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Direct Care Worker I - Cape and South Coastal Area - Full-time and Part-timePositions - (PL)

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Sandwich
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description This is an open and continuous posting for full-time and part-time positions on multiple shifts throughout the Cape and South Coastal area of the Southeast Region of DDS.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks caring and compassionate applicants for the role of DIRECT CARE WORKER I who are committed to building meaningful relationships and provide outstanding care and service.

The Direct Care Worker I provides direct care services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is to be accomplished by the provision of an environment consistent with participants' needs in daily living and those skills necessary for community life.


Southeastern MA CITIES & TOWNS:

Centerville - East Freetown - Fall River - Marion - Mattapoisett - New Bedford - North Dartmouth - Rochester - Sandwich- Wareham

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

  • Provide support to individuals by assisting in the development and implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs in accordance with the Individual Service Plan (ISP) objectives

  • Coordinate with direct supervisor(s) to ensure successful implementation of ISP's, use of appropriate methods, coordination of services and crisis intervention

  • Assist and facilitate activities of daily living, such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, food shopping and preparation, budgeting, leisure activities and socialization skill development

  • Attend individuals' review meetings and accompany them to various appointments; Transport individuals to work, recreational activities and other engagements as needed

  • Maintain individuals' confidentiality and records; preserve individuals' human rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations

  • Maintain household cleaning and exterior care and upkeep

    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;

    • Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language;

      Agency Requirements:

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

      • 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:

        DDS fills this entry-level position on an ongoing basis as staff turnover and new program development occurs. The Department has full and part-time positions available on various shifts. Many of the positions require working every weekend with two days off in the middle of the week. Applicants must be flexible in work schedule. This is a 24-hour/7 days a week staff position. The Department requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need.

        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, you will be required to report to work.

        About the Department of Developmental Services:

        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.

        For more information about our agency and programs visit:

        Pre-Hire 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.


            As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process 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. 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 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 help logging into/resetting your MassCareers profile, call the Employment Service Center at 617-979-8500 for assistance.

            For questions concerning the information in this requisition please contact the Human Resources' Field Office at 508-866-8803.



            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.

            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: Developmental Services Wrk IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Rochester - Res 5606Job: Direct CareAgency: Department of Developmental ServicesSchedule: Full-timeShift: MultipleJob Posting: Jan 13, 2023, 2:08:51 AMSalary: 40,430.52 - 51,127.19 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque - 8573012416Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/InstitutionalConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, New Bedford , Direct Care Worker I - Cape and South Coastal Area - Full-time and Part-timePositions - (PL), Other , Sandwich, Massachusetts

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