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State of Massachusetts Adaptive Clothing Designer in Danvers, Massachusetts


DDS would like to announce the availability of aTemporaryPart-Time Adaptive Clothing Designer position working in the Northeast Region for the Hogan Regional Center. The primary purpose of the Adaptive Clothing Designer is to design, fabricate, alter and repair adaptive garments and devices.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Designs, fabricates, alters, covers, and repairs adaptive garments and devices by hand or machine sewing using various types of stitches.

  • Measures, marks, create layouts, and cut the chosen materials to ensure proper fit of the needed equipment. Develops and designs patterns to be used on a long term basis.

  • Determines the proper use of materials, determining construction and closures etc.

  • Orders materials and supplies used in the fabrication of the assistive technology pieces that involve this position including; cloth, upholstery, threads, grommets, strapping, buckles.

  • Visits various departments and sites as needed for fittings, consultations etc.

  • Participates in the regular cleaning and maintenance of the shop area and equipment, to insure safe and efficient operation.

  • As workload allows, will assist other staff with inventory control and office administrative duties.

_About the Agency:_

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.

_Total Compensation_:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_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: and

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.



Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-2:30PM

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Employment & Staffing at 978-774-5000.

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

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience in making, altering, and/or repairing articles such as apparel, curtains, drapes, sheets, pillowcases, etc., by hand sewing or sewing machine.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Developmental Services

Title: Adaptive Clothing Designer

Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street

Requisition ID: 200006RN