Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 (35 Hour)

South Region

Recruitment #200519-5664HN-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - South Region - Currently has one (1) full-time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 based in the Norwich Office.   

This is a Thirty-Five (35) hour per week position.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday - 8:30am - 4:00pm. 
Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
However, must be flexible with approval to meet the needs of individuals and families, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

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).

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

• Incumbents in this class must have the ability to independently problem solve and resolve complex situations with individuals and families who need in or out of home supports.
• 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.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Naisha Roman at or 203-294-5030.


In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for assisting in the supervision and implementation of programs designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Assists in development and implementation of policies, programs, scheduling and operating procedures; directs, coordinates, evaluates and monitors performance of residential program unit including monitoring staff implementation of individual teaching strategies; confers with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; evaluates performance of individuals and employees in cooperation with assigned staff; conducts in-service training on intellectual disability practices and procedures and care of individuals; arranges individual search parties and coordinates emergency responses; reviews reports of subordinates and prepares periodic operational reports; makes rounds to insure units are clean and safe; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may work with parent and community groups; may counsel individuals or employees on problems; may interview candidates for position openings; may be assigned responsibility for orderly operation of facility on a shift; may notify other departments of deficiencies and assist in implementing plans of correction within units; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of intellectual disability procedures and terminology; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with individuals with intellectual disabilities; considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to administer activities of a unit; ability to analyze and resolve day to day problems of individuals with intellectual disabilities; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at the level of a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 or 2.


College training, preferably in an educational, nursing or social science field, may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of two (2) years of college education equalling one (1) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


• Considerable knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with ID/DD.
• Considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process.
• Able to demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures related to payroll, purchasing, data collection and scheduling. 
• Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities who live independently, or at home with families.      
• Must have the ability to administer activities of multiple residential settings.  
• Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, DDS E-camris and CORE-CT are preferred, as this position requires advanced computer skills working spreadsheets and database systems. 
• Must demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills in response to interview questions.


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 travel.


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



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

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