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.
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 Supervising Clinician (PCN 27927) located at Greater
Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
06610. This position will be overseeing Clinical Services and Diagnostic & Evaluation
Center (DEC). The work schedule is 1st shift, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, 35 hours weekly.
Discover the opportunity to:
- Provide supervision to a group of dedicated staff and the daily
- Develop relationships with clients and families;
- Screen clients and monitor care delivered; and
- Inspire effective teamwork in a high demand environment.
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
The immediate vacancy is listed
above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future
vacancies in this job class.
All State employees shall follow
the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless
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.
This posting may require
completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via
an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by
visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires
section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's
expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status
Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily
basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a
Although applicants will receive
correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to
their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all
emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
Note: At any point during
the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional
documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.
These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews,
attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion
of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as
indicated to apply for this position.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
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 ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Experience working with co-occurring disorders including
severe and prolonged mental illness, substance abuse, trauma, and chronic
- Experience providing community-based (i.e., non-office
based) behavioral health services.
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.