Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #211012-5664HN-001


Are you a current State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) employee looking to take that next step in your career into a supervisory role? If this sounds like you, we invite you to read more about this exciting opportunity!

DDS - Southbury Training School is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time job opportunity as a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 (DSRPS 1). This is a first shift, 35 hours per week position, with a work schedule as follows: 
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
  • Regular Days Off: Sunday & Monday
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job
As a DSRPS 1, we would entrust you to assist in supervising and implementing programs crafted for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, along with other duties as needed, we would have you:
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies, programs, scheduling, and operating procedures
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and monitor the performance of staff to ensure we are living up to our mission
  • Act as a mentor to counsel staff and individuals on their problems
We would continue to offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to as an Agency employee. This 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. 

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state! 

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).

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps systemInterviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the positionThe immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Additional information for applicants applying to this recruitment:
  • This position will involve some quality assurance responsibilities
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

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

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for assisting in the supervision and implementation of programs designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Assists in development and implementation of policies, programs, scheduling and operating procedures; directs, coordinates, evaluates and monitors performance of residential program unit including monitoring staff implementation of individual teaching strategies; confers with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; evaluates performance of individuals and employees in cooperation with assigned staff; conducts in-service training on intellectual disability practices and procedures and care of individuals; arranges individual search parties and coordinates emergency responses; reviews reports of subordinates and prepares periodic operational reports; makes rounds to insure units are clean and safe; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may work with parent and community groups; may counsel individuals or employees on problems; may interview candidates for position openings; may be assigned responsibility for orderly operation of facility on a shift; may notify other departments of deficiencies and assist in implementing plans of correction within units; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of intellectual disability procedures and terminology; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with individuals with intellectual disabilities; considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to administer activities of a unit; ability to analyze and resolve day to day problems of individuals with intellectual disabilities; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at the level of a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 or 2.


College training, preferably in an educational, nursing or social science field, may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of two (2) years of college education equalling one (1) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:
  • Experience with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as procedures and terminology 
  • Experience with modern methods of working with individuals with ID/DD  
  • Experience utilizing rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process
  • Experience administering activities of multiple residential settings
  • Experience analyzing and resolving day to day problems of persons with ID/DD
  • Experience supervising multiple residential Community Living Arrangements (CLA's) & Continuous Residential Supports (CRS's)
  • Experience working with government or private agencies that provide services to persons with disabilities
  • Experience working with and utilizing policies and procedures related to payroll, data collection and scheduling
  • Experience interacting with persons of varying backgrounds, including coworkers, supervisors, members of the public and various stakeholders
  • Experience communicating in a professional capacity in organizational, oral, and written communication form 
  • Experience working in a fast paced setting while multitasking and prioritizing projects while meeting competing deadlines
  • Experience using computer software systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


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 travel.


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



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.