Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Department Head

Recruitment #190111-8015TS-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Albert J. Solnit Children's Center is seeking a State School Department Head for the Riverview School in Middletown, Connecticut.  This position operates Monday - Friday, 7:50 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.  

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. 

If selected for an interview, candidates must provide a copy of a valid and current State of Connecticut Certification in Intermediate Administration or Supervision (092) and a copy of a valid and current State of Connecticut Certification in Special Education.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Michael Wood at michael.wood@ct.gov,  860-550-6493.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, assists in the organization and supervision of educational programs for resident students or inmates.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides supervision to staff of an educational program; plans and directs certain phases of education and training program; evaluates staff performance; ensures that the educational program is in compliance with Federal and State regulations and agency policies and procedures; obtains and safeguards necessary program resources such as supplies and equipment; interviews students and assigns them to proper class level; plans and organizes curricula for assigned subject areas; supervises extra-curricular activities; maintains records of students' progress; makes reports on students, teachers, and programs to administrators and other officials as required; may teach classes, performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; ability in written and oral expression; ability to work effectively with others; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Master's degree in education or related field plus eighteen (18) semester hours of graduate credit and completion of fifty (50) school months of successful teaching or service employment as identified in State of Connecticut, Regulation of State Board of Education, Sec. 10-145d-574(a - f).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The Riverview School is looking for a State School Department Head with strong leadership and supervisory skills; experience supervising certified teachers in an acute residential care setting; must be able to function as part of a team and demonstrate flexibility in meeting education program needs as they occur.  The State School Department Head must have a minimum of three years experience in an alternative education, residential treatment or psychiatric setting.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents are required to possess and retain a Connecticut State Board of Education certification as a Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor.
2. Incumbents in the class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made prior to appointment.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.