Classified/Non-Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
5661  HN - 14 DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WORKER 1  Jan 25, 2013
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
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 clients.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Initially works under the close supervision of a Developmental Services Worker or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Generally does not exercise supervision.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Receives training in, then independently implements, policies and procedures designed to achieve objectives of a program for persons with mental retardation; provides assistance and instruction to clients in activities of daily living; participates in therapeutic programs for development of clients capabilities; provides guidance and instruction to clients in development of desirable personal habits, hygiene and social relationships; implements client 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 client behavior through modification techniques; may administer selected oral medications with appropriate training; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop a positive relationship with clients; ability to train clients in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Experience and/or training that could be expected to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual or fluent in American Sign Language.
2.
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.
3.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:
Incumbents in this class must possess physical and emotional health for efficient performance of duties; a physical examination may be required.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients; may have significant exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Worker 1 in Salary Group HN 14 approved effective July 4, 2008. (Revised to modify Special Requirements)

5661A 1/25/13 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
5661  1899  (25)-Patient and Inmate Care
(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)
(5)-Para-Professional