Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #190514-5659HN-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 Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 based out of 242 Mountain Road, Newington.

Position is 1st/2nd shift with the following schedule: Friday: 9am to 4pm; Saturday: 6:00am to 1:00pm; Tuesday: 9:00am to 4:00pm; Wednesday: 9am to 4pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm. Regular days off: Sunday and Monday. 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).

• Must have a Valid Driver's License
• Travel will be required

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at or 203-294-5002.


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as a supervisor or lead worker.


Supervising under state and federal regulations, DDS is required to provide adequate oversight at the ICFs, CLAs or Respites to ensure the health and safety of the individuals living there. The SDSW will supervise staff by directing and advising them on all duties and responsibilities related to the care of the behaviorally and medically complex population. Duties include arranging for fire drills and other safety inspections; insuring adherence to regulation and policy and procedure; writing and reviewing all documentation related to operations on the shift; addressing staffing level issues; making sure job performance standards are maintained; communicating issues of concern to management level personnel with job performance; may provide orientation and in-service training to subordinate staff.


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.


One (1) year's experience working with persons with intellectual 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; 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.



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   

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