- Health and dental insurance
- Retirement plan
- Group life insurance
- Other supplemental benefits
- Paid time off
- 13 paid holidays per calendar year
- Vacation leave accruals
- Sick leave accruals
- Personal leave accruals
State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Mission and Vision Statements
The mission of the Department of Developmental Services is to partner with the individuals we support and their families, to support lifelong planning and to join with others to create and promote meaningful opportunities for individuals to fully participate as valued members of their communities.
All citizens supported by the Department of Developmental Services are valued contributors to their communities as family members, friends, neighbors, students, employees, volunteers, members of civic and religious associations, voters and advocates. These individuals:
- Live, learn, work and enjoy community life in places where they can use their personal strengths, talents and passions.
- Have safe, meaningful and empowering relationships.
- Have families who feel supported from the earliest years and throughout their lifetimes.
- Have lifelong opportunities and the assistance to learn things that matter to them.
- Make informed choices and take responsibility for their lives and experience the dignity of risk.
- Earn money to facilitate personal choices.
- Know their rights and responsibilities and pursue opportunities to live the life they choose.
- Located in Norwich
- Full-time (70 hours/biweekly)
- First (1st) shift positions
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday through Friday
- Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
- Must be willing and able to work off hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
- Work schedule flexibility is required in order to meet the demands of the job.
- This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Will 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 Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.
- 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.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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.
- 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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- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- 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.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state facility this class is accountable for coordinating the various facets of clinical programs involving multiple units OR for serving as liaison between the facility and community programs and placement settings.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In this role, the selected candidate will:
- Provide services for CLA sites
- Conduct nursing assessments
- Prepare quarterly and annual nursing reports for residents on caseload
- Provide clinical supervision for direct care staff
- Monitor nursing services
- Provide and implement care for assigned caseload with an interdisciplinary team
- Provide required and incidental in servicing for direct care staff
- Comply with DDS and CLA regulations
- Act as consultant to clients' day services
- Directly supervise RN delegation
- Perform internal quality assurance audits
- Participate in regional on-call system
- The caseload includes both behavioral and medically involved individuals
- Performs related duties as required
- More information can be found here
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- nursing principles and clinical therapeutic models of individual care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team approaches;
- individual treatment planning including impact of medical insurance program requirements for reimbursement;
- structure of services for individuals and their families in institutional and community oriented settings;
- aftercare facilities;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of professional nursing experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- Experience working with individuals with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
- Experience with basic nursing skills to include but not limited to: providing medication and nutrition via G-tube or J-tube, diabetic care, respiratory treatments, colostomy, cecostomy, and urostomy care, wound care, and catheterization
- Experience following current infection control practices
- Experience with clinical documentation including documenting events in writing
- Experience working in community and family home settings and coordinating in home supports
- Experience reviewing health information and formulating reports based on that information
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel
- Experience communicating, interacting with, and explaining information to internal partners, external partners, and the public
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.