Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #200206-5661HN-001

Introduction

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.

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).
•Incumbents may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
•Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
•Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
•Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

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.

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov, (860) 456-6394.

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

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties; a physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

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.







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