In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing the statewide system of behavioral health care services for Young Adults.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the statewide system of behavioral health care services for Young Adults ;
Coordinates, plans and manages delivery of statewide behavioral health care services to young adults throughout agency system of care;
Formulates system goals and objectives;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws, regulations and policies;
Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
Serves as agency liaison with external regulatory, behavioral health planning and advisory groups and other state regulatory and service agencies;
Participates in legislative projects;
Oversees department strategic planning process related to young adult services;
Establishes statewide practice and performance standards related to young adult services;
Initiates and provides program oversight of all contracted services pertaining to young adult services;
Evaluates contracted young adult services;
Develops Requests for Proposals as necessary;
Participates in provider contract negotiations as necessary;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
behavioral health care system principles and practices;
different clinical treatment methodologies and programs for young adult clients;
causes, treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addiction and other psychiatric illness;
Knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement programs and accrediting bodies standards;
oral and written communication skills;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Masters degree in a clinical discipline, public health administration, health care administration or hospital administration and eight (8) years of professional experience in behavioral health care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) 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 for young adults. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff.
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 Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor or above.
Young Adults is defined as 18 - 25 years old.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or clinical psychologist.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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 Mental Health Director of Young Adult Services in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective October 17, 2022. (Revised to to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-001