Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DMHAS Behavioral Health Clinical Director

Recruitment #190108-6214MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Office of The Commissioner seeks a qualified individual for a DMHAS Behavioral Health Clinical Director. This position is located at 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (40) forty hours week. This position has 24/7 responsibility for the electronic health record which includes routine maintenance for off shifts; also responsibilities if system were to go down. The position is #106766.

The Behavioral Health Clinical Director will be responsible for monitoring current systems used by State operated facilities to collect Protected Health Information (PHI), serves as liaison to current system vendors, provides training, education and support to state staff using the systems, develops reports and analyzes data to improve processes and client outcomes, implementation of the state-operated Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all of DMHAS facilities.

Please ensure that your application is complete and have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applicants invited for an interview will be asked for copies of Reference letters (outside hires) or State Service Ratings (state employees).

Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Miriam Lopez at, (860)262-5358.


In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing multiple clinical programs in a facility or Local Mental Health Authority or directing statewide clinical support services and programs in central office.


Directs staff and operations of multiple functions for a division; coordinates, plans and manages activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development and implementation of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; ensures agency compliance with standards established by outside monitoring agencies; directs recruitment, selection and retention of department or discipline staff; ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures client rights; identifies, plans, implements and evaluates staff training and development needs; analyzes complex problems and takes appropriate action; initiates workforce planning and monitors staff utilization to meet identified goals; investigates and responds to critical incidents; prepares or oversees preparation of reports; may represent facility in grievances and hearings; may oversee grant, budget or contract preparation; performs other duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; considerable knowledge of recent developments in designated field and ability to translate knowledge into practice; considerable knowledge of recovery principals and practices; considerable knowledge of the resources available to client population; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable clinical skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to develop strategic plans; considerable ability to negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts; considerable ability to manage staff in a clinical in-patient and outpatient setting; considerable ability to collaborate within department, agency and community.


Six (6) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health care and a Masters Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial capacity directing clinical operations or the delivery of behavioral health care services. This includes the supervision of professional behavioral health care staff. For State Employees, this is at the level of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Behavioral Health Clinical Manager.

Note: Managerial experience is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.


Incumbents in this class must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, psychologist or alcohol and drug counselor.



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.