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State of Massachusetts Developmental Services Worker IV in Baldwinville, Massachusetts

These DSW IV positions are within the new ESP (Emergency Stabilization Program) within Baldwinville MA. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks caring and compassionate applicants for the role of Developmental Services Worker IV (DSW IV) within our Stabilization Program, who have experience working with individuals with intellectual disability. This position provides direct support for individuals residing in an emergency respite program that offers short- and long-term residential services, as well as, intensive clinical, medical and psychiatric services. The DSW IV position is responsible for providing individuals with support that fosters and reinforces choice, health, safety and welfare, positive role modeling and developmental and maintenance of relationships with community members/organizations, family and friends. Duties and Responsibilities(these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): 1. Provides support for individuals residing in the stabilization program in order to foster prosocial and safe behavior. 2. Supervises the Stabilization Program residential staff as assigned by the Residential Supervisor C. 3. Ensure that DSW's III assigned to the Stabilization Program are adequately trained to be able to competently support the individuals residing in the Program. 4. Assists/teaches individual personal management skills in: eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, clothing, maintenance, self-preservation, and manners to ensure that the human rights of the individuals are respected. 5. Interacts with individuals and families of individuals, and co-workers in a positive, respectful, responsive, and open manner, as necessary to being a "team player". 6. Promotes the rights and dignity of all individuals: fosters community membership and relationship building. 7. Participates and includes individual's input whenever possible, in development of Individual Service Plans for each individual. 8. Carries out intervention strategies to promote individuals personal growth and development. 9. Ensures the safety and well being of the individuals. 10. Direct Care Staff roles and responsibilities in the safe administration of medication. Please Note: This position is located in Templeton Community Services in Baldwinville, MA. SHIFT: 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM DAYS OFF: Sunday/Monday These are a 24 hour/ 7 days a week staffed positions. Candidates must be able to be flexible in their work schedule. The Department of Developmental Services require employees in this position to be able to perform "Mandatory Overtime" when circumstances dictate the need. About the Department of Developmental Services: The mission of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to create innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to their communities as valued members. DDS serves over 43,000 vulnerable individuals throughout their lifetimes, providing a spectrum of day, employment, and residential supports. The agency directly oversees and manages $3 billion in public funds ($2.7B operating budget) and approximately 5,500 staff, the largest state employee workforce of any agency in the Massachusetts executive branch of government. For more information about our agency and programs Pre-Offer Process: Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. - Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: - Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: - Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. - National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. - If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at _617-979-8500_ for assistance. For questions concerning the information in this requisition, please contact Human Resources at 800-510-4122, Option #4. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have (A) at least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in providing direct support services to persons with developmental/ intellectual, emotional or physical disabilities, of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a supervisory or leadership capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. 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 a maximum one (1) year of the required (A) experience. Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Title 101 CMR 23.00 *(“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Developmental Services Worker IV Location: Massachusetts-Baldwinville - Res 5414 Requisition ID: 240005Z4