Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #181129-5659HN-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - has one (1) current Full-Time job opportunity for a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 (SDSW1) job opportunity based in The Hartford Regional Center, Newington, CT.

This is a Full-Time Thirty Five (35) hour per week position. The work schedule is 3rd Shift - Tuesday thru Saturday: 11:30pm - 6:30am. 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).

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

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain their medication Certification as defined by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Declaratory Ruling
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language
  • Incumbent in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to have a Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver’s License
  • Incumbents in this class must have considerable interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient in verbal and written communication
  • Must have the ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals
  • Travel will be required

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at Carol.Bailey-Laud@ct.gov, (203) 294- 5002.

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 clients; 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 clients personal needs; arranges for client transportation; monitors client 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 clients; may provide orientation and inservice 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 clients; 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 disability; 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's experience working with individuals with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have considerable knowledge of modern approaches to working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have considerable knowledge of goals, policies and organization of residential and community support services
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess at least two (2) years of experience at the level of a DSW2 or above

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 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.

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 clients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients; may be exposed to moderately 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.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.  







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