Are you a DDS employee looking for a promotional opportunity in a supervisory role?
If so, we want you to join our dedicated team!
These full-time (35 hours per pay week) positions will be on first, second or third shift; the schedules are to be determined. These roles will require schedule flexibility to meet the needs of the agency.
Requirements for this position:
- Must have a valid drivers license
- Will be required to travel
- Will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on driver’s license by the completion of the working test period
- May be required to obtain and maintain Medication Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services
- May have a role in the risk management process
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 are seeking individuals who are looking to advance their career and make a difference!
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.
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 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.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following experience:
- Communicating verbally and in writing to diverse populations and skill levels.
- Using computer software systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams.
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.