The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 at the Norwalk Respite Center (LFC), 146 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.
This is a 35-hour per week position with work schedule as follows:
Friday & Monday 9:00a-4:30p; Saturday & Thursday 12:00p-7:30p; Sunday 10:00a-5:30p
Friday & Monday 9:00a-4:30p; Saturday 10:00a-5:30p; Sunday & Thursday 12:00p-7:30p
Regular Days Off: 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.
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
*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).
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Noreen.Logan@ct.gov,
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 Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.
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
Coordinates and supervises or assists in supervision of a residential living program including 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; arranges for fire drills and safety inspections; supervises staff by directing and advising them on work, reviewing reports and conferring 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 individual transportation; monitors individual fund spending; assists in unit response to surveys and inspections; coordinates, evaluates and may participate in residential care program within unit including care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals; 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 design and write residential living programs; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may coordinate community support services for individuals; may administer first aid in emergency situations; 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 or other developmental disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.
• Considerable interpersonal skills
• Proficient in verbal and written communication
• Ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals
• Considerable knowledge of modern approaches to working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
• Considerable knowledge of goals, policies and organization of residential and community support services
• Preference will be given to candidates who have experience providing supervision and oversight to a large number of employees
• Preference will also be given to candidates who have worked in an ICF setting that supports individuals with ID/DD who have medically and behaviorally complex needs
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.