In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for supervising Day Services staff or contracted services in the areas of direct support, habilitative services, individual placements and supported employment for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions.
Receives general direction from a Developmental Services Education Program Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff engaged in direct support, supported employment (individual job, group, sheltered) or habilitation;
Ensures provision of quality services and supports to individuals;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans unit work;
Coordinates staff schedules and program operations including supplies and material procurement;
Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
Assists in managing program budget;
Maintains all necessary certificates for programs;
Acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Leads interagency collaboration projects and/or programs, with state agencies and local government, community and private provider agencies;
Responsible for application of state and federal laws and standards;
Participates in interagency collaboration;
Provides specialized consultative services for individuals regarding program plans, future plans and desired outcomes;
Serves as a consultant to public and private agencies, community industries and families;
Responsible for development of marketing and business plans;
Conducts and presents seminars to special interest groups;
Leads intra-regional and intra-facility committees and work groups;
Participates in community development;
Coordinates, implements and reviews for quality assurance private contracts (master and day) and/or public day programs;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Supervises development of optimal supports and outcomes for individuals;
Reviews and approves teaching strategies;
Reviews and approves individuals assessments;
Reviews and approves of adaptation of tools and equipment to individuals ability;
Participates in and may lead individual centered supports;
Make recommendations on policies or standards;
In special cases may be a member of IDT;
Coordinates operational supports such as transportation;
Utilizes PMT techniques;
Administers First Aid;
Maintains credentials and licenses;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant agency policies and procedures;
current practices and trends in services and supports for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
state and community organizations and supports as related to services for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions;
oral and written communication skills;
establish and maintain cooperative relationships in work environment;
review and evaluate data and prepare reports;
speak before groups on specific aspects of adult day services;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in providing direct services to individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions at least four (4) of which must have been in a professional capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in the area of day services, special education, vocational rehabilitation or an equivalent service.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in special education, vocational rehabilitation, social work, mental health fields or behavioral sciences may be substituted for the General Experience based on fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in vocational rehabilitation, special education, psychology or behavioral sciences may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Two (2) years at the level of Developmental Services Adult Services Specialist may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain CPR, PMT, Medication Administration and First Aid certificates.
Incumbents may be required to occasionally lift individuals and/or use behavioral or physical intervention and may be exposed to some risk or injury or some exposure to occupational disease.
Those employees who DO NOT have a Masters degree in Special Education or a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on intellectual disabilities or a Masters degree in a closely related field involving intellectual disabilities shall be compensated at the level of Developmental Services Adult Services Supervisor, Class Code 2219.
Those employees who have a Masters degree in Special Education or a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on intellectual disabilities or a Masters degree in a closely related field involving intellectual disabilities shall be compensated at the level of Developmental Services Adult Services Supervisor, Class Code 2141.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
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 Adult Services Supervisor in Salary Group EG 27 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-220