In the Department of Aging and Disability Services, Board of Education and Services for the Blind, this class is accountable for directing the social service and rehabilitation teaching programs in the Adult Services Division.
Receives administrative direction from the Director, Board of Education and Services for the Blind or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operation of the division;
Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities;
Assigns caseloads to social workers and teachers;
Develops service brochures and participates in agency public education programs as appropriate;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles, methods and current practices of education and social case work for blind and visually handicapped persons;
eye diseases and psychological effects of blindness;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
appropriate state and community resources;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity working with adults with visual handicaps.
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 Chief of Adult Services (Blind) in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 1, 2019. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007