Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Worker 2 (35 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #220610-5662HN-003

Introduction


Are you a current State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) employee looking for an opportunity to take that next step in your career while acting as a member of a caring interdisciplinary team? If so, we invite you to check out this rewarding and exciting opportunity! 

The DDS - West Region, has one (1) current job opportunity for Developmental Services Worker 2,  at the Spruce Brook Road Respite Center, located in Southbury.

Shift Information:
  • Second shift, full-time
  • 2:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m., Thursday through Sunday 
  • Regular Days Off, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
As a DSW2, we would empower you to work largely independently to help deliver a full range of comprehensive care to our clients. This would include:
  • Implementing programs and procedures to Agency standards
  • Coordinating with team members on the planning of care
  • Leading group outings
  • Other duties as assigned
As a state employee, you would continue to have access to the same competitive benefits package you are accustomed to. This includes 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 hope you take this opportunity to join our team and continue serving your state!

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

 Additional Recruitment Information:

  • Incumbents must have the ability to be Med. Certified
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Will be required to travel
  • Will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on their driver's license by the completion of the working test period

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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last 2 service ratings last 2 attendance records. 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. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, DDS EEO Specialist 2 at  Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.  

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.

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.







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