Are you an experienced and licensed professional?
Ready for the next step in your career?
This may be an excellent opportunity to make a positive impact throughout the state of Connecticut!
- FACILITY: Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN)
- ADDRESS: 95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT
- SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours weekly, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (some on-call coverage required on evenings and weekends)
- POSITION NUMBER: 139932
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.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
- The opportunity 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
- NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees
and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health
Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive
- Extensive pension plan and
supplemental retirement offering
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
- Generous paid time off,
including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
- Professional growth and
- A healthy work/life balance to all employees
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
- Direct the supervision and management of the Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), Community Support Program (CSP), and Recovery Team
- Ensure fidelity to ACT and CSP model
- Collaborate with service providers and coordinate planning and implementation of recovery oriented, person centered, and trauma sensitive services to clients with severe and persistent mental health disorders and substance use disorders
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND DIVISION:
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.
WCMHN coordinates three local mental health authorities in Danbury, Waterbury and Torrington. WCMHN provides peer support programs, recovery services, supported employment, homeless services, residential, crisis response, jail diversion, outpatient, case management, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and young adult services. Collectively, WCMHN programs serve roughly 7,000 people annually.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
- 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 Alyssa Hovanec via email at Alyssa.Hovanec@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 geographic area.
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;
- 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;
- 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.
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 experience is interpreted at the level of a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, Developmental Services Supervisor of Case Management, Nurse Supervisor or Supervising Clinician.
- Experience providing direct care as well as clinical supervision and consultation to agency staff and community providers who provide treatment to clients in the community who have severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or history of trauma
- Experience in managing high risk clients with clinically complex diagnoses
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.