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 Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System
(SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.
Are you looking for an exciting clinical position responsible for leading and developing others? If so, we encourage you to apply today! We are currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of a full-time Bi-Lingual Supervising Clinician (PCN: 126348). The work schedule is 35 hours, 1st Shift, 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. This position is located at 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Spanish speaking is required.
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Provide supervision to a group of dedicated staff and the daily Hispanic Clinic team operations;
- Develop relationships with clients and families;
- Screen clients and monitor care delivered;
- Inspire effective teamwork in a high demand Hispanic environment.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
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.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov
or (860) 785-6185.
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.
Our preferred candidate will have:
- Experience working with co-occurring disorders, including severe and prolonged mental illness, substance abuse, trauma and chronic medical conditions;
- Experience providing community-based (i.e., non-office based) behavioral health services;
- Be Bilingual in Spanish - Read, Write and Comprehend.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker, a licensed Marital and Family 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.
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.
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.