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 (SWCMHS), with three locations throughout Fairfield County, promotes and administers comprehensive recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment. These services include inpatient treatment programs and outpatient clinical services, as well as a wide range of additional supportive treatment services.
Are you looking for a challenging role? If you are, we have an opportunity we want to share with you! We are currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of a full-time Health Program Assistant 1 (PCN 129503 & 129504). These positions are full-time, 35 hours per week, working 1st shift, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. We are are located at Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 100 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Discover the Opportunity to:
- Work together in a collaborative team environment;
- Work with a wide variety of professionals;
- Provide support to improving the lives of the population we serve.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance and limitless opportunity.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting’s closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question’s expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user’s spam.
Applicant Correspondence – 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.
This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications – as listed on the job opening – will be considered for this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov or (860) 785-6185
In a state health program or project this class is accountable for assisting in the compilation and interpretation of fiscal and programmatic data and statistics, development and implementation of program plans, grant management and monitoring.
Subject duties vary considerably depending on nature of program and current stage in its life cycle; typical examples of duties performed at this level include: assists in preparation of sections of state health plans; gathers fiscal, programmatic, census or other kinds of needed data from federal, state and other sources; compiles statistics and may do some less complex calculations and interpretations; assists in reviews of program grant requests and monitors fiscal and programmatic performance of grants using agency regulations and guidelines; assists in preparation of program objectives and evaluation of program results; may serve a task force or committee; may answer general informational questions for the public and prepare information for distribution; may serve as a liaison between program or project and specific people or organizations for purpose of keeping information flowing; may assist in epidemiologic investigations; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of purposes, plans, objectives and programs of public health agencies including changing patterns of preventive medicine and environmental health; knowledge of state and community organizations and programs involved in health field; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to conduct independent research, develop and gather data.
Five (5) years of experience in a professional capacity in a health organization. A health organization is defined as a large multi-dimensional agency with responsibility for administering health programs.
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. A Master’s degree in public health, health education, hospital administration or public administration or other closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Health Services Worker and a Bachelor’s degree or three (3) years as a Health Services Worker may be substituted for the General Experience.
Our preferred candidate will have:
- Experience performing apartment inspections and annual re-certifications for safety standards;
- Experience compiling income documents to calculate tenant rent;
- Experience compiling paperwork from landlord for contract scope unique to each household;
- Experience serving as a liaison with case managers, property managers, landlords, service providers and attorneys on matters related to housing and tenancy;
- Experience working closely with individuals identified as homeless and individuals experiencing housing instability;
- Experience supporting and ensuring homeless housing stability through referrals and connecting to appropriate services.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.