Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Pupil Services Specialist (12 Month)

Recruitment #200702-6659T4-001


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 incumbent will be responsible for consulting, assessing, and advising as part of an interdisciplinary team at the Solnit North psychiatric residential treatment facility. 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, 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; conducts full and partial psychological batteries performs other duties as specified.

This posting is open to current state employees as well as external candidates.

*Salary will commensurate upon level of degree.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. Reference: #44113

Selection Plan

*New State Employees start at minimum salary range. 

Salary will be based on the level of degree held by the applicant.

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.

Please ensure 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 or 860-560-5041.


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 possess: 

  • State of Connecticut certification in School Psychology
  • Experience in the field is preferred


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.