Developmental Disabilities Residential Unit Manager

American Sign Language

Recruitment #091019-MDDZ27-351100

Summary Statement

The incumbent will provide person-centered case management support to individuals who are Deaf and receiving residential habilitation services.  Duties include: developing, completing and monitoring individual service plans; communicating with service providers, families, guardians, and individuals’ informal support entities to enable the individual to live their life to the fullest;  ensuring services are being delivered in a manner that is consistent with the service plan; ensuring compliance with applicable standards and regulations.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. Certified in American Sign Language (ASL) or fluent in American Sign Language.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Plans, assigns, reviews, evaluates and trains staff in the assigned unit.
  • Develops active treatment plans for assigned clients based on input from unit staff.
  • Conducts interdisciplinary team conferences.
  • Insures the physical operation of the unit is maintained by requisitioning needed supplies and materials, checking maintenance and insuring work orders are completed.
  • Investigates complaints regarding patient abuse and initiates appropriate corrective action.
  • Prepares reports of unit activities and maintains client case files and records.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Developmental Disabilities Residential Unit Manager 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in a human services or related field OR a licensed Registered Nurse OR Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  2. At least one year experience providing professional services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  3. Six months experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
  6. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  7. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.