In a Department of Children and Families facility this class is accountable for directing a residential program.
Receives administrative direction from a Children and Families Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.
Directs and assigns a medium sized residential care staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operation of a residential program;
Coordinates, plans and manages program 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 program budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of program who might impact on program activities;
Maintains regular contact and responsibility for each child and youth care unit, group home and halfway house;
Determines need for and requisitions supplies and equipment;
Functions as acting assistant and/or superintendent as required;
Represent facility at meetings of professional and community organizations;
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 and practices of residential child and adolescent care;
normal and abnormal child and adolescent development;
treatment modalities used with emotionally disturbed and behaviorally disordered children and adolescents;
Knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in direct care in a supervisory or administrative capacity in a residential child or adolescent care facility.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Children Services Unit Supervisor or Youth Services Unit Leader.
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 Director of Residential Care in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007