Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Supported Living Worker (35 Hour)

Office/On-site Schedule

Recruitment #220628-4858HN-001

Introduction


The State of Connecticut, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is now accepting applications from its qualified agency employees for the position of  Developmental Services Supported Living Worker based out of the South Region's Individual and Family Support (IFS)Division, Wallingford, CT.

In this role, you will:
  • Implement programs and monitor an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting; 
  • Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participate in service delivery plan process for individuals; 
  • Provide guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills;
  • Other related duties.
Schedule:
  • Thirty five (35) hour per week;
  • Monday thru Friday - 11:00am - 6:30pm;
  • Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday;
  • However, must be flexible with approval to meet the needs of individuals and families, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
Benefits:
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 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

To Apply:
  • Must have a valid CT driver's 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.
  • May be required to work nights and weekends.
  • This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
  • The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  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.   
  • 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. 
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. 
  • 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.
  • At any time during the recruitment process you may be asked to submit additional information. 
  • Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Anamaria Giangarra at Anamaria.giangarra@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Developmental Services, within a regional Supported Living Program/Individual Supports, this class is accountable for implementing programs, providing care, guidance, training and supervision of individuals living in the community.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Implements programs and monitors an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting; functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in service delivery plan process for individuals; provides guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills; participates in and assists individuals with activities of daily living; assists individuals in accessing goods, services and supports required for independent living without 24 hour supports; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; responsible for individuals health and safety; observes and reports individual behavior; serves as advocate for government subsidies and redetermination hearings; transports individuals; acts as liaison to individuals and their families or various community agencies or organizations; provides concise and accurate reports and documentation; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may administer and track medications with appropriate certification; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may schedule and attend appointments with individuals; may maintain individuals financial records; may restrain individuals; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and other related conditions; knowledge of safety, hygiene and health practices and procedures; knowledge of state and federal assistance programs; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and procedures; some knowledge of medication administration and effects of medication; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to recognize and report behavioral changes; ability to coordinate and collaborate effectively with individuals, groups and families; ability to work independently and make decisions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in direct residential support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and other related conditions at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPR Certification.
  • Knowledge of Physical and Psychological Management Techniques (PMT).
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working effectively with DS Case Managers and other support DDS staff.   
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with diverse populations.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with people of all ages with different behavioral and medical needs who are living with their own families.
  • Experience working autonomously serving individuals in community settings.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.). 

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 current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
  4. Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
  5. 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 exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to 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.