In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing resources to provide a continuum of care for behavioral health services.
Receives administrative direction from the Mental Health Superintendent 2 or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of program;
Develops plans and guidelines and monitors resource development programs including development of housing and other support systems for behavioral health services;
Reviews and analyzes existing regulations, policies, plans and resources affecting program;
Meets with local, regional and state agencies in order to identify needs that arise as a result of behavioral health services for clients and develops plans and policies to meet those needs;
Directs implementation of systems designed to meet physical and staffing requirements of program;
Encourages communities, municipalities and private organizations to establish facilities and programs for behavioral health services;
Provides consultation to education department staff, community agencies and housing developers about development and operation of housing for clients;
Advises and assists community mental health entities in identification of specific funding available for housing development;
Monitors and evaluates federal and state housing finance policies and regulations to identify strategies for development of housing;
Coordinates with federal and state entities development and enhancement of housing finance programs;
Analyzes future treatment trends and resultant staff requirements;
Assesses availability of these resources;
Develops and monitors training and recruitment programs designed to enhance that availability;
Identifies and acquires sources of funds for staff development;
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 resource systems;
principles of continuum of care for behavioral health services;
community support services and residential planning for behavioral health services;
behavioral health human resource planning and development methodologies;
state and federal housing funding sources;
research and statistical methods;
modern concepts and trends in behavioral health programs;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to deal effectively with mental health professionals, housing professionals, providers, consumers and general public;
Considerable organizational, administrative and consultative ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in the development and/or administration of behavioral health programs and services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity directing programs and services related to behavioral health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College education 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 health planning or administration, hospital administration, mental health administration, public health or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
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 Residential Resources in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective July 1, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007