Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

Recruitment #190507-6215MP-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Office of the Commissioner – Medical Director’s Division is currently recruiting for a full-time Behavioral Health Clinical Manager.  This position is located in Middletown & Hartford with heavy travel throughout the State of Connecticut.  The work schedule is first (1st) shift, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, with occasional evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of the department.

This position works under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Clinical Director.  Responsibilities include: oversight of all state hospital beds, including intermediate and specialized residential beds; determining appropriateness for admission based on level of care criteria; interfacing with other hospitals across the state;  coordinating Interstate Compact agreements; traveling throughout the state to attend Case Conferences with the DMHAS Medical Director; following up on all action steps generated from the Case Conferences;  assisting treatment teams to develop appropriate discharge plans for individuals with complex needs; collecting and analyzing data for quality and reporting purposes; collaborating with the Administrative Service Organization (ASO) for the state.

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. 

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to provide a copy of their Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Cheryl Thompson, DMHAS HR, or (860) 418-6876.


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.


Preference will be given to candidates possess the following:

  • Licensure by the State of CT as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor or Registered Nurse;
  • Two (2) years experience conducting Utilization Management in a managed care environment;
  • Two (2) years experience in both outpatient and inpatient levels of care.


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.