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Developmental Services Worker 1
Company: State of Connecticut Executive Branch
Location: Norwalk & Torrington , CT
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/16/2024
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Developmental Services Worker 1
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - is recruiting multiple full-time Developmental Service Worker 1 located in Norwalk and Torrington, CT.

Position Highlights:
These are full-time positions with first, second, and third shift opportunities in the DDS West Region. Please click the link below for all opportunities that are currently available:
DSW1 Full Time Opportunity Schedules - Department of Administrative Services (jobapscloud.com)

Salary Information:
New hires into State service will be paid at a rate of $23.41/hour. Upon successful completion of the working test period, the Employee shall be compensated at $24.50/hour
Current DDS employees $44,751 - $60,671 yearly based on experience

The Role:
As a Developmental Services Worker 1, we would empower you to work as part of a team in an intensive programming effort designed for the care, guidance, supervision and training of individuals. This would include:
Implementing programs and procedures to Agency standards
Provide assistance and instruction to individuals in activities of daily living
Participate in therapeutic programs for development of individuals capabilities
Other duties as assigned
About Us:
DDS partners 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.

What’s In It For You:
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;
A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
A healthy work-life balance to all employees.
State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loan forgiveness after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.

Discover the opportunity to:
Engage in a rewarding career
Assist our employees so they can achieve success
Make a difference in the public sector
Work together in a collaborative team environment
Qualifications & Requirements
interpersonal skills;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to
develop a positive relationship with individuals;
train individuals in self care habits, personal hygiene and proper social conduct;
understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
Contact Information
Company Description:
The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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