Human Services Coordinator

Job Description

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Metro Region is seeking a Human
Service Coordinator I (HSC) with strong attributes in the Human Service field
to work in the Greater Boston Area Office. The successful candidate for this
position will work primarily with adults (age twenty-two and above) who have
been determined eligible for DDS services.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all
inclusive):_
* Coordinate and facilitate development of an Individual Support Plan that
incorporates a broad spectrum of the individuals needs, skills and
desires.
* Arrange for referrals of services and supports both within and outside of
the DDS service delivery system as determined by the needs of the
individual, and monitor those services.
* Monitor a situation where an individual is at risk and arrange for crises
intervention if appropriate.
* Maintain the electronic consumer records in Meditech and HCSIS for
assigned individuals.
* Visit programs, individuals, family members, guardians, and agency
support staff.
* Collaborate closely with the other Area Office staff and provide
information to the Area Office Management Team.
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Please Note:*
* /Driving, both within and outside of the Greater Boston catchment area,
will be a necessary part of this position./
* Schedule: Monday - Friday, Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
* Interested applicants should be flexible in schedule as there may be
occasional nights and weekend meetings with individuals, guardians,
families and other agencies.
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Preferred_Qualifications
* Ability to listen attentively and respectfully to ascertain the desires
and needs of individuals.
* Proficiency to facilitate groups with diverse representation.
* Capacity to function effectively as member of a team.
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About_The_Agency

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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.

Benefits_And_Compensation

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great
career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse
populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total
compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you
should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
* 75% state paid medical insurance premium
* Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
* Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
* Low cost basic and optional life insurance
* Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation
457(b) plan
* 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal
Time
* Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and
universities
* Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
* Incentive-based Wellness Programs
* Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
*

Pre-Offer_Process

A criminal background check (CORI) 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. In addition,
Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks,
requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based
check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended
candidate. For more information, please visit:

and
fingerprint-background-checks.html

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 have any questions or concerns please contact Human Resources at 781-
788-5211.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration
will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum_Entrance_Requirements

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least three years of full-time, or equivalent
part-time, professional experience in human services work or social work. Based
on assignment, one year of professional work experience must have been in one
of the following specialty areas. Refer to the individual position description
for specialized work experience required.
* Mental Health Case Manager and Forensic Transition Team Coordinator
assignments only: The year of professional work experience must have
included the clinical care and treatment of psychiatric or emotionally
disturbed individuals.
* Department of Developmental Services assignments only: The year of
professional work experience must have involved working with individuals
with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.
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Substitutions
* A Bachelor's or higher degree 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, or physical education may be substituted for two years of
the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one
year of experience.
* Mental Health Case Manager and Forensic Transition Team Coordinator
assignments only: Degree substitutions must be in social work,
psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, rehabilitation,
rehabilitation counseling, human services, education of the physically or
emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, or
education of the learning disabled.
* Department of Developmental Services assignments only:
* A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical
therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist,
audiologist, registered nurse, dietitian, or social worker may be
substituted for two years of the required experience.
* A current and valid Massachusetts license or registration as a physical
therapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant may be substituted
for one year of the required experience.
* One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree
will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements
actually completed.
* No substitutions will be permitted for the required year of professional
experience.
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Required_Education_And_Licenses
* Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to
use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid
Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent
from another state.
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An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Human Services Coordinator

Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 65 Sprague Street

Requisition ID: XP
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