Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Children Services Unit Supervisor (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200626-1920FK-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a full time Children Services Unit Supervisor at our psychiatric residential treatment facility located at 36 Gardner Street in East Windsor, CT. The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday on first shift. The hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm with one late night which is negotiable based on agency needs and operations. 

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. Located in East Windsor, CT the program is designed to be the bridge from hospital to home and community or as a diversionary placement to avoid the need for a hospital stay, providing an educational program, work experience opportunities and rehabilitation, including therapeutic recreation and occupational and music therapies.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Children and Families, 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).

All applicants invited for interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include a resume, performance reviews, college transcripts etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

If you have any questions pertaining to this position, please contact Jennifer Bradley,, 860-704-4388. 


In a state child care facility or program this class is accountable for the administration of an assigned unit(s) of residential living or program activity including the training, assignment and evaluation of staff and supervision of specialized services for treatment and care of residents.


Supervises and advises staff in care, custody and treatment of residents in unit; provides for adequate round-the-clock coverage of unit and takes necessary action in case of absences; evaluates work and reviews staff performance; works with caseworkers and/or social workers and other professional staff in making decisions through evaluation of residents progress and adjustment; conducts meetings with unit staff in order to discuss behavioral problems and progress of residents in unit; reviews and signs reports of significant happenings in unit; oversees distribution and use of supplies from warehouse and storage areas; reviews supply inventories to insure they are in conformance with institution policies; maintains medical supply inventory; dispenses medications to sick residents under doctor's orders; assists security personnel in apprehension and return of runaways; initiates contraband searches to insure residents safety and conformance with policy; may perform emergency medical procedures; may conduct group counseling sessions, lead group interaction meetings with residents of unit and write progress reports on residents; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of physiological and perceptual disorders; considerable knowledge of various behavior modification systems; knowledge of purpose and structure of institution including its major sections, goals of treatment programs and relationship to procedures; knowledge of security and fire safety procedures; knowledge of disciplinary techniques and guidelines for use; knowledge of laws relating to children's rights including abuse and neglect; knowledge of first aid including medications and possible reactions;considerable interpersonal skills, ability to identify problems in group living situations arising from character disorders; ability to mediate problems between staff members and clients; ability to set priorities, organize activities and coordinate programs; ability to evaluate information and determine appropriate course of action; ability to evaluate client progress in therapy program; supervisory ability.


Two (2) years of experience as a Lead Children Services Worker or Children Services Specialist.


Three (3) years of experience at a supervisory/lead level in the treatment and care of residents in an institution or facility for emotionally disturbed or delinquent children may be substituted for the General Experience.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.