Direct Care Worker I - Cape and South Coastal Area - Full-time and Part-timePositions - (PL)
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: January 18, 2023
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.
Direct Care Worker I POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING
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)
- 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
- 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
- Maintain household cleaning and exterior care and upkeep
- 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
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's
- Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program
- Upon successful completion of a training program, incumbents
must obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and
First Aid (FA) certification
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
For more information about our agency and programs visit:
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.
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
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.
ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT
Minimum Entrance Requirements: None
Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor
vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to
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
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
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
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