In the Department of Developmental Services, within a regional Supported Living Program/Individual Supports this class is accountable for implementing programs, providing care, guidance, training and supervision of individuals living in the community.
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Developmental Services Worker or employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Implements programs and monitors an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting;
Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in service delivery plan process for individuals;
Provides guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills;
Participates in and assists individuals with activities of daily living;
Assists individuals in accessing goods, services and supports required for independent living without 24 hour supports;
Reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques;
Responsible for individuals health and safety;
Observes and reports individual behavior;
Serves as advocate for government subsidies and redetermination hearings;
Acts as liaison to individuals and their families or various community agencies or organizations;
Provides concise and accurate reports and documentation;
May make recommendations on policies or standards;
May administer and track medications with appropriate certification;
May administer first aid in emergency situations;
May schedule and attend appointments with individuals;
May maintain individuals financial records;
May restrain individuals;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
modern methods of working with individuals with an intellectual disability and other related conditions;
safety, hygiene and health practices and procedures;
state and federal assistance programs;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and procedures;
medication administration and effects of medication;
oral and written communication skills;
recognize and report behavioral changes;
coordinate and collaborate effectively with individuals, groups and families;
work independently and make decisions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in direct residential support services to individuals with an intellectual disability and other related conditions at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties.
A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
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 Supported Living Worker in Salary Group HN 18 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to modernize format, update terminology and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-220