PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for assisting in the supervision and implementation of programs designed for individuals with an intellectual disability.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
- At a training school of the Department of Developmental Services this class is responsible for a unit consisting of living quarters housing 60-120 individuals and provides assistance to the shift supervisor.
- In a Region of the Department of Developmental Services this class assists the Director and Assistant Director of Residential Programs in the design and development of residential programs and provides overall shift supervision or overall supervision of group homes in various communities.
Receives general direction from a Director of Residential Programs or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Developmental Services Workers, Supervising Developmental Services Workers and other employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Assists in development and implementation of policies, programs, scheduling and operating procedures;
- Directs, coordinates, evaluates and monitors performance of residential program unit including monitoring staff implementation of individual teaching strategies;
- Confers with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems;
- Evaluates performance of individuals and employees in cooperation with assigned staff;
- Conducts in-service training on intellectual disability practices and procedures and care of individuals;
- Arranges individual search parties and coordinates emergency responses;
- Reviews reports of subordinates and prepares periodic operational reports;
- Makes rounds to ensure units are clean and safe;
- May attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings;
- May work with parent and community groups;
- May counsel individuals or employees on problems;
- May interview candidates for position openings;
- May be assigned responsibility for orderly operation of facility on a shift;
- May notify other departments of deficiencies and assist in implementing plans of correction within units;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- intellectual disability procedures and terminology;
- modern methods of dealing with individuals with an intellectual disability;
- rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- administer activities of a unit;
- analyze and resolve day to day problems of individuals with an intellectual disability;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with an intellectual disability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at the level of a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 or 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training, preferably in an educational, nursing or social science field, may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of two (2) years of college education equalling one (1) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties; a physical examination may be required.
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 specification for the class of Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 (35 Hour) in Salary Group HN 25 approved effective October 18, 2019. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-234