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Putting Health & Hope Back Into Peoples Lives

Join the dedicated team of professionals at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services! DMHAS nurses deliver services in an innovative and challenging atmosphere, keep pace with state of the art clinical practices and are key participants in a multidisciplinary work environment. DMHAS offers nurses challenging and rewarding career opportunities with exceptional pay and benefits throughout CT.

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut. We serve adults (over 18 years of age) with psychiatric or substance use disorders, or both, who lack the financial means to obtain such services on their own. DMHAS is responsible for providing a wide range of treatment services to adults. This includes inpatient hospitalization, outpatient clinical services, 24-hour emergency care, day treatment, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, restoration to competency and forensic services (including jail diversion programs), outreach services for persons with serious mental illness who are homeless, and comprehensive, community-based mental health treatment and support services. DMHAS provides a variety of treatment services to persons with substance use disorders, including ambulatory care, residential detoxification, long-term care, long-term rehabilitation, intensive and intermediate residential services, methadone or chemical maintenance, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and aftercare. Services for HIV-infected clients include counseling, testing, support and coping therapies, alternative therapies and case management. The department also provides prevention services, designed to promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities.

The mission of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.

Nurses, please send your resume or PLD-1 application to:

Edra Knight, Nurse Liaison and Recruiter
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Human Resources/Employment Services Division
460 Silver Street
Middletown, Ct 06457
Phone: (860) 262-6742
Fax: (860) 262-6770


DMHAS is an Affirmative Action Employer. DMHAS has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.



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