In a Department of Developmental Services region this class is accountable for directing the implementation and management of programs for individuals with an intellectual disability in agency community residential services and campus residential services or developing and managing contracts for private community living arrangements.
Receives administrative direction from the Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director of Residential Services or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisors and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a program;
Coordinates, 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 and ensures appropriate training;
Prepares or assists in preparation of program budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
AGENCY COMMUNITY LIVING ARRANGEMENTS AND/OR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES:
Develops, designs, implements, supervises and evaluates regional public group home programs and other community living arrangements;
Ensures protection of individuals quality of life by continual program compliance and evaluation;
Establishes and maintains ICF/ID certification of group homes;
Ensures provision of active program approaches for all residents by monitoring regulation compliance;
Monitors nutrition, hygiene and physical standards of living services provided by group home community living arrangements;
Ensures proper residential placements for individuals through participation in regional placement planning activities;
Ensures utilization of community resources and services by individuals.
CAMPUS RESIDENTIAL SERVICES:
Implements overall plan of care and treatment of campus residents and established program design for individuals;
Establishes and maintains ICF/ID certification of campus units;
Monitors active treatment programs;
Ensures delivery of dental hygiene, personal hygiene, leisure time activities, advanced daily living skills program;
Provides respite care programs;
Coordinates support services to assure adequate delivery of food and volunteer assistance to individuals;
Supervises and coordinates in-service training including training to meet ICF requirements;
Conducts extensive record keeping for scheduling, monitoring, training and individual data collection and documentation;
Monitors case management coordination with individuals and case managers, active regional team and committee participation for residential planning, development task forces and quality assurance.
PRIVATE COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES:
Develops private sector residential programs;
Seeks proposals from private sector service providers and assesses capacity to deliver needed residential services;
Implements contracts which include fiscal budget negotiation and program project aspects;
Monitors quality of service delivery for conformance with contractual obligations and department policies;
Supervises and coordinates delivery of services by private group home team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
residential programs for individuals with an intellectual disability;
goals, regulations and organization of intermediate care facilities and/or systems for individuals with an intellectual disability;
interdisciplinary approach to program planning;
human rights for individuals with an intellectual disability;
scope of services provided by major disciplines including psychology, social work and medicine for individuals with an intellectual disability;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of supervisory experience with responsibility for implementing service delivery programs in the areas of residential services or family and individual support services for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions.
Qualifying programs must provide services to twenty (20) or more individuals in groups homes, supported living arrangements, regional centers or an institution.
For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 OR one (1) year of experience at the level of a Developmental Services Assistant Regional Residential Manager.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in accordance with Department of Developmental Services regulations for the administration of medication by certified unlicensed personnel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services
Regional Residential Manager in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective April 22,
2022. (Revised to update terminology) Final No. 23-212