In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks associated with the provision of habilitative or instructional support services to individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents in this class perform duties in one or more of the following functions: Day Program Services, Resource Management, Community Training Home Living Services, and Transition Coordination.
Works under the supervision of a Developmental Services Adult Services Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Ensures provision of quality services and supports to individuals;
Conducts individual assessments using standardized instruments for evaluation;
Assesses adherence to private provider contracts through on-site visits, individual feedback, case manager and family input;
Assists providers with corrective action plans;
Reports non-compliance to appropriate regional or central office contact for action;
Participates in development of Individual Plans;
Develops or revises teaching strategies consistent with goals of Individual Plan;
Participates in or acts as a lead in developing or revising individual centered planning to achieve desired outcomes as it relates to day service programs;
Provides support for individual specific needs with private providers, volunteer groups, residential facilities, inter-disciplinary teams, educators and other State agencies;
Assesses individual interests;
Identifies and develops appropriate community resources;
Promotes community inclusion through development of community relationships for individuals;
Identifies and connects individual to any services and supports needed upon secondary school graduation;
Partners with families, students, school systems and adult service agencies to plan for and prepare student for transition from secondary school to adult life;
Coordinates interaction and paperwork flow between agency, families, and other state, public and private agencies;
Participates in interagency collaboration projects and/or programs with various state agencies and local government, community and private provider agencies;
Coordinates operational supports such as transportation and maintenance requests;
Transports individuals based on need;
Serves as a resource to private providers on proper maintenance of individual paperwork and other related records;
Assists agency or provider staff with proper preparation of paperwork;
Coordinates supplies and equipment procurement;
Maintains records for individual payroll and other required documentation;
May operate a commercial enterprise employing individuals;
May conduct investigations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
current practices and trends in services and supports for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions;
state agencies and community organizations and programs as they relate to services for individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions;
processes and materials used in specific vocations and trades;
community job market;
relevant equipment and emergency procedures;
oral and written communication skills;
behavior management of individuals skills;
Considerable ability to
utilize teaching and/or training techniques for individual needs;
conduct community resources analysis and to develop resources;
gather data independently and prepare reports;
develop positive relationships with individuals;
work cooperatively with individuals and other staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in providing direct service to individuals with an intellectual disability and related conditions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Two (2) years of experience as a Developmental Services Adult Services Instructor or its equivalent may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain CPR, PMT, Medication Administration and First Aid Certificates.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
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 Adult Services Specialist in Salary Group EG 22 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-234