Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220112-5659HN-003

Introduction

Are you a self-starter? Do you have a passion for supporting others? Are you able to openly communicate with a diverse population of people?  If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – North Region seeks a highly skilled and qualified Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 to join our team in this full-time job opportunity.  

Position Details:

  • Location: Hartford Regional Center (HRC) located at 81 Mountain Road in Newington, CT.  
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Work schedule: Friday: 7am-2pm, Saturday: 6:30am-1:30pm, Sunday: 8am-3pm, Monday: 9am-4pm,Tuesday: 4:30pm-11:30pm RDO's (Regular Days Off): Sunday & Monday
  • However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.    

You will discover the opportunity to:  

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Assist our individuals so they can achieve success;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.  

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

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

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must have attained permanent state status* and be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months, 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).

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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. 

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.   

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

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 and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check 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.

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.

Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

Incumbents in this class will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on their driver’s license by the completion of the working test period.  

 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.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at Julie.Barker@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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:  

  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.
  • Experience interacting with and explaining information to individuals in a fast-paced environment that involves considerable phone and email contact.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as DDS e-camris and CORE-CT.
  • Experience in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) setting that supports individuals with ID/DD who have medically and behaviorally complex needs.
  • Experience working with modern approaches to provide active treatment for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals; may be exposed to moderately 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.