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Human Services Coordinator I

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Fitchburg
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is excited to offer a career growth opportunity to a motivated and talented individual for the Human Services Coordinator I (HSC I) position in the North Central Area Office. The Human Services Coordinator I is the primary contact for individuals and families served by the Department and are expected to effectively represent the 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.





The HSC I coordinates and facilitates the development of Individual Service Plan (ISP) for individuals on assigned caseload, as well as monitors the implementation of services provided by DDS funded residential, day and support program providers. The HSC I 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.





Additional HSC I responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:





  • Monitoring the safety and well-being of assigned individuals

  • Providing advocacy in human, civil and legal rights

  • Facilitating team meetings; monitoring follow-through on team recommendations while maintaining individual's records and relevant computer databases

  • Maintaining regular and consistent contact with individuals, service providers and families.





    The HSC I will arrange and/or provide crisis intervention for individuals as needed; assessing needs and making recommendations for follow up planning, as well as providing information to supervisor and other members of the Area Office Management Team. This position will perform other related duties which may include individuals engaged in Participant-Directed Services.






    Please Note: This is Full-time, 37.50 hour position located in the North Central Area Office in Fitchburg, MA



    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5:00pm



    Days Off: Sunday and Saturday



    Flexibility required to meet the needs of the Area Office.







    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.







    Pre-Hire 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: 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









        If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form.







        For technical help with MassCareers, 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 857-268-2337.

        Qualifications 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.









        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!







        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.







        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.



        Official Title: Human Services Coordinator IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Fitchburg - 49 Nursery LaneJob: Community and Social ServicesAgency: Department of Developmental ServicesSchedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Dec 20, 2022, 4:00:05 PMNumber of Openings: 2Salary: 57,885.88 - 79,062.10 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque, Ferdousi.Faruque@mass.gov - 8573012416Bargaining Unit: 08-SEIU - Local 509 - Social/RehabilitationConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: Yes

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Nashua , Human Services Coordinator I, Other , Fitchburg, New Hampshire

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