Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Program Manager

Recruitment #191121-1450MP-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.  

DMHAS, Office of the Commissioner, Young Adult Services Division (YAS) seeks qualified individual for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager (PCN 82077)  located at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), Middletown, CT.  This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. The work schedule is first shift,  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

In this role you will:
  • Report to the Director of Operations or designee for DMHAS YAS;
  • Take the lead in coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of education and employment practices for young adults throughout the state.  Coordination of these services and the implementation of innovative programs are critical in improving the ability of young people to gain educational experiences and to secure employment that meets their unique needs;
  • Oversee and monitor the DMHAS YAS life skills initiative which aims to enhance the daily living and overall life skills among youth in order to facilitate their success and improve their quality of life as they become active participants in the community;
  • Assess the need for specialized services;
  • Develop programs;
  • Monitor the allocation of resources;
  • Interact and participate in inter and intra agency meetings to improve services for this population statewide;
  • Responsible for insuring that a quality assurance process is established and all quality measures and outcomes are reported appropriately; and
  • Represent the Department in the collaboration between DCF and DMHAS on enhancing life skills for all youth to insure their ability to function in a socially acceptable manner in the community thereby increasing the probability of successful employment, increased housing options and community participation. 
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  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 Edra Knight (860) 418-6866 or DMHAS HR at


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


  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.


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



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.