Developmental Services Worker II

Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Developmental Services Worker IIDevelopmental Services Wrk II
Agency Name:
Dept. of Developmental Services
Official Title:
Developmental Services Wrk II
Functional Title:
Developmental Services Worker II
Occupational Group:
Medical Asst & Pers Svcs
Position Type:
Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Salary Range:
$31,316.22 to $40,439.88 Annually
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Facility Location:
16 Pheasant Lane, Templeton, MA 01468
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This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
The Dept. of Developmental Services Developmental Service Worker II''s provide programmatic direct care services available to individuals with developmental disabilities; assist in the implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs; perform crisis intervention; perform program related cooking and housekeeping duties; maintain confidential records of individuals; attend individuals'' review meetings; dispense medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; accompany individuals to various appointments; provide leisure activities to individuals; assist individual in meeting his/her personal care and nutritional needs; assist and support individual in making choices in his/her life; maintain individuals rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations; may drive individuals to work, appointments and recreational outings; and performs related work as required. Incumbents at this level, monitor DSW I''s to ensure that they are acting as advocates, and demonstrating respect and positive regard for individuals with mental retardation. Ensure that policies, procedures, and services are provided throughout tour of duty. Based on assignments, incumbents of positions also: (1) Function as a working supervisor, providing daily supervision and training to DSW I''s through instruction in the daily routines and schedules of individuals with developmental disabilities, demonstration, and role modeling, in order to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities receive appropriate services and opportunities within a normalized environment. (2) As a shift supervisor incumbent is responsible for implementation of services that ensure the safety and health of individuals by maintaining a safe and clean home environment, by observing, evaluating, and taking appropriate and timely action in notifying pertinent medical staff of health related issues, and performing other related assignments for the purpose of providing optimal care to persons with developmental disabilities. (3) Make staff assignments within residence. (4) Assist in the evaluations of DSW I''s. (5) Incumbents of positions of this level may exercise functional supervision (i.e., over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) in role as shift supervisor/working supervisor, assists in assigning work to, and reviewing performance of 1-8 personnel of a lower grade.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to persons with mental retardation, emotional or physical handicaps, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. An Associate'' degree or higher with a major in a human services field including sociology, special education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or related field, may be substituted for the required experience.
Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements completed.
Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator''s License.
Based on assignment, must be certified in the administration of medication under M.G.L. c. 19B, ss. 1, 13, and 14, and M.G.L. c. 2 and 17 to dispense medication.
This position has significant physical requirements. All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination and a strength/dexterity test.
Schedule: 2:35pm-11:05pm
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
A criminal background check 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. For more information, please visit
How To Apply: If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile andlog in.
If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:
Department of Developmental Services
EOHHS-Human Resources
140 High Street, Suite 150
Springfield, MA 01105
Or to Fax #205-1609
When applying for a position remember to include posting ID # J42543
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Agency Web Address:
Lorraine Woodson, Office of Diversity/ Equal Opportunity /Civil Rights
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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