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State of Massachusetts Group and School Age Licensor in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Education Secretariat is committed to equity and valuing the unique and diverse characteristics and experiences of every member of its workforce. We encourage an authentic workplace where colleagues show up as their full selves, where collaboration, innovation, and connections are key to realizing our mission that all children, youth, and families thrive socially, academically, and economically. We seek teammates who are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment, where everyone is valued and engaged. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in these areas. The Department of Early Education and Care’s Metro Boston regional office located in Quincy is searching for a Group and School Age Licensor. The Group and School Age Licensor is directly responsibility for the implementation of the Group and School Age Child Care Licensing program which includes enforcement and monitoring of the regulations governing the licensure/approval of childcare facilities and investigations of complaints; assists and participates in the development and design of the state-wide group and school age childcare licensing program; performs related work as required. Key Responsibilities: • Determine compliance with the regulations for group and school age child care programs by conducting application review, onsite inspections and interviews; observations of the physical condition of facilities; observation of children and staff interactions with children; assessing the care received by children; reviewing staff’s, children’s and administrative records, qualifications of staff, staffing patterns, and ratios, staff training plans, emergency and preventive health care procedures, nutrition, transportation, consumer rights, sanitation and safety, program’s (educational) plan to include curriculum, equipment, supplies and procedures for supervising children. • Provide consultation and technical assistance to both potential and current group and school age childcare programs. • Investigate complaints of alleged non-compliance made against licensed and unlicensed group and school age childcare programs. • Document findings gathered during inspections and investigations of childcare facilities by identifying and recording deficiencies, and by writing reports of a legal and technical nature, in order to recommend issuance or renewal of licenses or corrective enforcement action. • Participate in the development and implementation of legal actions, pre-hearing conferences, hearings, and court proceedings by providing documentation of deficiencies; by providing testimony at legal proceedings and by conducting follow-up inspections in order to provide evidence of violations and to enforce corrective or legal actions. • Design and assists in the development of workshops, conferences and seminars on group and/or school age childcare for the owners and staff of such facilities as well as for state and local officials and interested citizen groups. • As assigned, assist in the formulation of statewide policy concerning regulations, licensing policies and working procedures. • Provide guidance to applicants by working with state and local regulatory agencies which conduct ancillary inspections necessary for operation of either a group or school age childcare program. • Determine the qualifications of individuals seeking administrative, staff or consultant positions in either a group or school age childcare program. • Other duties as assigned Preferred Qualifications: Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, trends, standards, prototypes and organization of group and school age programs. Ability to communicate technical information effectively in writing and oral expression. Ability to communicate facts of a case in order to take appropriate action. Ability to gather and analyze information through observation and interviewing and by examining records and documents. Ability to make decisions (including decisions about health and safety of children) in stressful situations. Ability to deal constructively with conflicts and confrontations. Ability to deal tactfully and maintain harmonious working relationships with licensees, local inspectors and co-workers. Ability to prepare detailed written reports which represent facts accurately and objectively. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of regulation and investigation procedures and interviewing techniques. Knowledge and understanding of current educational standards, trends, research and best practices as they apply to child growth and Development. Ability to handle stressful, emergency or crisis situations. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely. Ability to be organized, self-motivated, self-directed and to work independently toward the accomplishment of short-term objectives and long-range goals. Ability to use computer software. Travel will be required for this position. Questions regarding this position, or the application process should be directed to First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or higher and (A) at least five (5) years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in the childcare field, including early childhood education in a nursery school, kindergarten, child development center or educational institution, family childcare or school age childcare; in residential or human services; or investigative, law enforcement or regulatory administration work, of which (B) one (1) year must have been in a leadership or supervisory capacity which may include classroom supervision and operating a child care program. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Early Education and Care *Title: *Group and School Age Licensor Location: Massachusetts-Quincy - 100 Hancock Street Requisition ID: 2400062G