Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Behavioral Health Clinical Manager

Office/On-Site

Recruitment #220518-6215MP-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. 

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding leadership position in a clinical capacity? If so, we encourage you to apply today! 

The DMHAS, Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), seeks a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager within the General Psychiatry Division (GPD).  The incumbent in this position is responsible for directing and managing Behavioral Health Unit Directors and all clinical and administrative functions in Battell Hall within GPD. This position is located at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown, CT.  It is full-time, 40 hours per week with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The position number is 108815.

CVH treats patients who are dual diagnosed with addiction and psychiatric illnesses.  This is a fast-paced inpatient environment which renders care to over 3,500 patients annually.  We use evidence-based practices and a holistic approach to assist patients in identifying and exploring issues that may be barriers to their recovery. Services provided are trauma-sensitive and gender-specific.   

GPD serves a very diverse patient population in a number of specialized treatment programs where an individual’s potential for growth and change is the priority. The selected candidate will oversee the following inpatient units: 

  • Battell 4 South: This is a coed unit with 22 clients.  It specializes in a gamut of serious persistent mental illnesses and symptoms.  The clients are admitted through DMHAS psychiatric and forensic services along with the general hospitals and the community.
  • Battell 3 South and Battell 2 South:  These are both coed units with 22 clients each.  The units specialize in a gamut of serious persistent mental illnesses and symptoms on these general psychiatric units. 
What’s in It for YouComprehensive Benefits

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Outstanding work-life balance
Recovery-oriented care is the overarching framework that guides everything we do at DMHAS. We strive to build a community of care that is respectful of an individual/family’s worldview, culture, and beliefs, and supports the individual/family’s overall health and wellness.  

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

Selection Plan

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.

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. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 

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. 

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. 

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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 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

Our preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Experience supervising a clinical team or working group in a behavioral health setting.
  • Experience ensuring compliance with regulatory and oversight agencies such as The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Department of Public Health and/or the Council on Accreditation. 
  • Experience in problem-solving and seeking out support while managing complex clinical and organizational issues. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, Outlook and basic office software programs such as Word, Excel, Access, etc.    

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.