$54.71-$74.60 Hourly / $4,376.94-$5,968.08 BiWeekly /
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families in accordance with Section 17a-9(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.