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State of Massachusetts Services Coordinator Title XIX in Wrentham, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is searching for an enthusiastic, motivated, reliable individual with a strong work ethic to fill aHuman Service Coordinator I (HSC I)position for the Quality Enhancement Department (Q&E) at the Wrentham Developmental Center (WDC). The Service Coordinator monitors the safety and wellbeing of assigned individuals and advocates in regard to their human, civil, and legal rights through the implementation of support services, the Individual's service plan (ISP), and other necessary means. _Duties and Responsibilities:_ (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.) * Coordinate and facilitate the development and progress of Individual Support Plans (ISP) in accordance with the policies for the Agency and Facility, along with the Federal and State Regulations. * Monitor the delivery of the ISPs through onsite observations, consultation with staff, and review of resident related documentation. * Facilitate case conferences, ISP modifications, clinical team meetings to review and resolve problematic areas to enhance resident progress and prevention of regression. * Assess, evaluate, and document on a periodic basis, the appropriateness and/or need for modification of the Individual Support Plan (ISP). * Maintain regular contact with Individuals, Families/Guardians, and providers to ensure resident participation. * Utilize the communication method needed for assigned caseload. * Provide outreach and coordinate referrals to community services and other state agencies. * Provide up-to-date record keeping – both electronic and hard copy and maintain documentation for waiver or non-waiver services. * Organize clinical team meetings to identify resident needs and develop plans to meet those needs. * Coordinate community placement and facility transfer meetings. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Proficiency with Microsoft programs. _Agency Requirements:_ * Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. _Schedule Information:_ Full-time – 40 hour weekly position. Schedule Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Days off – Saturday and Sunday Flexibility with work schedule is required. This position requires the chosen candidate to be in the office 5 days a week, there is no remote and/or teleworking. _Special Requirements:_ * Candidate must have one of the following Licenses or Degrees to meet the minimum Federal requirements of (Title XIX) for Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (Q.I. D.P.) formerly (Q.M.R.P.) * One of the following is required for Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional assignments in the Department of Developmental Services: * A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, audiologist, registered nurse, dietitian, or social worker, OR * A Bachelor's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or physical education. _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: 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 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 Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at1-800-510-4122 Ext. #4. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT. This is a Civil Service position. If there is no Civil Service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in human services work or social work. Based on assignment, one year of professional work experience must have been in one of the following specialty areas. Refer to the individual position description for specialized work experience required. - Mental Health Case Manager and Forensic Transition Team Coordinator assignments only: The year of professional work experience must have included the clinical care and treatment of psychiatric or emotionally disturbed individuals. - Department of Developmental Services assignments only: The year of professional work experience must have involved working with individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. SUBSTITUTIONS: - A Bachelor's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or physical education may be substituted for two years of the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. - Mental Health Case Manager and Forensic Transition Team Coordinator assignments only: Degree substitutions must be in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, human services, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, or education of the learning disabled. - Department of Developmental Services assignments only: - A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, audiologist, registered nurse, dietitian, or social worker may be substituted for two years of the required experience. - A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical therapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant may be substituted for one year of the required 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 substitutions will be permitted for the required year of professional experience. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND LICENSES: - One of the following is required for Qualified Developmental Services Professional assignments in the Department of Developmental Services only: - A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, audiologist, registered nurse, dietitian, or social worker, OR - A Bachelor's or higher degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, or physical education. - Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state 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: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Services Coordinator Title XIX Location: Massachusetts-Wrentham-Emerald Street Requisition ID: 240000G9

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