Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director

Private Division (Hybrid)

Recruitment #220908-5685MP-001


Do you have a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges with integrity? Are you ready to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction? If so, we invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region, currently has one  full-time 40 hours per week job opportunity for a DS Assistant Regional Director (Private Division), (PC# 00015796) based out of the Waterbury Office. The work schedule of Monday - Friday, candidate must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency and statewide travel may be expected.  

You will discover the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a lead role;
  • Provide direction to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.

We offer a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance.  Paid time off is also offered, including 13 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!

Selection Plan

Must have a valid CT driver's license. Statewide travel is expected and required.

If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.  

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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. 

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, resume, transcripts, diplomas, 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. 

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.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at

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



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.


  • Responsible for the provision of residential and day supports to individuals who live in a variety of Connecticut DDS funded settings; including private provider community living arrangements (CLAs), intermediate care facilities (ICFs), community companion homes (CCHs), residential schools, individual home supports (I.H.S.), continuous residential services (CRS), individuals own homes, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and residential schools;
  • Responsible for $115 million budget in employment supports and day programs;
  • Responsible for budgets in residential supports $235 million;
  • Responsible for $8 million budget in cooperative placements;
  • Responsible for rent subsidy account;
  • Supervises Case Manager Supervisors, Director of Community Training Homes, Private Administration Resource Administrator and Administrative Assistant. Private Administration Division includes the oversight and supervision of case managers, resource management staff, CTH support staff, and support staff directly;
  • Managerial duties include oversight of all personnel activities as needed, reviews, postings, hiring, and progressive discipline;
  • Oversees tracking and distribution of recycled residential and day funding, public residential and day portability, residential and day one-time disbursements, new graduate and age-out funding;
  • Responsible for the management of fiscal accounts according to DDS policies, procedures and assists in preparing fiscal information for reporting to DDS Central Office;
  • Serves as a member of Planning Resource and Allocation Team (PRAT), Utilization Review and ensures funds are prioritized and allocated according to DDS policy and procedures;
  • Ensures PRAT resource distribution complies with the following Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS);
  • Provides oversight of West Region private providers who provide a variety of services and supports to individuals;
  • Responsible for ensuring quality of supports provided by providers and independent practitioners;
  • Responsible for overseeing the Enhanced Monitoring process;
  • Implements corrective actions plans;
  • Responsible for ensuring that regional providers adhere to DDS policies, procedure, and quality standards;
  • Facilitates Provider Leadership Forum and intermittently participate in Trades Meetings;
  • Performs related duties as required;
  • More information can be found here


  • Experience developing and issuing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) for residential supports according to DDS procurement rules;
  • Experience with contract requirements and progressive remediation for qualified providers who demonstrate quality deficiencies that can jeopardize the health and safety of individuals supported by DDS;
  • Experience in ensuring that private providers are paid based on utilization and consumers’ level of need;
  • Experience in ensuring that private providers are meeting the health and safety requirements of DDS as a participant in the federal Home and Community Based Supports (HCBS) waiver;
  • Experience attending provider certification meetings and fiscal meetings;
  • Experience with waiver compliance;
  • Experience in participating in a variety of regional and statewide committees;
  • Experience in networking with DDS stakeholders;
  • Experience managing emergency situations, which may include addressing individuals with intellectual disabilities who are homeless, have forensic involvement and who are medically complex;
  • Experience supporting the region in creative housing developments;
  • Experience ensuring Federal and State policies/procedures/regulations are implemented.



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