In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for administering the clinical and administrative programs and operations of the Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center or Connecticut Juvenile Training School.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers clinical and administrative programs and operations of facility; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of the facility clinical and administrative program areas;
Establishes standard operating procedures and methods of program implementation;
Confers and collaborates with management staff in formulation of policies to assure a comprehensive integrated service delivery system within regions;
Develops appropriate programs of treatment including diagnostic evaluation, behavioral adjustment and placement;
Responsible for general administration including budget preparation, personnel and ancillary support services;
Confers with visitors, relatives and professional consultants regarding patients and/or residents and institutional practices;
Ensures conformance of all procedures and programs with statutory laws governing patients and/or residents;
Ensures standards established and met that result in facility accreditation;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
child and youth welfare services and children’s mental health issues including education and treatment;
principles and practices of institutional management;
Knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement techniques and accreditation body standards;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
apply agency policies and procedures;
collaborate within department, state, community and agency constituent groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience working with or on behalf of children, youth, and families in one or more of the following areas: delivery of residential or institutional services, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice or correctional services, pediatrics, nursing, K-12 public education, social or developmental services or law.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of the General Experience must be in a managerial capacity.
NOTE: Managerial capacity is defined as having responsibility for policy setting, resource allocation, interdisciplinary service planning, coordination of service delivery, and program administration.
An advanced degree in social work, human services, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public administration, health care administration, business administration, education, law, or a closely related field is required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families in accordance with Section 17a-9(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children and Families Superintendent in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective June 21, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007