Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 2 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #190813-5662HN-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - currently has nine (9) job opportunities for full-time Developmental Services Worker 2's (DSW2) 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# - 018953 – 73 Mountain Road: Third Shift
Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:30pm - 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Sunday & Monday

Position #2:
PC# - 022423 – 73 Mountain Road: Second Shift
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, 1:30pm - 8:30pm; Monday & Tuesday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm; Wednesday, 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Regular Days Off: Thursday & Friday

Position #3:
PC# - 020047 – 67 Mountain Road: Second Shift

Schedule - Week 1:  Saturday & Sunday, 1:30pm - 8:30pm; Monday, 4:30pm - 11:30pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 2:30pm – 9:30pm Regular Days Off: Thursday & Friday

Position #4:
PC# - 081827 – 87 Mountain Road: Third Shift

Schedule:  Sunday Thru Thursday, 11:30pm – 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday

Position #5:
PC# - 019130 – 83 Mountain Road: Second Shift

Schedule:  Saturday thru Wednesday, 1:30pm – 8:30pm; Regular Days Off: Thursday & Friday

Position #6:
PC# - 019121 – 81 Mountain Road: Third Shift

Schedule:  Sunday thru Thursday, 11:30pm – 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday

Position #7:
PC# - 019115 – 242 Mountain Road: Third Shift

Schedule:  Sunday thru Thursday, 11:00pm – 6:00am; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday

Position #8
PC# - 018696 – 242 Mountain Road: Third Shift
Schedule:  Sunday thru Thursday, 11:00pm – 6:00am; Regular Days Off: Friday & Saturday

Position #9
PC# - 019550 – 515 Maple Hill Avenue: Third Shift 
Schedule:  Tuesday thru Saturday, 11:30pm – 6:30am; Regular Days Off: Sunday & Monday

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

This Position is open to DDS Employees Only.

Applicants interested in any/all of the above referenced positions must apply to this posting.  Applicants must also 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 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 part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Implements programs and procedures designed to achieve objectives of department in care of individuals with intellectual disabilities; provides guidance and instructions to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; responsible for individuals health and safety; implements  individual program plans; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals to individuals; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment for individuals; may lead and participate in social and recreational activities designed to develop individual potential; may act as shift charge; may attend interdisciplinary team meetings; may evaluate performance of subordinate staff; may provide orientation and basic inservice training to subordinate staff; may participate in special programs designed to fully develop potential of individuals; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may administer selected oral medications; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of fundamentals of hygiene and physical training; knowledge of safety, fire and first aid procedures; basic knowledge of interdisciplinary process for development of individual programs; considerable interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; skill in behavior management of individuals; ability to recognize and report behavioral change; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to lead and participate in recreational and occupational activities; ability to follow oral and written instruction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Medication Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services.
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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

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.  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 renee.labarge@ct.gov.



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