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State of Massachusetts Behavioral Direct Care Supervisor - Emergency Stabilization Program in Wrentham, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is searching for an enthusiastic, compassionate, reliable individual with a strong work ethic to fill a Behavioral Direct Care Supervisor - Emergency Stabilization Program (Developmental Service Worker III)position to be assigned to the Emergency Stabilization Program (ESP) within the Southeast region, Wrentham Mass. The Behavioral Supervisor coordinates and oversees the resident programs with regards to active treatment and ensures proper implementation of habilitative and behavioral programs. This posting requires interested candidates including current employees in the same title to go through the interview process as this position requires specialized training. Employees applying for this assignment will be required to successfully complete the Proactive Approaches to Behavioral Challenges (PABC) training within 6 months. Staff that is unable to complete the training will be ineligible for the assignment. All staff working in the ESP Unit, upon its opening will receive a differential of $3.25 for each hour worked. _Job Responsibilities_: (The duties and responsibilities stated are general summary and not all inclusive.) * Will provide hands on support to individuals and will be assigned as necessary in direct support coverage. * Provide daily supervision and training to Developmental Service Worker II (DSW2) staff to ensure that they are acting as advocates for the individuals and demonstrate respect and positive regard for individuals with developmental disabilities. * Oversee the health and safety of the individuals, adhere to rules and regulations, as well as communicate with appropriate medical and health care providers regarding individual’s health concerns, as the shift supervisor. * Complete daily reports and collect information necessary to document incidents that occur during the shift. * Manage all aspects of the Unit Office in the absence of the DSW IV and respond to both operational problems within the unit and to resident behavioral episodes. * Assign staff work schedules, as a supervisor, and complete DSW II evaluations; monitor the performance of DSW staff in program implementation. * Ensure that Department policies, procedures, and services are adhered to throughout the tour of duty. _Special Requirements:_ Employees applying for this assignment will be required to successfully complete the Proactive Approaches to Behavioral Challenges (PABC) within 6 months to have this position. Staff that is unable to complete the training will be ineligible for the assignment. The selected candidate must acquire and maintain PABC Certified, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certifications. 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. * The program 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. _Preferred Qualifications_: * PABC Certified and/or PABC trainer * Experience working with challenging behaviors. * Working knowledge of PBS and how to implement across all settings. * Capacity to remain calm in a high stress environment. * Excellent time management and communication skills. * Develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with staff and residents. * Ability to relate to others in a professional and appropriate manner ensuring proper communication and support. * Interface appropriately with other staff and supervisors. * Willingness to help debrief staff after stressful situation occur. * Skilled in navigating through Microsoft operating systems. * Provide leadership and direction to direct care staff and effectively respond to emerging situations. * Capability to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility. * Ability to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language. * Competent to help develop, cultivate, and nurture a team atmosphere. _Schedule Information:_ Full-time – 40-hour weekly position Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 pm to 7:00 am Days off – Sunday and Monday _About the Department of Developmental Services:_ The mission of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to create innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to their communities as valued members. DDS serves over 43,000 vulnerable individuals throughout their lifetimes, providing a spectrum of day, employment, and residential supports. The agency directly oversees and manages $3 billion in public funds ($2.7B operating budget) and approximately 5,500 staff, the largest state employee workforce of any agency in the Massachusetts executive branch of government. For more information about our agency and programs visit: _Pre-Hire Process:_ Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: · Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: · 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. * 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. 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 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 DEPOSIT. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years 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. Substitutions: 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 one (1) year of 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! COVID Vaccine: 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. *Job: Direct Care *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Behavioral Direct Care Supervisor - Emergency Stabilization Program Location: Massachusetts-Wrentham-Emerald Street Requisition ID: 23000BYM