Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can truly make an impact? If so, we invite you to read more about this opportunity to become a part-time Developmental Services Worker 1!
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) we are recruiting for qualified applicants to join our team and fill multiple part-time vacancies as a Developmental Services Worker 1 (DSW1) in our West Region. This includes locations in Norwalk, Torrington, and Southbury.
What We Have To Offer!
- 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
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
- Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Retirement healthcare offerings
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- Outstanding work-life balance
- 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
As a DSW1, we would empower you to work as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals. This would include:
- Implementing programs and procedures to Agency standards
- Provide assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living
- Participate in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities
- Other duties as assigned
These are part time roles on first, second, or third shift based at various locations across West Region. Please click the link below to view all West Region DSW1 part-time opportunities that are currently available:
- DSW1, West 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
We encourage you to continue your career with us and see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DDS team!
Additional Recruitment Information
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
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This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
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.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Tommy Wilson, DDS EEO 1 at (860) 418-6148 or Tommy.Wilson@ct.gov.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ethan Ives at Ethan.Ives@ct.gov.
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.