Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State School Teacher (12 Months)

Recruitment #211220-8039T4-001


Are you an experienced School Teacher with Special Education Endorsement (065) or currently holding or eligible for a Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) in Special Education and seeking a career where you can make a difference? 
If so, then we are looking for you to be a part of our Albert J. Solnit team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is seeking a qualified State School Teacher, within our Unified School District #2 located at our Albert J. Solnit North Campus, 36 Garner Street, East Windsor, CT 06088.

This opportunity is full time, thirty five (35) hours per week. The first shift work schedule is Monday through Friday and the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center is widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered psychiatric facility provides comprehensive care to adolescent males between the ages of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17), with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. Our strength based, family-centered relational approach is based on youth-adult partnerships with a program model designed to focus on treatment strategies which are trauma informed and gender responsive.

What we offer:
Competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. 
Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, as well as vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees and limitless opportunity.

Additionally the following school breaks:
One week in April 
One week in June
Two weeks in August
Friday after Thanksgiving
Last week of December 

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a).

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

In order to qualify, candidates must be a Connecticut State Board of Education Certified Teacher, with a Special Education Endorsement (065) at the time of appointment OR eligible for a Durational Shortage Area Permit (DSAP) Certification.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond,


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
  • May be required to teach all four (4) required subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, Sciences
  • 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.



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.