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 persons with mental retardation.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
1. At a training school of the Department of Developmental Services this class is responsible for a unit consisting of living quarters housing 60-120 clients and provides assistance to the shift supervisor.
2. 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 client teaching strategies; confers with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; evaluates performance of clients and employees in cooperation with assigned staff; conducts inservice training on mental retardation practices and procedures and care of clients; arranges client search parties and coordinates emergency responses; reviews reports of subordinates and prepares periodic operational reports; makes rounds to insure units are clean and safe; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may work with parent and community groups; may counsel clients 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 mental retardation procedures and terminology; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with persons with mental retardation; considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to administer activities of a unit; ability to analyze and resolve day to day problems of persons with mental retardation; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the care and supervision of persons with mental retardation.
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.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
2. 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
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Mental Retardation Residential Program Supervisory 1 in Salary Group HN 25 approved effective June 23, 1995. (Revised to change Agency name)