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Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Woodstock, IL, US, 60098-3338

Job Requisition ID:  21529

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 03/24/2023
Salary:   $4,982.00-$7,369.00/month (Anticipated Starting Salary: $4,982.00/month)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   McHenry  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  [[132408, 132464]]

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Day Care Licensing Representative.  Under supervision, this position will conduct licensing studies and re-licensing reviews of day care centers and homes to determine eligibility for licensing or re-licensing.  The position will conduct on-site inspection and will initiate re-licensing activity, while providing ongoing monitoring of assigned day care centers and homes.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in playing a role in ensuring the safety of day care centers and homes.  DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program.  The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong communication skills.  We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Day Care Licensing Representative.
  2. Initiates re-licensing activity (requesting necessary inspections, providing reapplication forms, etc.) prior to the expiration date of day care center and home licenses.
  3. Provides ongoing monitoring of assigned day care centers and homes, visiting each at least once per year and making additional visits as needed.
  4. Investigates alleged violations of the Illinois Child Care Act and Department standards and regulations as applied to licensed, unlicensed, and license-exempt facilities.
  5. Coordinates services with other local, state, or federal standard-setting agencies concerned with inspecting, licensing, funding, and monitoring day care centers, day care homes, or group day care homes.
  6. Obtains fire and health clearances for day care facilities from the Department of Public Health and state and local fire inspectors.
  7. Maintains client records (to include filing documents as needed) in accordance with federal and state statutes and guidelines, Department rule, procedure, and accreditation standards, monitoring to ensure that all documentation from other Department sources has been included.
  8. Provides input into unit meetings.
  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in early childhood education or child development.
  2. Requires a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in child development or early childhood education.
  3. Requires two years of professional experience in early childhood, day care center, kindergarten, or a day care licensing program.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass a background check.
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license, daily access to an automobile, and proof of vehicle insurance.


About the Agency

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children.  Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families.  In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: 113 Newell St Woodstock, IL 60098-3338  

Supervisor: Jodi Golembiewski
Agency Contact:
Rosalind L. Przybyl

Email: [For Questions Only]

Job Family:  Social Services  


This position [DOES/DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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