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 hospital’s team.
POSITION DETAILS: The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is currently seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor to join their team. This role is located at Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), and is assigned to the General Psychiatry Division (GPD), Battell 2
North, 1000 Silver Street in Middletown, CT. It is
full-time, 40 hours per week. The work schedule is Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position number is 24611.
THE ROLE: As a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, you will have oversight of the day-to-day operations of an
acute adult psychiatric unit treating patients suffering from
severe and persistent mental illness, often with comorbid substance use
disorders. You will also oversee the work of the interdisciplinary treatment team
which, in turn, treats high-complexity and high-acuity patients in an acute
psychiatric hospital serving patients from across the state of Connecticut who
have not been able to be managed in community hospitals or in community based
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU! Comprehensive
Benefits which include:
WHO WE ARE: 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.
- Industry leading health
benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
- Extensive pension plan and
supplemental retirement offerings;
- Retirement healthcare
- Accrued vacation, personal and sick leave;
- 12 paid holidays per calendar year;
- Professional growth and development
- Outstanding work-life balance!
GPD provides recovery oriented inpatient
treatment to a diverse population who come from communities all over the state
of Connecticut. Admissions to GPD are facilitated by our Centralized Admission
Department. Referrals are made through Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHA's)
and screened through the GPD Admissions Office. Battell 2 North (Battell Hall,
2nd Floor, North wing) is an adult general psychiatry unit with a census of 22
patients. It serves people who are in
the early stages of recovery from an acute exacerbation of mental illness. It provides treatment with the goal of
returning people to the community in the most integrated, least restrictive
Come make an impaCT as a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor at DMHAS!
We encourage you to apply today!
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 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 Children and Families in-patient facility, this class is accountable for directing and supervising a multi-shift clinical unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns and oversees the work of a multi-shift unit including direct supervision of all shifts; participates in the development of unit goals and objectives; develops unit procedures and policies; ensures compliance of unit procedures and policies; assists in recruitment, selection, training and development of staff; develops competency-based job descriptions for unit staff; ensures unit staff receive appropriate training; conducts performance appraisals, determines priorities and plans, coordinates and supervises unit activities; ensures cross-shift communication among staff; develops relationships with and acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials; participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team to develop, evaluate and monitor programs; coordinates interdisciplinary team meetings; collaborate and direct any necessary alternate treatment; monitors and tracks client care to ensure quality, effectiveness and timeliness of patient care and requisite hours of treatment are met; facilitates bilingual interpretation as needed; identifies barriers and assists in developing strategies and solutions for improving client care; prepares reports; may perform clinical direct care duties; may write client treatment plans; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of behavioral health treatment, principles and values of care; considerable knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles and/or addictions detox rehabilitation; considerable knowledge of entitlement and benefit programs; considerable knowledge of variety of intervention and support strategies; knowledge and ability to apply principles of risk management; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of societal, cultural and gender issues as they impact upon mental illness; knowledge of psychotropic medications; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication 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 delivery 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 behavioral health setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a lead or supervisory level responsible for coordinating the work of a unit or team of professionals in a behavioral health setting.
Note: For State employees, the lead level is interpreted at the level of Clinical Social Work Associate for the social work discipline and Head Nurse for the nursing discipline. The supervisory level is interpreted at the level of Supervising Addiction Counselor for the substance abuse/addictions discipline.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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.
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.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
- Current license as a Clinical Social Worker or Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
- Experience in in-patient or hospital setting.
- Experience supervising professional staff members.
- Experience working with severe and persistent mental illness
populations, specifically, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker or as a Registered Professional Nurse or as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as a clinical supervisor by the Connecticut Certification Board.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class maybe 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.