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Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
2569  MP - 72 MENTAL HEALTH CENTER DIRECTOR  Feb 24, 2012
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing, planning, coordinating and monitoring the development and delivery of services to patients and clients of the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, including the F.S. DuBois Treatment Center, or River Valley Services, ensuring that a high standard of care is maintained.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Receives executive direction from the Mental Health Superintendent 1 or other administrative official.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Directs administrative, professional and other staff at the facility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Directs, plans and coordinates delivery of services to patients/clients; directs and participates in planning and development of clinical programs designed to meet needs of mental health facility patients/clients; directs and participates in monitoring and evaluating clinical programs to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained consistent with requirements of Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals and other accreditation bodies; directs preparation of facility's budget; directs and coordinates administrative and support services through department heads; presides at administrative conferences with department heads to formulate policies; ensures conformance of all procedures and programs with statutory laws governing mentally ill patients/clients; coordinates clinical research and educational programs of mental health facility through appropriate department heads; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of full continuum of mental health services including but not limited to outpatient services, day treatment, residential services; considerable knowledge of mental health program planning and development; considerable knowledge of contribution of various clinical disciplines to treatment of the mentally ill; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting principles and techniques as related to health care; knowledge of relevant State and Federal statutes; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
A Master's degree or higher in a health related field and at least five (5) years of managerial experience in hospital, health, or mental health administration.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess the appropriate current license in one of the following areas: clinical social work, marital and family therapy, professional counseling, registered nursing, clinical psychology, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, medicine or psychiatry.
APPOINTMENT:
Appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes 17a-472.

This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP72 approved effective June 3, 2011. (Revised to modify content)

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