Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Clinician (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190426-3293FP-001

Introduction

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), Young Adult Services (YAS) division, is currently recruiting for two experienced Supervising Clinicians #106961 & 75646.  These are 1st shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 40 hour/week position.

As a Supervising Clinician, you will provide direct administrative and clinical supervision to professional and paraprofessional staff in a Young Adult Multidisciplinary Community Support Team; assist with staff and program development within YAS and develop relationships with community providers to ensure integration of services for young adult clients.  The Supervising Clinician also identifies barriers and assists with strategies and solutions to improve client care and supports implementation of agency initiatives while also facilitating weekly staff meetings, conducting quarterly reviews and annual performance appraisals.  Participating in risk management and the development of recovery plans to address identified risk factors is also required.

Interested individuals and those who may have previously applied will need to complete and submit their application in JobAps to be considered for these opportunities.  Please include your resume in the resume tab.  

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 Irena.Baj-Wright@ct.gov or (860) 262-5907.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for providing supervision and direction of a clinical unit.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Schedules, assigns and oversees work of staff; assists in developing unit goals and objectives; assists in recruitment, selection, training and development of staff; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans, coordinates and supervises unit activities; develops relationships with and acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials, community representatives and customers; assists in mediating conflict impacting on service recipients; assists in ensuring staff ability to access and employ community resources; assists in integrating community resources into service planning and delivery; identifies barriers and assists in developing strategies and solutions for improving client care; prepares reports; may assist in developing performance standards; may prospectively review and monitor client care for clients to determine clinical necessity and effectiveness of care; may educate providers on principles of managed care and its impact on client care; may perform clinical direct care duties as needed; performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of mental health treatment, principles and values of community based care; considerable knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles; considerable knowledge of entitlement and benefit programs; considerable knowledge of variety of intervention and support strategies; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of societal, cultural and gender issues and impact on mental illness; knowledge of psychotropic medications; knowledge of impact of housing and homelessness on the mentally ill; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; considerable facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution skills; ability to identify and articulate philosophical foundations for specific program models or service approaches; ability to delegate authority; ability to plan and organize effectively; ability to integrate community resources into service planning; ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with community representatives and staff; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional health care experience in a psychiatric setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a lead level responsible for coordinating the work of a unit or team of professionals in a psychiatric setting.

Note: For State Employees the lead level is interpreted at the level of a Clinical Social Worker Associate for social work discipline, Head Nurse for the nursing discipline, an Associate Professional Counselor and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

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) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's Degree in a health care field related to one of the disciplines in the Special Experience may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have :

• Established clinical skills and judgment regarding risk issues.
• Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision to a multi-disciplinary team with professional and paraprofessional staff  including licensed clinical social workers.
• Experience ensuring complex clients have integrated services.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
• Comfort and experience overseeing risk management in a fast paced work environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker, a licensed Marital and Familiy Therapist, a licensed Professional Counselor, or as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as a clinical supervisor by the Connecticut Certification Board.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients, may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury and may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.

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.



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