- Child Care Facility Specialist II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is mid-level professional work for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in evaluating child care homes and centers, and assisting in the development of child care staff and facilities through consultative services and training.
Explains and interprets state laws, rules, and associated procedures pertaining to the regulation of child care homes and centers to prospective providers, concerned members of the community, and public officials.
Consults with licensing applicants on requirements of licensure.
Processes applications for initial issuance or renewal of child care licensure for homes and centers.
Investigates and evaluates child care physical plants, planned activities, developmentally appropriate curriculum, credentials of staff, and health of staff and children, for conformance to licensing rules and makes recommendations for issuance or reissuance of license.
Works with owners, administrators, boards, and staff of child care facilities for infants, preschool, and school age children in an assigned geographic area to ensure conformity with child care regulation requirements.
Provides consultation on problems related to child development, behavior, and health services.
Assists in the professional development and improvement of the technical competence of owners and staff of child care homes and centers.
Consults with owners and staff of child care homes and centers to improve technical competence, provide educational materials, and resolve non-compliance issues.
Performs child abuse and neglect co-investigations of child care facilities; prepares reports of findings regarding rule violations and makes recommendations.
Prepares and maintains required records pertaining to child care licensing activities and prepares reports as required.
Investigates operational unlicensed child care facilities to bring them into compliance with licensing standards and/or makes referrals to legal section for necessary action.
Investigates complaints and allegations from parents or other concerned citizens concerning possible violations of laws and rules gov erning licensure of child care facilities.
Works cooperatively with community officials on local child care ordinances or related matters.
Initiates and participates in public information and education activities to inform the public and interested special groups about child care programs, licensing and regulatory rules/rationale, and related issues by means of public speaking engagements, panel discussions, radio and T.V. appearances, and written articles..
Attends and participates in meetings and seminars concerning problems and issues in the child care regulation field.
Travels extensively in the performance of assigned duties.
Exercises independence and initiative in completing assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed for attainment of objectives and conformance with prescribed policies and procedures.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two or more years of experience as a Child Care Facility Specialist I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Elementary or Early Childhood Education, Sociology, Psychology, Child Development, Social Work, Nursing, or a closely related field; and,
Two or more years of professional experience in the licensing of child care facilities, elementary or early childhood education, social services for children, (e.g., child abuse and neglect complaint investigations, foster child care, resource/referral, etc.), child health services, or experience in the provision of child care in a licensed child care home or a licensed or regulated child care facility.
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for one year of the required experience.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of statutes, rules, policies, and procedures gov erning the regulations of all types of child care facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the organization, operation, and general administration of child care facilities.
Intermediate knowledge of the principles, policies, and objectives of child care programs.
Intermediate knowledge of community resources and organizations as related to the child care program.
Intermediate knowledge of socio-economics involved in opening and operating a child care facility.
Intermediate knowledge of local government processes and ordinances relating to child care programs and licensing.
Intermediate knowledge of infant care, child psychology, and early childhood behavior, growth, and development.
Intermediate knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques related to conducting interviews and environmental investigations of child care staff and facilities.
Intermediate knowledge of educational methods and developmentally appropriate practices necessary to enhance the emotional, social, and intellectual growth of young children.
Intermediate knowledge of public relations techniques as employed in community information and education programs concerning child care programs and the licensing of facilities.
Intermediate knowledge of child abuse, child abuse investigation, and the assessment and documentation as it applies to child care rules.
Introductory knowledge of sanitation issues relating to child care facilities.
Ability to use conflict resolution techniques with a variety of circumstances and individuals.
Ability to accurately interpret child care rules, policies, and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, child care operators, other agencies, and the public.
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