Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Program Manager

Recruitment #180702-1450MP-001


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks a qualified individual for a Behavioral Health Program Manager, position.   POSITION #23711. LOCATION: Hartford,CT . Work schedule: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. This is a full-time forty (40) hours per week position.       

This position is primarily responsible for providing oversight of statewide data collection and data quality, data system maintenance for the system used to capture private-not-for profit data, quality assurance measures, performance improvement, provider relations, and management of the data system's change control process in collaboration with the Department's Information Technology Department. The position will manage the quarterly Dashboard Quality Report process. The incumbent of this position will supervise staff that provide a range of functions related to data collection and data quality. The manager will also be responsible for provider training related to direct data entry and the use of the data system's reports.          

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Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following:  for state employees, last two (2) performance appraisals OR, for outside hires, two (2) letters of reference.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to  Robert Paolitto, DMHAS HR, 860-418-6876 or


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for assisting in the management of a statewide program in a geographical area; accountable for assisting in the management of a specific behavioral health program or serving as a clinical team leader.


Provides administrative direction for special programs; assesses staff needs for delivery of services; assists in formulating policy and procedures relating to general administration of a managed service system; develops and maintains appropriate fiscal and programmatic mechanisms to ensure continuity of care to a defined population and appropriate allocation of resources; carries out policies and directives of department; assists in coordinating, planning and managing administrative and/or fiscal and clinical activities; prepares and administers facility and community grant budgets; interprets and administers laws pertaining to program; maintains contact with individuals, groups and other organizations which might impact on program operations; ensures compliance with internal agency and accrediting bodies' standards; trains and evaluates staff; may assume a leadership role for agency system wide program development and administration activities; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; considerable knowledge of principles of mental health treatment and program design; considerable knowledge of managed care system principles and practices; considerable knowledge of clinical treatment methodologies and programs for psychiatric clients; considerable knowledge of community resources; knowledge of assertive treatment programs; knowledge of quality assessment and/or improvement techniques and accreditation body standards; knowledge of relevant federal, state and agency laws and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and prepare budgets; ability to prepare and administer grants.


Seven (7) years of experience in business or health care administration or program development involving responsibility for financial management, budget development or grants management or professional health care or social services experience.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional supervisory level in a behavioral health care program.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) years of experience to a maximum of four (4) years.

2. A Master's Degree in public or health care administration or a Master's Degree in business administration with a specialization in health services or hospital administration, a Master’s Degree in social work or a Master's Degree 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 appropriate current licenses or certifications.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.