|Date Opened||2/11/2020 12:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$40,149 - $54,432/year|
|Job Type||Open to Agency Employees|
|Close Date||2/17/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region's Public Division - has one (1) current Full-Time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Worker 1 based out of 79 Mountain Road, Newington.
This is a full-time (35) hour per week position - 2nd shift.
The work schedule is: Saturday, Sunday-1:15 pm to 10:30 pm, Monday-2:45 pm - 11:30 pm, Tuesday-1:15 pm to 10:30 pm. Regular Days Off: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency, individuals, and their families.
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 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; incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; 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 will be give to those who possess:
• Experience working with and supporting individuals who are behaviorally complex with multiple challenging behaviors.
• Who are knowledgeable about the implementation of behavioral support plans.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
• Good writing and communications skills.
• Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)
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 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.