Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

Recruitment #190409-6215MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.  

The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) is currently recruiting for a Behavioral Health Clinical Manager #25752 based in Torrington. While this is a Monday - Friday, 40 hour per week (8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.) position, you will also be required to occasionally work after hours on call.  Travel is required.

As the Behavioral Health Clinical Manager, you will manage the clinical, administrative and fiscal operations of Young Adult Services (YAS) in WCMHN's Torrington area.  You will be responsible for the provision of care of age and developmentally appropriate case management, psychosocial rehab and clinical care for young adults who are high risk, have psychosocial deficits, cognitive limitations and clinically complex diagnoses.  You will also oversee the provision of individual, group and family treatment; work collaboratively with DMHAS' Office of the Commissioner and the Dept. of Children and Families regarding clients identified for referral and transition into YAS; collaborate with state and community agencies regarding admissions, discharges, referrals and the provision of care for young adults and oversees the provision of clinical consultation to specific non-profit residential providers.  As a member of the agency’s leadership team, you will be expected to work collaboratively with supervisors and managers to meet agency, DMHAS, Joint Commission and federal policies, procedures and guidelines while also providing weekly supervision to Young Adult Services staff; facilitate weekly staff meetings; interview, hire and orient employees to respective positions; conduct annual performance appraisals, quarterly reviews and other appropriate employee appraisals; participate in weekly risk meetings, case conferences, critical incident reviews, performance improvement projects and other meetings as indicated.  

NOTE:  at any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact or (860) 262-5907.


In the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Services, this class is accountable for directing a clinical division, a clinical discipline or a clinical program within a specified geographic area.


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


Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care; considerable knowledge of resources available to client population; considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; knowledge of recovery principles and practices; knowledge of resources available to client population; knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to influence actions of others; ability to negotiate, mediate, and resolve conflicts; ability to analyze and synthesize information; ability to collaborate within program, department, agency, and community; ability to interpret standards, contracts and regulations.


Four (4) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Master Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional staff.

For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor; Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.


The preferred candidate will have:

  • Clinical experience working with young adults (ages 18-25);
  • Experience managing programmatic budgets & expenditures;
  • Knowledge and experience collecting and interpreting data relative to the population and community served;
  • Demonstrated leadership in promoting service collaboration with and providing clinical consultation to multi non-profit and residential support service providers.


Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: 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.