In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for assisting in the management of a statewide program in a geographical area; accountable for assisting in the management of a specific behavioral health program or serving as a clinical team leader.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in one or more of the following ways:
Clinical team manager
Administrative program manager
Grants management, program development and service delivery integration
Leading a Case Management Treatment Team (5) Program manager with responsibilities for development, implementation and evaluation and analysis activities
Receives administrative direction from a clinical manager of higher grade.
May supervise staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in directing staff and operations for special programs;
Coordinates, plans and manages program activities;
Assists in formulating policy and procedures relating to general administration of a managed service system;
Participates in the formulation of agency policy;
Develops, implements and evaluates the goals and objectives consistent with agency mission and policy;
Interprets and administers laws pertaining to program;
Trains and evaluates staff;
Prepares and administers facility and community grant budgets;
Maintains contact with individuals, groups and other organizations which might impact on program operations;
Develops and maintains appropriate fiscal and programmatic mechanisms to ensure continuity of care to a defined population and appropriate allocation of resources;
Assesses staff needs for delivery of services;
Carries out policies and directives of department;
Assists in coordinating, planning and managing administrative and/or fiscal and clinical activities;
Ensures compliance with internal agency and accrediting bodies' standards;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May assume a leadership role for agency system wide program development and administration activities;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices of public administration;
principles of mental health treatment and program design;
managed care system principles and practices;
clinical treatment methodologies and programs for psychiatric clients;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
relevant agency policies and procedures;
assertive treatment programs;
quality assessment and/or improvement techniques and accreditation body standards;
oral and written communication skills;
analyze and prepare budgets;
prepare and administer grants.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in business or health care administration, program development involving responsibility for financial management, budget development or grants management, professional health care or social services.
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) years of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public or health care administration, a Master's degree in business administration with a specialization in health services or hospital administration, a Master’s degree in social work or a Master's degree in a related health care discipline may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses or certifications.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 the class of Behavioral Health Program Manager in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective August 17, 2021. (Revised to expand class use and modify Supervision Exercised and Examples of Duties) Item No. 22-156R