Are you a seasoned clinician ready to make a lasting impact in the field of mental health and addiction services?
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services invites passionate and qualified individuals to seize this unique opportunity as a Supervising Clinician within our Assertive Community Treatment Team!
The State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Supervising Clinician. See below for more on this exciting opportunity!
- FACILITY: Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC)
- LOCATION: Hartford, CT
- UNIT: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- SCHEDULE: Full-time (40 hours weekly), 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- POSITION NUMBER: 97236
WHAT WE CAN OFFER 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 offerings
- 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:
- Provide clinical and administrative oversight to an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team consisting of 9 staff and serving 55 clients
- Monitor program adherence to the ACT fidelity treatment model
- Identify higher-level risk or potential legal issues to management for guidance and direction
- Guide staff development and training and conduct performance evaluations
- Review quality improvement reports that document adherence to clinical standards
- Determine priorities for the team in order to meet best practice standards of care, including Joint Commission, CMS, and all billing standards
- Participate in Clinical Rounds, Utilization Management, and other residential and provider meetings
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.
Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) is a community based mental health center serving Hartford, West Hartford, Farmington, Avon, Canton and Simsbury providing individuals with behavioral health services. CRMHC collaborates with the greater Hartford DMHAS-Funded mental health programs comprising 15 non-profit agencies located in Hartford and West Hartford. These agencies work together to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to adults with serious psychiatric disabilities as well as co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance use.
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team team is a mobile, multi-disciplinary team, which provides a higher level of care to adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders who are in need of intensive community supports. The ACT program follows and complies with the federal and state ACT fidelity requirements to ensure positive outcomes and gives priority to those individuals that are leaving state psychiatric inpatient programs, nursing homes and prisons.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
Please read or watch our Applicant Tips on How 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 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.
- For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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 a state agency this class is accountable for providing supervision and direction of a clinical unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns and oversees work of staff;
- Assists in developing unit goals and objectives;
- Assists in recruitment, selection, training and development of staff;
- Conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans, coordinates and supervises unit activities;
- Develops relationships with and acts as liaison to other operating units, agencies and outside officials, community representatives and customers;
- Assists in mediating conflict impacting on service recipients;
- Assists in ensuring staff ability to access and employ community resources;
- Assists in integrating community resources into service planning and delivery;
- Identifies barriers and assists in developing strategies and solutions for improving client care;
- Prepares reports; may assist in developing performance standards;
- May prospectively review and monitor client care for clients to determine clinical necessity and effectiveness of care;
- May educate providers on principles of managed care and its impact on client care;
- May perform clinical direct care duties as needed;
- Performs other related duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- mental health treatment, principles and values of community based care;
- psychiatric rehabilitation principles;
- entitlement and benefit programs;
- variety of intervention and support strategies;
- Knowledge of
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- societal, cultural and gender issues and impact on mental illness;
- psychotropic medications;
- impact of housing and homelessness on the mentally ill;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communications skills;
- facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution skills;
- Ability to
- identify and articulate philosophical foundations for specific program models or service approaches;
- delegate authority;
- plan and organize effectively;
- integrate community resources into service planning;
- develop and maintain effective relationships with community representatives and staff;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional health care experience in a psychiatric setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a lead level responsible for coordinating the work of a unit or team of professionals in a psychiatric setting.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Clinical Social Worker Associate for social work discipline, Head Nurse for the nursing discipline, an Associate Professional Counselor and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- A Master's Degree in a health care field related to one of the disciplines in the Special Experience may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license as a Clinical Social Worker, a licensed Marital and Family Therapist, a licensed Professional Counselor, or as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Connecticut. The license required for direct supervision of clinical oversight will be dictated by the functions of the assigned unit or program.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess certification as a clinical supervisor by the Connecticut Certification Board.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.