Camp Quinebaug Camp Director - Developmental Services Worker 1


Recruitment #230519-5661HM-001


Are you a passionate individual looking for a rewarding seasonal opportunity?  If so, we encourage you to apply for the Camp Director – Developmental Services Worker 1 position today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – South Region - has a full-time 1st shift seasonal job opportunity for a Camp Director – Developmental Services Worker 1, located in Killingly, CT.


Position Highlights:

  • Location – Camp Quinebaug located in Killingly, CT
  • Full-time
  • 35 Hours per week
  • 1st Shift
  • Monday - Friday 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the agency
  • The first two (2) weeks are part-time hours and may involve availability up until 8:30pm
  • Duration: This is a seasonal position and will end no later than October 20, 2023

In your role as a Camp Director – Developmental Services Worker 1, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Working under the general direction of the Camp Administrator/Manager, this role is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the camp, and acts as a liaison to families, the school districts and their camp support staff.
  • Organize, plan and coordinate the day camp.

About Camp Quinebaug:

Camp Quinebaug provides a unique summer day camp experience for approximately 100 school aged children with developmental disabilities in northeastern Connecticut.  Children with intellectual disabilities and autism are the primary population served at this camp.  The camp is located on Wauregan Reservoir in Killingtly on 11 acres and its waterfront is the only beach on this beautiful waterway.  Arts, crafts, sports and nature activities, music, swimming, boating and fishing are some of the highlights of the busy camp schedule.

DDS Mission Statement:

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.

Selection Plan

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


To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • DDS permanent employees will not be considered for this position.
  • Must be at least 21 years old as of June 2, 2023.
  • Must be able to work for the full season which is expected to be June 2, 2023 and end no later than August 5, 2023; the last day of work includes a Saturday to close camp.
  • Must be certified in Cardio pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.  Certification must be in the American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider, American Red Cross CPR/AED for lifeguards, American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider, ASHI – American Safety and Health Institute.
  • Must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle license.
  • Must complete all required DDS training.
  • Must be approved to serve in this position by the Office of Early Childhood; a separate application must be completed if selected for hire.  Further instruction will be provided later in the recruitment process.
  • All certifications must be valid from the beginning to the end of the working period.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam.
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform their duties and work well with other staff and individuals.  Lifting and transferring campers and light equipment, working outside for extended periods and in inclement weather.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion, and merit employment rules.  Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements.  Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applications may be considered.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting.  Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. 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.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Connect With Us:

  • If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, EEO Specialist 1 at (860) 418 – 6148 or
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rocky Young at and reference the recruitment number. 
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In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.


Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for persons with intellectual disabilities; provides assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living; participates in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities; provides guidance and instruction to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; implements individual program plans; participates in preparation, serving and feeding of meals; performs housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and healthy environment; participates in social and recreational activities; reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; performs related duties as required.


Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


  • Experience in an administrative or supervisory role in an organized camp OR already served at least one (1) summer as a Camp Director/Alternate Director.
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, autism, or physical disabilities.
  • Experience working or volunteering in a camp or other recreational setting with children.
  • Experience providing training to staff, to meet organizational needs.
  • Experience providing direction to staff and campers.
  • Experience with abuse and neglect policies, procedures and reporting.
  • Experience in special education services in a school district.
  • Experience interacting with and explaining information to multiple diverse populations and skill levels; both written and verbal.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including scheduling meetings, managing data, composing correspondence, report writing, tracking work utilizing Outlook, Word and Excel.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and maintain their Medication Certification as   defined by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing Declaratory Ruling – Delegation by Licensed Nurses to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel,; when working in a location that does not have 24 hour nursing care.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license, Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver's license for designated positions.
  4. 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 significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.



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