Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Lead Developmental Services Worker (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #191126-5721HN-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - currently has one (1) full-time, thirty-five (35) hours per week job opportunity for a Lead Developmental Services Worker based out of Rocky Hill.

Position details are as follows:

PC# 023074: 1069 Maple Street – 2nd Shift
Friday through Tuesday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Regular Days Off: Wednesday & Thursday.

However, 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.

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).

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 Carol Bailey-Laud 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 individuals in a CLA or ICF; oversees and may participate in general care of assigned living quarters feeding, bathing, clothing and treatment of individuals; directs and advises staff on implementation of individuals' 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; participates in caring for and instruction of individuals in their activities of daily living; confers with parents concerning individuals' status; may administer 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 in-service training to subordinate staff; may order, secure and distribute supplies and equipment for program functioning and individuals' 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 or other developmental disabilities; 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 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 individuals; may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals 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.