SPEC 0896 CHILD CARE LICENSING SUPERVISOR MSDE

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					CHILD CARE LICENSING SUPERVISOR MSDE (0896)


I.     NATURE OF WORK:

Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE is the supervisory level of work inspecting,
licensing, and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public
nursery schools to ensure enforcement of child care regulations and the provision of
quality child education development programs. Employees in this classification supervise
Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE and support staff.

     Employees receive general supervision from a Child Care Licensing Regional
Manager MSDE. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings.

       Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE is differentiated from Child Care
Licensing Specialist Lead MSDE in that the Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE has
full supervisory responsibility for lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE
while the Child Care Licensing Specialist Lead MSDE assigns, reviews and approves the
work of and trains lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE. The Child Care
Licensing Supervisor MSDE is differentiated from the Child Care Licensing Regional
Manager MSDE in that the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE manages a
regional office of the Office of Child Care.


II.    EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Examples are illustrative only)

        Reviews recommendations of Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE and
provides technical assistance and consultation regarding the licensure of child care
facilities;
        Interprets and applies laws, regulations and codes affecting the operation of child
care facilities in a region, under the supervision of the Child Care Licensing Regional
Manager MSDE;
        Sets goals, administers personnel procedures and evaluates the performance of
assigned staff;
        Assists in the preparation of statistical and narrative reports concerning child care
facilities;
        Supervises the development and presentation of workshops for child care facilities
staff or family day care providers designed to improve the quality of educational
programs and to enhance the ability and capability of facilities or homes to effectively
meet the needs of the children being served;
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        Oversees reviews of criminal background checks on prospective staff members
and other persons in regulated child care facilities and family day care homes to screen
unsuitable persons from employment in child care centers, family day care homes or non-
public nursery schools;
        Oversees the reviews and evaluations of criminal conviction records and records of
child abuse or neglect in keeping with provisions of applicable laws and regulations;
        Reviews and evaluates existing and proposed child education development and
related programmatic components of licensed child care centers, family day care homes
and non-public nursery schools to ensure that programs effectively meet the cognitive and
developmental needs of children being served;
        Investigates complaints concerning child care facilities;
        Recommends the approval of variances to the Child Care Licensing Regional
Manager MSDE;
        Participates in administrative hearings and litigation concerning facility licensure;
        Presents information and makes appropriate referrals to the public concerning
child care;
        Implements corrective action plans to improve the quality of child care services;
        Trains licensees in such areas as discipline techniques, facilities management,
attending to needs of special children and recognition of child abuse;
        Examines and approves license documentation prior to issuance of license by the
Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE;
        Supervises and trains staff in the use of automated technologies to record and
report the results of inspections of child care centers, family day care homes and non-
public nursery schools;
        May be required to perform the duties of a Child Care Licensing Specialist MSDE
when needed;
        May visit child care facilities when questions arise concerning the evaluation of
facilities and license recommendations;
        Performs other related duties.


III.   REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

       Knowledge of those procedures and practices which ensure safe and sanitary
conditions at child care centers, family day care homes, and non-public nursery schools;
       Knowledge of the principles of the growth and development of children;
       Knowledge of administrative operations such as record keeping and staffing;
       Knowledge of the principles of supervision;
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       Knowledge of educational, nutritional, health, safety, developmental, social
service and other treatment needs of children;
       Knowledge of childhood development program design and implementation;
       Skill in conducting workshops and teaching childhood development program
techniques;
       Skill in curriculum development;
       Ability to understand and explain the needs of children;
       Ability to communicate effectively;
       Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports;
       Ability to understand and explain applicable regulations and codes;
       Ability to conduct interviews to obtain factual information;
       Ability to recognize and present needed improvements in child care facilities to
providers and interested parties;
       Ability to treat confidential information discreetly;
       Ability to keep current with trends and issues in the area of child care
development;
       Ability to evaluate educational credentials, certification requirements and criminal
background investigations for staff in child care centers, family day care homes and non-
public nursery schools;
       Ability to utilize various types of information systems to process and record
program data.


IV.    MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

       Education:    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in child development, education,
                     social work or psychology from an accredited college or university.

       Experience: Four years of experience inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child
                   care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools.

       Notes:   1. Possession of an associate’s degree in early childhood development,
                   teacher education, sociology or psychology and two years work
                   experience inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child care centers,
                   family day care homes and non-public nursery schools may be
                   substituted for the bachelor’s degree.
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                 2. Applicants may substitute graduate education in a Child
                    Development curriculum at an accredited college or university at the
                    rate of 30 semester hours per year for up to two years of the required
                    experience.


V.    LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES:

      Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the
      operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to
      possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


VI.   SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLASSIFICATION:

      Employees in this classification may be required to have daily use of a motor
      vehicle while on official State business. Standard mileage allowance will be paid
      for use of a privately owned vehicle.


DATE ADOPTED: July 1, 2007


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various
State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using
department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.




APPROVED: ___________________________________
          Director, Division of Salary Administration
            and Position Classification

				
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