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Student Interns - Developmental Services Worker I
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State of Massachusetts | Danvers, MA
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Job Description

Student Internship opportunities located in Group Homes operated by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services-Northeast Region

The 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.

The Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) places interns in provider agencies, state-operated programs, and developmental centers across the Commonwealth in full-time summer jobs providing support to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The mission of UYCP is to increase the opportunities for young adults from multi-cultural backgrounds to explore careers in human services and gain valuable work experience while earning income to pay for college and other needs. The internship opportunity with DDS will provide participants an opportunity to work alongside trained professionals in a residential setting learning how to support the needs of the individuals that we serve.

We are seeking caring and compassionate Student Intern applicants for the role of Developmental Services Worker I (DSWI) who are committed to building meaningful relationships in order to provide outstanding care and service. Specific duties include:

* Provide support to individuals by assisting in the development and implementation of habilitative, behavioral and recreational programs in accordance with the Individual Service Plan (ISP) objectives
* Coordinate with direct supervisor(s) to ensure successful implementation of ISP's, use of appropriate methods, coordination of services and crisis intervention
* Assist and facilitate activities of daily living, such as household maintenance, self-care and hygiene, meal preparation, leisure activities and socialization skill development
* Accompany them to various appointments as needed; Transport individuals to work, recreational activities and other engagements as needed
* Maintain individuals' confidentiality and records; preserve individuals' human rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations
* Possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License
* Upon successful completion of a training program, incumbents must obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid (FA), and PABC certifications.

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

Agency Requirements:

Successful candidates will be committed to treating all patients with dignity and respect through interactions which affirm the individual's needs and preferences and by optimally integrating the patient's perspective into all facets of care; and will advocate for patients, facilitate timely resolution of patient concerns and assist patients in the exercise of their rights.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, ability to lift heavy objects or persons and be comfortable working with patients in physical or emotional distress.

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, you will be required to report to work.

The UYCP program begins the the end of May through the middle of August. Internships are renewable, subject to the Department approval and allocation of funds.

UYCP Student Interns are required to attend weekly intern meetings as well as periodic statewide events.

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.


Full-Time-40 Hours

There are various shifts/locations available.

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

All Student Interns are paid Bi-weekly through Direct Deposit.

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.