The Services and Program Licensing Specialist is responsible for inspecting and evaluating community-based programs for licensure approval or renewal. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Provides technical assistance and licensure standards for proposed and existing community-based programs serving the developmentally disabled. Evaluates proposed and existing programs by conducting on-site inspections of facilities and operations and submitting evaluation reports to supervisor. Coordinates licensure evaluation teams by selecting and directing team members on periodic review of programs. Develops and monitors corrective action plans to correct program deficiencies. Conducts and coordinates training and provides technical assistance to programs in needed areas. Analyzes program data and recommends licensing of specific programs within specified timeframes and assists in preparing reports to sectional administrators. Develops and submits new and revised procedures and standards for licensure of proposed and existing programs. Gathers and reviews current state and federal trends, standards, and legislation to ensure departmental compliance. Investigates alleged violations of standards by conducting on-site visits to monitor program operations and reviewing records. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal trends, standards, and legislation affecting community-based programs. Knowledge of departmental licensing standards and evaluation methods for related community-based programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of community-based programs. Ability to prepare, present and review oral and written information and detailed reports. Ability to evaluate community-based programs and develop corrective action plans. Ability to provide technical assistance and make referrals as needed. Ability to confer with others concerning licensure criteria and make recommendations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, sociology or a related field; plus one year of experience working with human service programs, conducting research and inspections or investigations, or a related field.
Proficient in use of Microsoft office and be able to use computer and software. Requires excellent typing skills. Prefer survey knowledge. Prefer knowledge of IPPs, ability to interpret eligibility requirements for children and adults with special needs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Special Work Condition
The starting salary for this position is $36,155 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.
extensive in-state travel with frequent overnight stays, must have reliable transportation, ability to frequently lift and move 25 lbs, excellent written and verbal communication skills
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.