Are you a current State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) employee looking to take on a more supervisory role? If so, we invite you to read more about this opportunity to become a Lead Developmental Services Worker!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – North Region - has a full-time 2nd shift job opportunity for a Lead Developmental Services Worker in Newington, CT.
In your role as a Lead Developmental Services Worker, you will have the opportunity to:
- Be empowered to act as a working lead or backup to the Supervising Developmental Services Worker;
- Lead Developmental Services Workers on an assigned shift in implementation of residential living program for individuals in a cottage, wing or other living quarter;
- Oversea and may participate in general care of assigned living quarters and care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals;
- Direct and advises staff on implementation of individuals daily teaching strategies;
- Assist in evaluating performance of residential program within living quarters;
- Confer daily with staff on routine operation, disciplinary and special problems;
- Implement policies, program sand operational procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and with regard to needs of individuals;
- Participates in caring for an instruction of individuals in their activities of daily living;
- Confer with parents concerning individuals status;
- Other duties as assigned.
Position Highlights: PCN #121367
- 70 Hours/Bi-weekly
- 2nd shift
- Location; 83 Mountain Road, Newington
- Friday, Saturday 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Sunday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Monday, Tuesday 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Regular days off: Wednesday and Thursday
- Additional Recruitment Details;
- Must have a valid CT driver's license
- May be required to work nights and weekends
- Will be required to travel
- Will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on driver's license by the completion of the working test period
Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
- Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- A healthy work-life balance!
- To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked one of the best Employers of 2023 – State of CT receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
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.
In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee of the agency listed above for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- 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.
- Must have a valid Connecticut driver’s license
- Will be required to obtain a valid driver’s license with F-Endorsement by the completion of the working test period
- 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- 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.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for acting as a working lead or as a backup to the Supervising Developmental Services Worker in the shift supervision of a work location.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Leads Developmental Services Workers on an assigned shift in implementation of residential living program for individuals in a cottage, wing or other living quarter; oversees and may participate in general care of assigned living quarters and care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals; directs and advises staff on implementation of individuals daily teaching strategies; assists in evaluating performance of residential program within living quarters; confers daily with staff on routine operational, disciplinary and special problems; implements policies, programs and operational procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and with regard to needs of individuals; participates in caring for and instruction of individuals in their activities of daily living; confers with parents concerning individuals status; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; may complete a variety of reports, notes, logs, requisitions, etc.; may design and write residential living programs; may provide orientation and in-service training to subordinate staff; may order, secure and distribute supplies and equipment for program functioning and individuals personal needs; may attend interdisciplinary team meetings; may arrange for appropriate support services such as housekeeping, maintenance and laundry; may administer first aid in emergency situations; may drive individuals to necessary appointments/outings; may serve as backup for Supervising Developmental Services Worker; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of modern methods of working with individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities; knowledge of rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process; knowledge of goals, policies and organization of a residential living unit; knowledge of safety, fire and first aid procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to implement policies and operational procedures; ability to lead staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience working with individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities at the level of Developmental Services Worker 2.
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 possess and retain a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license, Public Passenger Endorsement or Commercial Driver's license for designated positions.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties. Applicants may be required to take a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals and may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.
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.