The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - South Region - Currently has three (3) part-time, seventeen and half (17.50) hours per week job opportunity for a Developmental Services Worker 1 based out of Old Mill Road, Middletown.
These are part-time seventeen and half (17.50) hours per week positions with the following schedules:
1st Shift: Saturday and Sunday-6:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
1st Shift: Monday thru Friday-6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
1st Shift: Saturday and Sunday-7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Candidates must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency as employees can be mandated to work overtime.
Current DDS permanent employees should not apply.
These are permanent positions. However, candidates will be hired into temporary schedules and temporary work locations. Per a stipulated agreement employees hired into temporary schedules and temporary locations will be impacted and will be required to participate in a DDS statewide job fair at a date in the future yet to be determined. Said employee will be required to select from a statewide list of work assignments opportunities that consist of hours needed to be staffed as determined by management. Selection of permanent assignments will be done by seniority. Employees hired into these positions will most likely start at the temporary location with the temporary schedule, but end up in a different location with a different schedule after selection at job fair.
Permanent locations for job fair will most likely include many additional towns statewide.
**New hires into State service will be paid at a rate of $21.01/hour. Upon successful completion of the working test period, the Employee shall be compensated at $21.98/hour.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.
Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, Non-State employee may be required to provide two (2) recent professional reference letter.
Incumbents must have the ability to be Med. Certified
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents will be required to obtain an F-Endorsement on driver’s license by the completion of the working test period.
This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov, (203)294-5037
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 persons with intellectual disabilities; 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
Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop a positive relationship with individuals; ability to train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct; ability to 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.
Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Experience working with individuals who have feeding tubes
Experience driving wheelchair vans
Experience with overhead lift systems
Good writing and communications skills
Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel)
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.