Are you looking for an opportunity where you will be able to help ensure that private facilities are providing the care that individuals deserve? If so, we invite you to take this opportunity to join our team!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - has a full-time 1st shift job opportunity for a Development Services Resource Compliance Coordinator, to be based in Waterbury. This is a full-time (70 hours/biweekly), first (1st) shift position, with a work schedule of 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Effective 7/1, the weekly work week will increase to 37.5 hours, with a schedule of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- However, work schedule flexibility may be required in order to meet the demands of the job
In this role, we would entrust you to ensure that Community Companion Home's (CCH's) are adhering to all applicable standards. Additionally, along with other duties as needed, we would have you:
- Act as a liaison with families and other external stakeholders
- Assist with waiver reimbursements
- Ensure statutory compliance and obligations are met
As a state employee, you will be open to a terrific work life balance and competitive benefits package. This includes; excellent health care, generous leave policies, a retirement plan, a deferred compensation program, and more.
We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!
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.
Additional Recruitment Information:
- Must have a valid drivers license
- Will be required to travel
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 conducting quality review, licensing and contractual adherence training and inspection visits at Community Living Arrangements, Supportive Living, Day Services, Community Companion Homes and other facilities operated by private providers to ensure quality of care to consumers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Assist with waiver reimbursement
- Work with families and Community Companion Home (CCH) licensees
- Ensure regulatory compliance with statutory obligations
- Act as a liaison with external stakeholders, families and private providers
- Ensure the health and safety of individuals
- Offers placement alternatives to elevate long term hospital stays
- Respond to individual protection service plans
- Respond to emergency placement requests statewide
- More information can be found here
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of modern methods of care, treatment and education of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in various community settings; knowledge of education or instructional techniques; knowledge of agency policy and procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; ability to apply agency policy and procedures; ability to perform inspections and individual review; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the care, monitoring and individual life planning or directly providing support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. An Associate’s degree or sixty (60) credit hours of college education may substitute for (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for two (2) years of the General Experience.
Preference will be given to those who possess the following:
- Experience managing competing priorities with varying deadlines
- Experience working autonomously, including regular telework
- Experience handling conflict situations in the field
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel (i.e., utilizing functions and developing reports in excel, managing multiple calendars in outlook, navigate office 365, archiving and retrieving reports from depository, etc.)
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
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.