In the Department of Developmental Services this class performs a range of duties to influence change that will result in the enhanced empowerment of individuals with an intellectual disability to have control in their lives and authority over the resources that support them.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provide leadership, mentor, train consumers, families, and staff;
Support existing and start new self-advocacy groups and create self-determination materials that are written for and by individuals with an intellectual disability;
Participate on Department of Developmental Services and other statewide committees. In accordance with Sec. 49-52 of Public Act 12-197, General Workers employed in positions by the Department of Developmental Services as a Self-Advocate, not to exceed eleven such general workers, are:
eligible for prorated sick leave, in accordance with DAS regulations;
eligible for prorated vacation and personal leave; and
must be given time off with pay, for the number of hours they would have been scheduled to work for any legal holiday that falls on a day that they would regularly be scheduled to work.
Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
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 Self Advocate Coordinator in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective August 30, 2023. (Revised to modify salary information) Item No. 23-278