Do you have one (1) year of experience in direct residential support services to individuals with an intellectual disability and other related conditions? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Developmental Services Supported Living Worker position today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – Central Office – is recruiting for one (1) full-time Developmental Services Supported Living Worker position in Individual Family Services (IFS) located in New Haven, CT.
- 70 Hours/biweekly
- 2nd Shift
- Saturday - Wednesday; 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Regular days off: Thursday & Friday
- Work schedule flexibility is required to meet the needs of the agency.
In your role as a Developmental Services Supported Living Worker, you will have the opportunity to:
- Implement programs and monitors an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting;
- Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participate in service delivery plan process for individuals;
- Provide guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills;
- Participate in and assist individuals with activities of daily living;
- Assist individuals in accessing goods, services and supports required for independent living without 24 hour supports;
- Reinforce appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques;
- Responsible for individuals health and safety;
- Observe and report individual behavior;
- Serve as advocate for government subsidies and redetermination hearings;
- Transport individuals;
- Act as liaison to individuals and their families or various community agencies or organizations;
- Provide concise and accurate reports and documentation;
- 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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- 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.
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- 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, within a regional Supported Living Program/Individual Supports this class is accountable for implementing programs, providing care, guidance, training and supervision of individuals living in the community.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Implements programs and monitors an assigned caseload of individuals living in a community setting;
- Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in service delivery plan process for individuals;
- Provides guidance and support for individuals to develop independent living skills;
- Participates in and assists individuals with activities of daily living;
- Assists individuals in accessing goods, services and supports required for independent living without 24 hour supports;
- Reinforces appropriate individual behavior through modification techniques;
- Responsible for individuals health and safety;
- Observes and reports individual behavior;
- Serves as advocate for government subsidies and redetermination hearings;
- Transports individuals;
- Acts as liaison to individuals and their families or various community agencies or organizations;
- Provides concise and accurate reports and documentation;
- May make recommendations on policies or standards;
- May administer and track medications with appropriate certification;
- May administer first aid in emergency situations;
- May schedule and attend appointments with individuals;
- May maintain individuals financial records;
- May restrain individuals;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- modern methods of working with individuals with an intellectual disability and other related conditions;
- safety, hygiene and health practices and procedures;
- state and federal assistance programs;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and procedures;
- medication administration and effects of medication;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- recognize and report behavioral changes;
- coordinate and collaborate effectively with individuals, groups and families;
- work independently and make decisions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in direct residential support services to individuals with an intellectual disability and other related conditions at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 1 (or equivalent experience in a human service field).
- 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 current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator license.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to be certified in medicine administration.
- Incumbents in this class may need to possess and maintain a public service endorsement.
- 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 exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to 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.