In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing the development, implementation and monitoring of statewide behavioral health systems.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class may only be used in the Office of the Commissioner for statewide services and/or programs.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff assigned to programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of statewide state-operated and contracted behavioral health care services;
Provides technical and/or administrative oversight of program management activities of departmental regional offices and facilities;
Oversees and participates in development, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation and coordination of department policies, actions and programs as they relate to purchase of services;
Oversees fiscal management of all grants and contracts and audit compliance by grantees;
Implements and manages direct program initiatives as required;
Coordinates licensing and Certificate of Need activities with Department of Public Health and Office of Health Care Access;
Maintains relationships with state human service and development agencies;
Develops management systems controls to oversee community service providers statewide;
Oversees and participates in designing and administering consultant contracts;
Drafts regulations and legislation;
Works with other department divisions in preparation and coordination of department budget;
Responds to data and analyses requests;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May represent Commissioner or department before various boards and commissions;
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 service delivery systems;
behavioral health program objectives;
managed care systems;
basic planning methodologies;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts;
collaborate with state, community and agency representatives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in the development and/or administration of behavioral health programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial level with responsibility for fiscal and administrative management of behavioral health care services or programs on a system wide basis.
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 public or health care administration, business administration with specialization in health services or hospital administration, social work or 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 and retain a current license in one of the following areas: clinical social work, marital and family therapy, professional counseling, clinical psychology or registered nurse.
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 Behavioral Health Director of Program Management Services in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective March 23, 2012. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007