In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as a supervisor or lead worker.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
In a group home has 24 hour responsibility for the coordination of the residential program for the individuals.
In a state facility of the Department of Developmental Services has shift supervision of the residential program for quarters with thirty (30) to sixty (60) individuals; assists the Supervising Developmental Services Worker 2 who has 24 hour responsibility.
In a state facility of the Department of Developmental Services has 24 hour responsibility for the coordination of the residential program for quarters with fewer than thirty (30) individuals.
Receives general direction from a Developmental Services Program Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises or leads Developmental Services Workers and other employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates and supervises or assists in supervision of a residential living program including assigning work and evaluating staff performance;
Assists in development of policies, programs and operational procedures;
Directs implementation of these policies, programs and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and needs of individuals;
Arranges for fire drills and safety inspections;
Supervises staff by directing and advising them on work, reviewing reports and conferring with them on daily operational, disciplinary and special problems;
Arranges for and coordinates provision of appropriate supportive care services such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry;
Secures and distributes supplies and equipment for teaching strategies and individuals personal needs;
Arranges for individual transportation;
Monitors individual fund spending;
Assists in unit response to surveys and inspections;
Coordinates, evaluates and may participate in residential care program within unit including care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals;
May provide orientation and in-service training to subordinate staff;
May complete and review for accuracy a variety of reports, notes, logs and requisitions, etc.;
May design and write residential living programs;
May attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings;
May coordinate community support services for individuals;
May administer first aid in emergency situations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
modern methods of working with individuals with an intellectual disability;
goals, policies and organization of a residential living unit;
rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process;
support services provided in residential care such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to implement policies and operational procedures;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience working with individuals with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 2.
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 valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license, Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver's license for designated positions.
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 some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals; may be exposed to moderately 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 Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 in Salary Group HN 20 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-234