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State of Massachusetts Residential Supervisor (A/B) in North Reading, Massachusetts

_This position is located in North Reading, MA_

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) would like to announce the availability of a full-time Residential Supervisor A/B position working in the Northeast Region for Northeast Residential Services. This position is responsible for the overall day to day management of the group home including supervision of all staff and individuals as assigned.

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

  • Will coordinate, implement, and supervise the administrative and clinical operations of the home, including residential program development.

  • Provide staff training and assess individuals’ needs, abilities, and resources to develop therapeutic programs in community living skills, participate in the interdisciplinary team, coordinate and participate in Individual Service Plan implementation.

  • Maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment

  • Ensure the provision of appropriate individuals' services as indicated in Individual Service Plans

  • Implement and/or ensure compliance of policies, regulations, and procedures.

  • Promote principles of normalization and dignity and provide for the welfare of individuals by making personnel recommendations for hiring and promoting staff.

  • Supervise and evaluate support staff and maintain adequate staffing patterns.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain data collection and records.

  • Monitor and evaluate the physical operation and maintenance of the residence and monitor residential budgets, maintain individuals’ funds; assist individuals with expenditures and money management.

  • Act as a liaison to adjunct personnel, ensures effective communication between staff and performs related work as required.

_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 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

  • 11 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: and

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 you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources at 978-774-5000.


Sunday/Monday Off

Tue 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Wed 11:00 AM-7:30 PM

Thu 3:00 PM-11:30 PM

Fri 12:00 PM-8:30 PM

Sat 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This position is designated as an “EMERGENCY” Position in the Department of Developmental Service’s 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.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in counseling, guidance, teaching, or therapeutic services for individuals with developmental disabilities, of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity.


  • A Bachelor's degree in social work, rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, human services, education of people with physical and/or learning disabilities may be substituted for two years of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.

  • A Master's or higher degree social work, rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, human services or education of people with physical and/or learning disabilities may be substituted for an additional year of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.

  • One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

  • No substitution will be permitted for the required supervisory experience.

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

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Residential Supervisor (A/B)

Location: Massachusetts-North Reading - Res 7244

Requisition ID: 200007RP