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State of Massachusetts Vocational Instructor (A/B) in Baldwinville, Massachusetts

Templeton Community Based Day Program provides direct support to individuals through participation in all planned activities. The Vocational Instructor A/B assists in the planning of daily, weekly and monthly activities, also participating in local community events. Implements all training Social emotional, nutritional, ambulatory, and ISP related objectives for all individuals. This position requires a knowledge of documentation systems including data collection and objective formulation. Performs duties as directed by the Rehabilitation counselors and Habilitation Counselor. Will assist in covering employment services program when asked by the supervisor to provide consistent and employment opportunities during staff leave. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with team members, service providers, family members, and employers to provide direction to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder. Potential candidates must have the ability to compile required data, produce daily written documentation and monthly progress notes, as well as document attendance and incident reports. They must also have the ability to communicate professionally and be sensitive to the social/emotional needs of individuals being served throughout the Central/West Region, while placing an emphasis on the development of a competitive workforce. _ Please Note:_ * This position is based in Baldwinville, MA and will travel throughout the Central/West Region, as required. * Schedule: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Days Off: Sunday/Saturday / With flexibility required to meet the needs of the program./ /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-Offer Process:_ 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. * Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. 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. * If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete theADA Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at _617-979-8500_ for assistance. For questions concerning the information in this requisition, please contact Human Resources at* 800-510-4122, Option #4. *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience working with individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and/or blindness; in vocational or industrial training; or in vocational or industrial instruction. SUBSTITUTIONS: - An Associate's or higher degree in industrial arts or vocational education may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. - One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. LICENSES: 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 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! Title 101 CMR 23.00 *(“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *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: Training and Development *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Vocational Instructor (A/B) Location: Massachusetts-Baldwinville -184 Freight Shed Requisition ID: 2400054A