State of Massachusetts Human Services Coordinator (A/B) - ABI/MFP in Worcester, Massachusetts

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.

The DDS Central/West Region is filling a Human Services Coordinator (A/B) Position, which will be coordinating services for individuals eligible for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Moving Forward Plan (MFP) waivers pursuant to the Hutchinson Settlement agreement.

The ABI/MFP Human Services Coordinator leads an interdisciplinary team in the development, coordination, and integration of service plans for assigned individuals. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitates meetings with the interdisciplinary team to develop Individual Service Plans (ISP’s).

  • Maintains and updates written and electronic records.

  • Coordinates services and advocates on behalf of the individual.

  • Monitors and documents the provision of services and modifies service plans as needed.

  • Protects the privacy of information.

  • Ensures that the individual’s legal, civil and human rights are protected.

  • Responsible for transition planning into residential services.

  • Orders and monitors delivery of Medicaid durable and standard medical equipment and purchase of services.

  • Provides information and other services to individuals and their families.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and understanding of acquired brain injury and related clinical considerations.

Schedule:Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

/The incumbent of this position will be required to have some flexibility in their schedule as there may be occasional night and weekend meetings with individuals, guardians, families and other agencies. Driving will be part of this assignment./

Driver's License is required. Travel throughout the Central/West Region and some statewide travel.

Pre-Offer Process:

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.

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

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

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/fingerprint-background-checks.html

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Customer Service line at 800-627-7730.

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.

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 (A/B) - ABI/MFP

Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 324 Clark St

Requisition ID: 180006JZ