PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a Region or Training School in the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing a variety of complex program services, for persons with intellectual disability, in one of the following areas: Day Services, Residential Programs or Family Services.
Works under the general direction of the Developmental Services Regional Director/Training School Director or other administrative official who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance to policy.
Supervises staff of managerial, supervisory and professional employees.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises, directs and coordinates the activities of program services provided to persons with intellectual disability in one of the following areas: Day Services, Residential Services or Family Services; supervises the planning, development and implementation of a service system for persons with intellectual disability in such services as Residential Services, Social Services, Community Services, Psychology and Nursing; assists in the development of regular community programs that service persons with intellectual disability i.e. transportation, recreation, medical and therapeutic services, employment, and housing; oversees or manages a staff engaged in the daily operation of resource services i.e. case management, clinical services, staff training, day services (children and adult programs) or residential services i.e. campus units, group homes, community companion homes, apartment living and respite service; act as liaison with parents, citizens advocacy and advisory groups, private providers and interested citizens and participates in planning and program monitoring; directs the placement of persons with intellectual disability from training schools to regional residences and day services; assures receipt of case management and program support service to persons with intellectual disability; identifies necessary programs and develops work plans to ensure service availability; participates in monitoring public and private programs, evaluation of reports and development of plans of correction as needed; assures that persons with intellectual disability are protected from abuse, neglect and other prohibited practices; develops and implements plans of correction with the Office of Protection and Advocacy; participates in the development and implementation of contracts with private providers for the purchase of needed services and monitors the delivery of contracted services; maintains a five-year plan for persons with intellectual disability receiving or requiring services and issues annual updates; conducts staff performance evaluations and reviews staff progress in enhancing performance; identifies areas of staff training and provides on-going training; develops budget requests and allocation plans; monitors expenditure reports for units administered; assures adherence to Department policies, procedures and regulations and to applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations; performs related duties as required.
In accordance with Section 17a-272 (formerly 19a-447) of the Connecticut General Statutes, each director may, with the approval of the Commissioner of Developmental Services appoint four assistant directors. Assistant directors shall be removable by the director.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director (Administration 5960) (Program Services 5685) in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to modify content)