Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Principal Psychiatrist

Recruitment #190618-6186RW-002


Are you passionate about working in the public sector where we strive to be our best every single day?

Are you happy working in an environment where you can make a difference?

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), is recruiting for a Principal Psychiatrist within the Psychiatric Residential Treatment facility service at the Albert J. Solnit Children's Center - South Campus in Middletown, CT. This is a part time (68 hours biweekly) position. The schedule is Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 10:30 am - 4:30pm.

The State of Connecticut offers a Hybrid Retirement Plan. New employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System, which provides a retirement benefit including retiree health insurance. In addition, there is prorated paid time off and paid holidays per calendar year.

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Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Bradley at


In the Departments of Children and Families and Correction, this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative/supervisory functions and/or direct care psychiatric services as a board certified advanced clinician.


  • Direct psychiatric care and leadership of treatment teams on the inpatient hospital units of the Solnit Center.
  • Provide consultation and support in addressing the behavioral health inpatient needs of children served by the DCF.
  • Contribute to optimizing outcomes for children with behavioral health issues served by the DCF.
  • May supervise and also retain a teaching appointment at Yale.


Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of behavioral health medicine; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of psychiatry and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with psychiatric illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe and conduct psychotherapy, medications and other treatments specific to psychiatric and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other psychiatrists, physicians and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-rays and other medical and/or psychological reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.


Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification as a specialist in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or board certification in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).

3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.

4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.

5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.



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.