In the Department of Children and Families, Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of operations of the North Campus or South Campus.
Receives administrative direction from the Superintendent or other administrative official of higher grade.
Assists in directing staff of the facility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in directing staff and operations of clinical and administrative programs;
Assists in coordinating, planning and managing program activities;
Assists in establishing standard operating policies, procedures and methods of program implementation;
Assists with general administration including budget preparation, personnel and ancillary support services;
Assists in directing assigned staff in a facility;
Represents Superintendent on issues relevant to all facility operations;
Confers with visitors, relatives and professional consultants regarding clients and agency practices;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May function as acting Superintendent as required;
May represent facility at meetings of professional and community organizations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
child and adolescent care, education and treatment;
principles and practices of institutional management;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to manage staff and clients effectively.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in a treatment facility in quality assurance, treatment or education serving children and youth with complex psychiatric challenges.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
NOTE: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, and developing and monitoring a budget.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in management, public administration, social work, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
NOTE: Closely related fields are: child welfare, applied sociology, social and/or human services, clinical psychology, child development, criminal justice, counseling, human development and family relations, human services, marriage and family therapy, nursing, education.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(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 Assistant Superintendent in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective February 10, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007