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 to 120 residential individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Receives administrative direction from a Developmental Services Director of Residential Program or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff assigned to unit program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations 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 individual 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 individuals;
Meets weekly with supervisors and other staff;
Assists in special projects as needed;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
residential programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities;
goals, regulations and organization of intermediate care facilities and/or systems for individuals with intellectual disabilities;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
interdisciplinary approach to program planning;
human rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities;
scope of services provided by major disciplines including psychology, social work and medicine for individuals with intellectual disabilities;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the care or treatment of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
For state employees the experience below may be substituted for the General Experience:
Three (3) years of experience as a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1.
Two (2) years of experience as a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 2.
One (1) year of experience as a Developmental Services Facility Unit Program Manager, Nurse Supervisor or Rehabilitation Therapy Supervisor 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.
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.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Residential Facility Unit Director in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007