Department of Administrative Services

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Assistant Division Director (0975MP)

$59.21-$80.73 Hourly / $4,736.75-$6,458.28 BiWeekly /
$123,629.00-$168,561.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital, Division of General Psychiatry and Addiction Services and the Whiting Forensics Hospital this class is accountable for directing multiple clinical programs and administrative and/or support operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administration direction from the Hospital Division Director or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs staff of division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Directs staff and operations of multiple clinical programs of a major division of a state hospital; 
  • Coordinates, plans and manages division activities; 
  • Formulates program goals and objectives; 
  • Develops or assists in development and implementation of related policy;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws; 
  • Evaluates staff; 
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; 
  • Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division and hospital who might impact program activities;
  • Ensures division compliance with monitoring agencies; 
  • Takes lead role in strategic planning of division; 
  • Assists with development and implementation of treatment program performance standards; 
  • Assists in coordinating accreditation and/or certification activities for division;
  • Assists with development, implementation and evaluation of division workforce plan; 
  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations;
  • Identifies, plans, implements and evaluates staff training and development needs; 
  • Promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures clients rights; 
  • Monitors staff utilization to meet division goals; 
  • Investigates and responds to critical incidents; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • May represent division in grievances and hearings;
  • May oversee grant, budget or contract preparation; 
  • Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • and ability to develop strategic plans;
    • and ability to translate knowledge of recent developments in designated field into practice;relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • behavioral health policies and systems;
    • principles and practices of public and/or health care administration;
    • recovery principles and practices; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • analytical skills;
  • Considerable ability to
    • negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts;
    • manage staff in a clinical in-patient setting;
    • collaborate within department, agency and community; 
  • Ability to
    • establish and manage multiple priorities;
    • plan for collection, analysis and integration of data;
    • interpret standards, contracts and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

GENERAL PSYCHIATRY AND ADDICTION SERVICES

A Master's degree in a clinical discipline, public health administration, health care administration or hospital administration and seven (7) years of professional experience in behavioral health care. 

WHITING FORENSIC

A Master's degree in a clinical discipline, public health administration, health care administration or hospital administration and seven (7) years of professional experience in forensic behavioral health care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services. This experience includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff.  

NOTE:

  • This capacity is interpreted as planning, supervising, organizing, directing and/or controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
  • For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor or above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or clinical psychologist. 

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 71

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Assistant Division Director in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective October 17, 2022. (Revised to modify references in Special Experience section) Final No. 22-112

EFFECTIVE DATE

10/17/2022

CLASS: 0975MP; EST: 6/23/2006; REV: 12/28/2022;