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  • 514865
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 31 2023 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Job Location:

Address:  1750 East Windsor Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85006

Posting Details:

Salary: $46,107.78 - $51,124.60

Grade: 18

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Habilitation Supervisor 1. DDD provides individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, services and supports that are flexible, high quality, and member driven. These services provide individuals with opportunities to exercise their rights and responsibilities of independent decision-making and engagement in the community

Job Duties:

• The position assists in the development and implementation of Individualized Support Plans (ISPs); administers medications; participates in discussions and coordinates plans; functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team and ensures that the health, safety, and psychological needs are met for the members with developmental disabilities
• Completes performance evaluations (MAP); approves ETE Time Cards for staff; facilitates shift meetings; communicates with staff regarding job performance; completes work schedules and assures adequate staffing levels at all times; participates in interviews and problem-solving personnel issues. Communicates pertinent information to staff related to their job & individuals for whom they are responsible
• Completes review of Client Incident Reports to ensure all information is accurate, complete with results sent to the supervisor.
• Ensures calls are made to administrator on member incidents as required by policy during the same shift.
• Ensures required documentation is completed on a daily basis (e.g., Time Cards, program data, treatment sheets, member fund requests/reconciliations, etc.).
• Demonstrates leadership by displaying a positive attitude, promoting teamwork, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, problem solving, giving recognition, and striving to improve services.
• May perform housekeeping duties, meal preparation, and other miscellaneous duties.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures
• Knowledge of Federal Title XIX ICF/IDD regulations Individual Support Plan (ISP) process Members' rights and advocacy
• Experience working with specialized needs for individuals with intellectual disabilities
• Knowledge in principles of behavior management and positive behavioral supports
• Supervisory principles and problem solving
• Skilled in oral and written communication, listening, and problem solving
• Skilled in multi-tasking and prioritizing
• Skilled in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of prescribed therapeutic routines
• Skilled in teamwork and team building
• Ability to evaluate staff performance and resolve problems
• Ability to manage emergency situations in an effective and professional manner
• Ability to monitor the provision of care to individuals, including identifying problems and implementing solutions
• Ability to manage a diverse group of staff to develop goals and teamwork within the shift to accomplish those goals

Selective Preference(s):

• Candidate must be 18 years of age and able to read and write in English. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime, when necessary. Preference given to candidates with a High School or General Education Development (GED) diploma.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employment may be contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• Employee shall have a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.
• Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459.
• In-state travel is required. This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10207.12.)
• Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefit package to include:

• Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
• Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Stipend Opportunities
• Infant at Work Program
• Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
• Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
• Life and Disability Insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Jared Dechantigny at 480-486-8723 or jdechantigny@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Jared Dechantigny at 480-486-8723 or jdechantigny@azdes.gov.

Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.