Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Teacher (12 Months)

Recruitment #200915-8039T4-002


The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting for a part-time (34 hours per week) State School Art Teacher located at Albert J. Solnit South Campus, 915 River Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

The work schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 7:50am to 3:20pm; Thursday & Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

DCF Education Services USD #2 recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, USD #2 respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.

The position will work extensively with teachers and administration to help students improve their learn skills. This position will provide specific strategies for teaching and supporting students with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. The position will collaborate with classroom teachers as well as support staff, monitor student progress, and administer assessments as necessary.

The Department is seeking candidates who possess:

  • Experience working with students in a hospital setting.
  • Understanding the different types of learning styles of students and able to teach to their ability levels.
  • Able to work with a variety of different disciplines throughout the day.
  • Must have a working knowledge of classroom routines a discipline.
  • Outstanding personal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask to a high degree of success.
  • Follows class schedule as provided by school administration understanding that it may change unexpectedly.

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete. (You may include 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.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

If you have questions regarding this posting, contact: Lisa Womble,


In a state institution, facility or region within a state unified school district, teaches appropriate early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subjects and/or special education curricula to individuals enrolled in departmental education programs.


Teaches early intervention, elementary, secondary, special subject and/or special education curricula; develops educational plans for individuals and groups material level to students ability; sets short and long term goals and evaluates progress of students; participates in planning team meetings and case review conferences assessing student behavior; may hold conferences with parents or officials concerned with student's performance; relates to professionals in ancillary educational roles; maintains student records and writes reports; performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education and teaching; knowledge of the principles and practices of education for special needs population; knowledge of student program needs and goal setting; ability to motivate students; ability to communicate at the appropriate level; ability to establish cooperative relationships with those contacted in work; ability to prepare written reports.


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.


New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

  • Must possess certification in Art and State Department of Education Endorsement Code 042 PK-12.
  • Five years of experience working with adolescents in intermediate or secondary educational setting.


1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate appropriate to the teaching assignment.
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.