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Positions Available: Licensing Specialist

  • Licensing Specialists

    Salary: $48,000 annually

    Opening Date: November 11, 2019

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    General Statement of Job:
    Licensing Specialists will engage in the following functions regarding the original licensure, renewals, complaints and Stage II investigations ( a child care licensing inspection following a child abuse investigation) for Family Child Care Homes, School-Age Programs, Child Care Centers, Day Treatments and Children’s Resident Camps as located within those counties, that include but is not limited to:
    • Dissemination of information regarding the licensing process, the rules governing facilities and the legal requirement to be licensed; including dissemination of the original application packet for family care homes.

    • Compilation of all documentation for licensure required by the State.

    • Inspection of the entire premises of prospective facilities within 60 days of applications being received in the State office, an at least annually for existing licensees.

    • Investigation of the applicant and all residents and employees of the facility including any investigation required by the State to determine the suitability of the applicant/licensee and the facility for licensure.

    • Completion and submission of a typed report of inspection in a manner prescribed by the State within 3 days of completing the inspection.

    • Completion and submission of all relevant investigations and other required reports by the State and in a manner prescribed by the State within two weeks of completing the inspection and investigation and receiving a response from the applicant, as required.

    • Investigation of each and every complaint alleging or involving licensing violations and allegations of illegally operating, unlicensed facilities.

    Desired Characteristics/Qualifications:

    • Able to be both creative and flexible in delivering services to families
    • Comfortable delivering interventions to families in the home setting.
    • Experience with young children/knowledge of early childhood development
    • Committed to, and skilled in building relationships
    • Open to learning and implementing new curricula or intervention programs
    • Open and responsive to supervision and feedback
    • Multilingual skills strongly preferred (Spanish, English, or other)
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and individually as necessary
    • Solid computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of database management a plus.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
    • Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences
    • Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends

    Required Education and/or Experience:

    Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Sociology, Psychology, Early Childhood, Social Work, or closely related field. Director Qualified with a current Director Qualifications Letter from the State of Colorado. Three years of professional experience working in a human services field in either a private or public entity, which include working in the group care of children and in child care licensing, early childhood or related field. Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.

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