Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Children and Families Assistant Superintendent

Recruitment #181228-0377MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Albert J. Solnit Children's Center South Campus is seeking an Assistant Superintendent for its' Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for the daily operations of the PRTF; assists in the planning, development and implementation of programs and procedures. Acts in the place of the Superintendent when needed. Interacts with youth in care, their families and other stakeholders.

The Assistant Superintendent position is a 40 hour position working Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:30 with one or two designated late shifts until 8:00 p.m. Additional evening, weekend and holiday on-site coverage may be required. On-call responsibilities are required.

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. You may be contacted in accordance with the recruitment progression.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michael Wood at, (860) 550-6493.


In the Department of Children and Families, Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center, this class assists the Superintendent in directing the operations of the North Campus or South Campus.


Assists in planning and directing clinical and administrative programs; assists in establishing standard operating policies, procedures and methods of program implementation; assists with general administration including budget preparation, personnel and ancillary support services; assists in directing assigned staff in a facility; represents Superintendent on issues relevant to all facility operations; confers with visitors, relatives and professional consultants regarding clients and agency practices; may function as acting Superintendent as required; may represent facility at meetings of professional and community organizations; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of child and adolescent care, education and treatment; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of institutional management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to manage staff and clients effectively.


Nine (9) years of professional experience in a treatment facility in quality assurance, treatment or education serving children and youth with complex psychiatric challenges.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.

NOTE: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies, and developing and monitoring the budget.


  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in management, public administration, social work, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

NOTE: Closely related fields are: child welfare, applied sociology, social and/or human services, clinical psychology, child development, criminal justice, counseling, human development and family relations, human services, marriage and family therapy, nursing, education.


The Solnit Center is looking for an Assistant Superintendent with strong leadership and supervisory skills; experience supervising staff in an acute residential care setting; strong knowledge of gender responsive treatment; experience working with adolescent girls with complex behavioral health care needs and their families; a strong knowledge of Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Standards and Department of Public Health/Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations; a strong knowledge of quality assurance and improvement processes.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.