Department of Administrative Services

Children and Families Administrator (9246MP)

$56.90-$77.59 Hourly / $4,552.22-$6,207.01 BiWeekly /
$118,813.00-$162,003.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for administering the programs and services delivered within a designated region or major programmatic division within Central Office.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is used in the following areas:

  1. Regional Offices - Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  2. Central Office - Clinical and Community Support and Consultation
  3. Central Office - Child and Systems Development and Prevention

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Department of Children and Families or other administrative official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Administers the programs and operations of a region or major programmatic division in Central Office; directs the staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers staff and operations to insure compliance with and uniformity in application of departmental policy established by the Commissioner, federal and state statutes, legal mandates and internal management directives; develops, implements and evaluates operational plans, policies, performance standards and budget in coordination with Central Office to ensure standardization statewide; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff; coordinates managers, staff, resources and interaction with community to promote comprehensive regional service delivery consistent with statutory mandates and best practices; interacts directly or oversees interaction with community organizations, representatives of other state agencies and constituents in conjunction with Central Office to coordinate services; represents department at regional, state and federal functions as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management and leadership principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of standards and practice of administration of child and family well-being programs including protective services, preventive services, behavioral health, child welfare, education, medical and juvenile justice; considerable knowledge of federal and state legal mandates related to administration of child welfare programs (e.g. P.L. 86-272, C.G.S. Sec 17a-9, Juan F. v. O'Neill Consent Decree); considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written skills; negotiation skills; considerable ability to work effectively on an executive management team; considerable ability to effectuate collaboratively with other administrators and managers.

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 and 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 adminstration.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. An advanced degree in social work, human services, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public administration, business administration, health care 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 Department of Children and Families in accordance with Connecticut General Statute section 17a-9 as amended by Public Act 11-105.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Unclassified

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 73

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

New Class.

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/1/2011

CLASS: 9246MP; EST: 7/1/2011; REV: ;