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Human Services Coordinator I

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

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 Department.

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 planning

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Bi-lingual preferred

Special Requirements:

Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License

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 members.

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.

    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 978-774-5000.

    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 assignment.

    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.

    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.

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Lawrence , Human Services Coordinator I, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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