Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Developmental Services Worker (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #180611-5721HN-002


Department of Developmental Services - North Region has a job opportunity for a Lead Developmental Services Worker 1 based at 67 Mountain Road, Newington.

This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hours per week position. The work schedule is as follows: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 2:00pm-9:00pm; Wednesday: 12:00pm-7:00pm; Thursday: 4:30pm-11:30pm. Regular Days Off: Friday and Saturday. Must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

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Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of the Department of Developmental Services, who has permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

  • Must have a Valid Driver's License
  • Travel will be required

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at, or at (203)294-5002.


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as a working lead or as a backup to the Supervising Developmental Services Worker in the shift supervision of a work location.


Leads Developmental Services Workers on an assigned shift in implementation of residential living program for clients in a cottage, wing or other living quarter; oversees and may participate in general care of assigned living quarters and care, feeding, clothing and treatment of clients; directs and advises staff on implementation of clients daily teaching strategies; assists in evaluating performance of residential program within living quarters; confers daily with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; implements policies, programs and operational procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and with regard to needs of clients; participates in caring for and instruction of clients in their activities of daily living; confers with parents concerning clients status; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; may complete a variety of reports, notes, logs, requisitions, etc.; may design and write residential living programs; may provide orientation and inservice training to subordinate staff; may order, secure and distribute supplies and equipment for program functioning and clients personal needs; may attend interdisciplinary team meetings; may arrange for appropriate support services such as housekeeping, maintenance and laundry; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may serve as backup for Supervising Developmental Services Worker; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with intellectual disability; knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; knowledge of goals, policies and organization of a residential living unit; knowledge of safety, fire and first aid procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to implement policies and operational procedures; ability to lead staff.


One (1) year of experience working with individuals with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.


  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
  • Good writing and communications skills
  • Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)


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 possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license, Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver's license for designated positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties. Applicants may be required to take a physical examination.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients; may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients and may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.