Supervising Clinician (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240625-3293FP-002


Do you want to utilize your skills and make a difference?  Are you looking to take the next step in your career?  If so, please read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual for the position of Supervising Clinician.  

Position Highlights: 
  • FACILITY:  River Valley Services (RVS)
  • UNIT: Mobile Response Team
  • LOCATION: Middletown, CT
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time, (40 hours weekly), 2nd Shift, Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 11:30pm
What We Can Offer You:
      Discover The Opportunity To:
      • Engage in a rewarding career;
      • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
      • Thrive in an exciting environment;
      • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do.
      • Work together in a collaborative team environment.

      The Role:

      This position provides direct administrative and clinical oversight of Mobile Response Unit, assigns and responds to calls from the hotline. Provides outreach, assessment, appropriate clinical dispositions to diffuse crisis situations.  This position also provides administrative and clinical support to RVS transitional residence and Respite program during second shift.

      Job duties include, but are not limited to:

      • Responsible for supporting the health and safety of clients and the community.
      • Collaborate with local police, hospitals, shelters, families and other stakeholders to assess crisis situations.
      • Provide education, training and supervision to the Mobile Crisis Clinicians.
      • Assign work and prioritize multiple crisis calls to develop best response. 
      • Supports second shift operations of the Transitional Residential Program and Respite Program.

          About Us:
          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 goal of RVS is to provide the highest quality crisis intervention, case management, and residential and clinical services to adult citizens, 18 years of age and older, who suffer from serious mental disorders and who lack the financial means to secure such services in the private sector. RVS offers short term respite residential services, community support programs, a mobile crisis response team, jail diversion programs and various other supportive services.

          Selection Plan

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          • 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.
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          • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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          In a state agency this class is accountable for providing supervision and direction of a clinical unit.


          • 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.


          • 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; 
          • Considerable
            • 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.


          Seven (7) years of professional health care experience in a psychiatric setting.


          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 an Advanced Clinical Social Worker for social work discipline, Head Nurse for the nursing discipline, an Advanced Professional Counselor and an Advanced Marital and Family Therapist.


          • 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.


          • Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision.
          • Experience collaborating with community providers, local hospitals, Police Departments, and outpatient clinical teams.
          • Experience with Mobile Response Teams.
          • Experience overseeing Clinical Operations in a Behavioral Health Setting.
          • Experience providing, monitoring, and assessing clients related to treatment, risk, quality of life issues.


          • 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.



          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.