In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing a comprehensive behavioral health outpatient clinic and community service program.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used to direct comprehensive outpatient community based behavioral health treatment programs that have a client caseload of 400 or more. Programs include both direct care and services contracted with community providers.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operation of a major behavioral health program;
Coordinates, plans and manages treatment services in community based programs;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Oversees preparation of program budgets;
Establishes and maintains contacts with individuals and groups within and outside of program who might impact program activities;
Develops collaborative programs and working relationships in community and with non-profit contract providers;
Administers a recovery oriented system of services;
Initiates program changes as required to comply with department standards;
Ensures compliance with federal, state and departmental policy;
Implements quality assurance program;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May serve as a member of various councils and boards;
May participate in legislative projects;
May serve as expert witness in court proceedings;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
program principles and practices;
causes, treatment, prevention, recovery and management of crisis in adult psychiatric patient population;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
resources available for client care;
principles and practices of patient advocacy;
causes, treatment and preventions of drug and alcohol addiction and other psychiatric illness;
vocational, educational and rehabilitative services;
budgeting and financial reporting principles and techniques related to outpatient and community based programs;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in behavioral health treatment programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial level with responsibility for fiscal and administrative management of behavioral health programs.
Managerial experience is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.
Behavioral Health is defined as the integration of mental health and substance abuse programs.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(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 Day Treatment Program in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective April 14, 2005. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 23-001