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Day Care Licensing Representative

Company: Illinois Department of Children and Family Service
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60616 Job Requisition ID: 38676 DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families. In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus. Agency : Department of Children and Family Services Closing Date/Time: 06/20/2024 Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,005 monthly; Full Range $6,005 - $8,678/month Job Type: Salaried County: Cook Number of Vacancies: 2 Plan/BU: RC063 This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position. All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal. Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU UPLOAD OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND RESUME. Position Overview The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Day Care Licensing Representative. Under supervision, this position will conduct licensing studies and re-licensing reviews of day care centers and homes to determine eligibility for licensing or re-licensing. The position will conduct on-site inspection and will initiate re-licensing activity, while providing ongoing monitoring of assigned day care centers and homes. This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in playing a role in ensuring the safety of day care centers and homes. DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong communication skills. We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois. Job Responsibilities Serves as Day Care Licensing Representative. Initiates re-licensing activity (requesting necessary inspections, providing reapplication forms, etc.) prior to the expiration date of day care center and home licenses. Provides ongoing monitoring of assigned day care centers and homes, visiting each at least once per year and making additional visits as needed. Investigates alleged violations of the Illinois Child Care Act and Department standards and regulations as applied to licensed, unlicensed, and license-exempt facilities. Coordinates services with other local, state, or federal standard-setting agencies concerned with inspecting, licensing, funding, and monitoring day care centers, day care homes, or group day care homes. Obtains fire and health clearances for day care facilities from the Department of Public Health and state and local fire inspectors. Maintains client records (to include filing documents as needed) in accordance with federal and state statutes and guidelines, Department rule, procedure, and accreditation standards, monitoring to ensure that all documentation from other Department sources has been included. Provides input into unit meetings. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above. Minimum Qualifications Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in early childhood education or child development. Requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in child development or early childhood education. Requires two years of professional experience in early childhood, day care center, kindergarten, or a day care licensing program. Conditions of Employment Requires ability to pass a background check. Requires possession of a valid driver's license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance. Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm Work Location: 1911 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60616 Supervisor: E. Blair Agency Contact: Tiffany Kemp Posting Group: Social Services This title is within the Upward Mobility Program. General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway. This position DOES NOT contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs). Revolving Door: Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position. As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-state employment during state employment or within one year immediately after ending state employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-state employment offer, notify the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor ("OEIG") or may be subject to a fine. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $72,060 - $104,136 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Illinois Department of Children and Family Service, Chicago , Day Care Licensing Representative, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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