The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - Currently has one (1) full-time, 35 hours per week job opportunity for a Developmental Services Worker 2 based out of Lower Fairfield Center, Norwalk, Apartments I & J.
This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hours per week position with the following schedules:
3rd Shift, Week one: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 10:15 p.m. to 6:15 a.m., Week two: Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 10:15 p.m. to 6:15 a.m.
Candidates must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency as employees can be mandated to work overtime.
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.
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, state employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings.
- Incumbents must have the ability to be Med. Certified
- Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
- Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
- Incumbents will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on driver’s license by the completion of the working test period.
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 Belinda Weaver Belinda.Weaver@ct.gov, (203) 294-5037.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Implements programs and procedures designed to achieve objectives of department in care of individuals with intellectual disabilities; provides guidance and instructions to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; responsible for individual health and safety; implements client individual program plans; reinforces appropriate client behavior through modification techniques; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals to individual; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment for individual; may lead and participate in social and recreational activities designed to develop client potential; may act as shift charge; may attend interdisciplinary team meetings; may evaluate performance of subordinate staff; may provide orientation and basic inservice training to subordinate staff; may participate in special programs designed to fully develop potential of individuals; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may administer selected oral medications; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of fundamentals of hygiene and physical training; knowledge of safety, fire and first aid procedures; basic knowledge of interdisciplinary process for development of individual programs; considerable interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; skill in behavior management of individuals; ability to recognize and report behavioral change; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to lead and participate in recreational and occupational activities; ability to follow oral and written instruction.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).
- Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
- Experience working with medically fragile individuals.
- Experience working with behaviorally challenging individuals
- Experience working with individuals who have feeding tubes
- Experience driving wheelchair vans
- Experience with overhead lift systems
- Good writing and communications skills
- Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Medication Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services.
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.
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 email@example.com.