PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for assisting the Developmental Services Regional Residential Manager in the implementation and management of programs for clients in agency community and campus residential settings or in the development and management of contracts for private community living arrangements.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used to assist Developmental Services Regional Residential Managers in department operated programs serving fifty (50) or more clients or in assisting in private community residential services serving one hundred twenty-five (125) or more clients.
Receives administrative or executive direction from the Developmental Services Regional Residential Manager or other administrative official.
Directs or assists in the direction of professional and direct care staff assigned to the program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists Residential Manager in planning, coordinating and managing activities of an agency program consisting of community living arrangements, campus residential programs or privately contracted residential services; formulates program goals and objectives; assists in development of policies; schedules, assigns and reviews work of staff; provides staff training; ensures protection of clients quality of life by monitoring program compliance and environmental safety issues; assists in establishing and maintaining ICF/MR certification including developing plans of correction; may oversee interdisciplinary team process and/or development of an overall plan of services for assigned clients; may assist Residential Manager in developing private sector contracts and monitoring quality of service delivery; performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of theory and methods used in dealing with personality and emotional development problems of persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities particularly with concerns about how these are dealt with in a residential setting; considerable knowledge of how to establish, maintain and change residential systems and programs of care for clients including ICF requirements; considerable knowledge of ancillary needs of a residential program; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of interdisciplinary approach to program planning; knowledge of human rights of persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of scope of services provided by major disciplines including psychology, social work and medicine for persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a residential program for persons with mental retardation in a direct care or clinical services setting at the level of Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1, Psychology Associate Specialist, Developmental Specialist 2 or Qualified Mental Retardation Professional.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a current license or certificate to practice the speciality in Connecticut. This requirement applies to those specialities requiring a license to practice by statute.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification in the same class in Salary Group MP 61 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)
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