Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

School Counselor * School Social Worker

Pupil Services Specialist (12 Month)

Recruitment #200129-6659T4-001


We are looking for dynamic and energetic new members for our team.  The team you would be joining  provides quality programs for incarcerated individuals.  This team is one of the Department's most valuable assets as it provides opportunities that will encourage and support an offender's successful reintegration back into the community.

These positions are located at the Manson Youth Institution, 42 Jarvis St. Cheshire CT 06410, Monday - Friday, full time, first shift.  The salary will begin at $60,213 and includes excellent benefits.  If the chosen candidates educational level is at or above a Masters level, or if they are currently employed by the State the salary could potentially be increased, otherwise it is not negotiable.

Selection Plan

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we will be unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided only through your JobAps portal account. 

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. For all other inquiries, please contact Emily Kennedy via email at Emily.Kennedy@CT.Gov

Interviews will be limited to candidates who hold the required certifications and then whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.


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.


The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, flexible and have the ability to work with diverse populations.

To be considered, applicants must hold one or more of the following certifications:

068 -    Counselor

071 -    Social Worker

If you hold a similar certification, please continue to monitor the DAS website for future openings.


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.