Developmental Services Wrk II

The work location for this position is in Hanover, MA.
Job Responsibilities:
The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.
DDS is announcing the availability of a full-time Developmental Services Worker II (DSW II) position located in Hanover, MA for the Southeast Residential Services. The Developmental Service Worker II provides direct care and programmatic services to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities who live in a residential home setting. The person selected for this position assists in the implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs; performs crisis intervention; is assigned program related cooking and housekeeping duties. The DSW II is responsible to maintain and protect the confidential records of the individuals in the Departments care.
The following duties are an example of the responsibilities that will be assigned to the DSW II for the individuals in their care. The DSW II will attend review meetings; dispense medications to in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, transports, and accompanies individuals to their various appointments as well as drive individuals to work, and recreational outings; provide leisure activities to individuals; assist individuals in meeting his/her personal care and nutritional needs; assists and supports individuals in making choices in his/her life; and maintain individuals rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations. Additionally, this position, monitors Developmental Service Worker I's (DSW I's) to ensure that they are acting as advocates and demonstrating respect and positive regard for the individuals they are providing services for. This position must also ensure that policies, procedures, and services are provided throughout their tour of duty.
A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:
For questions please call the Human Resources field office staff at 508-866-8803.
This is a Civil Service Position. If there is no Civil Service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
Schedule Information:
Full-Time ? 40 hour weekly position on 3rd shift (Night Shift)
Working: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- 11:00 PM to 9:00 AM.
Days off: Thursday, Friday & Saturday
This position is designated as an "EMERGENCY" Position in the Department of Developmental Service's Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, you will be required to report to work.
"This position is in a program that operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need."
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have (A) at least one (1) year of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in providing direct support services to persons with developmental/ intellectual, emotional or physical disabilities, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
An Associate's degree or higher with a major in a human services field, including sociology, special education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or other related field may be substituted for the required experience.
Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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