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MAIN PIPELINE- Direct Care Worker I - Taunton Area - Full-time and Part-time positions

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Taunton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

This is an open and continuous posting for full-time and part-time positions on multiple shifts throughout the Taunton area of the Southeast Region of DDS.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks caring and compassionate applicants for the role of DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WORKER I (DSW I) who are committed to building meaningful relationships and provide outstanding care and service.

The DSW I provides' programmatic direct care services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is to be accomplished by the provision of an environment consistent with participants' needs in daily living and those skills necessary for community life.


Southeastern MA CITIES & TOWNS:

Attleboro - Berkley - Lakeville - Middleboro - Raynham - Rehoboth - Taunton

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

* Provide support to individuals by assisting in the development and implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs in accordance with the Individual Service Plan (ISP) objectives
* Coordinate with direct supervisor(s) to ensure successful implementation of ISP's, use of appropriate methods, coordination of services and crisis intervention
* Assist and facilitate activities of daily living, such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, food shopping and preparation, budgeting, leisure activities and socialization skill development
* Attend individuals' review meetings and accompany them to various appointments; Transport individuals to work, recreational activities and other engagements as needed
* Maintain individuals' confidentiality and records; preserve individuals' human rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations
* Maintain household cleaning and exterior care and upkeep

Preferred Qualifications:

* Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
* Capacity to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility;
* Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language;

Agency Requirements:

* Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
* Possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License
* Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification
* Upon successful completion of a training program, incumbents must obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification

Please Note:

DDS fills this entry-level position on an ongoing basis as staff turnover and new program development occurs. The Department has full and part-time positions available on various shifts. Many of the positions require working every weekend with two days off in the middle of the week. Applicants must be flexible in work schedule. This is a 24-hour/7 days a week staff position. The Department requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need.

This position is designated as an "EMERGENCY" position in the Department of Developmental Services 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.

About the Agency:

The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with other, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

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:

Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes:

* Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dppc-abuser-registry
* Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
* National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. - https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. 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.

If an applicant/employee is having trouble logging into MassCareers and/or creating their profile, they will need to contact the ESC at (617) 979-8500 for assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Employment & Staffing Field Office at 508-866-8803.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Taunton , MAIN PIPELINE- Direct Care Worker I - Taunton Area - Full-time and Part-time positions, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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