Developmental Services Residential Program Supervisor 1 (35 Hour)


Recruitment #221019-5664HN-002


Are you a self-starter? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, please read on to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!  

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) North Region has one (1) full-time 1st shift job opportunity for a DS Residential Program Supervisor 1 (DSRPS1), based out of the Step Down Unit in Newington.    

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position with a work schedule as follows:  

  • PCN 99891: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9a-4:30p, Thursday 8:30a-4:00p.
  • Pass days Sunday/Monday

However, work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.  

You will discover the opportunity to:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Assist our individuals so they can achieve success;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment;  

We hope you take this opportunity to continue your career with us and make an impact by serving your state!

Selection Plan

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

This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.  

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. 

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Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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

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 the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for assisting in the supervision and implementation of programs designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


Assists in development and implementation of policies, programs, scheduling and operating procedures; directs, coordinates, evaluates and monitors performance of residential program unit including monitoring staff implementation of individual teaching strategies; confers with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; evaluates performance of individuals and employees in cooperation with assigned staff; conducts in-service training on intellectual disability practices and procedures and care of individuals; arranges individual search parties and coordinates emergency responses; reviews reports of subordinates and prepares periodic operational reports; makes rounds to insure units are clean and safe; may attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings; may work with parent and community groups; may counsel individuals or employees on problems; may interview candidates for position openings; may be assigned responsibility for orderly operation of facility on a shift; may notify other departments of deficiencies and assist in implementing plans of correction within units; performs related duties as required Additional information can be found here.  


Considerable knowledge of intellectual disability procedures and terminology; considerable knowledge of modern methods of dealing with individuals with intellectual disabilities; considerable knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to administer activities of a unit; ability to analyze and resolve day to day problems of individuals with intellectual disabilities; supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience in the care and supervision of individuals with intellectual disabilities.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity at the level of a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 or 2.


College training, preferably in an educational, nursing or social science field, may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of two (2) years of college education equalling one (1) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


Experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with ID/DD and Psychiatric Illness who have intermittent behavioral instability.  

Experience utilizing interpersonal skills.  

Experience communicating effectively either verbally or in writing.     

Experience developing positive relationships with individuals.  

Experience with modern approaches to working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  

Experience with  policies and organization of residential and community support services.  

Experience interacting and working with rehabilation and interdisciplinary processes.  

Experience working policies and procedures related to payroll, purchasing, data collection and scheduling.  

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Teams.


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 travel.


Incumbents in this class will be required to possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties; a physical examination may be required.



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