PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing, planning, coordinating and monitoring the development and delivery of services to patients and clients of the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, including the F.S. DuBois Treatment Center, ensuring that a high standard of care is maintained.
Receives executive direction from the Mental Health Superintendent 1 or other administrative official.
Directs administrative, professional and other staff at the facility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs, plans and coordinates delivery of services to patients/clients; directs and participates in planning and development of clinical programs designed to meet needs of mental health facility patients/clients; directs and participates in monitoring and evaluating clinical programs to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained consistent with requirements of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other accreditation bodies; directs preparation of facility's budget; directs and coordinates administrative and support services through department heads; presides at administrative conferences with department heads to formulate policies; ensures conformance of all procedures and programs with statutory laws governing mentally ill patients/clients; coordinates clinical research and educational programs of mental health facility through appropriate department heads; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of full continuum of mental health services including but not limited to outpatient services, day treatment, residential services; considerable knowledge of mental health program planning and development; considerable knowledge of contribution of various clinical disciplines to treatment of the mentally ill; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting principles and techniques as related to health care; knowledge of relevant State and Federal statutes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree or higher in a health related field and at least five (5) years of managerial experience in hospital, health, or mental health administration.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess the appropriate current license in one of the following areas: clinical social work, marital and family therapy, professional counseling, registered nursing, clinical psychology, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, medicine or psychiatry.
Appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 17a-472.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Mental Health Center Director in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective February 24, 2012. (Revised to modify Purpose of Job Class) Action No. 21-019