Are you looking for the next step in your career?
Do you want a chance to become part of the leadership team?
If so, we have a role for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor (PCN 25746) to join our team. This position will supervise and manage direct service programs at the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) in Torrington.
- Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
- Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
- Work Shift: First shift, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- On-Call: This position has on-call responsibilities.
- Location: 249 Winsted Rd, Torrington, CT
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
- Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
- Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Retirement healthcare offerings
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs
- A healthy work/life balance!
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
- Collaborates with service providers and coordinates planning and implementation of recovery oriented, person centered and trauma sensitive services to clients in service system.
- Regularly evaluates programmatic needs and implements changes based on identified needs.
- Ensures compliance with policies and procedures developed within the Network, and compliance with standards established by outside monitoring agencies. Ensures DMHAS and WCMHN program policies and missions are operationalized.
- Participates in the recruitment, selection, orientation and retention of agency staff, monitors and evaluates work performed by staff. Identifies staff training needs.
- Participates in the development of policies and procedures and ensures their implementation within the agency.
- Manages, directs and implements clinical initiatives within the Network.
- Schedules, attends and participates in critical incident reviews, evaluating incidents and developing appropriate corrective action plans, then ensures the implementation of these plans.
- Provides oversite to admissions and discharges to the Torrington site, contract agencies, state facilities and community hospitals.
- Coordinates and participates in high-risk treatment planning, case conferences, etc. for service system clients.
- Implements DMHAS initiatives and ensures staff participation.
- Implements and evaluates education and training to agency staff and community providers relating to effective clinical treatment.
- Collaborates with substance abuse providers to integrate substance abuse and behavioral health treatment.
- Attends required meetings, including but not limited to Torrington Leadership, Clinical Leadership, Service System, etc...
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITIES:
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.
The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) was formed in 1996 by the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), in order to coordinate clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of Region 5 contracted and state-operated mental health services. Within this service system, there are three state-operated Local Mental Health Authorities, which are located in Waterbury, Danbury and Torrington. In partnership with the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network they provide and coordinate local clinical services. Over 200 staff including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation and mental health workers provide services for persons with a long-term mental illness
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.
- In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
- 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 K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 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.
- Possess a current Connecticut License as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Experience utilizing risk management for high risk clients
- Experience managing a high volume of client referrals for services
- Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures
- Experience utilizing outcome data for service improvement and program development
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.