Last year, Wilton’s Security Task Force proposed that a new school security position — a threat assessment coordinator — be adopted in order to help detect potential school threats.
According to the job description presented at the Jan. 27, 2014, Board of Selectmen meeting, the threat assessment coordinator’s goal would be to detect, assess and manage internal threats to the schools.
“This would be a pretty advanced person,” Hal Clark, former second selectman and Security Task Force chair, told The Bulletin in February 2014. “We’re looking for someone with forensic psychology experience and preferably with an advanced degree.”
The preferred qualifications for the coordinator position include:
- State of Connecticut certified clinical psychologist.
- Forensic-specific clinical experience.
- Minimum master’s degree in psychology or a related field.
- Experience with threat and risk assessments.
- Experience in creating and maintaining a positive school climate.
- Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Ability to collaborate and work cooperatively with staff, students and parents.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.