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State of Massachusetts PIPELINE - Direct Care Worker I in Needham, Massachusetts

*The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 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. Provides support to individuals living in the apartment or home in which they work. Staff support individual by teaching them skills, carrying out programs, completing documentation, delivers medication, reports concerns to supervisors and provides physical assistance when necessary. In addition staff drive the state vehicle in order to transport individuals to work or on leisure or community trips. Staff are expected to be familiar with community and neighborhood resources and assist individuals in becoming active members of their community. Staff must be familiar with State regulations. They will also be required to complete housekeeping and yard work as requested. Must maintain current CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration Program certifications. *

Schedule: Needham residence, Friday-Tuesday, 11:00 pm - 7:00 am Wednesday/Thursday off

_Preferred Qualifications:_

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;

Capacity to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility or objects (minimum 55 lbs);

Aptitude to transcribe read and comprehend the English language;

_Agency Requirements: _

Possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification

Upon successful completion of a training program, incumbents must obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification

_Please Note: _

*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, selected applicant will be required to report to work. *

This is a 24hour/7 days a week staff position. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform "MANDATORY OVERTIME" when circumstances dictate the need.

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_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

  • 11 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

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources at 781-788-5203.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Direct Care

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: PIPELINE - Direct Care Worker I

Location: Massachusetts-Needham - Res 6130

Requisition ID: 200007EQ

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