Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Administrator

Health Management Administrator

Recruitment #210315-2560MP-001


Do you have social and human services experience directing child welfare, children's protective services, children's mental health or juvenile justice programs
Discover this outstanding opportunity to make a difference in your community by joining us as a Clinical Administrator!

The State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families' (DCF) mission is: 
Partnering with communities and empowering families to raise resilient children who thrive; sharpening the safety focus through prevention across the child welfare system.

We are comprised of six regions encompassing 14 area offices, two facilities, the Wilderness School, and Central Office. We offer health & dental coverage, generous vacation and sick time, retirement plan options & more!

The Clinical Administrator (Health Management Administrator) will provide oversight of our clinical services across the 14 area offices which is key to successfully delivering treatment interventions to the children and families we serve. The Clinical Administrator will be responsible for the administration and supervision of multiple programs, services and consultations essential to fulfilling our commitment to meeting the behavioral health needs of children and their families. 

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A clinical license.
  • Skills in comprehensive clinical assessments of individuals, families and groups. Taking into consideration cultural, social, economic, medical, environmental and legal issue.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the DCF organizational structure and relationship between child welfare and the Department's contracted provider network.
  • Extensive clinical experience in various settings and with diverse populations.
  • Experience communicating in writing and verbally to diverse populations and skill levels.
  • Extensive supervisory and strategic planning skills.
  • Experience prioritizing work and meeting time sensitive deadlines.
This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Located primarily at Central Office, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT, with anticipated statewide travel.


Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. Please ensure that your application is complete; You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact  Elizabeth Weston at, 860-937-6383.

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.

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.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.


DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: this class is accountable for administering health, behavioral health and substance abuse programs for children under supervision, care or custody of the department.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION: this class is accountable for administering regional and community based health programs for inmates throughout the agency.

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering the Waiver Operations division which includes rate setting and billing for DDS waivers.

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES: this class is accountable for administering health programs or behavioral health programs for individuals served by department or individuals served by other departments under memoranda of agreement.


Duties that are paramount for this role include:
  • Directing the planning, coordination and management of multiple functions for an array of statewide programs and services and possessing the clinical skills to manage these service types.
  • Assuring fidelity to models.
  • Identifying new and emerging practices to assure the service array is aligned with standard methodologies and research.
  • Directly supervising the Clinical Program Directors for the regions that are responsible for collaborating with administrative officials in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Accountability for agency compliance, to develop, implement and evaluate goals and objectives.
  • Providing clinical oversight and line supervision for the program director level clinicians involved with providing supervision services to DCF clinical staff specific to mental health, intimate partner violence and substance use.
  • Providing clinical oversight and line supervision for the program director level clinicians involved with providing consultative services to DCF area office staff and clinical staff.
  • Additional information can be found here.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of various public health systems and programs; considerable knowledge of one or more of the following programs: maternal and child health, handicapped children, social work, oral health, nutrition, veterans health or human services, behavioral health or substance abuse; considerable knowledge of medical care for abused, neglected or individuals with intellectual disability and/or other underserved groups; knowledge of public health education principles and practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.


Two (2) years of experience in a managerial capacity in a health care organization/division related to agency's service population.

Note: Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and/or monitoring a budget.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: the General Experience is interpreted as two (2) years of experience at the level of Children and Families Program Director.


  • Possess a clinical license as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT).
  • Clinical experience working with children and adolescents having co-occurring complex issues.
  • Clinical experience in psychopathology, evidence-based practices, and collaboratives of care, and treatment of trauma.
  • Experience with children's treatment interventions and evidence-based programs available in Connecticut.
  • 9 or more years of behavioral health experience in the field of child welfare programs, children's protective services, foster services, adoption, or social and human services.
  • Experience in the continuum of services offered to children through DCF and other state entities. Including school systems, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Developmental Services, Court Support Services, Office of Early Childcare and Department of Social Services
  • Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating division and program policies serving at-risk children and adolescents.
  • Experience creating and applying goals and objectives for division and program policies serving at-risk children and adolescents.


1. Incumbents in this class who are physicians, dentists or psychologists must be eligible to obtain a license to practice in Connecticut and must obtain one within six months of employment and retain it during the course of employment.
2. Incumbents in this class who are physicians may be required to be board certified in pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, family practice, child psychiatry, emergency medicine, preventive medicine or infectious disease practice.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.



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.