• State of Massachusetts
  • $69,470.00 -99,090.00/year*
  • North Reading , MA
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 55 Oakdale Rd


The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) 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. DDS would like to announce the availability of a full-time Developmental Services Worker Supervisor (DSW II) position located in North Reading, MA for Northeast Residential Services.

The basic purpose of the Developmental Service Worker II is to provide direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Incumbents of positions in this series provide programmatic direct care services available to individuals with developmental disabilities. This position assists in the implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs; performs crisis intervention; performs program related cooking and housekeeping duties and maintains confidential records of individuals. The person in this position would be required to attend individuals' review meetings; dispense medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations and accompany individuals to various appointments.

This position provides leisure activities to individuals; assists individuals in meeting his/her personal care and nutritional needs; assists and supports individuals in making choices in his/her life; maintain individuals rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations. The employee may drive individuals to work, appointments and recreational outings.

Incumbents at this level, monitor Developmental Service Worker I's (DSW I's) to ensure that they are acting as advocates, and demonstrating respect and positive regard for individuals with developmental disabilities. Employees at this level must ensure that policies, procedures, and services are provided throughout tour of duty.

Based on assignments, incumbents of this position also:

(1) Function as a working supervisor, providing daily supervision and training to DSW I's through instruction in the daily routines and schedules of individuals with developmental disabilities, demonstration, and role modeling, in order to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities receive appropriate services and opportunities within a normalized environment.

(2) As a shift supervisor incumbent is responsible for implementation of services that ensure the safety and health of individuals by maintaining a safe and clean home environment, by observing, evaluating, and taking appropriate and timely action in notifying pertinent medical staff of health related issues, and performing other related assignments for the purpose of providing optimal care to persons with developmental disabilities.

(3) The shift supervisor makes staff assignments within residence.

(4) Assist in the evaluations of DSW I's.

(5) Incumbents of positions of this level may exercise functional supervision (i.e., over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) in role as shift supervisor/working supervisor, assists in assigning work to, and reviewing performance of 1-8 personnel of a lower grade.

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.

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Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring


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.


Full-time, 40 hours per week


Tuesday-Friday 3:00PM-11:30PM

Saturday 2:30PM-11:00PM



If you have any questions or concerns please contact Employment & Staffing Office at 978-###-####.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have (A) at least one (1) year of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in providing direct support services to persons with developmental/ intellectual, emotional or physical disabilities, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


* An Associate's degree or higher with a major in a human services field, including sociology, special education, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or other related field may be substituted for the required experience.

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.

Associated topics: behavior health, behavioral analysis, deaf, dhh, hard, hosptalization, impair, mental health, resource room, substance abuse

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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