Hairdresser at The Department of Children and Families in Middletown, Connecticut

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Job Description:


Are you interested in an opportunity where you can make a difference, do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment? If so, we want you to join our dedicated team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), is currently looking to hire one part-time Hairdresser. In this role, you will work at the Albert J. Solnit Children's Center, located at 915 River Road Middletown, CT, which is conveniently located near all that downtown Middletown has to offer! In this part-time position you would work 20 hours per week, Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm with flexibility, Monday - Wednesday 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

This position is open to all hairstylists with a CT license. You'll have the chance to demonstrate your creativity in ways that draw out the potential in all our residents and enhance their esteem.The ideal candidate will:

  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule as needed

  • Have current experience with Barbering and Hairdressing

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills

  • Have a proven knowledge of treatment and styling with all hair types

  • Display attention to detail ensuring tidiness of work stations and sterilization of tools

Essential functions include:

  • On a regular basis, requires the ability to walk

  • On a regular basis, requires the ability to reach with hands and arms

  • On a regular basis, requires the ability to stand for a minimum of 4 hours

  • On a frequent basis, requires the ability to stoop, kneel and crouch

As a State employee, you will be able to participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes, healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off.

At DCF our mission is partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive. We are proud of our diverse and dedicated workforce who strive every day to meet the needs of those we encounter.

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 children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. The South Campus consists of four co-ed hospital units and three female adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility cottages.

Our 67-acre campus is centrally located in Middletown, Connecticut with a beautiful view overlooking the alluring Connecticut River. The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies.

We hope you take this opportunity to become a part of our team and make a difference!

Selection Plan

Please note that you will be unable to make changes to your application once you submit it to the JobAps system.

  • Please include your hairdressing license information on your application

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred requirements of the position. Candidates must clearly specify their qualifications in their application. Candidates will be required to successfully pass an extensive background check to include State Police check, Federal background (fingerprint), pre-employment physical, drug screen, DMV check and TB Test. Candidates may be required to attend more than one interview during the selection process.This posting may be used for future vacancies.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

If you have any questionsregarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


This class is accountable for independently performing a full range of hairdressing and cosmetic services for clients/patients.


Performs a variety of hairdressing duties including but not limited to the following: cutting hair; applying scalp treatments, coloring, permanent waving, finger waving and permanent cream relaxing; shampooing and blow drying hair; removing superfluous hair; applying make-up; sharpening, adjusting and sterilizing clippers, scissors and other equipment; may requisition and maintain stock of hairdressing supplies; cleans work area; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of and ability to apply hairdressing and cosmetology principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills.


Possession of a current license as a Hairdresser issued by the Department of Public Health.


  • Experience providing hairdressing services for adolescents

  • Experience using modern hairdressing and barbering techniques

  • Experience working with clients who reside in a behavioral healthcare or institutional setting

  • Experience with diversified hair textures and styles

  • Experience adhering with CT DPH's Infection Prevention and Control Plan Guidelines for hairdressers, cosmetologists, and barbers

  • Experience with and using equipment needed to perform technical work


Incumbents may be exposed to communicable diseases and to risk of injury from clients/patients.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.