Are you a current Department of Developmental Services Agency employee, who has one (1) year of experience working at the level of Developmental Service Worker 2, that is seeking new opportunities and challenges? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 position today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) – South Region – is currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1 positions located at the Holton Road in North Franklin, CT.
Position Highlights: PCN 119014
- 35 hours/week
- 1st/2nd shift
- Schedule: Friday 8:00am – 3:00 pm; Saturday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Regular days off: Sunday & Monday
- Work schedule flexibility is required to meet the demands of the job.
- May be required to work nights and weekends.
- Travel required
In your role as a Supervising Developmental Services Worker 1, you will have the opportunity to:
- Coordinate and supervise or assist in supervision of a residential living program including assigning work and evaluation staff performance;
- Assist in development of policies, programs and operational procedures;
- Direct implementation of policies, programs and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and needs of individuals;
- Arrange for fire drills and safety inspections;
- Supervise staff by directing and advising them on work reviewing reports and conferring with them on daily operational, disciplinary and special programs;
- Arrange for and coordinate provision for appropriate supportive care services such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry;
- Secure and distribute supplies and equipment for teaching strategies and individuals personal needs;
- Arrange for individual transportation;
- Monitor individual fund spending;
- Assist in unit response to surveys and inspections;
- Other 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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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 driver’s license.
- Will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on your driver’s license 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 supervisor or lead worker.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Coordinates and supervises or assists in supervision of a residential living program including assigning work and evaluating staff performance;
- Assists in development of policies, programs and operational procedures;
- Directs implementation of these policies, programs and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations and needs of individuals;
- Arranges for fire drills and safety inspections;
- Supervises staff by directing and advising them on work, reviewing reports and conferring with them on daily operational, disciplinary and special problems;
- Arranges for and coordinates provision of appropriate supportive care services such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry;
- Secures and distributes supplies and equipment for teaching strategies and individuals personal needs;
- Arranges for individual transportation;
- Monitors individual fund spending;
- Assists in unit response to surveys and inspections;
- Coordinates, evaluates and may participate in residential care program within unit including care, feeding, clothing and treatment of individuals;
- May provide orientation and in-service training to subordinate staff;
- May complete and review for accuracy a variety of reports, notes, logs and requisitions, etc.;
- May design and write residential living programs;
- May attend interdisciplinary team and administrative meetings;
- May coordinate community support services for individuals;
- May administer first aid in emergency situations;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- modern methods of working with individuals with an intellectual disability;
- goals, policies and organization of a residential living unit;
- rehabilitative and interdisciplinary process;
- Knowledge of
- support services provided in residential care such as housekeeping, dietary, maintenance and laundry;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to implement policies and operational procedures;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience working with individuals with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities at the level of a Developmental Services Worker 2.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following experience:
- Experience interacting with and explaining information to individuals in a fast-paced environment that involves considerable phone and email contact
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Teams and Excel, as well as DDS e-camris and CORE-CT
- Experience working with modern approaches to provide active treatment for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
- 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 some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals; may be exposed to moderately 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.