|Date Opened||7/14/2023 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$97,371 - $130,644/year *Individuals new to State Service start at the minimum|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||7/24/2023 11:59:00 PM|
Do you possess a current license as a Clinical Social Worker, Registered Professional Nurse or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor? Are you looking for a leadership role where you can receive personal fulfillment while making a difference? If so, we invite you to take this opportunity to apply for the Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor position!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center- Hospital is accepting applications for one (1) full-time Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor position located in Middletown, CT.
Discover the opportunity to:
Provide direct supervision to licensed clinicians while developing and overseeing the implementation of unit program development. This requires strategic planning, implementation, and maintaining compliance with Joint Commission and CMS accreditation standards.
The ideal candidate:
Will have the ability and willingness to contribute to other areas of facility function through, e.g., training and committee participation as well as demonstrated strong communication skills, reliability, and strong interpersonal abilities.
Position Highlights: Passaic
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DCF Mission Statement:
Caring, healing and teaching -partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities.
We believe that:
About the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center – South Campus:
At the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, we treat our youth and each other with dignity and respect. It is in this relational, cultural and gender sensitive surrounding that our therapeutic milieu is based. Interdisciplinary teams develop, implement and continually assess individualized treatment plans.
Solnit – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.
The campus includes: Four coed hospital units, three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF), two schools, an indoor pool, playgrounds, ball field, two gyms, recreation rooms, and outdoor picnic area.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.