Child Care Provider Stabilization Grant Eligibility Specialist – Return Utah

State of Utah

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Job Description



The Office of Child Care in the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is seeking an individual who desires to participate in the Return Utah Program.

The new Return Utah program is similar to an internship designed for adults looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence. These opportunities are structured as return-to-work positions that provide the experience, training, skills, and mentoring an individual needs to return to the workforce.

Return Utah is for people who have taken a career break of at least two years for reasons such as starting or raising a family, caring for a family member, military service, continuing education, or other personal/career related reasons.

DWS is seeking an individual who is analytical with attention to detail and have great customer service to fill a Child Care Provider Stabilization Grant Eligibility Specialist position.

The program will commence on Monday January 10th, 2022, with the first week of the program consisting of learning, development and workplace orientation.

This is a full time, experience-only Return Utah opportunity. Please note, that while we will provide access to resources that will enable you to explore further employment opportunities, your participation does not guarantee employment with the State of Utah upon conclusion of the program.

To be eligible for this return-to-work opportunity, candidates must:
Be on a career break of two or more years at time of application
Have prior professional experience in functional area of interest
Have interest in returning to a full-time position

Principal Duties
The Provider Stabilization Grant Eligibility Specialist will perform the following tasks:Support the implementation of the statewide Child Care Stabilization Grant Program.
Provide training and technical support for the Child Care Stabilization Grant Program throughout the state.
Assist providers applying for the Child Care Stabilization Grant Program.
Collect and review applicant’s information to determine eligibility
Ensure program compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, rules, regulations, standards and guidelines.
Assist with collaborating on the creation of state and federally required reports and ad hoc queries.
Exercise judgement when dealing with sensitive issues.
Effectively communicate while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with policy.
Educate child care providers on eligibility processes, policy and regulations.
Maintain accurate records.
The Ideal Candidate
The model candidate for this position is someone who has the following:Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to present information clearly and effectively.
The ability to problem solve and identify creative solutions to lead to successful outcomes.
The ability to work with people in a manner, which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines.
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office products, specifically in Word and Excel.
Skill and ability to work other computer applications.
Working knowledge of general office equipment.
Why You Should Join Our Team
Besides working for a fantastic agency that is dedicated to helping the citizens of Utah, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
The mission of Workforce Services is we strengthen Utah’s communities by connecting the workforce to new opportunities and providing services to individuals and families in need. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here.

Supplemental Information
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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