Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Program Manager

Recruitment #181227-1450MP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified  individuals for the position of Behavioral Health Program Manager within the Young Adult Services, Hilltop Residential Program; PCN 111660; LOCATION: Capitol Region Mental Health Center 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT 06112; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; 1st shift; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Travel required.

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Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Cheryl Thompson at Cheryl.Thompson@ct.gov or (860) 262-5867.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • LCSW, LMFT, LPC or Master-level nursing license
  • Minimum of two (2) years overseeing a moderately-sized residential site (6 or more clients)
  • Demonstrated example of any of the following: residential program development, fostering staff achievement, or collaboration from a remote site.
  • Minimum of two (2) years working with adolescent individuals (up to age 26) with severe and persistent mental illness. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses or certifications.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.