Supervising Clinician (40 Hour)

Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred

Recruitment #240206-3293FP-002


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Supervising Clinician (PCN 141116) to join our team in Bridgeport. This position will provide leadership and direct supervision for our multi-disciplinary teams with our Hispanic Services unit at the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System. The Hispanic Services unit is a specialized team that provides bilingual/bicultural services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

Please Note: Due to the nature of this position, our preferred candidate will be Bilingual in English and Spanish.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • 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
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • 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.
  • A healthy work/life balance!
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The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (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 Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System is a person centered/recovery oriented, culturally sensitive integrated system of care. Our vision is to provide high quality, compassionate and culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to adults with behavioral health disorders who are indigent.

Bridgeport Clinical Services (CS) are designed for individuals who have a range of clinical needs but tend to require case management and community-based skills building. Consumers served by Clinical Services work with a licensed clinician who assists them to develop and implement a person-centered, coordinated recovery plan. These clinicians also provide a full range of individual, group and family therapies. Within Clinical Services, Hispanic Services is for monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. CS is able to offer services delivered by a team of Spanish speaking providers.  Hispanic Services have active linkages to culturally sensitive agencies in the Bridgeport area.


Selection Plan

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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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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.
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  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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In a state agency this class is accountable for providing supervision and direction of a clinical unit.


This position requires competence providing administrative and clinical supervision, hiring, monitoring, support, scheduling, evaluation, orientation, and education/training. This includes:

  • Provides clinical treatment services including crisis interventions, individual and group therapy.
  • Facilitate daily Team morning meetings and rotate attendance at weekly Treatment Team meetings. 
  • Contribute to Risk Management meetings and provide clinical directives to staff on the development of Risk Assessments and mitigation plans. 
  • May directly participate in crisis intervention when indicated. 
  • Ensure all treatment documentation is completed accurately and on time. 
  • Conduct Medical Record (HIM) chart audits and provide feedback to teams in order to obtain corrections. 
  • Provide weekly individual supervision to Team coordinators and other assigned staff. 
  • Utilize the agency electronic medical record databases, Microsoft Office software and proprietary software, to adequately monitor individual client progress and staff completion of duties. 
  • Participate in utilization Management reviews. 
  • Attend and participate in scheduled contract agency meetings and serve as a clinical liaison to contract agencies as needed. 
  • Provide education and training to community contract agency staff as requested. 
  • Provide clinical consultation to clinical teams and community-based Private Not for Profit providers. 
  • Facilitates Treatment Planning meetings and case coordination meetings with outside providers.
  • Attend agency and DMHAS statewide case conferences. 
  • Review performance and evaluate staff direct service markers. 
  • Oversee staff documentation completion, confirms documentation is accurate, in compliance with agency regulatory standards and meet reimbursement requirements. 
  • Monitor billing and ensures clinician coding is completed accurately. 
  • May provide oversight, and/or direct clinical liaison interface to local hospitals, and other private or state facilities. 
  • Assures that services and staff operate within DMHAS, and SWCMHS policies and procedures and that service provision meet Joint Commission/CMS/DPH standards
  • Promotes cultural and gender diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, sensitivity to client's needs, and assures clients rights. 
  • Attend all assigned and required meetings. 
  • Promotes collaborative relationships with City and State Police and provides feedback specific to the needs of DMHAS clients. 
  • Participates in performance improvement activities. 
  • Oversees units’ Clinical Program Development that includes evaluating the treatment and recovery needs of the clients served and ensures that the individual and group interventions provided meet client recovery and clinical needs. 
  • Plays a leadership role within the agency by participating in assigned Site-Wide and Agency-Wide committees.
  • Complies with ethical standards and DMHAS work rules. 
  • Maintains client and program safety. 
  • Utilizes an electronic health record, computer technology and data to perform job functions and inform management and supervisory practices. 
  • Performs safe work practices. 
  • Observes all confidentiality and client’s rights regulations. 
  • Provides CPR and first aid as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties. For additional information, click here.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.


  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Possession of an active driver's license.


  • 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.
  • 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.