Community Care Licensing Specialist I
Class Code: PC0261
AKPAY Code: P4275
Class Range: 16
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|10/15/1997 09:21 AM by Adrienne Snow|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Community Care Licensing Specialist I||Class Range:|| 16|
|Class Code: ||PC0261||AKPAY Code:||P4275|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||B-Professional/Managerial||Group:||PC - Business Development and Regulation|
|EEO4:||B - Professionals||Family:||PC02 - Business Regulation and Compliance|
|SOC:||13-1041 - Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation||State/Local:||02 - Professional|
|Original Date:||02/25/1971||Census EEO:||056|
|Original Comments:||ORIGINAL||Override Local AA Regions:||[this feature not enabled yet]|
No Override of Local AA Region
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|Subsequent Revision Dates/Comments:|
|7/1/73; 8/1/73; 12/1/76;|
07/01/1981 - Title Change.
01/19/2005 - WPA Audit (Hull)
09/25/2008 - Workplace AK spec revision: Added Census Job Code and AKPAY Code fields; Replaced Category field with Class Outline Category; Updated EEO4, SOC, and Class Code fields; Removed DOT field.;
02/01/2010 - Workplace AK spec revision: Replaced 'Census Job Code' with 'State Local' field; Added 'Census EEO' field; Updated EEO4, SOC, State Local and Census EEO fields.
Under direction, Community Care Licensing Specialists I perform licensure of child and adult residential facilities, foster homes, child day care facilities, and child placement agencies, to include on-site program assessment and investigation of complaints and allegations.
Community Care Licensing Specialists provide state licensing and consultative services to child and adult residential care facilities, foster homes, child day care facilities, and child placement agencies.
Community Care Licensing Specialist I is the journey level of the series whereas the Community Care Licensing Specialist II serves as either the supervisor of a licensing unit or a staff assistant to a statewide licensing program
The Community Care Licensing Specialist series differs from other social services classes by having responsibility for the licensing and development of care facilities as outlined in Alaska Statute 47.35, which may be used by public, state, and private agencies. Other social services classes have responsibilities for individual placement and management that may utilize these facilities.
The Community Care Licensing Specialist series is distinguished from the related Health Facilities Surveyor series by the Community Care Licensing Specialist’s program emphasis directed toward living situations and social interaction rather than certification of health care institutions according to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.
Examples of Duties:
Perform the basic licensing process, which entails receiving and responding to pre-application inquiries, conducting intake meetings, and arranging fire, safety, and environmental health evaluations.
Conduct on-site program assessments, process waiver requests, document findings, and formulate recommendations for license insurance, denial/revocation, or injunctive actions.
Enter each new applicant into the computerized facilities management system.
Conduct complaint/allegation investigations, prepare testimony for administrative or court hearings, conduct supervisory visits to facilities, and provide post-licensing issuance consultation.
Cooperate with other specialists and regulatory agencies, such as fire marshals, building inspectors, sanitarians, teachers, public health nurses, the Office of the Attorney General and business loan and licensing divisions of the executive branch.
Serve as a resource person to licensed providers; and identify and facilitate use of other resources to upgrade performance of care facilities.
Participate in preparing orientation packets and informational newsletters.
Contribute to standard setting by providing information accrued from experience, and by serving on committees with providers and consumers to review and revise requirements.
Provide training and consultation to field office staff and social service agencies that participate in the information gathering part of licensing evaluation for child foster homes. Contribute to staff development.
Develop community awareness of licensing needs and benefits; recruit providers for regular, specialized and emergency shelter care; and secure provider agreements for services with private agencies and local governments.
Function as referral source to the public and other community agencies by providing available list of licensed providers and their services and consulting on placement of adults or children.
Participate in community planning to fill gaps in community care and support services.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of policies and objectives of the Alaska social services system and related programs.
Working knowledge of principles, practices, and current trends in child and adult care services.
Working knowledge of options, needs, operations, regulations, and regulatory administration.
Skill in interviewing, observing interviewees, and in documenting conversations.
Skill in oral and written communication, training, and human interaction from a regulatory standpoint.
Ability to apply principles and techniques of the work described; and interact effectively with others.
Ability to recognize providers' needs, and provide constructive assistance and positive reinforcement.
Ability to reason logically and accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of the work.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations and prepare comprehensive reports.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to function with a high degree of independence.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college AND two years of technical or professional experience in social services, education, health care, mental health, juvenile justice, or a closely related field.
Substitution: Additional technical or professional experience in social services, education, health care, mental health, juvenile justice , or a closely related field may substitute for the required bachelor's degree (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equals one month of work experience).
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
Special Note: [none]
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