Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1

Recruitment #201117-5664HN-001


Are you someone who is a self-reliant, organized individual with experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and looking to make an impactful contribution to society? If so, the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), invites you to apply to become a Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor!

In this role, you would work full time (35 hours/week), on the first shift, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday at our North Region office, located in Willimantic. However, flexibility to meet the needs of the agency is a requirement. 

We offer competitive benefits which include health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick, and personal leave accruals. 

We would entrust you to supervise Developmental Services Workers and other employees as assigned. Additionally, among other duties, you would be entrusted with: 
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of policies, programs, and operating procedures
  • Directing and monitoring staff implementation of individual teaching strategies
  • Conducting in-service training on how to properly care for our clients
We care deeply about fulfilling our mission to partner with the individuals we support and their families. Our vision centers on the belief that citizens supported by DDS are valued contributors to their communities. They are our family members, friends, neighbors, students, employees, volunteers, members of civic and religious associations, voters, and advocates. These individuals:
  • Live, learn, work, and enjoy community life in places where they can use their personal strengths, talents, and passions
  • Have safe, meaningful, and empowering relationships
  • Have lifelong opportunities and the assistance to learn things that matter to them
  • Make informed choices and take responsibility for their lives and experience the dignity of risk
  • Earn money to facilitate personal choices
  • Know their rights and responsibilities and pursue opportunities to live the life they choose
We hope to have you as a part of our team!

Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and 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.

  • Incumbent in this position will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license
  • Incumbent in this position will be expected to travel statewide
This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation that supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Should you have any inquiries about this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at

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


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.


Preference will be given to those individuals who possess: 

  • Experience and knowledge of developmental and intellectual disabilities, procedures and terminology
  • Experience with modern methods of working with individuals with ID/DD 
  • Experience and knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process 
  • Experience and ability administering activities of multiple residential settings
  • Experience and ability to analyze and resolve day to day problems of persons with ID/DD
  • Experience supervising multiple residential CLA's & CRS's
  • Experience working with government or private agencies that provide services to persons with disabilities
  • Experience and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures related to payroll, data collection and scheduling 
  • Experience interacting with persons of varying backgrounds, including coworkers, supervisors, members of the public and various stakeholders
  • Experience communicating in a professional capacity in organizational, oral, and written communication form 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced setting with the ability to multi-task and prioritize projects to meet deadlines 
  • Experience and proficiency with computer programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Access


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.

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