Human Services Coordinator I
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: January 19, 2023
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,
- Monitoring the safety and well-being of assigned
- Providing advocacy in human, civil and legal rights
- Facilitating team meetings; monitoring follow-through on team
recommendations while maintaining individual's records and relevant
- 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
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
Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment
screening which includes:
- Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry
- 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.
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
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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.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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