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Child Care Facilities Consultant

Date Posted:  Nov 13, 2019
Requisition ID:  14141

indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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This Human Services Consultant serves as a Child Care Facilities Consultant.  The purpose of the position is to provide for the health and safety of children by conducting inspections of licensed child care centers and unlicensed registered child care ministries to ensure that facilities are meeting all child care statutes, rules and policies.  This position fulfills the statutory requirements that the agency administer licensing/registration activities for the protection of children in child care settings.  Utilizes education, training, consultation, cooperation and enforcement to accomplish goals. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Interprets and implements legislation and regulations from department administration;
  • 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-compliances 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
  • Continually updates knowledge of current trends within specific geographical area assigned;
  • Collaborates with program development staff, except in those situations where incumbent serves in both capacities;

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.  

Preferred Experience:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in early childhood education or a related field.

  • Specialized knowledge of the Early Childhood and Out of School Time program areas;
  • Expert knowledge of program-specific networks, terminology and concepts used in the field;
  • Specialized knowledge of departmental, divisional and unit policies and procedures;
  • Ability to work independently in an off site location
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, organizational methods and managerial styles;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and conflicts professionally and independently;
  • Ability to manage assigned work with minimum direction;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to travel 
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Hire Salary:   The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 33,748.00.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Downtown Parking for campus based positions.

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis