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State of Massachusetts ASD-Human Services Coordinator I in Beverly, Massachusetts

This position is located in Beverly The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking candidates for the position of Human Services Coordinator I-Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Human Service Coordinator I is the primary contact for individuals and families served by the Department of Developmental Services and are expected to effectively represent the Metro North Area Office by building respectful and collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, guardians, provider agencies and other stakeholder groups involving the work of the Area Office and Department. * * Prior experience providing supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is required due to extensive Autism related needs and services comprising the caseload for this position. Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.) * Coordinates and facilitates the development of Individual Service Plans (ISP) for individuals on assigned caseload * Monitors the implementation of services provided by DDS funded residential, day and support program providers * Ensures individuals on caseload receive appropriate services through arranging, organizing and coordinating the Department of Developmental Services funded and generic support services in response to individual’s needs, while maintaining communication and outreach with community services and other state agencies. * Monitors the safety and well-being of assigned individuals; providing advocacy in human, civil and legal rights * Monitors follow-through on team recommendations while maintaining individual’s records and relevant computer databases, as well as maintain regular and consistent contact with individuals, service providers and families. * Arranges or provides crisis intervention for individuals as needed, assessing needs and making recommendations for follow up planning * * Preferred Qualifications: * Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Special Requirements: * Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License 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: 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 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. Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:45AM-5:00PM * If any concerns or questions you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000. *This position is located in Wakefield The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking candidates for the position of Human Services Coordinator I-Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Human Service Coordinator I is the primary contact for individuals and families served by the Department of Developmental Services and are expected to effectively represent the Metro North Area Office by building respectful and collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, guardians, provider agencies and other stakeholder groups involving the work of the Area Office and Department. * * Prior experience providing supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is required due to extensive Autism related needs and services comprising the caseload for this position. Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.) * Coordinates and facilitates the development of Individual Service Plans (ISP) for individuals on assigned caseload * Monitors the implementation of services provided by DDS funded residential, day and support program providers * Ensures individuals on caseload receive appropriate services through arranging, organizing and coordinating the Department of Developmental Services funded and generic support services in response to individual’s needs, while maintaining communication and outreach with community services and other state agencies. * Monitors the safety and well-being of assigned individuals; providing advocacy in human, civil and legal rights * Monitors follow-through on team recommendations while maintaining individual’s records and relevant computer databases, as well as maintain regular and consistent contact with individuals, service providers and families. * Arranges or provides crisis intervention for individuals as needed, assessing needs and making recommendations for follow up planning * * Preferred Qualifications: * Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Special Requirements: * Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License 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: 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 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. Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:45AM-5:00PM * If any concerns or questions you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000. *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * Applicants must have (A) at least three (3) years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in human services work or social work or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. Based on assignment, travel may be required. Incumbents who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment. Based on assignment as Qualified Intellectual Disabled Professionals, within the Department of Developmental Services, a Bachelor’s degree or higher 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, physical education or other a related field is required. Executive Order #595: 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 Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *ASD-Human Services Coordinator I Location: Massachusetts-Beverly - 100 Cummings Ctr Requisition ID: 21000A9L

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