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State of Massachusetts Psychological Assistant III in Danvers, Massachusetts

_This position is based in Danvers, MA_ The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) would like to announce the availability of a full-time Psychological Assistant III, for the Northeast Residential Services (NRS), to provide a full range of psychological services to the individuals that we serve. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Completes functional behavior assessments (FBA) and interprets and incorporates assessment results into recommendations to enhance established, or newly created, behavioral treatment strategies. * Develops, trains, implements and monitors evidence-based behavioral treatment(s) in concert with psychopharmacological and occupational therapeutic interventions. * Works collaboratively with multiple interdisciplinary teams which include legal guardians and other family members as well as other stake holders * Provides hands on support, direction and assessment during periods of crisis as well as providing role modeling and teaching for direct care providers. * Defines, codes, collects, and analyzes data to improve delivered supports and quality of life for all individuals served. * Honors all DDS regulations which includes embracing Applied Behavioral Analysis as the foundation of a Positive Behavioral Supports (PBS) paradigm. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Candidates with Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) accreditation are strongly preferred. * Demonstrated knowledge of the interpretation and analysis of assessment and testing results; Diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and current trends in the field; * Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); * Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality; * Thoroughness, independence and excellent written and oral communication skills; * Record of working in multidisciplinary teams; * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint _About the Agency:_ The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members. _About Northeast Residential Services:_ Northeast Residential Services (NRS) is the largest State Operated residential and habilitative services and supports provider in the Commonwealth and is comprised of over 70 homes that are located throughout the Northeast Region of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program /_Pre-Hire Process:_/ 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: http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/fingerprint-background-checks.html Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Although this position is based in Danvers, the homes that are assigned to this position are located throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Metro North, and Lowell Areas, therefore moderate travel to attend meetings and other off-site locations is required. Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: 8:45-5:00. Sundays and Mondays off All State employees are paid bi-weekly through direct deposit. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Employment & Staffing Office at 978-774-5000. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: "Applicants must have at least (A) a Master's degree in psychology or related field and at least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in the application of psychological principles and techniques in a recognized agency providing psychological services or treatment, after the acquisition of the Master's degree,or (B) A Doctorate in Psychology." An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Psychological Assistant III Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-485 Maple Street Requisition ID: 210003VA

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