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State of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B) in Baldwinville, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking qualified candidates for the Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B) position. The Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B) is responsible for the joint leadership of the operations of Templeton Community Services (TCS) Community Based Day Services. Responsibilities include participating in all planning and implementation of Community integration, developing and implementing Individual Support Plan (ISP) assessments and the documentation and coordination of all planning with other Rehabilitation Counselors. This position also provides leadership to groups and teaches social, educational and/or emotional skills to individuals receiving services, as well as develops forums to communicate with family or guardians. The Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B) must also have the ability to communicate professionally and be sensitive to the social/emotional needs of individuals being served throughout the Templeton Community Day and Employment Services, while placing an emphasis on community integration and the development of a competitive workforce. Medication Administration Program (MAP) certified person preferred, but not required. _Please Note:_ This position will be based in Templeton, MA. Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm Days Off: Saturday/Sunday /Flexibility required to meet needs of the program./ _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 * 12 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: http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks 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 Employment & Staffing at 800-627-7730. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in social work, social casework, vocational counseling, employment counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or educational counseling. SUBSTITUTIONS: - A Bachelor's or higher degree in rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, social work, psychology, human services, or counseling may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. - A Bachelor's or higher degree in a major other than rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation counseling, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, social work, psychology, human services, or counseling may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of four years of education for one year of experience. - Licensure as a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor by the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals or Certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification may be substituted for 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 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: *Rehabilitation Counselor (A/B) Location: Massachusetts-Baldwinville -184 Freight Shed Requisition ID: 2100050B

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