Are you a State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) employee who is looking to get into a supervisory position? If so, we invite you to discover this outstanding opportunity!
The DDS- North Region is currently recruiting a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1. As a state agency, we provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We are seeking individuals who are looking to advance their career and make a difference! This position is based out of an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), the Hartford Regional Center located at 81 Mountain Road in Newington, CT.
This is a full-time, 1st/2nd split shift, Thirty-Five (35) hour per week position with a schedule of:
- Friday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
- Saturday: 6:30am - 1:30pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
- Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 4:30pm - 11:30pm
Regular Days Off (RDO): Wednesday & Thursday
However, the employee must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.
We offer competitive benefits which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. Please note revisions cannot be made once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status updates during the recruitment process. Please note that not all applicants will be contacted for interview and are encouraged to apply for future postings.
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.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Kelly Paul at Kelly.Paul@ct.gov.
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 individuals; 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 individuals personal needs; arranges for individual transportation; monitors individual 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 individuals; may provide orientation and in-service 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 individuals; 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 disabilities; 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 of experience working with individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.
- Experience interacting with and explaining information to individuals in a fast-paced environment that involves considerable phone and email contact.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as DDS e-camris and CORE-CT.
- Experience in an ICF setting that supports individuals with ID/DD who have medically and behaviorally complex needs.
- Experience working with modern approaches to provide active treatment for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
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 individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals; 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.