Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Children and Families Program Supervisor

Recruitment #200310-6584MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a full-time Program Supervisor for the Office of Community Mental Health as part of the Clinical and Community Consultation and Support Division. This is a full-time 40 hour per week position located at 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. 

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Program development and oversight of the DCF funded community mental health service array for families in need of mental health services.
  • Program development of evidence based practices, including procurement activities (writing requests for proposals and contracts.
  • On-going program oversight and monitoring, including facilitation of provider meetings, model fidelity and quality assurance activities with providers.
  • Data development and monitoring, including analyzing outcome data.
  • Other duties, including development of and sharing content expertise in mental health

Selection Plan

*New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

Applicants selected for interview may be required to submit additional documentation.

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab".

For questions regarding this posting please contact: Lorna Reid at or 860-550-6504.


In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for managing administrative child welfare/protective services programs.


Manages a component of a program within the agency including oversight of the development and evaluation of specific clinical or behavioral programs; ensures specialized services/programs are in compliance with federal, state and department mandates; identifies and develops new programs and funding sources; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides training and assistance to staff and/or outside providers; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, outside officials and community regarding policies and procedures, available services and coordination of resources; prepares reports and correspondence; consults with staff on difficult cases; oversees maintenance of records; collects and analyzes program data; may interact with clients and caretakers; may interact or hear cases concerning retention of a child in community vs. institutionalization; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge and understanding of case work principles, methods, and techniques; considerable knowledge of factors which influence attitudes and behavior of individuals and families; considerable knowledge of community resources and available services; knowledge of legal basis for departmental programs and requirements; knowledge of child development; knowledge of mental health and behavioral challenges facing children and youth; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience in the field of child welfare, children's protective services, foster services, adoption or social and human services.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity over professional staff responsible for planning, developing or implementing administrative or program services in child welfare, children's protective services, children's mental health or juvenile justice.

For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Social Worker Supervisor.


  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 or other advanced degree in behavioral science, public administration, education, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. For State Employees, two (2) years as a Children Services Consultant may be substituted for the General and Special 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 service, marriage and family therapy.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following experience: 

• Delivery of mental health services in a clinical service delivery environment.
• Data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of evidence based practice models for mental health treatment.
• Contract management and oversight.



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.