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State of Massachusetts Vocational Instructor (C) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Do you enjoy helping people to discover their potential? Are you interested in teaching and coaching people in their workplace? Would you like to help positively impact and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? If you answered YES, then consider joining our Regional Employment team! The Vocational Instructor C works with individuals providing job coaching and employment supports to individuals working at integrated work sites in the community. Instructors are engaged in active job development of integrated work sites and participate actively in the Individual Support Plan (ISP)/Life Plan process. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with team members, service providers, family members, and employers to provide direction to individuals withintellectual and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder. Potential candidates must have the ability to compile required data, produce daily written documentation and monthly progress notes, collect work schedules and paystubs, and contribute to program reports.They must also have the ability to communicate professionally and be sensitive to the social/emotional needs of individuals being served throughout the Central/West Region, while placing an emphasis on the development of a competitive workforce. _Please Note:_ This position is based in Springfield, MA and will travel throughout the Central/West Region, as required. * Schedule: Monday through Friday on the day shift. Days Off: Sunday/Saturday. /Flexibility required to meet the needs of the program./ // *_About the Department of Developmental Services:_ The mission of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to create innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to their communities as valued members. DDS serves over 43,000 vulnerable individuals throughout their lifetimes, providing a spectrum of day, employment, and residential supports. The agency directly oversees and manages $3 billion in public funds ($2.7B operating budget) and approximately 5,500 staff, the largest state employee workforce of any agency in the Massachusetts executive branch of government. For more information about our agency and programs visit: _Pre-Hire 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. Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. * * For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at _617-979-8500_ for assistance. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 Ext. #4. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in vocational or industrial training or vocational or industrial instruction. SUBSTITIONS: - A Bachelor's or higher degree in industrial arts or vocational education may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience. - One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Training and Development *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Vocational Instructor (C) Location: Massachusetts-Springfield- 1 Federal Street Requisition ID: 2400059V