Are you passionate about helping individuals with disabilities and looking to join State service? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Developmental Services Worker 1 position today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – South Region – is recruiting for multiple part-time 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift job opportunities for Developmental Services Worker 1 positions in Groton, Middletown, North Franklin, New London, Norwich and Waterford, CT. Please click the link under “Position Highlights” to view the schedules for each location.
Position Highlights: PCN 134347
- DSW1, South Region part-time opportunity Schedules
- CURRENT EMPLOYEES CAN APPLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 15
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Will be required to travel
- May be required to work nights and weekends
- Incumbents must have the ability to obtain Medical Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services
In your role as a Developmental Services worker 1, you will have the opportunity to:
- Receive training in, then independently implement, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for persons with intellectual disabilities;
- Provide assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living;
- Participate in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities;
- Provide guidance and instruction to individuals in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships;
- Implement individual program plans;
- Participate in preparation, serving and feeding of meals;
- Perform housekeeping duties necessary to maintain a clean and health environment;
- Participate in social and recreational activities;
- Reinforce appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques;
- May administer selected oral medications with appropriate training;
- Perform related duties as assigned;
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.
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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.
FOR ASSISTANCE WITH APPLYING:
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- Internal permanent staff are eligible to apply (provided they have completed their initial working test period). External hires will be placed on the HM pay plan until completion of the initial working test period.
- Must have a valid CT driver’s license.
- May be required to work nights and weekends.
- 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.
- Will be required to obtain a valid driver’s license with F-Endorsement by the completion of the working test period
- Must have the ability to obtain a Medication Administration Certification from the Department of Developmental Services
- 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.
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- 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 part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for individuals with an intellectual disability;
- 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- develop a positive relationship with individuals;
- train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct;
- 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.
- 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.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.