Community Care Licensing Specialist II
Class Code: PC0262
AKPAY Code: P4276
Class Range: 18
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|08/21/1997 01:35 PM by Rachel Wilson|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Community Care Licensing Specialist II||Class Range:|| 18|
|Class Code: ||PC0262||AKPAY Code:||P4276|
|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:||07/01/1981||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:|
|12/01/1988 - Note: Retyped 12/1/88, to delete Community Care Licensing Coordinator which was abolished 2/16/84.|
12/30/2004 - 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 general direction, Community Care Licensing Specialists II serve as either:
1) The first supervisory level responsible for licensing functions in a large region. These positions have substantial responsibility for the exercise of independent judgment in appointing, promoting, transferring, suspending, discharging and adjudicating the grievances of subordinates. OR
(2) A headquarters staff assistant engaged in research, analysis, planning and coordination duties in support of the state's community care licensing and program.
Positions allocated under Option 1 have substantial responsibility for the exercise of independent judgment in employing, disciplining, or adjudicating grievances of subordinates.
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.
The Community Care Licensing Specialist II serves as either the supervisor of a licensing unit or as a staff assistant to the statewide program managers.
The Community Care Licensing Specialist series is distinguished from other social services job classes by the 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 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:
Provide consultation to agencies and social services field offices regarding licensing studies, program improvement, and interagency placement coordination. Establish working relationships and conduct coordinating meetings with other governmental agencies that complement the licensing function.
Identify service gaps, and develop resource providers by type and level of service needed, by geographic location. Recommend program improvements and training to central office managers.
Monitor volume and quality of work, including licensing of day care, residential care, foster care and placement agencies. Design manageable workflow, and schedules and assign work to specialists and clerical staff.
Consult and obtain central office approval for negative decisions of denying or revoking a license, or taking injunctive action.
Advise and assist Regional Social Services Manager and staff social workers regarding improvements needed from resource providers, facility use and service delivery. Assist and/or accompany specialists when needed in complex problem situations or when resolving a complaint.
Review and approve licensing studies to determine compliance with the state regulations for day care, foster care, residential care and placement agencies.
Attend hearings, conferences, community meetings and licensing task force meetings.
Promote, encourage and coordinate statewide planning for the assigned community care area, and assist communities with the establishment of facilities and agencies.
Participate in the promulgation and implementation of regulations. Conduct on-the-job training on licensing, and assist field staff in understanding and completing licensing studies.
Carry out statewide facility and agency monitoring efforts as assigned. Conduct official hearings, and provide interpretation on facilities, agencies, and licensing regulations.
Provide management and administrative leadership to staff in setting goals and objectives, and establishing systems to monitor achievement of same. Design and recommend long-range work plans to best utilize the personnel, time and financial resources of the unit.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of policies and objectives of the Alaska social services system and related programs; principles, practices, and current trends in child and adult care services, options, needs, operations, regulations, and regulatory administration.
Skill in interviewing, observation, documentation, oral and written communication, training, and human interaction from a regulatory standpoint.
Ability to apply principles and techniques of the work described; interact effectively, recognize providers' needs, and provide constructive assistance and positive reinforcement; reason logically and accurately, establish and maintain cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of the work; enforce rules and regulations and prepare comprehensive reports; plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others, and function with a high degree of independence.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college.
One year of professional experience providing state licensing and consultative services to child and adult residential care facilities, foster home, child day care facilities and child placement agencies. The required work experience is met by service as a Community Care Licensing Specialist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer
One year of journey level professional experience providing social casework in a broad spectrum of complex and diversified social problems including adoption, foster home care, child protection, and individual and family counseling; or performing professional probation work, independently handling the full range of probation cases. The required experience is met by service as a Social Worker II, Children's Services Specialist II, or Juvenile Probation Officer II or Adult Probation Officer II.
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).
Graduate study in social work or a closely related field may substitute for the required work experience (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours of graduate level credits equals one month of work experience).
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