Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director (Prog Serv)

Individual and Family Assistant Regional Director, Office/On-site

Recruitment #220816-5685MP-001


Are you looking for a leadership opportunity where you can make a difference and receive personal fulfillment? If so, we are looking for you to become part of our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), West Region is currently recruiting for one (1)  job opportunity for an Individual and Family Assistant Regional Director (Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director (Program Services)) PCN 18241. This is a full-time, forty (40) hours per week role based out of the Waterbury Office in the Individual and Family Division (IFS).
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Will be required to travel 
The Individual and Family Assistant Regional Director (ARD) oversees services and supports for individuals with intellectual disabilities in their own home or their family home. In this role, we would entrust you to lead in all aspects of family support services, behavioral services, housing and emergency services. Along with other duties as needed we would have you:
  • Supervise case managers, case manager supervisors, psychologists, clinical nurse coordinators, transition advisors, managers, program supervisors, direct care staff and clerical staff
  • Ensures waiver compliance
  • Act as a liaison with all internal and external partners
WHAT WE CAN OFFER Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid Time Off ~ including 12 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and 
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
We hope you take this opportunity to join us and make an impact serving your state! 


Selection Plan


  • This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 vaccination immunization.
  • Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening will be considered for this role as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted application.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. 
  • Additionally applicants:
    • Must have a valid driver's license
    • Will be required to travel
    • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system. 

    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
    • The applicant pool (or certification list) generated as a result of this posting may be use for a period of 6-12 months.  DCF may post additional opportunities as needed.  In order for you to continue to be considered for a Children Services Worker opportunities, you must respond to individual postings.  We encourage you to apply to each CSW posting you’re interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when CSW recruitments are posted.
    • 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

    • 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. 
    • 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  
    • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at


    In a Region or Training School in the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for planning, organizing and directing a variety of complex program services, for persons with intellectual disability, in one of the following areas: Day Services, Residential Programs or Family Services.


    In this role you would oversees services and supports for individuals with intellectual disabilities in their own home or their family home. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Supervision and oversight of case managers, case manager supervisors, psychologists, clinical nurse coordinators, transition advisors, managers, program supervisors, direct care staff and clerical staff
    • Supervision of  family support services, behavioral services, housing and emergency services. These services may include residential, day, transportation, recreation, medical, therapeutic and/or helpline services
    • Supervision of individual planning, self directed services, person-centered planning, emergency intervention, budget and procedure development, training, immediate protective service plans, protective service plans, knowledge of local education authorities/hospitals/community resources and services for children and adults
    • Ensures waiver compliance
    • Participates in a variety of regional and statewide committees
    • Plays an active role in networking with DDS stakeholders, participates in community public speaking events
    • Manages emergency situations, which may include addressing individuals with intellectual disabilities who are homeless, have forensic involvement or who are medically complex
    • Ensure  policies/procedures/regulations are implemented
    • Other duties as needed
    • Additional information here


    Preference will be given to those who possess the following: 
    • Experience in working with teams who support individuals and families in their own and/or family home in the community
    • Experience with self-determination, private hire budgets, contract systems, community first choice, and money follows the person
    • Experience with cost standards, abuse and neglect prevention and waiver assurances
    • Experience working with local education authorities, schools, hospitals, and other state agencies
    • Experience in presenting to community groups
    • Experience in developing creative residential settings
    • Experience creating and reviewing five-year plan for persons with intellectual disabilities
    • Experience acting as a liaison with other state agencies, including DCF, DMHAS, DSS and DPH and community hospitals



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.