The first employment fair will be held at Connecticut Valley Hospital on Friday, April 12th, 2024 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. The address is 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, Connecticut, 06457. 

Make an impact.

At the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), you will be part of a team of professionals providing recovery-oriented mental health and substance use disorder services. DMHAS clinicians help people to live fuller, happier, more stable lives.

Come learn all that Connecticut Valley Hospital has to offer and take advantage of on-the-spot interviews and on-the-spot offers. We invite you to consider working at Connecticut's largest public-funded psychiatric hospital. We provide recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services with specialized inpatient units including Geriatric Psychiatry, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Services, Withdrawal Management, Rehabilitation Services, Women's Services Unit, and Sisters Together Achieving Recovery (STAR) program. There is an opportunity waiting for you on one of our seventeen inpatient units spanning two campuses (Hartford and Middletown).

Are you looking for a better work-life balance?

Our clinicians enjoy a full range of state employee benefits including top notch health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, 13 holidays, and generous accruals of paid time off, even with part time schedules of 20 hours a week. We make your career advancement easy with tuition assistance and career mobility benefits, and the opportunity to accrue licensing supervision hours while on the job. Being a state employee not only gives you the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, but the time to enjoy your own. 

State Employee Benefits Include:

About DMHAS:

DMHAS operates eight facilities providing a wide range of behavioral health treatment services to adults in both inpatient and/or outpatient settings. Facilities are located in every region of the state and each run multiple programs including 24-hour mobile crisis units, day treatment and inpatient hospitalization, outreach services, jail diversion programs, residential detoxification, long-term care and rehabilitation, restoration to competency and forensic services, and more. 

Connecticut Valley Hospital (Middletown/Hartford)

Whiting Forensic Hospital (Middletown)

River Valley Services (Middletown/Old Saybrook)

Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (Bridgeport/Stamford)

Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (Danbury/Waterbury/Torrington) 

Capitol Region Mental Health Center (Hartford)

Connecticut Mental Health Center (New Haven)

Southeastern Mental Health Authority (Norwich)


Nancy Navarretta, MA, LPC, NCC

Commissioner, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


Ms. Navarretta has served as the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service since 2022. DMHAS is an adult behavioral healthcare and lifespan prevention agency serving over 100,000 individuals annually. Prior to her role as Commissioner, she served as Deputy Commissioner and as the Department’s Director of Behavioral Health Services, where she supervised several divisions including Community Services, Managed Services, Evidenced Based Practices, Veteran’s Services, Research, and Statewide Services. She received her BA in Psychology from Boston College and completed her graduate studies at Fordham University with a MA in Clinical Psychology.