Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 2 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220109-5662HN-001

Introduction



Do you want to serve your state in a leadership role? If so, we want you to join our dedicated team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) -West Region is recruiting for a full-time, Developmental Services Worker 2 at the White Plains Road Respite Center, 516 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT.

This is a 100% full-time (70 hours per pay period) position with second shift hours, 2:00 PM to 10:45 PM. The schedule is Thursday through Sunday. Regular days off are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. However, must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

Requirements for this role:
  • Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License
  • Will be required to travel
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Medication Administration Certification
  • Must obtain an F-Endorsement on driver’s license by the completion of the working test period
We strive to empower our staff to actively help our state's citizens and our neighbors who need it the most! We care deeply about fulfilling our mission to partner with the individuals we support and their families. We aim to support lifelong planning, and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.

We offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to including 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 encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

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).

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance reports, supervisory references, college transcripts, licenses, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email, including your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.

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.

If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jasmyn Raymond, Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov.

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

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

Implements programs and procedures designed to achieve objectives of department in care of individuals with developmental disabilities; provides guidance and instructions to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; responsible for individuals health and safety; implements individual program plans; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals to individuals; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment for individuals; may lead and participate in social and recreational activities designed to develop individual potential; may act as shift charge; may attend interdisciplinary team meetings; may evaluate performance of subordinate staff; may provide orientation and basic inservice training to subordinate staff; may participate in special programs designed to fully develop potential of individuals; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may administer selected oral medications; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of fundamentals of hygiene and physical training; knowledge of safety, fire and first aid procedures; basic knowledge of interdisciplinary process for development of individual programs; considerable interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; skill in behavior management of individuals; ability to recognize and report behavioral change; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to lead and participate in recreational and occupational activities; ability to follow oral and written instruction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with developmental disabilities at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following experience:
  • Working with individuals who have significant behavioral and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Implementing and keeping up to date with behavioral support plans
  • Working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
  • Using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Medication Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services.
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.



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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.