2nd Level Direct Care Worker 2
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: January 19, 2023
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
- 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
- Transport individuals to work, appointments and recreational
- Dispense medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules
- 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
- 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
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
- Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's
- Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program
- After successfully completing a training program, the selected
candidate must acquire and maintain: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification
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.
Full-time - 40 hour weekly position. Day (1st) Shift
Schedule -- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday -
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
For more information about our agency and programs visit:
Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment
screening which includes:
- Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry
- 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 Reasonable Accommodation Online
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.
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT
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
Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor
vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to
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
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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
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
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