This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 8, 2021.
Annual Pay Range: *$53,041.24 - $67,038.54
Hourly Pay Range: $27.200637 - $34.378736
*This position works 37.5 hours per week.
Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on relevant experience, this may include paid work, military service, and unpaid work (such as internships and volunteering).
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.
Clackamas County's Social Services Division has an immediate vacancy for a Developmental Disability (DD) Licensing Compliance Specialist. The DD Licensing Compliance Specialist develops and facilitates trainings for new and current adult and child foster care providers, based on the Oregon Administrative Rules and Individual Support Plan requirements. The Licensing Compliance Specialist provides technical assistance to residential providers to ensure that individuals' support needs are being met and required documentation is being completed. This position works collaboratively with Service Coordinators to identify and address concerns around compliance with residential providers by providing consultation, assessment of compliance with OARs, and appropriate training.
The Licensing Compliance Specialist works collaboratively with the Licensing and Compliance team to report licensing violations that require citations to foster providers. This position also identifies and reports compliance issues in group homes to the State and provides back-up support to abuse investigators. The DD Licensing Compliance Specialist responds to complaints and compliance situations and participates in program planning and development.
This position may conduct and review licensing inspections of adult and child foster care homes and group homes, investigate alleged licensing violations, and identify the need for licensing citations to foster care providers.
Successful candidates will have at least one year experience with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities case management. This includes a background in client assessment and monitoring the progress of clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background working with this population, specifically with complaint resolution, determining compliance with applicable State licensing requirements and standards, and providing protective services to vulnerable populations.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
**Rule 411-320-0030 Organization and Program Management
(5) QUALIFIED STAFF. (g) FOSTER CARE LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST. A foster care licensing and certification specialist must have knowledge of the public service system for developmental disabilities services in Oregon and at least:
(A) A master’s degree in social work;
(B) A bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, social work, social science, or a closely related field;
(C) A bachelor’s degree in any field and one year of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing;
(D) An associate’s degree in a behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field and two years of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing; or
(E) Three years of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to individuals and groups with issues such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing.
Working Knowledge of: Laws, rules and regulations applicable to the licensing of adult and child foster care homes and group homes; certification and endorsement requirements for providers; methods and principles used to conduct licensing assessments, needs assessments and abuse investigations; principles and techniques of interviewing and public speaking; office procedures, practices and equipment, including computer operation.
Some Knowledge of: Community and state resources; basic principles and techniques of supervision.
Skill to: Interview and investigate foster and agency providers to obtain information needed to assess licensing eligibility status and compliance; interpret policies, procedures and requirements applicable to the licensing of foster and group homes and certification of foster homeproviders; analyze data on alleged licensing violations and determine appropriate course of action; prepare and present written and oral presentations; enter and retrieve data on a computer; establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers, agencies and other social services professionals; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and maintain accurate and legible records; plan, organize and lead the work of assigned staff.
Some duties include exposure to environmental factors and unpleasant living conditions and behaviors.
This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Social Services Division provides assistance to seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and low-income residents of Clackamas County.
Social Services is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
Applicants must pass a criminal records and abuse check according to ORS 409.027 in order to be considered. This requirement is an important step to ensure safety and quality care for the most vulnerable Oregonians, which are children, seniors and people with disabilities.