In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of services delivered within a designated region or major programmatic division within the Central Office.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in the following areas:
Regional Offices - Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Central Office - Clinical and Community Support and Consultation
Central Office - Child and Systems Development and Prevention
Central Office - Juvenile Justice Education
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of a region or major programmatic division in Central Office; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of a region or major programmatic division to ensure 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;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management and leadership principles and practices;
and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
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;
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);
oral and written skills;
Considerable ability to
work effectively on an executive management team;
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 is defined as having responsibility for policy setting, resource allocation, interdisciplinary service planning, coordination of service delivery and program administration.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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
(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 Administrator in Salary Group MP 73 effective November 22, 2021. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007