$56.90-$77.59 Hourly / $4,552.22-$6,207.01 BiWeekly /
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.
This class is used in the following areas:
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Department of Children and Families or other administrative official.
Administers the programs and operations of a region or major programmatic division in Central Office; directs the staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.