Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Pupil Services Specialist (12 Month)

Recruitment #200106-6659T4-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), is seeking a qualified candidate for a Pupil Services Specialist. This is a part-time, first shift, 34 hours per week position located at our Central Office, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT with expectations of statewide travel.

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, and make recommendations on students transition to post-secondary education programs and institutions of higher education (two-and four-year colleges and universities), as well as other career training and technical educational programs. The selected incumbent will ensure that students have the resources and support needed to expand their learning opportunities and prepare them for success in post-secondary education or careers.

Selection Plan

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of three supervisory references (typed)

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jerica Ortiz-Lipowski at Jerica Ortiz-Lipowski@ct.gov or 860-560-5041.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• State of Connecticut Education Certificate, specifically in one or more of the following areas: 
    o    School Counselor (secondary education) 
    o Special Education 
    o School Social Worker
• Five years of experience working with adolescents in a secondary or post-secondary setting

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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.