Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Specialist 2 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #180510-7164HC-001

Introduction

The Department of Developmental Services - North Region - has one (1) current job opportunity for a Developmental Specialist 2, based out of the East Hartford, CT office.

This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday - 9:00am-4:30pm. 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 that you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

* New State Employees start at minimum of salary range.

Selection Plan

• If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last two (2) service ratings and non-state employees may be required to provide two (2) letters of reference.

• Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

• Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Belinda Weaver at Belinda.Weaver@ct.gov or (203) 294-5023.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state health care facility, community based health care program or correctional facility this class is accountable for conducting evaluations and therapy and providing services involving psychodiagnosis, psychotherapy, behavior modification, data collection and analysis, educational/vocational assessment and placement, rehabilitation and/or program development and evaluation under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Under supervision, develops, implements, monitors and revises behavioral support plans; trains staff in the implementation of behavioral plans and the collection of data; selects and administers objective and projective psychodiagnostic tests; analyzes and interprets test results; assesses individual intellectual disability status through observation and if individual abilities accommodate, interview; writes reports including profiles on intellectual functioning and personality organization; conducts individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, group therapy and family therapy; provides services involving behavior modification, milieu therapy, data collection and analysis, educational/vocational assessment and placement, rehabilitation, program development and evaluation, behavioral techniques, individual treatment recommendations and research; provides consultation to allied professionals, families, individuals, direct care staff and community agencies; participates in clinical and interdisciplinary conferences and staff meetings; prepares case notes and reports; works closely with consulting psychiatrist to monitor efficacy of psychotropic medication(s); may provide consultation according to specialized expertise; may write grant proposals and renewals; may conduct Restrictive Procedures Audits; may serve as Chairperson of Program Review Committee; may serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of general psychological theory and its application to treatment, rehabilitation and research programs; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of statistics and experimental design; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to select, score and interpret objective and projective psychological tests; considerable ability to develop treatment plans; ability to assess behavior and develop behavioral treatment strategies; ability to conduct individual and group psychotherapy; ability to provide consultation and training services; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Master's degree in psychology, educational psychology, rehabilitative psychology, community psychology, experimental psychology or other related degree from a program accredited by a regional educational board AND three (3) years of experience in conducting psychological testing, assessment and evaluation including one (1) year in treating and/or working with individuals in the appropriate specialty serviced by the agency.

Note: For state employees, the experience component is interpreted at the level of Developmental Specialist 1.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

A Doctorate degree in community psychology, educational psychology, experimental psychology, psychology, rehabilitative psychology or other related degree from a program accredited by a regional educational board AND two (2) years of experience in treating and/or working with individuals in the appropriate specialty serviced by the agency may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience with DD/ID population with both adults and children

• Knowledge of positive behavioral supports (PBS)

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)

• Prefer bilingual individual (Spanish or American Sign-Language)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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 individuals.

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.