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Services Coordinator Generalist

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking a motivated and experienced human service professional for the role of a Service Coordinator Generalist (HSC 1) in the Plymouth Area Office. The Service Coordinator monitors the safety and wellbeing of assigned individuals and advocates in regard to their human, civil, and legal rights through the implementation of support services, the Individual's service plan, and other necessary means.



Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.)





  • Monitor DDS funded and auxiliary funded programs.

  • Maintain regular contact with individuals, families, and providers.

  • Travel to individuals' homes, programs, and outside meetings; that may or may not be in close proximity of the Area Office.

  • Coordination, facilitation, and monitoring the development and progress of support plans per DDS regulations.

  • Utilize the communication methods needed for assigned caseloads.

  • Provide outreach and coordinate referrals to community services and other state agencies.

  • Provide up-to-date record keeping - both electronic and hard copy; maintain documentation for waiver or non-waiver services.





    Preferred Qualifications:





    • Familiarity with Microsoft programs, HCSIS and Meditech

    • Experience working with individuals have Intellectual Disabilities

    • Skills using communication styles and/or augmentative communication systems

    • Bi-lingual preferred





      SCHEDULE Information:



      Full-time - 37.5 hour weekly position.



      Schedule Monday through Friday - 8:45 am to 5:00 pm



      Days off - Saturday and Sunday



      Flexibility with work schedule is required.



      Agency Requirements:





      • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

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





        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 members.



        For more information about our agency and programs visit: www.mass.gov/dds



        Pre-Hire Process:



        Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes:





        • Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dppc-abuser-registry







          • Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

          • National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check.

          • https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks





            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 Form



            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 DEPOSIT.



            This is a Civil Service position. If there is no Civil Service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.

            Qualifications 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.





            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.







            REQUIRED EDUCATION AND LICENSES:



            - One of the following is required for Qualified Developmental Services Professional assignments in the Department of Developmental Services 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, OR


            - 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.


            - 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.







            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.



            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 exemption.



            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: Human Services Coordinator IPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Plymouth 38 Industrial Park RdJob: Community and Social ServicesAgency: Department of Developmental ServicesSchedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Dec 29, 2022, 1:53:33 PMNumber of Openings: 3Salary: 57,885.88 - 79,062.10 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque - Ferdousi.Faruque@mass.gov - 8573012416Bargaining Unit: 08-SEIU - Local 509 - Social/RehabilitationConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: Yes

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Plymouth , Services Coordinator Generalist, Other , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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