Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230608-6215PL-001


Are you a licensed professional looking for an opportunity to serve your state and help our clients? If so, apply today!


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.

  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • 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.
As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs.

We are recruiting for a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor. This position is imperative to key clinical support functions of a large, complex, urban community mental health center that provides both inpatient and outpatient services. 

Facility: Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)
Location: New Haven, CT
PCN: 100952 
Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week | 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Please note: to be considered for this position you must maintain the appropriate current license for clinical social work, marital and family therapist, professional counselor, registered nurse, psychologist or alcohol and drug counselor.

As a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, discover the opportunity to: 
  • Serve as Clinical Supervisor for assigned Ambulatory teams/programs at CMHC.
  • Provide leadership in the planning, organization and coordination of services.  
  • Supervise three outpatient teams and the mobile crisis intervention team.
  • Monitor referrals for outpatient care and direct the clinical placement process in accordance with the DMHAS target population definition, acuity/risk considerations, and caseload parameters.  
  • Serve as liaison to the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital to facilitate collaboration in the care of hospitalized DMHAS-eligible clients, and post-discharge transitions to ambulatory services at CMHC.  
  • Ensure coordination of care for high-risk patients with complex clinical management needs.  
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Director and other senior leaders to assure the integration of group treatment and recovery-based initiatives, identifying service gaps, staff training needs, and areas for program development.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Director, as well as the Directors of Nursing, Social Work and Human Resources to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of ambulatory services staff at CMHC.
CMHC is an urban community mental health center with an exceptional 50-year tradition of serving individuals with serious mental illness. Founded in 1966, the CMCH cares for more than 5,000 people a year in a variety of services. CMHC treats individuals suffering from severe and persistent psychosis, depression, anxiety, addictions (including alcoholism, cocaine, and gambling) and those with co-existing mental health and addiction problems.

Selection Plan

Please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.

Please Note: 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.

To Apply:
  • 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
  • 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
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 Pamela Rochette via email at


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.


  • 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • principles, practices and issues of behavioral health care;
    • resources available to client population;
    • agency policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
    • behavioral health policies and systems;
    • recovery principles and practices;
    • resources available to client population;
    • principles and practices of public and/or health care administration;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • influence actions of others;
    • negotiate, mediate, and resolve conflicts;
    • analyze and synthesize information;
    • collaborate within program, department, agency, and community;
    • interpret standards, contracts and regulations.


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.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional staff.

For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.


  • Experience in clinical administration
  • Experience practicing organizational skills
  • Experience overseeing large departments
  • Experience demonstrating oral and written communication skills
  • Maintain licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Experience working with adult clients with mental health and co-occurring disorders
  • Experience in crisis management


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.