Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour Entry Level)

South Region

Recruitment #190514-5661HM-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - South Region - currently has one (1) temporary full-time, thirty-five (35) hours per week job opportunity for a Developmental Services Worker 1 located at Shore Road, Waterford, CT.

This is a 2nd shift position. Pay rate is $20.30 per hour with a schedule of:
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., RDO Thursday & Friday

Current DDS employees cannot apply.  This position is temporary with an end date of October 24, 2019 and is not eligible for benefits.

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

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, applicant may be required to provide two (2) recent professional references.

• All certifications must be valid from the beginning to the end of the working period.
• Incumbent must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam.
• Applicants must be able to work for the full season and must complete all required DDS training.
• Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle 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 Cindy Lukaszewicz at or 203-294-5037.


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.


Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for persons with intellectual disabilities; provides assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living; participates in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities; provides guidance and instruction to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; implements individual program plans; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment; participates in social and recreational activities; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; performs related duties as required.


Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


• Preference shall be give to person that has experience working with or volunteering with people with intellectual disabilities, autism or physical disabilities.
• Preference shall be give to person that has experience working with medically fragile individuals.
• Preference shall be give to person that has experience working with behaviorly challenging individuals.


  1. 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 – Delegation by Licensed Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel,; when working in a location that does not have 24 hour nursing care.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to strongly 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.