PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for directing the residential program for persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
In a Region where primary responsibility is within Public Programs or at Southbury Training School, this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing a variety of complex program services, in one of the following areas: Day Services, Residential Programs or Family Services.
Works under the administrative direction of the Developmental Services Regional Director (Public Programs) or other administrative official.
Directs the professional and paraprofessional staff of the assigned to residential services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of multi-disciplinary department providing programs for residents; plans and manages program activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of program budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of program who might impact on program activities; prepares reports and correspondence; develops staff education programs for managerial and supervisory staff; reviews all staff/client incident reports and prepares corrective action plans; schedules hours of work for residential directors; participates in staff conferences and resident evaluation conferences; reviews and approves staff reports; monitors quality assurance and ICF compliance in assigned units; may confer with doctors on medical services for residents; may inspect physical conditions of resident homes; may serve as a representative of faculty for public activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities; considerable knowledge of methods of residential management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan, organize and direct a residential care program; ability to prepare comprehensive reports; ability to speak before professional and citizen groups.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in a program for persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities in a managerial capacity.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to be licensed as a registered professional nurse in Connecticut.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Developmental Services of Residential Program in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify content)