Foster Home Licensing Specialist - Phoenix Arizona

$19.54 hourly
  • Department of Child Safety
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Sep 18, 2023
Full time Admin-Clerical Consultant Customer Service Government Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


The Arizona Department of Child Safety is currently seeking an Foster Home Licensing Specialist. This position reports directly to the OLR Foster Home Licensing Supervisor and is responsible for licensing foster homes and providing support to contracted vendors and Home Recruitment Study and Supervision (HRSS) agencies.


- Processes initial, renewal and amendment applications within associated and required time frames for licensing (e.g. background checks)
- Evaluates and assess applicants for licensure and/or adverse regulatory actions; makes recommendations to management, as needed
- Creates correspondence; drafts letters of concern, corrective action plans and adverse action letters
- Attends meetings with various levels of staff and stakeholders
- Drives on state business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Knowledge of:
- Interview and information gathering techniques
- Project management/control methodologies
- Personal computers; Microsoft Office Suite

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Planning, organizing and prioritizing work
- Applying attention to detail
- Customer service
- Preparing and presenting reports
- Problem solving; analyzing complex problems or solutions

Ability to:
- Learn and adhere to DCS policies and procedures to include licensing, licensing amendments and renewals
- Work without direct supervision
- Mentor and guide staff
- Demonstrate tact and diplomacy
- Address concerns regulated by OLR
- Be flexible or adaptable to an ever-changing environment
- Interpret state and federal laws and rules regarding licensing, renewal and safety inspection requirements


- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, social work, psychology, counseling or other related fields with two years of licensing experience

- Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the above mentioned fields will substitute for one year of experience


Requires the possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

Must be able to secure and maintain an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card.

Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the DCSCentral Registry.



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