State of Connecticut Executive Branch

Supervising Clinician (40 Hour) (3293FP)

$46.64-$62.57 Hourly / $3,730.69-$5,005.52 BiWeekly /
$97,371.00-$130,644.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for providing supervision and direction of a clinical unit.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is to be used as a program supervisor or as a discipline supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a clinical employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directly supervises licensed professionals (such as clinical social workers, nurse clinicians, marital and family therapists or professional counselors) and other professional and paraprofessional staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Schedules, assigns and oversees work of staff; 
  • Assists in developing unit goals and objectives; 
  • Assists in recruitment, selection, training and development of staff; 
  • Conducts performance evaluations; 
  • Determines priorities and plans, coordinates and supervises unit activities; 
  • Develops relationships with and acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials, community representatives and customers; 
  • Assists in mediating conflict impacting on service recipients; 
  • Assists in ensuring staff ability to access and employ community resources; 
  • Assists in integrating community resources into service planning and delivery; 
  • Identifies barriers and assists in developing strategies and solutions for improving client care; 
  • Prepares reports; may assist in developing performance standards; 
  • May prospectively review and monitor client care for clients to determine clinical necessity and effectiveness of care; 
  • May educate providers on principles of managed care and its impact on client care; 
  • May perform clinical direct care duties as needed; 
  • Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • relevant agency policies and procedures; 
    • mental health treatment, principles and values of community based care; 
    • psychiatric rehabilitation principles; 
    • entitlement and benefit programs; 
    • variety of intervention and support strategies; 
  • Knowledge of
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • societal, cultural and gender issues and impact on mental illness; 
    • psychotropic medications; 
    • impact of housing and homelessness on the mentally ill; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communications skills; 
    • facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution skills; 
  • Ability to
    • identify and articulate philosophical foundations for specific program models or service approaches; 
    • delegate authority; 
    • plan and organize effectively; 
    • integrate community resources into service planning; 
    • develop and maintain effective relationships with community representatives and staff; 
  • Supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional health care experience in a psychiatric setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a lead level responsible for coordinating the work of a unit or team of professionals in a psychiatric setting.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Advanced Clinical Social Worker for social work discipline, Head Nurse for the nursing discipline, an Advanced Professional Counselor and an Advanced Marital and Family Therapist.

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) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's Degree in a health care field related to one of the disciplines in the Special Experience may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker, a licensed Marital and Family Therapist, a licensed Professional Counselor, or as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Connecticut. The license required for direct supervision of clinical oversight will be dictated by the functions of the assigned unit or program.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as a clinical supervisor by the Connecticut Certification Board.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients, may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury and may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FP 28

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 Supervising Clinician (40 Hour) in Salary Group FP 28 approved effective August 29, 2023. (Revised to modify titles in Special Experience) Final No. 24-045

EFFECTIVE DATE

03/14/2024

CLASS: 3293FP; REV: 3/27/2024;