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2nd Level Direct Care Worker 2

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Taunton
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:


The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is announcing the availability of a full-time Second Level Director Care Worker 2 (Developmental Services Worker 2) position located in Taunton, MA for the Southeastern Residential Services. The Developmental Service Worker II provides direct care services and supports to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities who live in a residential home setting.

Duties and Responsibilities: (The duties stated are a general summary and not all inclusive.)

  • Assist with implementation of habiltative, behavioral and recreational programs.

  • Perform crisis intervention when necessary.

  • Monitor DSW I staff to ensure that they are acting as advocates demonstrating respect and positive regard for the individuals.

  • Attend review meetings, maintain and protect confidential records.

  • Transport individuals to work, appointments and recreational outings.

  • Dispense medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • Help individuals' make choices in their lives; meet personal care and nutritional needs.

  • Guarantee policies, procedures and services are followed and provided throughout the tour of duty.

  • Complete cooking, housekeeping and yard work duties as required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical and empowering relationships with staff and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    • Capability to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility

    • Ability to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language

      Agency Requirements:

      • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

      • Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License

      • Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification

      • After successfully completing a training program, the selected candidate must acquire and maintain: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification

        Please Note:

        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, the selected candidate will be required to report to work.

        This DSW II position is in a program that operates 24-hours/7 days a week. Candidates must be flexible in their work schedule. The Department requires employees in this position to be able to perform Mandatory Overtime when circumstances dictate the need.

        Work Schedule:

        Full-time - 40 hour weekly position. Day (1st) Shift

        Schedule -- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - 6:30am-3pm

        Days off - Sunday and Monday

        About the Department of Developmental Services:

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

        For more information about our agency and programs visit: www.mass.gov/dds

        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

          • 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 Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form

            As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process 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. 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.

            For help logging into/resetting your MassCareers profile, call the Employment Service Center at 617-979-8500 for assistance.

            For questions concerning the information in this requisition please contact the Human Resources' Field Office at 508-866-8803.


            Qualifications 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.

            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!

            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.

            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.

            Official Title: Developmental Services Wrk IIPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Taunton - Res 6196Job: Direct CareAgency: Department of Developmental ServicesSchedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Dec 29, 2022, 7:59:11 PMNumber of Openings: 1Salary: 44,135.20 - 56,994.02 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque - 8573012416Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/InstitutionalConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Taunton , 2nd Level Direct Care Worker 2, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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