Knowledge of and ability to apply principles of risk management;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
societal, cultural and gender issues as they impact upon mental illness;
oral and written communication skills;
facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution skills;
identify and articulate philosophical foundations for specific program models or service approaches;
plan and organize effectively;
integrate community resources into service delivery planning;
develop and maintain effective relationships with community representatives and staff;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional health care experience in a behavioral health setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a lead or supervisory level responsible for coordinating the work of a unit or team of professionals in a behavioral health setting.
NOTE: For state employees the lead level is interpreted at the level of a Clinical Social Work Associate for the social work discipline, a Head Nurse for the nursing discipline. The supervisory level is interpreted at the level of a Supervising Addiction Counselor for substance abuse/addictions discipline.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a health care field related to one of the disciplines in the Special Experience may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker or as a Registered Professional Nurse or as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as a clinical supervisor by the Connecticut Certification Board.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class maybe required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients, may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury and may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for class of Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor in Salary Group HC 28 effective August 02, 2018. (Reviewed for content and revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-273