Day Support Options Specialist - New Britain, CT (Hartford)


: $60,420.00 - $100,940.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

Job Title:

DSO Specialist

Site: New Britain, CT



Posting Date:


Role and Responsibilities

Job Duties

  • Responsible for on-site supervision, problem solving and advocacy on behalf of program participants

  • Assist in creating a safe and enrichingenvironment for clients of CWs Day Service Option program by planning for and providing activities that are of interest to and within the capabilities of those served.

  • Transport clients to events and community activities.

  • Follow any established behavior plans and document client progress and any other required data.

  • Participates in required training sessions and maintainscertifications, whichincludeFirst Aid and CPR, PMT,BloodbornePathogen Training, Public Service License (based upon position). Employees with medical conditions, which prevent active participation in or prohibits certification in any of these required trainings must discuss the matter with their supervisor and submit a request for a waiver.

  • Assists the Rehabilitation Counselor in developing Individualized Plans by providing information onconsumersprogress, outcomes and participation.

  • May be responsible for completion and maintenance of any and all consumer records.

  • Serves as CW,Inc.participant liaison to DDS staff persons, family members or residential providers, and advocated for program participants. May attend team meetings.

  • Conducts all program activities in accordance with CARF, State and Federal Agencies (DDS, DMHAS, DCF andetc.) and CWemployees.

  • Essential Duties

  • Must be able to thoroughly supervise those with disabilities

  • Must be able to work in a team

  • Must be able to communicate proficiently- oral and written

  • Qualifications and education requirements

  • College Degree preferred

  • At least three (3) years in the human services field andatleast one(1) year in a supervisory capacity of professional staff.

  • Preferred Knowledge

  • First Aid Certification

  • Physical & Psychological Management Training

  • CPR Training

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Preferred Skills

  • Team building

  • Decision making skills

  • Effective verbal & listening skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to work under little supervision

  • Preferred Attributes

  • Flexibility

  • Respectfulness

  • Sound work ethics

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Physical Demands

    The Day Support Options Specialist position can be a physically demanding position. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to reach using hands or arms. The incumbent must spend the entire time at work standing, walking, lifting heavy objectsetc. The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or more than 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. It is important to note that the Day Support Options Specialistmay have to transfer individuals from chairs to wheelchairs.

    Environmental Demands

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made. The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions depending on what site and or which client the DSO specialist is working with.

    Background Screening

    Must submit to background check prior to hire and ongoing as dictated by contract. Must be able to pass criminal and drug screening processes to meet current contract eligibility requirements that apply.

    Revised on 4/16/18

    Associated topics: behavioral health, case, disabilities, family, msw, npho, outreach, rww, tirr, youth * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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