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.
Do you want to make a difference while
participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public
sector? If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you to join our
The DMHAS, Office of the Commissioner (OOC) seeks a qualified
individual for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Young Adult
Services Division (YAS), located on the campus of
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), 1000 Silver Street in Middletown, CT. It is full-time, 40 hours weekly. The
work schedule is 1st shift, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The position number is 78768.
YAS was developed to help young adults transition successfully from the Department of Children & Families (DCF) to the adult mental health system and achieve
the necessary skills for adulthood. The current population served by YAS
includes the most acute, high-risk cohort of young adults in the state between
the ages of 18 and 25. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people by providing the
highest quality services possible. We do this by forming a partnership
with the individual, their family, identified significant persons, and with
other community service providers. By doing so we create a “community of
care” that fosters mutual respect and individualized client centered treatment.
In this role you will:
- Provide clinical and administrative oversight to the
YAS programs statewide;
- Determine eligibility and treatment needs of
referrals for young adults who are referred from DCF, Beacon Health Options and the Court Support Services Division
- Provide oversight of the transitions of referred
young adults to respective YAS programs;
- Assist in the development of clinical interventions for high-risk, high-need clients including monitoring the management of risk
for these individuals;
- Provide oversight and consultation on program
development and service delivery;
- Act as a liaison with Memorandum of Agreement
(MOA) entities and other state agencies and stakeholders;
- Oversee and monitor fidelity of interventions and
- Assist in the development of reports for the YAS
Statewide Director to be presented and distributed to internal and external
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.
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
- Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov or 860-924-7053.
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
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’s 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 a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
Current license for Clinical Social Work.
Experience working with youth and young adults including those with trauma histories.
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.
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.