Department of Administrative Services

Children And Families Superintendent (0322MP)

$54.71-$74.60 Hourly / $4,376.94-$5,968.08 BiWeekly /
$114,238.00-$155,767.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Children and Families, this class directs the clinical and administrative programs and operations of DCF institutions: Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center or Connecticut Juvenile Training School.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs the clinical and administrative programs and operations of the facility.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Plans, develops, and directs clinical and administrative program areas in facility in accordance with regulations and orders of the Commissioner; 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; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of child and youth welfare services and children’s mental health issues including education and treatment; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of institutional management; knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement techniques and accreditation body standards; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to apply agency policies and procedures; considerable ability to 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 includes responsibility for policy setting, resource allocation, interdisciplinary service planning, coordination of service delivery, and program administration.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

APPOINTMENT

Appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families in accordance with Section 17a-9(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 72

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Children and Families Superintendent in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective June 1, 2011. (Revised to modify content).

EFFECTIVE DATE

6/21/2011

CLASS: 0322MP; EST: 5/4/1990; REV: 6/21/2011;