Department of Developmental Services - West Region has a job opportunity for a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 based at Northwest Center, Torrington.
This is a full-time thirty-five (30/40) hours per week position. The work schedule is as follows: Week 1: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 9:00pm-7:00am. Regular Days Off: Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday. Week 2: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: 9:00pm-7:00am. Regular Days Off: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 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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• Must have a Valid Driver's License
• Travel will be required
• 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.
• Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at Carol.Bailey-Laud@ct.gov or (203) 294-5002.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as a supervisor or lead worker.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates and supervises or assists in supervision of a residential living program including assigning work and evaluating staff performance; assists in development of policies, programs and operational procedures; directs implementation of these policies, programs and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and needs of clients; arranges for fire drills and safety inspections; supervises staff by directing and advising them on work, reviewing reports and conferring with them on daily operational, disciplinary and special problems; arranges for and coordinates provision of appropriate supportive care services such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry; secures and distributes supplies and equipment for teaching strategies and clients personal needs; arranges for client transportation; monitors client fund spending; assists in unit response to surveys and inspections; coordinates, evaluates and may participate in residential care program within unit including care, feeding, clothing and treatment of clients; may provide orientation and inservice training to subordinate staff; may complete and review for accuracy a variety of reports, notes, logs and requisitions, etc.; may design and write residential living programs; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may coordinate community support services for clients; may administer first aid in emergency situations; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with intellectual disability; considerable knowledge of goals, policies and organization of a residential living unit; considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; knowledge of support services provided in residential care such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to implement policies and operational procedures; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year's 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; a physical examination may be required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.