Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 2 (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #201130-6455XC-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. 

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us! 

The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) is seeking an experienced and qualified applicant for a Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 2 within Patient Central Services Division.  We are conveniently located in Middletown, CT. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 37.50 hours weekly. The position number is 126140. 

CVH opened in 1868 as the State’s public hospital for the treatment of persons with mental illness. Throughout its history, it has experienced the multitude of medical, social and political changes affecting such facilities. In 1995, the Governor and General Assembly through a statewide restructuring of services for persons with psychological and addiction disabilities called for a renewed commitment to specialized treatment at CVH by expanding community options for patients and staff while closing two other hospitals and consolidating inpatient services here. The hospital became the amalgamation of four formerly freestanding psychiatric hospitals, four freestanding substance use disorder treatment facilities, and one maximum security hospital. Then in 2010, the former Cedarcrest Regional Hospital (with 2 campuses – Cedar Ridge campus in Newington and Blue Hills campus in Hartford) consolidated services with CVH. On May 1, 2018, the Whiting Forensic Division of CVH separated, creating two separate hospitals; CVH and Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH). Today, CVH is comprised of 17 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). 

You will discover the opportunity to: 

  • Engage in a rewarding career; 
  • Make a difference in the public sector; 
  • Assist our clients so they can achieve success; and  
  • Work in a collaborative team environment.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status* and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application. 

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the “Resume Tab” of your application as you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Individuals considered for interview will be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc.  You do not have to attach these documents to your application. 

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at or (860) 785-9855.


In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising all habilitation/rehabilitation therapy activities in a small to medium sized facility or institution, including, but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and communication therapy programs.


Supervises, plans, directs, evaluates and oversees implementation of rehabilitation/habilitation programs; develops diagnostic tools and administrative policies and procedures for application of a therapeutic function; supervises and instructs professional staff and intern therapists in new techniques and implementation of therapeutic procedures; supervises therapists and reviews their reports; provides inservice training; supervises individual or small group activities, conducts and/or participates in clinics and case conferences providing consultation to attending physician or other discipline representatives regarding individuals level of functioning, treatment plan and progress; makes referrals to other disciplines for further individual assessment; prepares and maintains reports of individuals diagnosis, treatment and progress; meets with other discipline and/or department heads to coordinate specific therapy programs with other programs in facility; maintains and orders supplies and equipment; conducts rehabilitation therapy staff meetings to discuss clinical and administrative issues; may act for Director of Rehabilitation Therapies in his or her absence; may assess individuals and formulate treatment programs; may maintain liaison with local and state agencies for continuance of habilitation/rehabilitation therapy upon individual discharge; may make home visits; may participate in ad hoc intradepartmental and interdepartmental committee meetings; may represent rehabilitation therapy department by speaking to community groups; may make or supervise making of adaptive equipment; may act as Assistant Director of Therapies in a large facility; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of designated therapeutic disciplines; considerable knowledge of physical and/or intellectual disorders; knowledge of community services; knowledge of individual and group dynamics; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable skill in instructing and supervising others in practice of several therapeutic disciplines; ability to plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic programs.


Seven (7) years of professional experience in a recognized professional therapeutic discipline providing program evaluation, planning and application for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have included either the supervision of professional therapists or programmatic and administrative responsibility for a therapy program.
Note: For state employees this is interpreted as one (1) year of experience at the level of Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 1 or its equivalent.


College training in a recognized therapeutic discipline such as art, dance, horticulture, music, recreation or other related discipline 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.


Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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.