Human Services Coordinator I
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Posted on: September 14, 2022
Description This position is located in Lawrence
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking
candidates for the position of Human Services Coordinator I. The
Human Service Coordinator I is the primary contact for individuals
and families served by the Department of Developmental Services and
are expected to effectively represent the Merrimack Valley 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
Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary
and not all inclusive.)
Coordinates and facilitates the development of Individual Service
Plans (ISP) for individuals on assigned caseload
Monitors the implementation of services provided by DDS funded
residential, day and support program providers
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.
Monitors the safety and well-being of assigned individuals;
providing advocacy in human, civil and legal rights
Monitors follow-through on team recommendations while maintaining
individual's records and relevant computer databases, as well as
maintain regular and consistent contact with individuals, service
providers and families.
Arranges or provides crisis intervention for individuals as needed,
assessing needs and making recommendations for follow up
Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant,
ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's
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
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
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 Record
Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
Schedule: Monday-Friday: 8:45AM-5:00PM
If any questions you may call Employment and Staffing at
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 degree or higher 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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