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 at 541 Liberty Highway, Putnam.
Position details are as follows:
This is a full-time, thirty-five (35) hour per week position. The work schedule is 1st & 2nd Shift:
Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:45pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:45pm.
Regular Days Off: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 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.
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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 Carol.Bailey-Laud@ct.gov or 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
Duties consistent with Supervising Developmental Services Worker job specification. Coordinates and supervises or assists in supervision of a respite program including scheduling guest; 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 individuals; supervises staff by directing and advising them on work, reviews reports and confers 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 individuals personal needs; arranges for transportation; monitors individual fund spending; coordinates, evaluates and may participate in residential care program within home including personal care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals staying there; may provide orientation and in-service training to subordinate staff; may complete and review for accuracy a variety of reports, notes, logs and requisitions, etc.; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may coordinate community support services; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may administer selected oral medications; 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;. Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.
• Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities;
• Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel);
• 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;
• Considerable interpersonal skills;
• Proficient in verbal and written communication;
• Ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.