In the Department of Children and Families, Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center this class is accountable for directing the administrative and program operations of two or more clinical units.
Receives administrative direction from a clinical manager of higher grade.
Directs staff of units.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of two or more clinical units;
Coordinates, plans and manages unit program activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy and procedures;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Provides input into division's budget;
Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of program who impact on unit program activities;
Assures unit compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations;
Promotes cultural diversity in workplace and assures client rights;
Advocates for best interests of children and families;
Identifies, plans, implements and evaluates training and development of staff;
Analyzes complex problem situations and takes appropriate action;
Monitors staff utilization to meet identified goals;
Investigates and responds to critical incidents;
Prepares or oversees preparation of reports;
Serves on hospital's program management committee;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May represent facility in grievances and/or other hearings;
May oversee grant, budget or contract preparation;
May represent facility on committees and task forces;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to translate knowledge of recent developments in designated field into practice;
behavioral health policies and systems;
principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care;
behavioral challenges facing children, adolescents and families;
and ability to apply management principles and techniques;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles and practices of public and/or health care administration;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts;
collaborate within agency, department, state, community and constituents;
plan for collection, analysis and integration of data;
interpret standards of monitoring agencies and contracts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Master's degree in a clinical discipline and four (4) years of professional experience in behavioral health care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional staff in the delivery of services for children and adolescents.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain the appropriate current license for nursing, clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor or clinical psychologist.
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 Children and Families Facility Clinical Program Manager in Salary Group MP 65 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to adjust salary group) Item No. 22-123R