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State of Massachusetts Developmental Services Worker I in Maynard, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks caring and compassionate applicants for the role of DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES WORKER I (DSW I) who are committed to building meaningful relationships in order to provide outstanding care and service. The DSW I provides direct care services and aid to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing for the participants' needs in daily living and those skills necessary for community life.



_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Support individuals with habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs; these include delivering medication, reporting concerns to supervisors and providing physical assistance when necessary;

  • With the direct supervisor, ensure that the Individual Service Plan (ISP), use of appropriate methods, coordination of services and crisis intervention are accomplished;

  • Aid in daily living activities, such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, food shopping and preparation, budgeting, leisure activities and social skills;

  • Attend individuals’ meetings and accompany them to various appointments; drive state vehicles to transport individuals to work, recreational and other activities;

  • Maintain client confidentiality and records and individuals’ human rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations;

  • Complete housekeeping and yard work as requested

*_Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;

  • Capability to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility;

  • Ability to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language.

_Agency Requirements:_

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

  • Applicants must pass the Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification;

  • After successfully completing a training program, the selected candidate must acquire and maintain; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA) certification.

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_Please Note:_ This position is designated as an "EMERGENCY" position in the Department of Developmental Services Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, selected applicant will be required to report to work. This is a 24hour/7 days a week staff position. Candidates must be able to be flexible in their work schedule. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform "MANDATORY OVERTIME" when circumstances dictate the need.



_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.

_Total 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-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: and

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.

Position is located in Maynard




Part-Time-20 Hours per week

Sun/Sat 7:00 AM-3:30 PM Fri 7:00 AM-11:00 AM

Days Off: Mon-Thu

If you have concerns or questions about this posting you may call employment and staffing at 978-774-5000

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: None

Incumbents are required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Direct Care

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Developmental Services Worker I

Location: Massachusetts-Maynard - Res 7272

Requisition ID: 200002XQ