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State of Massachusetts Human Services Coordinator I in Walpole, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Metro Region is seeking a Human Service Coordinator I (HSC) with strong attributes in the Human Service field to work in the Newton South/Norfolk Area Office. The successful candidate for this position will work primarily with adults (age twenty-two and above) who have been determined eligible for DDS services. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Coordinate and facilitate development of an Individual Support Plan that incorporates a broad spectrum of the individuals needs, skills and desires. * Arrange for referrals of services and supports both within and outside of the DDS service delivery system as determined by the needs of the individual, and monitor those services. * Monitor a situation where an individual is at risk and arrange for crises intervention if appropriate. * Maintain the electronic consumer records in Meditech and HCSIS for assigned individuals. * Visit programs, individuals, family members, guardians, and agency support staff. * Collaborate closely with the other Area Office staff and provide information to the Area Office Management Team. * This position will also be a Support Broker whose job duties, through our Self-Direction program, include facilitating and arranging the budgeting and provision of self-directed services to individuals and families in the Newton/South Norfolk area. _ Please Note:_ * Driving, both within and outside of the Newton South/Norfolk catchment area, will be a necessary part of this position. * Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:45AM to 5:00PM, Days Off: Saturday and Sunday * Interested applicants should be flexible in schedule as there may be occasional nights and weekend meetings with individuals, guardians, families and other agencies. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Ability to listen attentively and respectfully to ascertain the desires and needs of individuals. * Proficiency to facilitate groups with diverse representation. * Capacity to function effectively as member of a team. _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. _Benefits and 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-Offer Process:_ 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. * 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 have any questions or concerns please contact Human Resources at 781-788-5211. 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 or higher degree 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: *Human Services Coordinator I Location: Massachusetts-Walpole-125 West Street Requisition ID: 210009Z2