Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Supported Living Worker (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #191126-4858HN-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region's IFS Division - has one (1) current Full-Time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Supported Living Worker based out of the Willimantic Office.

This is a full-time (35) hour per week position - 2nd shift.
The work schedule is: Sunday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Regular Days Off: Friday and Saturday.
However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency, individuals, and their families.

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).

  • Incumbents may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
  • Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

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.

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

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at
Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov, (860) 456-6394.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Developmental Services, within a regional Supported Living Program/Individual Supports, this class is accountable for implementing programs, providing care, guidance, training and supervision of individuals living in the community.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Implements programs and monitors an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting; functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in service delivery plan process for individuals; provides guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills; participates in and assists individuals with activities of daily living; assists individuals in accessing goods, services and supports required for independent living without 24 hour supports; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; responsible for individuals health and safety; observes and reports individual behavior; serves as advocate for government subsidies and redetermination hearings; transports individuals; acts as liaison to individuals and their families or various community agencies or organizations; provides concise and accurate reports and documentation; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may administer and track medications with appropriate certification; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may schedule and attend appointments with individuals; may maintain individuals financial records; may restrain individuals; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and other related conditions; knowledge of safety, hygiene and health practices and procedures; knowledge of state and federal assistance programs; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and procedures; some knowledge of medication administration and effects of medication; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to recognize and report behavioral changes; ability to coordinate and collaborate effectively with individuals, groups and families; ability to work independently and make decisions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in direct residential support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other related conditions at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference shall be give to persons that have:

  • Experience working with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder.
  • Employment experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities who live independently, or at home with families.
  • Must have very strong organizational skills and initiative, to plan and coordinate service delivery for an ever-changing caseload of children and adults.
  • Experience and ability to work with children and adults who present with medical complexities and behavioral challenges.
  • Ability to lead groups and represent the Department.
  • Experience communicating with parents and caregivers.
  • Previous experience working with teams and clinicians, as well as with Case Managers.
  • Knowledge of community resources for individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of residential life skills and assessments.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid enrollment requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, DDS e-camris and CORE-CT are preferred, as this position requires computer skills working with spreadsheets and database systems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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 current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
  4. Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
  5. 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 exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to 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.







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