Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment?
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families seeks a qualified individual for a Pupil Services Specialist. This is a full-time, first shift, (35) hours per week position
located at Albert J. Solnit North Campus, 36 Garner Street, East Windsor, CT
06088. The work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.
The Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center North Campus provides
treatment to adolescent males between the ages of 13 and 17 by utilizing a
strength based, family-centered relational approach based on youth-adult partnerships
with a program model designed to focus on treatment strategies which are trauma
informed and gender responsive.
The Pupil Services Specialist will be responsible for
providing comprehensive services to all DCF youth in post-secondary education
programs. The incumbent will be responsible for consulting, assessing, and
advising stakeholders in all post-secondary education programs for the
Department of Children and Families. Responsibilities will include reviewing
educational records, evaluate appropriateness of educational programming,
performs services for students in the area of special training such as
educational diagnosis, counseling, speech and hearing, social work, or
psychological services; services in a resource capacity to educational staff
and other appropriate individuals; confers with parents and teacher concerning
individual students and assist in planning educational programs; may serve as a
liaison with school systems and community services; performs related duties as
This posting is open ONLY to current State employees.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on
the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their applications. Reference: #44113
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).
Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit
additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this
position. These documents may include: resume, cover letter, performance
reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure etc. at the
discretion of the hiring agency.
that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the
"Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make
revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment,
please contact Jerica.Ortiz-Lipowski at Jerica.Ortiz-Lipowski@ct.gov or
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, performs professional services within the area of pupil personnel and special education services in a school setting and serves in a resource capacity and consultant to teachers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs services for students in the area of special training such as educational diagnosis, counseling, speech and hearing, social work, or psychological services; serves in a resource capacity to educational staff and other appropriate individuals; confers with parents and teachers concerning individual students and assists in planning educational programs; keeps records and makes necessary reports; may serve as liaison with school systems and community services; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of service delivery to the assigned disciplines; knowledge of the principles and practices of education and or services for special needs population; ability to motivate students; ability to communicate at the appropriate level; ability to establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in planning educational programs; ability to prepare written reports; ability to perform educational testing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree which includes a planned program of preparation for the field in which the special services are performed.
The ideal candidate will possess: State of Connecticut Education Certificate, specifically in or more of the following areas:
- School Psychologist
- School Counselor
- School Social Worker
1. Incumbents in this class must possess an appropriate certificate issued by the Connecticut State Board of Education in special education or special services areas such as school counselor (elementary or secondary), speech and hearing consultant, school psychologist, pscyhological examiner or school social worker.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle operator's license.
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.
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.