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 participates in service delivery plan process for individuals;
- Provide guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills;
- Other related duties.
- Full-time, first shift, 35 hours per week.
- Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm. Regular days off, Sunday & Monday.
We would continue to offer the same competitive benefits you are accustomed to as an Agency employee. 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 continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!
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.
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 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.
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.
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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, 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).
Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
- Experience working with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder
- Employment experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities who live independently, or at home with families
- Experience working with children and adults who present with medical complexities and behavioral challenges
- Experience leading groups and representing the Department
- Experience communicating with parents and caregivers
- Experience working with teams and clinicians, as well as with Case Managers
- Experience or course work in community resources for individuals with disabilities.
- Experience or course work in residential life skills and assessments
- Experience or course work in of Medicaid enrollment requirements
- Experience developing plans to prioritize work\
- Experience or course work in of Outlook, Word, Excel, DDS e-camris and CORE-CT
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
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 exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to 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.