Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240530-6215PL-001


Do you want to utilize your skills and make a difference?  Are you looking to take the next step in your career?  If so, please read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor.  

Position Highlights: 
  • DIVISION: Office of the Commissioner (OOC)
  • TEAM: Young Adult Services (YAS)
  • LOCATION: Middletown, CT
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time, 1st Shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
What We Can Offer You:
    Discover The Opportunity To:

    • Engage in a rewarding career;
    • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
    • Thrive in an exciting environment; 
    • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do;
    • Work together in a collaborative team environment.

    The Role:

    Job duties include, but are not limited to:  

    • Provide clinical and administrative oversight to identified Young Adult Services (YAS) programs statewide;
    • Determine eligibility and treatment needs of referrals especially for those youth and young adults who are referred from the Department of Children and Families (DCF); Carelon and the Court Support Services Division (CSSD); 
    • Provide oversight of the transitions of youth to respective Young Adult Services programs; 
    • Assist in the development of clinical interventions for high risk, high need clients including monitoring the management of risk involving these individuals;
    • Provide oversight and consultation on program development and service delivery; 
    • Act as a liaison with Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entities and other state agencies and stakeholders;
    • Participate in interdepartmental and/or interagency advisory committees; 
    • Facilitate presentations and trainings on Young Adult Services; 
    • Represent DMHAS/Young Adult Services at transition and other relevant community events;
    • Oversee and monitor fidelity of interventions and outcomes;
    • Assist in the development of reports for the YAS Section Chief to be presented and distributed to internal and external entities.   

          About Us:
          DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. 

          Young Adult Services was originally developed to help young adults transition successfully from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to the adult mental health system and to achieve the necessary skills for adulthood. YAS currently serves the most vulnerable, high acuity, high need young adult population in the state who are between the ages of 18 and 25. Today, YAS has Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with DCF, the Court Support Services Division (CSSD), and Carelon Behavioral Health, and also serves eligible individuals referred directly through the DMHAS Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs). 

          We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make a difference!

          Selection Plan

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          To Apply:
          • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
          • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
          • 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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          • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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          • Note: 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.
          • 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.
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          In the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing a clinical division, a clinical discipline or a clinical program within a specified geographic area.


          • Manages the staff and operations of a clinical program, discipline or specialized area;
          • Coordinates, plans and manages program activities;
          • Formulates program goals and objectives;
          • Develops or assists in the development and implementation of related policy;
          • Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
          • Monitors and evaluates staff;
          • Prepares or assists in preparation of program budget;
          • Maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities;
          • Ensures program compliance with standards established by outside monitoring agencies;
          • Participates in grant and contract preparation and administration;
          • Manages the recruitment, selection and retention of program staff;
          • Ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations;
          • Promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures client rights;
          • Identifies and plans training and development needs;
          • Analyzes problems at program level and takes appropriate action;
          • Initiates workforce planning and monitors staff utilization to meet identified goals;
          • Prepares or oversees preparation of reports;
          • Investigates and responds to critical incidents;
          • May represent program in grievances and hearings;
          • May perform clinical duties;
          • Performs related duties as required.


          • Considerable knowledge of
            • principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care;
            • resources available to client population;
            • agency policies and procedures;
          • Knowledge of
            • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
            • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
            • behavioral health policies and systems;
            • recovery principles and practices;
            • resources available to client population;
            • principles and practices of public and/or health care administration;
          • Considerable
            • interpersonal skills;
            • oral and written communication skills;
          • Ability to
            • influence actions of others;
            • negotiate, mediate, and resolve conflicts;
            • analyze and synthesize information;
            • collaborate within program, department, agency, and community;
            • interpret standards, contracts and regulations.


          Four (4) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Master’s degree in a clinical discipline, public health administration, health care administration or hospital administration.


          Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional staff.

          For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.


          • Experience working with youth and young adults including those with complex behavioral health presentations, individual trauma histories, and high-risk behaviors.
          • Experience working with youth who have been involved with DCF, CSSD, and Carelon.
          • Experience determining eligibility and treatment needs of referrals.
          • Experience providing oversight and consultation on program development and service delivery.
          • Experience ensuring clients with complex service needs have integrated services.


          Department of Developmental Services: Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or psychologist.

          Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Incumbents in this class must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, psychologist or alcohol and drug counselor.



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