PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for directing the overall operation of a residential care and treatment program for a unit at a training school serving approximately 80 - 120 residential persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.
Receives general direction from a Developmental Services Director of Residential Program or other administrative official.
Directs the staff assigned to the unit program services including professional and residential program personnel.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs assigned staff in the residential care and treatment program including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with department standards; assigns duties and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and conformance with policy; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed in unit; keeps records and submits pertinent reports; develops, directs coordinates and evaluates all elements of client programming and safety within unit in accordance with professional standards, departmental policy and applicable ICF standards; formulates program goals and objectives for unit; ensures compliance with unit budget; provides for development and implementation of an individual plan of services for each assigned resident; ensures collection of data for reports required by regulation or policy for surveys; acts as an advocate for clients; meets weekly with supervisors and other staff; assists in special projects as needed; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of residential programs for persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; considerable knowledge of goals, regulations and organization of intermediate care facilities/systems for persons with mental retardation; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of interdisciplinary approach to program planning; knowledge of human rights of persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of the 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
Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the care or treatment of persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Within State service the following experience may be substituted for the General Experience:
1. Three (3) years as a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1.
2. Two (2) years as a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 2.
3. One (1) year as a Developmental Services Facility Unit Program Manager, Nurse Supervisor or Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 1.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a current license or certificate to practice the specialty in Connecticut. This requirement applies to those specialties 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 for the same class in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)