Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #190813-5661HN-004


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - Currently has six (6) job opportunities for a Full-Time Developmental Services Worker 1 (DSW1) in Newington, based at the following locations:

These are full-time thirty five (35) hours per week position with the following schedules:

Position #1:
PC# - 020087 – 73 Mountain Road: Third Shift
Monday thru Thursday, 9:45pm - 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Position #2:
PC# - 19091 – 67 Mountain Road: Second Shift
- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 1:00pm - 9:45pm; Regular Days Off: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Position #3:
PC# - 018759 – 81 Mountain Road: Third Shift
Friday thru Tuesday, 11:30pm – 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Wednesday & Thursday
Position #4:
PC# - 019435 – 77 Mountain Road: Second Shift
: Sunday, 4:30pm – 11:30pm; Monday thru Thursday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday
Position #5
PC# - 019251 – 77 Mountain Road: Second Shift
: Sunday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm; Monday thru Thursday, 4:30pm – 11:30pm; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday
Position #6
PC# - 018811 – 521 Maple Hill Avenue: Second Shift
Friday thru Monday, 2:45pm – 11:30pm; Regular Days Off: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

This Position is open to DDS Employees Only.

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

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT 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. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings.

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

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

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


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.


Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for persons with intellectual disabilities; provides assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living; participates in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities; provides guidance and instruction to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; implements individual program plans; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment; participates in social and recreational activities; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; performs related duties as required.


Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  • 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 possess and maintain their Medication Certification as defined by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Declaratory Ruling – Delegation by Licensed Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel,; when working in a location that does not have 24 hour nursing care.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 individuals; may have significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; 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. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or  

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