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State of Massachusetts MAIN PIPELINE - Direct Care Worker I - Wrentham - PIPELINE in Wrentham, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), in the Wrentham Developmental Center seeks caring and compassionate applicants for the role ofDEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WORKER I (DSW I)positions who are committed to building meaningful relationships in order to provide outstanding care and service. The DSW I position provides direct care services and aid to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing for the participants' needs in daily living and those skills necessary for community life.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Support individuals with habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs; these include delivering medication, reporting concerns to supervisors and providing physical assistance when necessary.

  • Coordinate with direct supervisor(s) to ensure implementation of the Individual Service Plan (ISP), which includes use of appropriate methods, coordination of services and crisis intervention are accomplished.

  • Aid in daily living activities, such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, food shopping and preparation, budgeting, leisure activities and social skills.

  • Attend individuals’ meetings and accompany them to various appointments; drive state vehicles to transport individuals to work, medical appointments, recreational events and other activities.

  • Maintain client confidentiality and records and individuals’ human rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Complete housekeeping and yard work as assigned.

_Agency Requirements:_

  • Candidate must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

  • Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

  • After successfully completing a training program, the selected candidate must acquire and maintain; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification.

_Preferred Qualifications:_* *

  • Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Capability to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility.

  • Ability to transcribe read and comprehend the English language.

_Special Requirements:_

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.

The DSW I position is in a program that operates 24hours/7 days a week. Staff position. Candidates must be able to be flexible in their work schedule. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform_"MANDATORY OVERTIME"_when circumstances dictate the need.

/_Please Note:_/_The work location for this position is in the Wrentham, MA._



_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 RequiringNational 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._ checks.html _



  • 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 an candidate/employee is having difficulty logging into MassCareers and/or creating their profile, they will need to contact the Employment Service Center (ESC) at (617) 979-8500 for assistance.

If you have any questions concerning the position please call Human Resources Field Office at 508-866-8803.


Minimum Entrance Requirements: None

Incumbents are required to possessa 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: MAIN PIPELINE - Direct Care Worker I - Wrentham - PIPELINE

Location: Massachusetts-Wrentham-Emerald Street

Requisition ID: 20000008