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Childcare Licensing Consultant

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  415680

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46806


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Family & Social Services Administration: 

The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) within the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) oversees early child care, education and out-of-school-time programs.  Our vision is that every Indiana community will have a strong network of Early Care and Education and Out-of-School Time programs that support the child, the family and local schools. Programs will be high quality, affordable and accessible to enable families to work effectively to obtain economic self-sufficiency. Children will thrive in programs that meet their developmental and educational needs and make them feel welcome, encouraged and supported. Professionals teaching and caring for children will have the resources, including training and education, needed to operate and maintain high quality programs. 

Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $47,320.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


About the Job:

The Human Services Consultant serves as a program development and/or field consultant in a state agency.  The purpose of the role is to provide for the health and safety of children by conducting inspections of a specific type of regulated child care program and ensure that programs are meeting all child care statutes, rules, and policies.  This role fulfills the statutory requirements that the agency administer licensing/registration activities for the protection of children in child care settings. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct regulatory inspections and assesses risk in regards to the health and safety of children for an assigned group of child care centers and registered child care ministries 
  • Make licensing/registration recommendations 
  • Gather documentation and conduct follow up visits as necessary to ensure the correction of all cited non-compliance within the required time frames
  • Enter accurate and timely information into the Child Care Information System (CCIS) as required, both through the use of tech tablet and computer.
  • Managing caseload and deadlines.
  • Enforcement activities, such as but not limited to, evidence gathering, informal meetings, consent agreements, negative enforcement actions, administrative hearings and injunction hearings.
  • Investigate complaints of licensed and unlicensed facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance to child care programs as needed to ensure regulatory compliance and safety for children.
  • Consultation with the stakeholders including early childhood professionals,  advocates, and families
  • Review and interpretation of existing and proposed rules, regulations, legislation, and the development of corresponding policies and procedures.
  • Participation in work groups and participation in local collaborative partnerships as applicable.
  • Return all calls/emails/texts/correspondence within the required time frames.
  • Attend training and staff meetings

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

•    Bachelor's Degree required; BA in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred.  Previous experience working in Early Childhood or Out of School Time programs preferred. 
•    Strong problem solving, oral and written communication and conflict resolution skills 
•    Ability to work independently in an off-site location 
•    Strong organization and time management skills
•    Ability to analyze potentially complex situations and make data driven decisions 
•    Passion to work on behalf of children and families
•    Commitment to the mission and vision of the Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning (OECOSL) to serve Hoosier families and providers and to improve the quality of available child care
•    Excellent attention to details 
•    Ability to see the "big picture" and to work collaboratively with other early childhood and out to school time stakeholders
•    Willingness to be a life-long learner
•    Working knowledge of personal computer operations, including internet access, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Access);
•    Ability to travel locally or otherwise on a daily basis.
•    Ability to maintain a valid driver's license.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne