Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

Recruitment #210927-6215MP-001

Introduction

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. 

If you are looking for a challenging clinical role responsible for leading and supporting others, we encourage you to apply today! 

The DMHAS, Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager.  This position is located at 78 Triangle Street, Building I-4, Danbury, CT.  The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with rotating on-call responsibilities that occur during the work week and some weekends.  The position number is 86584. 

The WCMHN Danbury area is responsible for the clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of state-operated and contracted agencies providing mental health services in the Greater Danbury area. 

This position provides clinical supervision and expertise as well as manage the entire service system. This includes overseeing all outpatient services and specialized programs such as the Crisis Intervention Team which works directly with the Danbury and Newtown police departments, and the Jail Diversion program which aims to put vital mental health and substance use services in place in order to divert jail and future arrests.  These programs aim to protect public health and safety, which affect the clients we serve and the community at large. 

Additional duties will include: 

  • Attend required meetings including, but not limited to, Clinical team, Community Care Team, local committees, etc.; 
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures developed within the WCMHN Network and standards established by outside monitoring agencies; 
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures; and
  • Ensure DMHAS and WCMHN program policies and missions are operationalized. 
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off! We encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

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 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 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. 

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 user's spam. 

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, three letters of recommendation - preferably 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 the Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Services, this class is accountable for directing a clinical division, a clinical discipline or a clinical program within a specified geographic area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Manages the staff and operations of a clinical program, discipline or specialized area; coordinates, plans and manages program activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development and implementation of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; monitors and evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of program budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities; ensures program compliance with standards established by outside monitoring agencies; participates in grant and contract preparation and administration; manages the recruitment, selection and retention of program staff; ensures compliance with quality assurance findings and recommendations; promotes cultural diversity in workplace and ensures client rights; identifies and plans training and development needs; analyzes problems at program level and takes appropriate action; initiates workforce planning and monitors staff utilization to meet identified goals; prepares or oversees preparation of reports; investigates and responds to critical incidents; may represent program in grievances and hearings; may perform clinical duties; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care; considerable knowledge of resources available to client population; considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; knowledge of behavioral health policies and systems; knowledge of recovery principles and practices; knowledge of resources available to client population; knowledge of principles and practices of public and/or health care administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to influence actions of others; ability to negotiate, mediate, and resolve conflicts; ability to analyze and synthesize information; ability to collaborate within program, department, agency, and community; ability to interpret standards, contracts and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of professional experience in Behavioral Health Care and a Master Degree in a clinical discipline, Public Health Administration, Health Care Administration or Hospital Administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional staff.

For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor; Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possess a Connecticut license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Counselor (LPC), Marital & Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist. 
  • Experience with clinical and technical oversight in a behavioral healthcare setting.
  • Experience supervising clinical licensed staff (i.e., LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor). 
  • Experience working with severe and persistent mentally ill population. 
  • Experience working with substance abuse disorders. 
  • Experienced using evidence-based modalities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Department of Developmental Services: Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse or psychologist.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Incumbents in this class must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, psychologist or alcohol and drug counselor.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.