Supervising Clinician (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240702-3293FP-001


Are you seeking an opportunity to make a significant impact?
Join our dynamic team and play a pivotal role in making lasting, positive changes throughout communities across Connecticut!

Join the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) as a Supervising Clinician! Dive into a world of impactful mental healthcare, where your skills and compassion make a difference. Explore the details below and seize the opportunity to be a part of something meaningful!

  • DIVISION: Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN)
  • UNIT: Waterbury Recovery Team
  • ADDRESS: 95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 
  • SCHEDULE: Full-time (40 hours weekly), Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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  • Enjoy endless opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Embrace a healthy work/life balance tailored to all employees
    • Provide administrative and clinical supervision to an interdisciplinary treatment team
    • Act as team supervisor for an outpatient behavioral team providing recovery services to clients in greater Waterbury
    • Supervise clients living in various residential settings, many of whom have significant medical diagnoses requiring follow-up care
    • Ensure thorough and timely documentation, billable services, and various assessments
    • Develop and maintain quality treatment plans
    • Handle all aspects of staff performance management, including annual and quarterly evaluations
    • Carry a small case load of clients
    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. 

    • A comprehensive medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required of all applicants upon a conditional offer of employment.
    • All state employees must adhere to Connecticut’s Policy for a Drug Free Workplace. 


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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 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 holding credentials to provide clinical supervision to behavioral health clinicians, such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker to supervise Licensed Clinical Social Workers
    • Hold licensure as a Clinical Social Worker
    • Experience supervising a multi-disciplinary team with professional and paraprofessional staff
    • Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision
    • Experience ensuring clients with complex service needs have integrated services
    • Experience using interpersonal and communication skills
    • Experience overseeing risk management in a fast paced, high energy work environment


    • 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.

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