Licensing Inspector (Children Programs)
Dept of Social Services - Virginia

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As a Licensing Inspector, this position reduces risks to children in child day care facilities through enforcement of state licensing laws, codes, regulations and evaluation of standards of practice. Protects the health, safety, and well-being of vulnerable populations in regulated settings through regulatory oversight, monitoring and renewal inspections defined by the Code of Virginia. Conducts complaint investigations upon receipt from residents, families, other agencies and citizens in child day centers, family day homes and religiously exempt child day facilities. Confers with and interview officials, professional specialists, and individuals to obtain information or clarify facts relevant to licensing decision. Compose clear and accurate written descriptions of violations; develop corrective action plans; makes recommendations for negative actions when appropriate; manages case record documentation on each provider; provides training, technical assistance, consultation to providers, applicants and licensees as scheduled/requested. The position will investigate allegations of illegally operating child day centers and family day homes. Participates as a member of the licensing team to accomplish divisional goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Comprehensive knowledge of developmental needs of children and licensing regulations to evaluate children's programs, licensing compliance, license issuance, to recommend enforcement actions when necessary, and to provide technical assistance to improve services. Knowledge of information collection and analysis techniques; demonstrated skill in working effectively with difficult or hostile individuals to resolve problems; ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to operate basic office computer programs. A valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from a college or university with major course work in social sciences with emphasis on the care, treatment and education of children or in a field related to regulatory administration or nursing/medical services.

Experience working with children in early childhood education, nursing, social services or related field or experience in regulated human services programs preferred.

Special Requirements
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment will be contingent upon successfully passing a criminal history background check. A valid driver's license is required and the selected candidate will be also required to complete a Statement Economic Interest Form.

VDSS Employees whose positions are in Band 5 and above perform in emergency roles if needed during state or federal disaster declarations. This is in accordance with the agency's emergency responsibilities. The selected candidate will be assigned to an emergency role upon hire and is expected to perform in that capacity as needed.

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