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Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor

Are you looking to take that next step in your career while being able to receive personal fulfillment and make a difference? If so, then the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), invites you take this opportunity to join our team!

The DCF, Albert J. Solnit Children's Center is seeking a full time (40 hours per week), Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, which will be a part of our Sachem unit. The schedule for this role is, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with one late night 10:30 am - 7:00 pm.

In this role, we would entrust you to provide direct supervision to licensed clinicians while developing and overseeing the implementation of unit program developments. Along with other duties as needed, we would empower you to:
  • Ensure unit procedures and policies are followed
  • Lead trainings to ensure that staff is providing quality care
  • Assign and delegate duties of clinical staff 

The chosen candidate for this position will be responsible for the direct supervision of clinical staff as well as the oversight of a therapeutic milieu. Responsibilities will also include maintaining compliance with Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) accreditation standards. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in hospital committees as well as identify and provide necessary trainings to clinical and milieu staff members. Essential functions and responsibilities will include leading a multi-disciplinary treatment team, maintaining meeting schedules as well as assigning and overseeing the work of the clinical staff. Requirements include excellent organizational skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. 

Albert J. Solnit Children's Center- South Campus
Located in Middletown, it is widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. This state-administered Psychiatric facility provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents under the age of eighteen, with severe mental illness and related behavioral and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. We treat our youth and each other with dignity and respect. It is in this relational, cultural and gender-sensitive surrounding that our therapeutic milieu is based. Interdisciplinary teams develop, implement and continually assess individualized treatment plans.

As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Only those applicants that apply through the State of CT Online Employment Center will be considered for this opportunity.