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Chief of Continuous Quality Improvement
Company: State of Connecticut Executive Branch
Location: Hartford, CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/17/2024
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Chief of Continuous Quality Improvement
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) is recruiting a Chief of Continuous Quality Improvement (Executive Assistant 2) located in Hartford, CT.

Full-time, 40 hours per week
First (1st) shift
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hartford, CT

The Chief of Continuous Quality Improvement (Executive Assistant 2) shall report directly to the Deputy Commissioner. This leader will foster a culture of quality within DCF and will ensure that continuous quality improvement efforts are aligned with DCF's strategic goals.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Collaborate with the Executive Team to define quality improvement targets and establish key performance indicators.
Conduct regular assessments of existing processes, systems and practices to identify areas of improvement.
Lead the development, implementation and oversight of the Federal Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). This is the agency's strategic plan required by the Federal government in order to maintain Connecticut's ability to receive $100,000 million dollars a year in revenue.
Lead the implementation of CT-Kind. This is the DCF Client Case Management System which is also federally required in order to generate the $100,000 million dollars in revenue as indicated above.
Serve as a lead on federal reviews including: Administrative Case Reviews, Child and Family Services Review (CFSR), Quality Improvement and assurance initiatives. This work is imperative in meeting the Department's obligations to provide regularly requested reports on DCF case practice to comply with state and federal regulations. This position is also necessary to provide data and reports as deemed necessary and appropriate by oversight bodies such as the Child Advocate.

Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.

To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loan forgiveness after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.

Engage in a rewarding career
Assist our employees so they can achieve success
Make a difference in the public sector
Work together in a collaborative team environment

Connecticut offers you a blend of professional advancement and a high-quality lifestyle. As a state we are renowned for our top-tier medical facilities and ample opportunities for career growth and development. Beyond professional prospects, Connecticut boasts a high standard of living, featuring safe communities, excellent schools, and a diverse range of cultural and recreational activities. This combination of professional excellence and a well-rounded lifestyle make Connecticut an appealing destination for those who want to thrive both in their careers and personal lives.

There are so many things to love about living, working, and playing in our state including these Key Facts and Figures:
#4 in the U.S. for employees with advanced degrees
#3 in the country for quality of K-12 education
#5 for quality of life in the U.S.
2,000 miles of hiking/bike paths
618 miles of scenic coastline
21 world-class art museums
Five Tony-Award winning regional theatres, and more!

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Qualifications & Requirements
Master or Doctoral degree
Experience with Child Welfare and/or Human Services
Experience with large amounts of data and analytics on an advanced level
Experience using all functionality within Excel at an expert level
Experience writing reports
Experience with Federal and State legislation
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The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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