The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) invites applicants to apply for a Technical High School Assistant Principal position as Supervisor of Counseling. This year-round position is located at 39 Woodland Street in Hartford, CT with a work schedule of Monday through Friday. The individual will provide supervisory oversight and technical assistance in the area of Counseling, reporting to the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent.
In harmony with the policies of the Board of Education, and Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations, the Supervisor of Counseling implements state/federal statutes and regulations pertaining to IDEIA (Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act*, for special education and related services, FERPA (Federal Education Rights & Privacy Act), and provides professional development and consultation to school counseling staff that relate to the admissions process and to the department’s responsibilities under these statutes/regulations. The supervisor also performs related assigned duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent.
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 13 paid holidays per calendar year, vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.
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The selected candidate must hold a valid and current Connecticut certification #092 (Intermediate Administration or Supervision). A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Education, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, this class is accountable for assisting with directing the operation of a Technical High School or for administrative duties in the System’s central office.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is an administrative professional level class responsible for supervising education professional, paraprofessional, maintenance, security or other support staff in a Technical Education and Career System High School or the System’s central office.
1. Assists the Principal with development and implementation of school improvement plans, student assessment initiatives, evaluation of certified and non-certified staff, classroom observations, oversight of student schedules, student discipline, other school-related functions.
2. Oversees and leads education administrative functions over major program areas in the System’s central office.
3. This class is not intended for administration of an operational bureau such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal, Equal Employment, Communications and other related administrative functions.
Supervises instructional staff and operational staff of a school or staff in the System’s central office as deemed by the Superintendent.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Technical High School: Assists with staff activities and oversight of all related school functions; assists in the development of a comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and Board and System mission; makes recommendations to assist with system policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of school or system educational programs; administers pertinent laws within assigned school or system central office; leads the school-wide scheduling team in order to develop efficient and student centered schedules and assists in the implementation of the computerized student information system; oversees the student assessment process including collecting and analyzing student data to ensure student achievement over time; assists with controls of fiscal operations within school by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; supervises and evaluates instructional and operational staff; assists the school system with the selection of appropriate textbooks, teacher guides and other instructional materials and equipment; provides support to teachers in their classrooms through coaching, modeling and mentoring; responds to inquiries from the public concerning education initiatives and programs; responsible for programs assigned and activities; may act as an Executive Coach to oversee professional development within the class, including growing district leadership capacity and developing district-wide succession planning by providing non-evaluative support for beginning and developing incumbents within the job class; may represent school and agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.
Connecticut Technical Education and Career Central Office: Oversees and leads education administrative programs as assigned by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent; supervises and evaluates central office staff as appropriate; oversees and provides support to the schools in the administration of programs in the Technical and Career High Schools; participates in the recruitment process; may represent the agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs; considerable knowledge of supervision/evaluation methods; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience.
- Possession of a valid and current certification #068 (School Counselor) issued by the State Board of Education
- Teaching experience and/or related service provider and/or pupil personnel representative in the field of special education with teaching experience in teaching a variety of disabilities
- Documented exemplary leadership serving as a positive role model for students and staff
- Supervising school counseling staff
- Working collaboratively with colleagues, community members and families
- Working with the IDEIA, Section 504, and current best practices related to the provision of special education and related services
- Creating and presenting on a variety of legal, budgetary and current topics to various stakeholder groups.
Must hold an Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement 092) issued by the State Board of Education.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.