clicking HERE. (Download PDF reader)
In state, out of state, overnight and weekend travel is required.
Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.

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