In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for conducting detailed investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect of persons with an intellectual disability and individuals within the autism spectrum who are receiving services funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) as specified in applicable Conn. Gen. Stat.
Works under the general supervision of the Developmental Services Director of Investigations or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect of persons with an intellectual disability and individuals within the autism spectrum who are
receiving services funded by DSS, both living and deceased, in a variety of
settings including but not limited to public and private programs, natural
family homes and self-hired staffing arrangements;
Determines need for
emergency and long term protective service needs;
Initiates provision of
and monitors protective services by state and private agencies;
victims, perpetrators, service providers, witnesses, etc.;
Works cooperatively with
State and local police, State's Attorneys and other protective services
Provides testimony at
various legal and Human Resources hearings as required;
Provides information and
records and documentation;
May make public
May provide formal
training for state and private service providers;
Performs related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
statutes, policies and procedures governing care and treatment of persons with an intellectual disability;
problems and needs of persons with an intellectual disability;
investigation techniques and methods;
various types of residential placement facilities and community training centers for persons with an intellectual disability;
oral and written communication skills;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in a professional capacity with an organization, agency or educational institution which provides for case management, residential, vocational, educational, advocacy, habilitation or rehabilitation services to persons with an intellectual disability or individuals within the autism spectrum.
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.
A Master's degree in a human services field, criminal justice, public administration, public health, rehabilitative services, special education, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Law enforcement experience may be substituted for the General Experience on a year for year basis for a maximum of six (6) additional years.
Successful completion of a Connecticut Careers Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
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
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Investigator in Salary Group SH 23 approved effective August 11, 2023. (Revised to modify Substitutions Allowed section) Final No. 23-303