Human Services Coord (A/B)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Framingham, MA (30+ days ago)3.9


The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Metro Region is seeking a person with strong attributes in the Human Service field to work at their Middlesex West Area Office located at 300 Howard Street Framingham MA, as a Human Service Coordinator (A/B) (HSC). The successful candidate for this position will work primarily with adults (age twenty-two and above) who have been determined eligible for DDS services. The Service Coordinator will be responsible for the identification, coordination, facilitation, and monitoring of service for those individuals on the assigned caseload. Required duties will include the coordination of referrals for services and supports both within and outside of the DDS service delivery system as determined by the needs of the individual, development of Individual Support Plans as per the Department of Developmental Services regulations, and the frequent monitoring of those services. When necessary the Service Coordinator will be required to monitor a situation where an individual is at risk and to arrange for crises intervention if appropriate. The Service Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the electronic and paper consumer records in Meditech and HCSIS for assigned individuals. Visits to program and regular contact with individuals, family members, guardians, and agency support staff are an important part of this position. The candidate hired into this will focus on growing the self direction models of service within the Area Office. Therefore, an understanding of self direction and the variety of models with DDS would be beneficial. The Service Coordinator will work closely with the other Area Office staff and provide information to the Area Office Management Team. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Driving, both within and outside of the Middlesex West catchment area, will be a necessary part of this position.

Schedule: 1st shift

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday off

Interested applicants should be flexible in schedule as there may be occasional nights and weekend meetings with individuals, guardians, families and other agencies. Driving will be part of this assignment.

Pre-Hire 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:

http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/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 Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Human Resources at 781 788-5211.

Qualifications

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.