Do you want to make a difference as a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal behavioral health environment?
If so, we want you to join us!
WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
- We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
- We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.
- We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
Facility: River Valley Services (RVS)
Unit: Outpatient programs - The Community Services Programs and the Assertive Community Treatment Team
Schedule: Full Time, 40 Hours | First Shift, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Please note, this position may require evening and weekend on call coverage.
In this role, you will provide clinical and administrative leadership to the outpatient programs at RVS which include 3 Community Support Programs and the Assertive Community Treatment team. These programs provide critical community-based behavioral health services to support adults with severe and complex behavioral health and/or substance-related conditions.
As a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, discover the opportunity to:
- Provide leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team to ensure programs provide state of the art services that support recovery goals.
- Provide oversight related to compliance with RVS policies and procedures and Joint Commission standards.
- Develop and nurture collaborative relationships with community stakeholders including hospitals and other community providers.
MORE ABOUT THE FACILITY
The goal of RVS is to provide the highest quality crisis intervention, case management, and residential and clinical services to adult citizens, 18 years of age and older, who suffer from serious mental disorders and who lack the financial means to secure such services in the private sector. Services are directed at improving clients’ quality of life and fostering dignity, ability, and recovery. We are dedicated to promoting a complete and responsive service system for our clients and others in need. All persons receiving services from RVS have the right to culturally appropriate mental health and addiction services consistent with their communication needs and personal preferences. Translation and interpreter services are available at RVS.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
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 Pam Rochette via email at Pamela.Rochette@ct.gov.
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.
- Experience providing clinical leadership to community-based multidisciplinary teams designed to support people with severe and complex behavioral health and/or substance-related conditions residing in community-based settings.
- Experience delivering and supervising clinical services related to trauma-informed care and evidence based clinical practices.
- Experience working with Joint Commission requirements, Fidelity Models and organization policies and procedures.
- Experience with risk management in community based settings and related evidence-based practices.
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.