Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Program Manager

Recruitment #180808-1450MP-001


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks a qualified individual for a Behavioral Health Program Manager position.   POSITION #23618. LOCATION: Hartford, CT. Work schedule: This is a full-time forty (40) hours per week position, 8:00 AM - 4:30PM.

This position is primarily responsible for the coordination of data input, evaluation and quality control for approximately 60 federally funded (through the Department of Housing and Urban Development) Rental Assistance grants.  These grants house approximately 2,000 persons diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder who are formerly homeless.  This position will be responsible to submit the Annual Performance Reports to HUD for all 60 grants to ensure compliance with grant requirements.  This position will also work with the funder (HUD) to complete the annual Notice of Funding Availability through the Continuum of Care process to ensure that the State of CT continues to receive the funding that is provided annually to support persons exiting homelessness.  

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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.


Preference will be given to those with experience working with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Annual Performance Reports (APRs); the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); developing and writing programmatic policies and procedures; analyzing housing programs conformance/adherence to relevant federal and state statutes and demonstrated experience with Excel spreadsheets and large database systems.


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.