In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.
Initially works under the close supervision of a Developmental Services Worker or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
Generally does not exercise supervision.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for individuals with an intellectual disability;
Provides assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living;
Participates in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities;
Provides guidance and instruction to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships;
Implements individual program plans;
Participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals;
Performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment;
Participates in social and recreational activities;
Reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques;
May administer selected oral medications with appropriate training;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
oral and written communication skills;
develop a positive relationship with individuals;
train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct;
understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain their Medication Certification as defined by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Declaratory Ruling – Delegation by Licensed Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel,; when working in a location that does not have 24 hour nursing care.
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 significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to strongly 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 Worker 1 in Salary Group HN 14 approved effective February 16, 2018. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-234