Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Pupil Services Specialist (12 Month)

All Facility Locations

Recruitment #190510-6659T4-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking qualified candidates for Pupil Services Specialist positions. These positions work 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday on first shift.  USD#1 follows a 12-month school calendar.

The Unified School District #1 is a legally vested school district with over 150 employees in 14 facilities, serving 5,500 students annually.  The mission of USD #1 is to provide quality education programs for incarcerated individuals so that they can make a successful transition to society. Academic knowledge, vocational competencies, use of technology and life skills integrated with technology are offered to students in a positive environment to foster life-long learning, multicultural awareness. Education continues to be one of the Department's most valuable assets in providing opportunities that will support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community. 

This posting will be used to create a pool of candidates to fill future vacancies as they occur.  To be considered for these opportunities at any facility to the classification of Pupil Services Specialist, you must submit a completed application through JobAps before the closing date.  Permanent assignment to any of these future vacancies are subject to all mandatory requirements.

Facility Locations:

  • Bridgeport
  • Brooklyn
  • Cheshire
  • East Lyme (Niantic)
  • Enfield
  • Montville (Uncasville)
  • Newtown
  • Somers
  • Suffield

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • State of Connecticut Board of Education Certification
  • Cover Letter

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application.   (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.) Please note your certifications on your resume.

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.  

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Melissa Thompson at


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.


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 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.


A Master's degree which includes a planned program of preparation for the field in which the special services are performed.


Seeking candidates with the following certifications:

  • School  Psychologist (070)
  • School Social Worker (071)
  • School Counselor (068)


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.



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.