State of Massachusetts Developmental Services Worker II - Temp Backfill in Danvers, Massachusetts



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 working in the Northeast Region for Northeast Residential Services. The primary purpose of the Developmental Service Worker II is to provide direct care services to individuals with developmental disibilities.

The Developmental Services Worker II (DSW II) position is an excellent opportunity for potential candidates who are interested in furthering their career within the Department of Developmental Services as it affords valuable work experience to build one’s foundation for professional development and advancement. The DSW II position is a shift supervisor position that provides oversight and direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The DSW II will assist individuals in meeting his/her personal care and nutritional needs; assist and support individuals in making choices in his/her life; maintain individuals’ rights by complying with applicable laws and regulations; provide leisure activities and may drive individuals to work, appointments, and to recreational activities.

The Developmental Services Worker II will provide daily supervision and training to Developmental Services Worker I staff to ensure that they are acting as advocates for the individuals and demonstrate respect and positive regard for individuals with developmental disabilities. As the shift supervisor, the DSW II is required to oversee the health and safety of the individuals by administering medications in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as communicate with appropriate medical and health care providers regarding health concerns and accompany individuals to various appointments as necessary.

This is a 24 hour/ 7 days a week staff position. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need.

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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:

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 Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Customer Service line at 978-774-5000


This is a Civil Service Position. If there is no Civil Service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered.


Tuesday through Thursday 2:30pm-11pm

Friday 7am-3:30pm

Saturday 11am-7:30pm

Days off – Sunday, Monday

This position is designated as an “EMERGENCY” Position in the Department of Developmental Service’s 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.

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.


  1. 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.

Job: *Direct Care

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Developmental Services Worker II - Temp Backfill

Location: Massachusetts-Danvers - Res 7254

Requisition ID: 18000267