Specialist I Authorization

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)
Since 1976, CCRC's mission has been guided by the belief that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child's experiences. CCRC serves over 50,000 children and families each month in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.
We encourage the growth and development of children and their families through our creative, informative and supportive programs and services. The scope of our programs includes Subsidized Child Care, a Resource and Referral Network, Head Start and Early Head Start, Book, Toy and Resource Library, and our Family Child Care Home Education Network.
Be part of our team?
We are looking for an Authorization Specialist with a proven track record of being analytical and able to work well with numbers. At CCRC we believe in teamwork, having fun and achieving success. You will play a key role in guaranteeing that success continues by using your skills to ensure we pay our providers accurately. General Summary: Under general supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Authorization Specialist will review eligibility, need, child care hours, and select provider rate for approval for all Subsidy Programs (CalWORKs Stage 1, CalWORKs Stage 2, CalWORKs Stage 3, and Alternative Payment). The Authorization Specialist will assist with the Quality Review of documentation and procedures. Will respond to and assist parents and providers as needed. To be successful, you will need: Associate's Degree in the field of Psychology, Sociology, Child Development, Social Work, Human Services, Family Studies, or related field (as approved) or 2 years equivalent related work experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Knowledge of the California Department of Education and Department of Social Services programs, or other childcare subsidy programs preferred. Ability to create, develop, and maintain new systems in response to changes in existing contracts or the addition of new contracts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; discretion in handling confidential information, and ability to honor confidentiality and work sensitively and supportively with the public. Strong mathematical and analytical skills. Knowledge of general office procedures. Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete projects under tight deadlines, even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, knowledge of other Windows-based programs, and knowledge of the Los Angeles County GEARS system, is a plus. Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public to work as part of a team, and collaborate with colleagues. Ability to be flexible and innovative as the needs of the program evolves including flexible work hours to support departmental and agency programs. Excellent interpersonal relationship and customer service skills with a proven ability to work successfully with the public. Keys areas of responsibility include the ability to: Within the team structure, provide program services to the Case Specialists for providers and the families enrolled in subsidized child care programs, which include the following responsibilities: ? Analyze schedules submitted by Case Specialist, determine the appropriate rate, and notified child care providers. ? Data enter and authorize child care schedules and rates. ? Approve or terminate child care with providers by notifying over the phone and by mail. ? Enter and maintain Regional Market Rates, apply differential rates when warranted. ? Monitor data entry of child care schedules to ensure accuracy. ? Review and update provider rates as necessary. ? Research and follow-up on questions related to contracting payment discrepancies. ? Provide technical assistance to parents and providers related to program guidelines and forms. ? Research and analyze problems, concerns, and needs; developing recommendations for problem resolution and changes to the systems, procedures, and processes for internal and external clients. ? Other duties, as assigned. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. CCRC offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays including Winter Break, Paid Time Off, plus many other supplemental benefits such as, Credit Union membership and Professional Development Opportunities.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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