$40.31-$54.47 Hourly / $3,224.41-$4,357.36 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for the interpretation and application of regulations, agency policy and procedures to ensure that licensed providers establish and maintain a consistent quality of care and treatment.
Incumbents in this class are responsible for independently managing their assigned facilities, agencies and programs. This includes licensing, evaluating, monitoring and implementing uniform standards to achieve compliance with relevant state and federal regulations along with agency policies and program guidelines. Incumbents conduct complaint investigations relative to agency funded or licensed child care facilities, child agencies, extended day treatment programs, out-patient psychiatric clinics for children and permanent family residences.
Works under the limited supervision of the Legislative and Administrative Manager or other employee of higher grade.
Plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates licensing and regulatory activities of assigned child caring facilities, agencies and programs; performs on site inspections and evaluations of child welfare facilities, agencies and programs for compliance with state and federal regulations including required licensure and certification; assesses safety and quality of care provided by evaluating physical environment, emotional environment and adequacy of program; interprets and applies all state statutes and regulations relevant to licensure of facilities and programs; assesses provision of educational services for children in licensed program; provides regulatory and statutory expertise in Request for Proposal process, review proposals submitted, rate proposals, identifies potential licensing issues, evaluates program models and makes recommendations; provides consultation to applicants for state licensure and licensees to bring into compliance with state statutes and regulations, local ordinance and codes; provides on-going consultation and technical assistance for licensed facilities, regional offices, other department units and private sector; prepares draft regulations and policies for related licensing areas including identifying and recommending revisions to current regulations and agency policies; determines licensing protocols, application materials and licensing evaluation tools; may testify in court relative to findings, inspections and/or investigations; represents department at meetings; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of princiles and practices of inspection, evaluation and enforcement of these laws and regulations for a variety of programs and agencies; considerable knowledge of principles and practices pertinent to provision of residential services, out-patient psychiatric services, extended day treatment for children; knowledge of both in-state and out-of-state child placing agencies; considerable knowledge of state policies and local ordinances, and principles and practices of health inspectors and fire marshals; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; skill in providing technical assistance; ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs; ability to apply technical assistance; ability to collect and analyze data.
Eight (8) years of professional experience in the field of social and human services or health care providing direct care and/or treatment to children with mental health or substance abuse issues OR providing a full range of child placing services for children and families.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have included professional level experience on an interdisciplinary team addressing the residential and/or programmatic needs of clients.